Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
Chelsea will have to beat off competition from Manchester City, and now Arsenal if they wish to sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, according to the Daily Express.
The 23-year-old is expected to cost around £35m.
The Blues look set to miss out on Barcelona winger Pedro, after the Daily Star suggested that he is on the verge of completing his move to Manchester United.
The Spaniard will move to Old Trafford for £22.8m.
The Premier League champions are expected to complete a triple deal imminently, with Filipe Luis’ and Mohamed Salah’s departures set to be confirmed, while Baba Rahman is expected to arrive, the Daily Star.
Luis is set to return to Atletico Madrid, while Salah will head to Roma on loan.
The £2m the Blues are set to receive for Salah will go towards a bid for Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, according to the Daily Express.
The Englishman will cost £2.5m and will help boost their homegrown numbers.
Finally, Diego Costa has revealed that he is pleased that Chelsea have completed the signing of Radamel Falcao, the Daily Express report.
“Radamel Falcao is a very talented player who just needs a bit of affection,” he explained.
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