Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip.
Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger, 22, is set to join Wolfsburg as the Stuttgart defender would prefer to stay in Germany, according to his agent, the London Evening Standard reports.
However, despite personal terms apparently being agreed, the two clubs are yet to agree on a fee.
Stoke want winger Victor Moses, 24, forward Patrick Bamford, 21, or 19-year-old midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea in addition to the £8m the Blues have bid for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, The Sun reports.
The Blues are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper having lost veteran Petr Cech to London rivals Arsenal.
Atletico Madrid’s 28-year-old midfielder Arda Turan, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, denied on Twitter he is close to joining Barcelona.
The Turkish international is due to make a decision on which club he will be joining on Friday.
Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea winger Willian, the Daily Mirror reports.
The 26-year-old Brazilian has established himself as one of the Blues’ key players since his £32million arrival from Anzhi Makhachkala two years ago.
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