PL TRIO ON BARCA’S LIST TO REPLACE NEYMAR
Barcelona will look to sign one of either Philippe Coutinho, Eden Hazard or Dele Alli to replace Neymar, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Catalan giants have been forced to draw up a shortlist of potential targets as Neymar’s mega-money switch to PSG looks increasingly likely to happen.
Barca have, thus far, been met with resistance from Liverpool in an attempt to acquire Brazil international Coutinho, while Chelsea and Tottenham are likely to be equally reluctant to sell their star names.
CHELSEA READY £61M ALEX SANDRO BID
Chelsea are prepared to break the world record transfer fee for a defender to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus, according to The Times.
Manchester City have already broken the record during the transfer window after signing Benjamin Mendy for £52m, but the Blues will overtake this with their £61m outlay for the 26-year-old left-back.
CHELSEA MAKE SANCHES BID
Chelsea have made a late bid to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on loan, according to the Daily Telegraph .
The Portugal international had looked set for AC Milan, but Blues boss Antonio Conte spoke with Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti about a potential deal when the clubs faced off earlier this week.
Bundesliga champions Bayern are only willing to let the teenager leave on loan despite his disappointing first season at the Allianz Arena.
CHELSEA TO MOVE FOR BARKLEY & OX
Chelsea are preparing to spend £50 million to sign Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, The Sun reports.
The England internationals have been linked with moves during the current window and the Blues are looking to add more home grown players to their squad. Antonio Conte’s side are also hoping to land Alex Sandro from Juventus.
AC MILAN JOIN RACE FOR COSTA
AC Milan are keen on securing a deal for Chelsea striker Diego Costa, according to Gazzetta dello Sport .
The Spain international has been frozen out at Stamford Bridge and despite reports he is pursuing a move to either China or Atletico Madrid, Milan are attempting to arrange a transfer with Costa’s agent Jorge Mendes.
DAVIES ON CHELSEA SHORTLIST
Antonio Conte is set to continue his summer spending at Chelsea and is targeting Everton midfielder Tom Davies, according to The Sun.
The England under-19 international impressed after breaking into the Toffees first team last season, and Conte is hopeful he can persuade Davies to leave his boyhood club behind.
STOKE IN OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN TALKS
Stoke City are holding talks with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s agent regarding a potential £25 million deal for the Arsenal midfielder, reports The Sun .
Oxlade-Chamberlain has just a year left on his contract and has been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool, but Stoke are also showing a surprise interest in the England international.
VAN DIJK ONE OF FOUR WANTED BY CHELSEA
Chelsea will not rest after the signing of Alvaro Morata and have Virgil van Dijk at the top of a list of four players they want at Stamford Bridge, report the Sun.
The Southampton man joins Alex Sandro, Antonio Candreva and Fernando Llorente as priorities for Antonio Conte ahead of the new season.
To land Van Dijk, however, Chelsea may have to battle Liverpool, who are long-term admirers of the defender’s abilities.
CHELSEA READY €40M SERGI ROBERTO BID
Chelsea are willing to pay Sergi Roberto’s release clause of €40 million to sign him from Barcelona, according to Sport.
Antonio Conte is keen on the full-back after missing out on Danilo, who joined Manchester City as the Blues’ Premier League rivals continue to splash the cash in the transfer market.
CHELSEA TO BEAT MAN UTD TO BRAZILIAN
Chelsea are aiming to beat the likes of Manchester United and AC Milan to the signing of Fluminense forward Richarlison, claims Gianluca Di Marzio .
The Brazilian has recently been watched by United, Milan and Sampdoria, but Chelsea are now reportedly favourites to conclude a deal.
CHELSEA MAKE CANDREVA APPROACH
Chelsea have made an inquiry as to the availability of Inter winger Antonio Candreva, according to The Sun .
Blues boss Antonio Conte wants to create competition for his wing-backs and sees Italy international Candreva as the ideal squad player.
CHELSEA PLAN OX TALKS
Chelsea are planning to hold talks over a move for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to Sky Sports .
The England international has rejected a new deal at the Emirates Stadium, and the Blues will swoop in after the two clubs face one another on Saturday.
CHELSEA IN SARR BATTLE
Chelsea are facing a fight to sign teenage Nice defender Malang Sarr, according to Sky Sports .
Barcelona and Real Madrid are also interested in the centre-back, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract.
MATIC SET FOR £50M UTD MOVE
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has been given permission to complete a £50 million move to Manchester United, according to the Daily Telegraph .
Blues owner Roman Abramovich has sanctioned the deal having previously rejected an offer of £35m from the Red Devils.
CHELSEA STILL WANT LLORENTE
Despite agreeing a deal to sign Alvaro Morata, Chelsea are still in the hunt for Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente, according to The Independent .
Blues boss Antonio Conte wants the Spain international to act as back-up to Morata, but the Swans are demanding £30 million.
COSTA TO MILAN ON LOAN
Diego Costa may have found a loan landing spot with AC Milan as he waits to complete his move to Atletico Madrid reports Don Balon .
With the Chelsea striker unable to join the Spanish club until the winter, the Serie A outfit are willing to take him on loan until their transfer ban ends in January.
CHELSEA DEMAND £44M FOR COSTA
Chelsea are prepared to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid, but only for £44 million rather than the cut-price £25m being offered by the Spanish side, the Independent reports.
Antonio Conte is willing to let Costa leave once the transfer of Alvaro Morata is completed, but is not prepared to make a loss on the £32m spent on the Spain international.
CHELSEA & MAN UTD TRACK BARKLEY
Chelsea and Manchester United could spark a bidding war with Tottenham for Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, according to The Times .
Barkley has a year left on his contract at Goodison Park and has been tipped to leave this summer, although Everton’s £50 million valuation is deterring potential bidders.
Tottenham are reportedly favourites to sign the England international, but Chelsea and United are now keeping close tabs on Barkley’s situation.
FOUR CLUBS WANT MULLER
Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller is a target for four leading clubs as rumours continue about his future at the Allianz Arena, claims Sport Bild .
Premier League trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, along with Italian champions Juventus, would all be keen to sign Muller, if he is allowed to leave Bayern.
However, coach Carlo Ancelotti has denied speculation that the signing of James Rodriguez means Bayern are ready to sell Muller .
DORTMUND TO KEEP AUBAMEYANG
Borussia Dortmund have decided to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the striker was linked with a £70 million move to Chelsea, claims Kicker .
Chelsea were reportedly keen to sign Aubameyang after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, while AC Milan and clubs in China were also linked with a bid.
However, unless an offer of €100 million is received, Dortmund will not let Aubameyang leave during the transfer window.
CHELSEA WON’T MEET £30.8M DANILO FEE
Chelsea are refusing to meet Real Madrid’s €30.8 million asking price to sign Brazilian right-back Danilo, reports the Evening Standard .
And the Premier League champions could now face competition for Danilo from Manchester City, who want to sign another right-back following their £45m capture of Kyle Walker.