Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour gossip.
Chelsea and Manchester United are set to face off against each other for the signature of Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 26-year-old is said to want a new challenge, sparking interest from the Premier League giants as well as Italian side Juventus.
Chelsea may have to leave Stamford Bridge for three years while they undergo work on a 60,000 redevelopment, The Guardian reports.
Both Wembley and Twickenham have been mooted as possible destinations while the club are in exile.
Chelsea are weighing up sending starlet duo Mario Pasalic and Charly Musonda to Monaco as part of the deal that would bring Radamel Falcao to the club, The Telegraph reports.
The French side have expressed an interest in the young duo, and the Blues see this as the ideal opportunity to give them some much needed first team experience.
Petr Cech’s goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon believes the Chelsea star wants to go to Arsenal, the Daily Mirror reports.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is confident of wrapping up a deal for the veteran shot stopper after he expressed a desire to stay in London.
However, Chelsea are reluctant to let him join another Premier League side and would rather ship him out overseas.
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