Chelsea make Emerson approach
Chelsea are weighing up a move for Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri as an alternative option to Juventus’s Alex Sandro, Goal understands.
The Blues are in the hunt for a new left-sided defender in the January transfer window and have long held an interest in Alex Sandro.
Emerson's entourage had talks with Chelsea last week while they were in London to hold discussions with Arsenal regarding the Gunners’ interest in signing Malcom from Bordeaux.
West Ham firm with Chelsea over Carroll fee
Chelsea's initial approaches for West Ham striker Andy Carroll have revealed a difference in valuation between the clubs and progress over a move could be slow, Goal understands.
Carroll is thought to be keen to take the opportunity at Chelsea, but West Ham have so far been inflexible over their £20 million asking price, after initially rejecting the idea of a six-month loan move.
West Ham want Batshuayi in Carroll deal
West Ham want Michy Batshuayi to be included in any deal that would see Andy Carroll joining Chelsea, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Blues had hoped to bring the England international to Stamford Bridge on a loan deal, but the Irons insist they are only interested in letting Carroll go on a permanent basis.
They would listen to offers of £20 million plus Batshuayi on loan for the former Liverpool man, though both Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund have also registered an interest in the Belgium international.
Chelsea not in running to sign Alexis
Chelsea are not in the running to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
The Blues have decided not to rival Manchester United for the Chile international, who interested Manchester City prior to them pulling the plug on interest of their own.
Alexis is understood to want between £350,000-£400,000-per-week to leave the Gunners, and Chelsea have baulked at the costs involved in pursuing the 29-year-old.
BVB want Batshuayi as Aubameyang replacement
Borussia Dortmund have targeted Michy Batshuayi as the man to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should he move to Arsenal in January, Bild reports.
Although the German side had intended to hold onto Aubameyang until the end of the season, the Gunners are pushing to sign him this month, forcing Dortmund to look at potential successors. With Chelsea willing to let Batshuayi go, Dortmund could be able to land the Belgium international to lead their attack.
Chelsea stall on Batshuayi loan amid Carroll talks
Chelsea are stalling on Sevilla's loan approach for Michy Batshuayi until they can complete a deal for Andy Carroll.
The Blues are wary of further undermining their depth up front, even though the Belgian favours a temporary move away from Stamford Bridge.
Barkley's Chelsea debut faces delay
Ross Barkley will have to wait a while longer to make his Chelsea debut as he is ineligible for the FA Cup third round replay against Norwich City.
Moyes: No contact over Carroll
West Ham manager David Moyes dismissed reports that Premier League champions Chelsea have made contact in their pursuit of striker Andy Carroll.
"They have not made contact with me, so if they have made contact with someone else I don't know about it," Moyes said following Tuesday's 1-0 win over Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.
Conte won't 'waste words' on Alexis
Antonio Conte is refusing to comment on reports that Chelsea could swoop in for Alexis Sanchez in the current transfer window.
"I like to [only] talk about a situation that could be real. You understand?" Conte said to reporters at Cobham Training Ground.
“Now, this is not important to talk about Sanchez. Not important. Because he's not our problem, so why do I have to waste words on nothing.”
Sturridge is Sevilla's Plan B
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is being lined up as an alternative option by Sevilla, if they fail to sign Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi, reports AS .
Sevilla are keen to sign Batshuayi on loan for the rest of the season, but Chelsea are reluctant to sanction a deal until a replacement has been brought in.
That has led Sevilla to consider other targets and Sturridge, who is reportedly interested in a January move in search of regular first-team football, is the back-up option.
Newcastle explore other loan options
Newcastle United are exploring other loan options as they wait for Chelsea to make a decision on the future of Kenedy, according to the Shields Gazette .
Rafa Benitez wants to bring Kenedy to St. James’ Park, but Chelsea are reluctant to let the Brazilian leave until they have signed another left-sided player as a replacement.
With Benitez desperate to improve his squad during the January transfer window, Newcastle are now considering a loan move for Crystal Palace left-back Pape Souare.
Chelsea in for Alexis as Man City withdraw interest
Manchester United's main rivals to sign Alexis Sanchez' now appear to be Chelsea after Manchester City dropped out of the race, reports the Manchester Evening News .
City had appeared close to signing the Arsenal star, but have now withdrawn from contention frustrated at the pace of negotiations.
But United have not landed their man yet, with Chelsea also in the running and with the £35 million fee potentially being pushed up even further.