ANCELOTTI FAVOURITE TO REPLACE CONTE
Having recently been sacked by Bayern Munich, Carlo Ancelotti is the favourite to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea, Express reports.
The outlet notes that the Champions League-winner coach has the best odds to replace the former Italy boss, while Everton, West Ham and Leicester are also credited with an interest.
PL TRIO TRACK FRENCH STARLET
France Under-17 international Lenny Pintor, who has been compared to Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, has caught the eye of a trio of Premier League clubs, claims the Daily Mail.
Pintor has been in good form at the Under-17 World Cup in India, with the Brest winger’s performances piquing the interest of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City
KOULIBALY WANTED BY BARCELONA
Barcelona are watching Kalidou Koulibaly, but fear the Napoli defender is likely to be too expensive, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Koulibaly is a target for Chelsea and reports have suggested that Napoli will be prepared to sell the centre-half at the end of the season for a fee in the region of €60 million.
He was scouted by Barca during last weekend’s game against Roma and, while sporting director Robert Fernandez is a huge admirer of Koulibaly, the price could be a sticking point.
He plays for Flamengo in Brazil and is a team-mate of Vinicius Junior, who has already agreed a deal to join Barca’s arch-rivals Real Madrid.
FURIOUS CONTE PLANNING TO DITCH BATSHUAYI
A livid Antonio Conte is ready to sell Michy Batshuayi in January after laying into his Chelsea team following this weekend's 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, reports the Telegraph .
The Blues were shocked by the Premier League whipping boys, and Conte let them know exactly what he thought of their display in the aftermath of that defeat.
Now Batshuayi appears to have his days numbered at Stamford Bridge, with the likes of Christian Benteke and Jamie Vardy mentioned as possible replacements for the misfiring forward.
MARCOS ALONSO WANTED BY BARCA
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso heads a list of Barcelona targets to replace under-performing Jordi Alba at left-back, according to Don Balon .
With Alba struggling to find his best form under Ernesto Valverde, the likes of Alonso, Alex Sandro, Gaya and Raphael Guerreiro are all mentioned as possible candidates for the role.
KOULIBALY TO COST CHELSEA €60M
Napoli will demand at least €60 million for Kalidou Koulibaly if Chelsea make a renewed approach for the defender at the end of the season, claims Calciomercato.com .
Chelsea were interested in Koulibaly over the summer and are expected to go back in for the centre-half, who has been an impressive figure for Napoli in the opening weeks of the campaign.
PREMIER LEAGUE RIVALS CHASE MK DONS FULL-BACK
Chelsea and Tottenham are on the trail of MK Dons’ teenage full-back Callum Brittain, according to the Daily Mail .
The 19-year-old is out of contract next summer and has been in impressive form this season which has also seen him called into the England Under-20 squad.
BARCA STARLET WANTED BY PL TRIO
Barcelona’s teenage striker Abel Ruiz is being chased by a trio of Premier League clubs, claims The Mirror .
Ruiz reportedly has a £3 million release clause in his contract until 2019, with Arsenal and Chelsea already making contact with his representatives. Manchester City, meanwhile, are also keeping track of the 17-year-old.
MAN UTD KEEPER WANTED BY 14 CLUBS
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is a target for 14 clubs, including Arsenal and Chelsea, claims the Daily Mirror .
Henderson is currently impressing on loan at Shrewsbury Town and is out of contract at United at the end of the season. He is also wanted by the likes of Benfica and Tottenham as he considers his future.
CHELSEA TO SCOUT RED STAR STRIKER
Chelsea will scout striker Richmond Boakye during Red Star Belgrade’s Europa League tie with Arsenal next week, claims the Daily Mail .
The Ghana international is being viewed as a potential back-up option for Chelsea, while Crystal Palace, Swansea and Celtic have also been linked with 24-year-old.
MAN UTD TO MAKE £50M ROSE BID
Manchester United are ready to make a £50 million bid to sign Tottenham left-back Danny Rose in January, reports The Sun.
Rose has yet to play for Spurs this season due to injury and has been identified as the long-term solution at left-back by United boss Jose Mourinho.
The England international reportedly favours a move to Old Trafford over Chelsea, and United are now planning a New Year swoop.
CHELSEA TO SEND MUSONDA OUT ON LOAN
Chelsea will look to send Charly Musonda out on loan in the January transfer window to build up his first-team experience, according to the Evening Standard .
Musonda criticised the club regarding his lack of first-team opportunities this season , but Chelsea see a future for him at Stamford Bridge and want him to get games under his belt as talks continue over a new contract.
ROSE WANTS £45M MAN UTD MOVE
Tottenham defender Danny Rose wants to join Manchester United in a £45 million deal at the end of the season, reports the Daily Star .
Rose is also a target for Chelsea, but the England international would prefer a move to Old Trafford as the left-back is eager to work with United boss Jose Mourinho.
BAYERN LEAD ARP CHASE
Bayern Munich are leading the chase to sign Hamburg’s teenage striking sensation Jann-Fiete Arp, according to Calciomercato .
Arp has also been linked with Chelsea, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, but Bayern have now set their sights on the 17-year-old, who is playing for Germany at the Under-17 World Cup in India.
PSG LINE UP BIG-MONEY KANTE DEAL
Paris Saint-Germain have identified Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as their next big-money signing, claims Le Parisien .
Kante joined Chelsea from Leicester in 2016 for a reported fee of £32 million, but he could now cost triple that amount after helping Antonio Conte’s side to the Premier League title last season.
Financial Fair Play obligations could limit what PSG can offer for Kante, but sporting director Antero Henrique is keen to bring the France international to the Parc des Princes in 2018.
MAN CITY PLOT £3M GHOULAM BID
Manchester City are planning a £3 million bid to sign Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam in January, claims The Sun .
Ghoulam is out of contract at the end of the season, and has also been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool, but Pep Guardiola is keen on a cut-price deal following the long-term injury suffered by Benjamin Mendy.
CHELSEA READY SANDRO BID
Chelsea are looking to bid for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro in January, according to CalcioMercato .
However, the Blues reportedly saw multiple offers of more than €70 million turned down this past summer, and the Serie A champions have no intention of selling the Brazilian this winter.
COURTOIS WANTS MADRID MOVE
Spanish publication Marca claims Thibaut Courtois will run down his contract with Chelsea in a bid to engineer a move to Real Madrid.
The report claims that Spain is the Belgian's preferred choice of move as the 25-year-old enters a pivotal stage in his professional career.
CHELSEA & LIVERPOOL EYE PASTORE
Chelsea and Liverpool have been put on standby with the news £26 million-rated Paris Saint-Germain attacker Javier Pastore is looking to leave the Ligue 1 club, according to El Gol Digital, via TalkSport.
The Argentina international is struggling for game time due to summer arrivals and has been told he is free to leave the French capital.
CHELSEA EYE ALEXIS AND SANDRO
Chelsea are ready to rekindle their interest in Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, according to the Mirror .
The Blues missed out on the Juve man over the summer but he is yet to sign fresh terms in Turin, while Sanchez is still allowing his deal with the Gunners to run down after being blocked from leaving on deadline day.
MILAN TO CALL CONTE IN 2018
AC Milan want to return Antonio Conte to Italy from Chelsea next summer, reports Corriere dello Sport .
The Blues boss has openly admitted that he plans to head home at some stage, and the ambitious Rossoneri are ready to open their doors at the San Siro.
CHELSEA & UTD WATCH BORO DEFENDER
Chelsea and Manchester United are scouting Middlesbrough’s promising defender Dael Fry, according to Teamtalk .
Fry has established himself as a regular starter in the Championship this season and has caught the eye of leading Premier League clubs.