Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Madrid still want Courtois

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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


Real still chasing Courtois


Real Madrid are still chasing Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, claims Diario Gol.

Despite having the club reportedly being set to sign Athletic Club's Kepa Arrizabalaga, Madrid are still interested in bringing in the Belgian, with the report claiming that the 25-year-old is keen on a move to Madrid. 

The Blues star spent time on loan with Atletico and his ex wife and children still live in the Spanish capital.  


Chelsea cool Dembele interest


Moussa Dembele Celtic

Chelsea's interest in Celtic star Moussa Dembele has cooled off, with the club looking to Monaco's Thomas Lemar and Red Star Belgrade's Richmond Boakye to strengthen the attack, according to the Evening Standard.

Dembele has been on Chelsea's radar since his time at Fulham, but the Blues have been scared off by Celtic's asking price and won't be making a bid for him. 

Lemar is thought of more as a wide man who could help the attack, so the club are also looking at Boakye as a front man with Antonio Conte still not having trust for Michy Batshuayi.  


Conte hints at Luiz & Batshuayi exits


David Luiz Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hinted that David Luiz and Michy Batshuayi could be allowed to leave in the January transfer window.

The pair have slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season, and could be at risk of missing out on playing at the World Cup this summer.

Conte has confirmed that players who are concerned on not making the cut for the tournament in Russia could be let go if he is able to sign replacements first.

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Chelsea to make €35m Trigueros move


Manu Trigueros Villarreal

Chelsea are set to make a €35 million offer for Villarreal midfielder Manu Trigueros, according to El Gol Digital.

The 26-year-old has impressed in La Liga this season, with many of Europe's biggest clubs monitoring his progess.

But Chelsea are set to make the first move, though any deal is unlikely to be completed until the end of the January window.


Conte keen on signing Alexis & Vidal


Alexis Sanchez Arturo Vidal Chile

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted he would be interested in signing Chilean duo Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.

The Blues have been heavily linked with Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal while Alexis looks set to leave Arsenal with his contract up at the end of the season.

The former Juventus boss feels both players are among the best in the world, and he sees no reason why he would not want them at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea want £50m Alex Sandro deal


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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

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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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