Chelsea transfer news: The latest & LIVE player rumours from Stamford Bridge

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Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge


CHELSEA ENTER LEMAR CHASE


Thomas Lemar Monaco

Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the pursuit of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, reports L'Equipe .

The Gunners led the hunt over the summer, but they now face competition from Premier League rivals for a £90 million talent.


ALEX SANDRO FAVOURS CHELSEA


Alex Sandro Juventus

Juventus defender Alex Sandro favours to move to Chelsea over Manchester United, claims The Sun .

The Blues were unable to land the Brazilian full-back over the summer, allowing the Red Devils to join the chase, but he is looking for a January switch to Stamford Bridge.


CHELSEA STILL WANT BARKLEY


Ross Barkley Everton Premier League

Chelsea are still interested in Everton ace Ross Barkley and are preparing another offer to sign the midfielder, the Daily Mail reports.

The Blues missed on landing Barkley, who is also believed to be on Tottenham's radar, in the summer, but the Mail claims Antonio Conte's side are not giving up hope on acquiring the 24-year-old. 


CHELSEA EYE £15M GOLOVIN


Aleksandr Golovin Russia

Chelsea are set to push for a bargain £15 million deal for CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin in the winter transfer window, says The Sun .

The Blues are eager to land the 21-year-old before next summer's World Cup and could sign him and agree a loan return to CSKA.


BATSHUAYI FREE TO LEAVE BLUES


Michy Batshuayi Chelsea 2017

Chelsea are prepared to let Michy Batshuayi leave on loan as they look to bring in a new striker, claims The Sun .

The Belgian has struggled for game time throughout his spell at Stamford Bridge and will be moved out to free up space in Antonio Conte's squad.


CHELSEA EYE £20M BAILEY


Leon  Bailey Leverkusen

Chelsea are ready to make a £20 million bid for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, says The Sun .

The Blues have been monitoring the Jamaican for 18 months and will endeavour to fend off interest from Barcelona to land the 20-year-old.


CHELSEA JOIN FIGHT TO SIGN ARTHUR


Arthur Melo Gremio

Chelsea have joined in the battle to sign Gremio’s midfield starlet Arthur Melo, claims the Mirror .

Arthur has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, while Manchester United are also reported to be keeping tabs on his situation.

Now Chelsea are showing an interest amid suggestions the club view Arthur as a potential long-term replacement for Cesc Fabregas.


REAL OPEN HAZARD TALKS


Eden Hazard Chelsea

Real Madrid have made contact with Chelsea forward Eden Hazard regarding a possible switch to Spain, claims Diario Gol .

The Belgium international is stalling on the penning of fresh terms at Stamford Bridge and has aired his admiration for Real in the past.


HAZARD HOLDING OUT FOR MADRID OFFER


Eden Hazard

Talks between Chelsea and Eden Hazard over a new contract have stalled as the Belgian star holds out for an offer from Real Madrid, according to The Times .

The Blues reportedly are ready to make Hazard the highest paid player in club history, with a salary worth £300,000 per week.

But Hazard is reluctant to extend a contract that still has two and a half years remaining because it would effectively end his hopes of joining Los Blancos.


COURTOIS TO LEAVE FOR FREE


Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois will be allowed to leave Chelsea on a free transfer in 2019 as the Belgian continues to put off talks for a contract extension in London, The Sun reports.

Should The Blues fail to come to an agreement with the goalkeeper - who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid - they will force him to see out his current deal rather than cash in before his contract runs out.


CHELSEA WANT AUBAMEYANG


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund.jpg

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is ready to battle Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Sunday Express

Reports in Germany have claimed that BVB are ready to cash in on the forward, who has been in fine form this season.

And while Liverpool would like to reunited the Gabon internaitonal with Jurgen Klopp, the report claims that Conte is ready to splash the cash to bring him to Chelsea this winter. 


SANDRO OPENS CHELSEA DOOR


Alex Sandro Juventus

Alex Sandro is keeping the transfer door open to Chelsea as he plans to leave Juventus after the 2018 World Cup, claims TMW .

The highly-rated full-back was heavily linked with a move to the Blues during the last window and could see a switch pushed through after representing Brazil in Russia.


HAZARD BROTHERS REUNION AT CHELSEA?


Eden Hazard Thorgan Hazard

Chelsea are keeping a close eye on the progress of Thorgan Hazard at Borussia Monchengladbach, according to Bild

Eden's younger brother has impressed in the Bundesliga this term, and the Blues could be interested bringing Thorgan back to the club after selling him to Gladbach in 2015. 

The youngest Hazard brother, Kylian, is already at Chelsea and is part of the club's development squad.


CHELSEA ENTER OZIL CHASE


Mesut Ozil Arsenal 2017

Chelsea have joined Manchester United in expressing an interest in Arsenal contract rebel Mesut Ozi, claims Sport Bild .

The Germany international is set to drop into the free agent pool next summer and could be sold during the January transfer window.


MADRID PONDER DAVID LUIZ MOVE


David Luiz Chelsea

Real Madrid are weighing up making a January move for Chelsea defender David Luiz, according to the  Daily Telegraph .

Luiz has fallen out with Blues manager Antonio Conte in recent weeks, meaning he could be available for transfer this winter.

And Madrid are keen to bolster their defence after an inconsistent start to the season.


SPURS TARGET SESSEGNON TO REPLACE ROSE


Ryan Sessegnon Fulham 2017

Tottenham have identified Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon as their primary target to replace Danny Rose, according to Sky Sports .

Rose’s long-term future at Spurs remains uncertain following his summer criticism of the club, and he has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United.

If Spurs do decide to sell the England international, then Fulham teenager Sessegnon is their No.1 choice to replace Rose, with United’s Luke Shaw the back-up option.


CHELSEA GIVEN SHOT AT AUBAMEYANG


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea have been offered the opportunity to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to The Mirror .

The 28-year-old will be available in January following a breakdown in his relationship with the Bundesliga side, and the Blues are among the clubs to have been alerted he's on the market.

Chelsea are open to signing another striker, as Alvaro Morata has struggled with the demands created by the club's congested schedule.


COURTOIS DEMANDS GIANT CONTRACT INCREASE


Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibault Courtois is demanding a massive salary hike if he is to stay at Chelsea, Belgian outlet HLN   reports.

The 25-year-old is being followed by Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, and he is ready to open talks with those clubs if he does not get an offer he deems acceptable. 

He wants €230,000 per week - taking him in line with the Premier League's best paid goalkeepers, like Manchester United's David de Gea.


ATLETICO WANT COURTOIS BACK


Thibaut Courtois Chelsea

Atletico Madrid will move to bring Thibaut Courtois back to the club from Chelsea if Jan Oblak leaves next summer, according to AS .

The Belgian goalkeeper has previously spent three productive years on loan at Atletico, helping them to the Liga title, and is yet to sign an extension to a contract at Stamford Bridge which is due to expire in 2019.


ARSENAL & CHELSEA IN FOR RICHARLISON


Richarlison Watford

Arsenal and Chelsea are the latest clubs to show an interest in Watford forward Richarlison.

According to the  Star on Sunday , the Gunners are set to battle north London rivals, Tottenham, over the 20-year-old in the January transfer window.

But the  Sun on Sunday   report that Chelsea are also monitoring the Brazilian's progress after a superb start to life at Vicarage Road.


MOURINHO WANTS WILLIAN AT MAN UTD


Willian Chelsea 25102017

Jose Mourinho wants to bring Willian to Manchester United if the Brazilian leaves Chelsea this winter, according to the   Sunday Express

The Blues want to bring in PSG's Lucas Moura, leaving the future uncertain for the 29-year-old, who starred at Chelsea under Mourinho. 


CHELSEA WATCH INTER DUO


Milan Skriniar Inter

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is interested in Mile Skriniar and Antonio Candreva of Inter Milan, according to the Express ,

The Blues boss is monitoring the progress of the Inter duo, and has sent scouts to watch them in action in Serie A. Skriniar is a new signing at San Siro, but his performances have already seen him linked with bigger clubs including Barcelona.

Candreva played under Conte when the latter was Italy manager, and it is believed that the 48-year-old would like to work with the winger again.

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MOU & CONTE TO BATTLE ZIDANE FOR BELOTTI


Andrea Belotti, Torino, Serie A, 27082017

Manchester United and Chelsea are ready to do battle with Real Madrid over Torino striker Andrea Belotti, according to the  Express .

Belotti has a €100million (£89m) release clause in his contract, and all three clubs are interested in landing the attacker. 

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