Chelsea in for Alexis after Man City withdrawal
City had appeared close to signing the Arsenal star, but have now withdrawn from contention frustrated at the pace of negotiations.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, and could even see a reported £35 million fee pushed up by the Blues' late interest.
Chelsea want Carroll loan move
West Ham striker Andy Carroll is Chelsea's main target for a January loan, Goal understands, but the club are assessing options to improve their forward line for the summer - with Watford's Richarlison and Borussia Monchengladbach's Thorgan Hazard candidates.
The Blues still consider Alvaro Morata as their main striker after his £55 million move from Real Madrid in the summer, despite his recent five-game goal drought. Nevertheless, they want additional reinforcements, with Sevilla pushing hard to secure Michy Batshuayi on loan and the Belgium striker keen to leave to improve his World Cup chances.
Celtic keen on Baker loan
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker on loan for the rest of the season, reports the Daily Mail .
Baker is currently on loan at Middlesbrough, but hasn’t featured in the Championship since the end of September and new boss Tony Pulis is considering sending the 22-year-old back to Stamford Bridge.
Rodgers is also keen on Baker’s Chelsea team-mate Charly Musonda, but Antonio Conte’s side would prefer to send the winger to another Premier League club on loan.
€50m China offer for Nainggolan
Roma may be pressed into selling one of their key players, either in the January transfer window or the summer, and Nainggolan’s future is uncertain.
The Belgium international, who has previously been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, could earn a €12m annual salary by moving to China, with Guangzhou Evergrande’s total outlay on the fee likely to come close to €100m due to the luxury tax for signing players from overseas.
Arsenal & Chelsea make Richarlison approach
Arsenal and Chelsea have made contact with Richarlison’s agent ahead of a potential summer deal for the Watford striker, claims Yahoo Brazil .
Richarlison has scored five Premier League goals for Watford since moving to Vicarage Road in an £11.2 million deal from Fluminense last summer.
The 20-year-old has impressed with his performances, and that has prompted London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to express early interest in a deal for next season.
Blues plot Suarez approach
The Blues are set to see their attacking ranks depleted by a loan move for their Belgium international frontman.
A proposed switch to Sevilla will leave them short on options, but Antonio Conte is eager to land a Spain international who is struggling for minutes at Camp Nou.
Conte delays Kenedy loan move
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is delaying Kenedy’s move to Newcastle until he has signed a replacement, according to the Evening Chronicle .
Newcastle have agreed a deal to sign the Brazilian on loan for the rest of the season and the player is keen to move to St James’ Park.
However, Conte does not want to confirm the loan deal until he has been able to add to his own squad in the transfer window.
Man United compete with Chelsea for Alex Sandro
Jose Mourinho believes Juve's £53 million-rated star is the right man to shore up his defence, although United are unlikely to firm up their interest until the summer.
Rahman extension discussed
Schalke are hoping that Chelsea will agree to let Baba Rahman remain with the club past the end of his current loan agreement.
Christian Heidel, sporting director at the Bundesliga outfit, has told Sky Deutschland : "There is interest and Chelsea are aware of that. We are talking. It is about the conditions and of course money and the duration. We have to sort that out calmly and then there will be a decision."