Thursday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours.
Chelsea have opened talks with midfielder Ramires, 28, about extending the Brazil international’s contract at the club, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The Brazilian had been linked with a move away from the club earlier in the summer, but could now find himself the recipient of an improved contract.
Chelsea are considering a move for Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman, 20, as a replacement for 29-year-old Filipe Luis but face competition from Arsenal and Manchester City for the Ghana international, according to the London Evening Standard.
Felipe Luis is set to return to Atletico Madrid having failed to establish himself as a first team regular at Stamford Bridge last term.
Chelsea could be set to miss out on summer target Axel Witsel after Manchester United made their interest in the Belgian international known, the Metro reports.
The midfielder helped Zenit St Petersburg to the Russian title last term, but us now thought to be ready for a new challenge.
Chelsea will now also face competition for goalkeeping target Asmir Begovic, after Aston Villa emerged as frontrunners for his signature, according to the Daily Express.
The Blues had been looking to the Bosnian international as a replacement for the soon to be departing Petr Cech, but Stoke were demanding a player back in return.
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