Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Musonda completes Celtic loan

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Chelsea's Musonda joins Celtic on loan


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

Celtic beat a host of clubs to the 21-year-old midfielder, including Real Betis, Leganes and Nottingham Forest, whilst several 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 DiMarzio .

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 witht the Belgian.


Emerson set for Chelsea medical


Emerson Roma

Emerson Palmieri will travel to London for a medical as he looks to complete a £17.5 million move to Chelsea, Goal understands.

The left-back has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with Antonio Conte's side and will be their second signing of the January window after Ross Barkley.

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Chelsea loan Rahman back to Schalke


Abdul Rahman Baba

Chelsea's Baba Rahman has returned to Schalke on an 18 month loan deal, it has been confirmed.

The full-back was sent on loan to the German club at the start of last season but saw his season ended early when he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear in January.

Now fit once again, the left-back is set for an extended period in Gelsenkirchen. 

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Batshuayi to join Dortmund on loan


Michy Batshuayi Chelsea

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is to join Borussia Dortmund on loan as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prepares to complete his move to Arsenal, according to Bild

Arsenal have agreed a £55 million fee with Dortmund to sign Aubameyang and the Gabon international could finalise his transfer to Emirates Stadium on Monday.

Dortmund have been looking for a replacement and, after Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud decided to remain in England, the Bundesliga club have turned to Batshuayi.

Belgium international Batshuayi has acknowledged his future is in the hands of Chelsea boss Antonio Conte , but he looks set to head to Dortmund for the rest of the season.


Man City ready to join £100m club amid Hazard links


Eden Hazard Manchester City

Manchester City are ready to splash out £100 million on a transfer, with Chelsea winger Eden Hazard a potential summer addition.

Goal understands Pep Guardiola's side do have an interest in signing the Belgian although regardless of whether they manage to lure him to the Etihad Stadium, the club will eventually break the £100m barrier for a player.

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Roma boss 'not losing sleep' over Dzeko


Eusebio Di Francesco Roma Sampdoria Serie A

Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco has brushed off questions regarding Edin Dzeko's future, instead stating that what gives him sleepless night is the capital club's inability 'to put the ball in the net' after their 1-0 home loss to Sampdoria.

Dzeko looked certain to move to Chelsea in recent weeks — alongside team-mate Emerson Palmieri — only for talks to reportedly break down over the weekend.

Read Di Francesco's full post-match quotes here on Goal .


Conte set for £9m windfall if sacked


Antonio Conte Chelsea Arsenal

Antonio Conte stands to make a whopping £9 million if Chelsea decide to sack him, The Sun claims.

The Italian's relationship with the club's board is said to have reached a breaking point, with the manager and the club's hierarchy finding it difficult to see eye to eye on transfer policy.

For Conte's part, the 48-year-old will not walk away from his contract, which would take him into the 2018-19 season.

If Chelsea want to be rid of Conte before then, they will have to fork out a 'termination payment', just as they did when Jose Mourinho was let go in 2015.


Decisive day in Dzeko talks


Dzeko Roma Serie A

Chelsea's ongoing pursuit of Edin Dzeko will reach decision day on Monday, claims Premium Sport .

The Blues have yet to put a deal in place for the Roma striker, but are still hoping to get an agreement over the line.

If that happens, then Dzeko's current club will reportedly look to Valencia's former Juventus frontman Simone Zaza to plug their striking gap.


Musonda set for long-term Celtic loan


Charly Musonda

Scottish champions Celtic are close to finalising an 18-month loan deal for Chelsea attacker Charly Musonda, the Daily Mail reports.

The Bhoys are said to have had some late competition over the weekend from Spanish side Leganes, though they still hope to wrap up the long-term loan signing of the 21-year-old early this week.


Chelsea's Dzeko talks break down


Edin Dzeko

Michy Batshuayi looks set to stay at Chelsea as the Premier League side's attempts to sign Roma striker Edin Dzeko have fallen through, reports the Independent .

Batshuayi had been linked with a loan move to Sevilla in recent weeks, with the Belgian struggling for game time under Antonio Conte.

Having scored twice in Sunday's clash against Newcastle, however, Batshuayi may find himself getting more minutes ahead of the World Cup in Russia.


Ronaldo considers Chelsea move


Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is weighing up a move to Chelsea this summer, according to The Sun .

Ronaldo is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu after this season, with the Premier League his preferred destination.

Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United, however, has ruled out a return to Old Trafford.

Chelsea, though, are said to be keen to take advantage and bring the Portugal captain to Stamford Bridge.


Man City plot £150m Hazard move


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Manchester City are ready to launch an astonishing £150 million bid for Chelsea's Eden Hazard, according to the Sunday Mirror .

Hazard is currently in a contract deadlock with the Blues, and if that still stands in the summer City will look to rival Real Madrid for the Belgian's signature.

Though City refused to pay big money for Alexis Sanchez before he joined Manchester United, they believe Hazard represents greater value, and Pep Guardiola is willing to sanction a move.

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