Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Blues keen to push through £50m Sandro deal

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Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up


Chelsea want £50m Alex Sandro deal


Chelsea are keen to push through a £50 million deal for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro in January, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Blues missed out on the Brazil international during the summer but are keen to beat Manchester United to signing the defender.

And Juve are already looking at replacements, with Bayer Leverkusen's Wendell on their radar.


Chelsea eye Lemar after dropping Dembele interest


Thomas Lemar Monaco 2017

Chelsea are keen on securing a January deal for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar after cooling their interest in Celtic forward Moussa Dembele, The Evening Standard   reports.

The Blues have also sent scouts to watch Red Star Belgrade striker Richmond Boakye as Conte looks for a back-up to Alvaro Morata, with Michy Batshuayi still out of favour.


Chelsea make Vidal contact


Arturo Vidal Bayern 2017

Chelsea have made contact with Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal regarding a possible January transfer, reports Bild .

The Blues have been linked with the Chile international for some time and have now sounded out a big-money deal.

Vidal is under contract at Bayern until 2019, but they could be tempted into a sale if the right terms are tabled and the player wants out.


Conte rules out Chiellini & provides Luiz update


Giorgio Chiellini David Luiz Juventus Chelsea

Antonio Conte has ruled out a move for Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini and suggested that he would only be interested in selling David Luiz if a suitable replacement is found.

Chiellini had been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge but Conte believes he should finish his career at Juve, while Luiz has recently been touted as a possible target for Arsenal.

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Costa wants Azpilicueta at Atletico


Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea

Diego Costa is pushing for Atletico Madrid to sign Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea, according to Don Balon .

The striker is officially registered to play for the Spanish giants, having joined them last year, and is now keen for Diego Simeone to launch a bid for his former team-mate.

Azpilicueta has emerged as one of the best defenders in the Premier League in recent years, winning two domestic titles, as well as the Europa League and the League Cup, and it is understood that Atleti would be willing to pay over €30m for his signature.


Wenger denies Luiz deal close


David Luiz Chelsea 2017

Arsene Wenger has denied that he is closing in on a deal to sign David Luiz from Chelsea.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Wenger rubbished the transfer speculation although did hint that he could well be in the market for January buys.

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Willian reiterates Chelsea commitment


Willian Chelsea

Chelsea winger Willian has reiterated his full commitment to the club during an interview with ESPN Brasi l .

The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a Jose Mourinho reunion at Manchester United, but he insists he is not looking for a way out of Stamford Bridge.


Real Madrid to call off Hazard pursuit


Eden Hazard Chelsea

Real Madrid is set to call off their pursuit of Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard according to Marca .

Instead, Zinedine Zidane is planning on giving a chance to 23-year-old Marco Asensio as the club believes adding the Belgian would further hinder the Spaniard’s development.

In fact, the report states belief from the directors in Asensio is so high, they have stopped any further attempts to sign Hazard.


Man Utd open talks with PSG star


Lucas Moura PSG

Manchester United have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a potential deal for Lucas Moura, according to Le 10 Sport .

The Brazilian winger has barely featured for PSG this season and agreed personal terms with Chinese side Beijing Guoan in early December .

However, that deal has yet to be completed amid reports Lucas is holding out for a move to a major European club.

Chelsea had previously shown an interest in the 25-year-old, but now United have made an approach, although any offer for Lucas is expected to be below PSG’s valuation of the player.


Conte: I will always remember Costa positively


Antonio Conte Diego Costa Chelsea

Antonio Conte has insisted that he will look back on his relationship with Diego Costa positively, despite the striker's acrimonious departure from Chelsea.

Costa was officially unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player on New Year's Eve , but his return to the Spanish club was announced back in September after a public falling out with the Blues boss.

"We won together, so I will always remember him in a positive way. We fought together and won together," Conte said.

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Madrid to smash transfer record for Hazard


Eden Hazard Chelsea 2017

Real Madrid are getting ready a £120 million offer to pry Eden Hazard from Chelsea according to the Sun .

The offer, which would break the British transfer record, is part of an attempt to pressure Chelsea into selling the attacker with two and a half years left on his deal.

If Chelsea wait until Hazard has a year left on his contract, his value would drastically drop.


Palace assure Hodgson: Zaha is staying


Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace

Chelsea's hopes of landing Wilfried Zaha have been dealt a blow after Roy Hodgson revealed that a departure from Crystal Palace will not happen.

The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international has been a key player for Palace over the past few seasons and he has reportedly become a target for the Blues, as well as Arsenal and Manchester City.

However, Hodgson explained: "I have assurances from the club owners and chairman, Steve Parish, that [Zaha leaving] is not going to happen."

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'Hazard rejected Chelsea contract for Real move'


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Eden Hazard rejected a contract extension at Chelsea, according to his father, who says his son is holding out for a Real Madrid transfer.

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Hazard's father, Thierry, confirmed his son is playing a waiting game with his Chelsea contract in an effort to keep the door ajar to Zinedine Zidane's side.

"This was so that, if necessary, he could follow the interest of the Real, whom he could see himself playing for," said Hazard snr.

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