Chelsea could pull the plug on Dzeko
Chelsea have made progress in talks over a transfer for Roma duo Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri, but will move on if a deal isn't reached by the end of the weekend, reports The Telegraph .
The Blues have agreed to a contract with Emerson but have yet to come to terms with Dzeko, whose demands are complicating the deal.
If Chelsea fail to land Dzeko, they'll move on to other striker targets like Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, Stoke City’s Peter Crouch and Burnley’s Ashley Barnes.
Lampard backs Chelsea move for Dzeko
Frank Lampard has endorsed Chelsea's decision to move for Edin Dzeko, believing he offers the "something different" that they need.
The Blues have been linked with the likes of Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch, but Lampard is of the opinion that it's Dzeko that represents the best piece of business.
Celtic push for Musonda loan
Chelsea forward Charly Musonda has the choice of a number of clubs during the January window, with Brendan Rodgers' Celtic among those pushing hard to secure his services on an 18-month loan deal.
The Scottish Premiership champions have been long-time admirers of the promising winger, having tried and failed to sign him last summer, and are looking to step up their efforts to bring him on board.
Luiz to stay because he thinks Conte will go
Chelsea defender David Luiz won't seek a January exit from the club because he is convinced that manager Antonio Conte will leave in the summer, according to Daily Star.
Arsenal had been linked with the 30-year-old, who had a bust-up with Conte earlier in the season and has seen little playing time in recent months.
But the Brazilian has now decided to take his chances with winning his spot back next season under Conte's potential successor.
Real Madrid plot £500m summer raid
Real Madrid are planning an astonishing £500 million summer raid on the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail .
The Spanish club have their eyes on two main attacking targets, each of whom would draw a world-record £200m fee: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham's Harry Kane.
In addition, the Blancos would also shell out £100m for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
Musonda set for Celtic loan
Chelsea attacker Charly Musonda is close to making an 18-month loan move to Celtic, according to the Daily Mail.
The Blues are willing to let the 21-year-old move to Scotland on loan in the hopes he secures regular first-team minutes.
Pellegri set for €25m Monaco move
Genoa teenager Pietro Pellegri is set for a medical at Monaco ahead of a €25m move, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.
The 16-year-old striker has broken through to the first team at Genoa this season, generating reported interest from the likes of Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG.
Chelsea target Vidal 'fundamental' for Bayern
Leon Goretzka's arrival at Bayern Munich next season does not mean Arturo Vidal will leave the Allianz Arena, according to Jupp Heynckes.
Goretzka's switch from Schalke was finally confirmed last week , the 22-year-old agreeing a free transfer to Bayern when his current deal expires in June.
The signing of Goretzka has led to some suggesting Vidal could be the one to lose out, with Chelsea reported to be among his many suitors , but the Chile international remains an integral part of Bayern's squad.
Chelsea shift attentions to Arsenal's Giroud
Chelsea are ready to make a shock bid for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, claims the Mirror .
Giroud had been expected to move to Dortmund as part of the deal that brings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Emirates Stadium.
But with talks stalling in Germany, the Blues could swoop themselves if their own negotiations with Edin Dzeko fail to yield results.
Conte 'happy' at Chelsea despite transfer disappointment
Antonio Conte insists he is "happy" at Chelsea, despite reports of his own disappointment at the club's transfers.
Conte has suggested in the past that he "does not have a big impact" on the deals done by the Blues, and rumours have suggested that he has expressed unease at the investment of Manchester United and Manchester City.
On Friday, however, he moved to quash such reports.