Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours.
Radamel Falcao has been backed to reach his potential at Chelsea, says Colombia manager Jose Pekerman, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Premier League champions are on the cusp of securing a season-long loan for Falcao, despite only scoring four goals with Manchester United last term.
Atletico Madrid have offered centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 26, in exchange for Chelsea left-back Filipe Luis but Blues boss Jose Mourinho is keeping the Spanish club waiting as he considers his options, The Telegraph reports.
The Belgian international spent a successful season on loan with Southampton last term where he caught the attention of Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea have been linked with Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann but Paris St-Germain have bid £28.5m for the 24-year-old France international, who has a £43m release clause in his contract, according to the Daily Express.
It is thought that PSG will only have the funds available to make one big money signing this summer, and are ready to test Atletico’s resolve with a high opening offer.
Arsenal are prepared to pay Petr Cech £100,000 a week making him their highest-ever paid goalkeeper, the Metro reports.
Talks between the two have been ongoing this week, and the deal will likely go through in the next few days.
Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger is reportedly eyeing a move to Premier League Champions Chelsea, the Daily Express reports.
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