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Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo prefers Blues move

18:35 GMT 08/01/2018
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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

Ronaldo prefers Chelsea move

Cristiano Ronaldo would prefer a move to Chelsea as he weighs up leaving Real Madrid, according to  Don Balon .

The Portuguese continues to be linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu, with the Blues among those that have expressed an interest.

Should he depart Ronaldo wants a move to the Premier League, and with Manchester United seemingly not interested in bringing him back to Old Trafford Chelsea are set to be the next best option.

Sevilla want Batshuayi on loan

Sevilla are keen on taking Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan for the rest of the season, Goal understands.

The Blues striker has seen his opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte and could make the move to La Liga as he looks for more starts in a World Cup year. 

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Chelsea defender to join Sunderland on loan

Young Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter has joined Sunderland on loan for the rest of the season.

The 20-year-old was a member of the England Under-20 side to win the World Cup last summer but has made just one first-team appearance under Antonio Conte this season.

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Chelsea won't sell Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea have no plans to sell Ruben Loftus-Cheek after Crystal Palace expressed an interest in signing the midfielder on a permanent basis, according to the  Evening Standard .

Loftus-Cheek is impressing on loan at Selhurst Park and Palace boss Roy Hodgson is keen to keep hold of the England international , if Chelsea are prepared to sell.

However, despite boosting their midfield options further with the £15 million signing of Ross Barkley from Everton , the Premier League champions have no intention to let Loftus-Cheek leave permanently.

Schalke want Chelsea outcast Baba

Schalke have confirmed they are interested in bring Chelsea defender Baba Rahman to the club in January.

Manager Domenico Tedesco has claimed that he is keen on a deal for the Ghana international, and that he is assessing his fitness ahead of making an offer to the Blues.

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Newcastle hope for Kenedy deal

Newcastle United are hoping to complete a deal to sign Chelsea youngster Kenedy on loan, reports the  Evening Chronicle .

Kenedy, who can play down the left-hand side, started Chelsea’s FA Cup draw at Norwich on Saturday, but could be allowed out on loan to gain further first-team experience.

Magpies boss Rafa Benitez is keen to boost his squad in the January transfer window and is in the market for a new keeper and striker, with Liverpool’s Danny Ings among the players linked with a move to St James’ Park.

Man Utd & Chelsea chase Porto's Marega

Manchester United and Chelsea have both enquired over the availability of Porto striker Moussa Marega, according to Metro .

The Mali international has been in fine form this season, and with both clubs looking light on attacking depth Marega is seen at both Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge as a valid option.

Real Madrid want Courtois and Hazard

Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois are Real Madrid's top transfer targets in the summer, according to Sky Sports .

Los Blancos will wait for Tottenham star Harry Kane, who is believed to be a long-term target for the team.

Hazard's current deal is set to expire in 2020, while Courtois has another year on his contract and wants to decide his future before the end of the season.

Donnarumma wanted as Courtois replacement

Chelsea want AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, if they lose Thibaut Courtois in the summer, claims Mundo Deportivo .

The Premier League champions are hoping to agree a new contract with Courtois, whose current deal expires in 18 months’ time.

However, he has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid and, if the Belgian ends up at the Santiago Bernabeu, then Chelsea want Donnarumma to replace him.

Hazard to sign new Chelsea deal

Eden Hazard is set to snub Real Madrid and sign a new deal with Chelsea, The Sunday Express  reports. 

A £300,000-a-week contract is thought to have been on the table since the summer, but the Belgian has been stalling on signing the new deal. 

But it seems he is now on board with signing, helping the club fight off interest in his services from the Spanish giants. 

Chelsea interested in Hazard move

Chelsea are interested in re-signing Thorgan Hazard from Borussia Monchengladbach, according to a report from Bild

Hazard, the brother of Blues star Eden and Under 23 player Kylian, signed for the Stamford Bridge club in 2012 before being sent out on loan to Zulte Waregem and Gladbach, with his permanent move to the latter secured in 2015.

Chelsea are ready to reunite him with his brothers, however, with a move in the summer transfer window.

Madrid no longer looking at Luiz

Real Madrid have backed away from the idea of bringing in David Luiz, according to  Don Balon

The Spanish side made contact with the Brazilian a few weeks back, according to the report, but he has been left waiting since then. 

While Luiz also drew interest from Manchester United, he was more interested in Los Blancos, though it now seems Zinedine Zidane believes he might cause issues in the dressing room with the club having two established centre-backs. 

 Chelsea chasing Porto's Alex Telles

Chelsea are looking to make Porto's Alex Telles the club's next signing, according to reports from Turkish outlet Webaslan

The Blues are reportedly in for a €25m deal for the left-back, though Porto are asking for €30m.