Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Varane to be offered to Chelsea for 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

Madrid to offer Varane in Courtois bid


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to offer Raphael Varane in part-exchange for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, claims Don Balon .

Perez wants to sign a new keeper in the summer and feels Courtois is more attainable than Manchester United No.1 David de Gea.

Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Courtois, but Perez hopes including Varane in any deal will help Madrid to win the chase for the Belgium international.


Chelsea jeopardise Aubameyang move


Antonio Conte Chelsea Arsenal

Chelsea's hard bargaining over Olivier Giroud could unleash a chain reaction that ends Arsenal's pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports BBC Sport.

The Blues' £20 million purchase of the striker would have freed up the club to release Michy Batshuayi on loan to Dortmund, in turn allowing the Bundesliga side to release Auba. 

But Chelsea have reportedly dropped their offer for Giroud, and if a deal cannot be made the Gabon international may have to stay put.


Chelsea offer Luiz to Arsenal in Giroud swap


David Luiz Chelsea

Chelsea have offered David Luiz to Arsenal as part of a swap deal involving Olivier Giroud, according to the Daily Star .

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger reportedly has been interested in a move for the Brazilian centre-back, who has become surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

Luiz would be a welcome boost to the Arsenal defence, with Wenger deterred by the price of West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans.


Hamburg to quadruple Arp's salary


Jann-Fiete Arp Hamburg

Hamburg are ready to quadruple Jann-Fiete Arp’s salary in an attempt to persuade the teenage striker to sign a new contract, according to Sport Bild .

Arp’s current deal runs until 2019 and he earns €500,000-per-year, but Hamburg want to increase this to €2m-per-year and extend the contract until 2023.

Chelsea and Tottenham are among the clubs to have shown an interest in the 18-year-old, who now needs to make a decision on his future.


Chelsea won't sell Hazard to Man City


Eden Hazard Chelsea Arsenal

Chelsea will not allow Eden Hazard to join Manchester City despite interest from Pep Guardiola's side,  The Telegraph reports.

Goal understands City are hoping to beat Real Madrid to the signing of the Belgium international , with the Premier League leaders linked to a £100 million move for him.

However, Chelsea are said to have no interest in letting their star man join their domestic rivals and would even refuse a world-record offer from City. 


Chelsea offer Luiz to Arsenal in Giroud swap


David Luiz Chelsea 2017

Chelsea have offered David Luiz to Arsenal as part of a swap deal involving Olivier Giroud, according to the Daily Star .

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger reportedly has been interested in a move for the Brazilian centre-back, who has become surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

Luiz would be a welcome boost to the Arsenal defence, with Wenger deterred by the price of West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans.


Chelsea hold out Dzeko hope


Edin Dzeko Roma

Chelsea are still hopeful of signing Edin Dzeko from Roma, but are lining up Olivier Giroud and Fernando Llorente as alternatives, Goal understands.

The Blues' move for a striker has stalled and they see the Arsenal and Tottenham players as good options to turn to should there be a lack of progress on Dzeko's side.

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Dortmund consider Giroud move


Olivier Giroud, Arsenal

Borussia Dortmund are considering making another attempt to lure Olivier Giroud from Arsenal to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he nears his move to the Emirates Stadium, according to Kicker .

Dortmund previously had an interest in signing Giroud, but he opted to stay in London and although he has been linked to Chelsea this month, the Blues have also lined up Fernando Llorente as an alternative.

The German club are already said to be looking at Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi, but they could fancy their chances of landing Giroud this time around and will consider making a move for him.


Barca confident in Arthur approach


Arthur Gremio

Barcelona have made an official approach for Gremio star Arthur and expect to conclude negotiations over a summer move soon, UOL reports.

The 21-year-old midfielder has been linked with several top sides in Europe, including Real Madrid, Chelsea and AC Milan, but it is the Catalan side who have moved first to sign him.

Barca representative Andre Cury met with the club's directors and the player's agent in Brazil and further talks are set to take place, with the Spanish giants said to be offering €30 million, which is €10m under Gremio's asking price.


Chelsea's Musonda joins Celtic on loan


Charly Musonda Chelsea

Charly Musonda has completed an 18-month long loan move from Chelsea to Scottish Premiership side Celtic, the clubs have confirmed.

Brendan Rodgers's side saw off competition from the likes of Real Betis, Leganes and Nottingham Forest, whilst several other English clubs were also thought to be interested.

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Chelsea and Arsenal agree Giroud fee


Olivier Giroud Chelsea

Having missed out on signing Edin Dzeko, Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, reports Gianluca Di Marzio .

The Blues were unable to land Roma striker Dzeko and have now shaken hands on a £15 million fee plus incentives for the France international.

The move will enable Michy Batshuayi to leave Stamford Bridge on loan, with Borussia Dortmund linked with the Belgian.

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