Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: David Luiz offered to Real Madrid

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up

David Luiz offered to Madrid

David Luiz’s representatives have offered the Chelsea defender to Real Madrid, in addition to Barcelona, reports Mundo Deportivo .

The Brazil international is looking to leave Chelsea during the January transfer window, so that he can play regularly before the World Cup in Russia in the summer.

Barcelona have already twice turned down the chance to sign the centre-half, with Madrid also offered the opportunity of a deal. Arsenal have also been linked with a January approach for Luiz.

Chelsea complete Barkley signing

Ross Barkley Everton Premier League

Ross Barkley has completed a £15 million move from Everton to Chelsea after talks had failed in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea announced the transfer on Friday, confirming the 24-year-old midfielder had signed a five-and-a-half-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

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'No idea' over Chelsea's Carroll interest

Andy Carroll West Ham

David Moyes has ‘no idea’ if Chelsea are interested in signing West Ham striker Andy Carroll.

There have been claims that Chelsea are looking into a deal to sign Carroll to provide the back-up for Alvaro Morata, but West Ham boss Moyes is unaware of any interest.

“I’ve no idea about that,” he said when quizzed on Carroll’s situation by Sky Sports after the 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Thursday.

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Tarkowski staying with Burnley

James Tarkowski Burnley Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal

The news that James Tarkowski has signed a new long-term deal with Burnley has forced a re-think for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City as they look for defensive signings, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 25-year-old was also being chased by Chelsea and Arsenal, but has decided to stay at Turf Moor. 

The signing has strengthened talk of Jonny Evans, Samuel Umtiti or Inigo Martinez singing as City go in search of another defender. 

Chelsea target Simeone to replace Conte 

Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid Roma

Chelsea are targeting Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone to replace Antonio Conte, reports The Times

While the Blues are not looking to sack Conte, there is a belief that continued issues over transfers will see him gone in the summer, and the club are already planning for his replacement. 

The Italian signed a new deal with Chelsea last summer, but will still only have one year remaining at the end of the current season. 

Morata sends Coutinho warning to Madrid

Coutinho, Liverpool

Real Madrid have been warned of the threat a Barcelona deal for Philippe Coutinho would offer by none other than former Blancos striker Alvaro Morata, claims Diario Gol .

According to the Spanish outlet, the former Madrid striker has sent a firm warning to his old club that the Brazilian would be a perfect fit for their rivals, and that Barcelona landing him would lead to improved performances for both Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi. 

The report claims that Morata's first-hand experience against Coutinho has wowed him, and he fears a move to Barcelona will make the Catalans, who are already 11 points clear in La Liga, even more dominant. 

Chelsea chasing Carroll 

Andy Carroll, West Ham

Chelsea are chasing Andy Carroll as cover for Alvaro Morata, reports the Daily Mail

With the club's other winter targets at forward proving difficult to buy, the Blues have turned to the West Ham striker as a potential signing to add depth to their forward line. 

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Offer lodged for Real's Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

Chelsea are one of three clubs to have tabled an offer for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, reports Don Balon .

The Portugal international is unhappy at Real's continued pursuit of Brazilian star Neymar and is planning a move away from Santiago Bernabeu.

A return to England is a possibility for the ex-Manchester United forward, but Chelsea face competition from Paris Saint-Germain and the LA Galaxy.

Courtois close to new contract

Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois has said in the Evening Standard   that he is "close" to agreeing a new contract at Chelsea.

The Belgian goalkeeper's current deal expires in 2019 and he has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.

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PSG eyeing Conte

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Paris Saint-Germain already consider Antonio Conte as their frontrunner to replace head coach Unai Emery, Gianluca Di Marzio   reports.

The Ligue 1 leaders will sack the Spaniard in the summer and will replace him with the Italian boss, with the French side impressed with the way the Italian led Chelsea to the Premier League title last season.

Conte, meanwhile, remains unsettled at Stamford Bridge.