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 LINE UP PELLEGRI


Pietro Pellegri Italy Under-16s

Chelsea are interested in signing Genoa ace Pietro Pellegri, Secolo XIX   reports.

The 16-year-old has hit the headlines after becoming the youngest player to score two goals in a Serie A game following his double in the 3-2 defeat to Lazio.

And that has apparently alerted the attention of the Premier League champions, with Antonio Conte keen on taking the young Italian striker to England.


ATLETICO MAKE FINAL €65M COSTA OFFER


Diego Costa Chelsea 2017

Atletico Madrid will make a final offer of €65 million to bring Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club, according to Marca .

Costa is currently in exile at Chelsea after being told he is not in Antonio Conte’s plans and the Spain international only has eyes for a return to Atletico.

A deal has yet to be reached, but Atletico are hoping a club record bid of €55m, with a further €10m due in bonuses, will finally persuade Chelsea to sell Costa.


CHELSEA ON CHIELLINI ALERT


Giorgio Chiellini Juventus

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has yet to hold any discussions with the club regarding a new contract, according to Calciomercato.com .

Chiellini’s current deal expires at the end of the season and Talksport reports that the lack of negotiations over an extension has put Chelsea, managed by the centre-half’s former Juve coach Antonio Conte, on red alert.


REAL PLOT DE GEA & HAZARD RAID


Eden Hazard Belgium

Real Madrid are set to rekindle their interest in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard next summer, according to  Don Balon .

The La Liga giants have pursued both players for some time now and are ready to splash the cash in 2018 in order to get long-awaited deals done.


INTER TO INCREASE ICARDI CLAUSE


Mauro Icardi celebrates Roma Inter Serie A

Inter are planning to double the release clause in Mauro Icardi's contract to £190 million in an effort to fend off interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, reports Premium Sport .

The Argentine only committed to a new deal at the San Siro in October 2016, but talks regarding fresh terms are already being planned.


ATLETICO CLOSE ON COSTA


Diego Costa Chelsea Premier League

Atletico Madrid are hopeful of striking a deal to re-sign wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa this week, according to Marca .

The report claims both clubs are in talks now that Costa is ready to return to Europe after initially refusing to leave Brazil.


BARCA & CHELSEA BATTLE FOR WONDERKID


Atakan Akkaynak Bayer Leverkusen

Barcelona and Chelsea are ready to fight it out for the January signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Atakan Akkaynak, reports the Daily Express .

Akkaynak is held in high regard by Leverkusen, but the Bundesliga club are reportedly willing to listen to offers after the Germany Under-19 international impressed Chelsea scouts.


CHELSEA & LIVERPOOL IN DEFENDER SCRAP


Antonio Conte Chelsea

Chelsea and Liverpool are watching the progress of teenage Uruguayan defender Sebastian Caceres, but could face competition from Barcelona for any deal, claims The Sun .

Caceres plays for Liverpool FC in his homeland and has impressed scouts with his performances since breaking into the first team.


LIVERPOOL FACE VAN DIJK COMPETITION


Virgil van Dijk Southampton

Juventus will make a January move for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, the Mirror reports.

The Netherlands international has been a long-time target for Liverpool, while Chelsea also hold an interest in a player who still wishes to leave.


COSTA MOVING TO MADRID


Diego Costa Chelsea

Chelsea wantaway striker Diego Costa has moved his family to Madrid as he continues his attempts to force through a move to Atletico Madrid, according to The Sun .

The Spain international, who fell out with Blues boss Antonio Conte this year, remains AWOL from Stamford Bridge following the club's failure to sell him in the summer.


BARCA AIM TO WIN LOPEZ CHASE


Maxime Lopez

Barcelona have made contact with Maxime Lopez’s agents in an attempt to win the race to sign the Marseille midfielder, claims Mundo Deportivo .

Lopez has also been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid, but the 19-year-old is reportedly a big Barca fan and admirer of Andres Iniesta, with the Catalan club hoping that will prove a persuasive factor in their efforts to agree a deal next summer.


ATLETICO RESUME DIEGO COSTA CHASE


Diego Costa Chelsea

Atletico Madrid have sent a delegation to London to make a deal with Chelsea over Diego Costa, the   Express   reports.

Alteti can't sign players until the winter window, but would like finalize the deal for the wantaway striker and are willing to up their bid to €35 million to get the deal done. 


JUVENTUS EYE PEDRO MOVE


Wolves Chelsea FA Cup Pedro

Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea winger Pedro, according to a report from  T uttosport via TalkSport.

The Spain international has scored 21 goals and registered16 assists in 86 appearances for the club, and is said to be happy in London, though the Italian giants are keeping close tabs.


MULLER TARGETED BY PL TRIO


Thomas Muller Bayern Munich 17/18 pre-season

Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all showed an interest in signing Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller during the summer, according to Sport Bild .

Muller’s future at Bayern appears to be uncertain as he is no longer a guaranteed starter under Carlo Ancelotti and, along with the Premier League trio, attracted attention from Juventus in the transfer window.


CHELSEA BID FOR HAMBURG STARLET


Jann-Fiete Arp Germany

Chelsea made a lucrative offer for Hamburg’s teenage striker Fiete Arp during the summer transfer window, claims Hamburger Morgenpost .

However, Arp decided against moving to the Premier League and the 17-year-old instead signed a new contract with Hamburg.


CHELSEA BLOCKED CONTE'S BARKLEY TALKS


Ross Barkley Everton

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Antonio Conte was blocked from talking to Ross Barkley by Chelsea after seeing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain slip through his fingers, according to the Times .

The Blues boss saw another transfer target opt for a different club as Oxlade-Chamberlain moved to Liverpool. 

Barkley had emerged as an alternative, but Conte was barred from taking part in the negotiations after failing to convince the Ox to choose Stamford Bridge over Anfield.

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