Here is the transfer news concerning Chelsea, starting with three players potentially coming in to Stamford Bridge this summer:
Asmir Begovic – From Stoke City
According to the Daily Express, the Blues will need to pay £8m and send a player on loan if they wish to sign Asmir Begovic from Stoke City. The Express report that the three-man shortlist of players Mark Hughes wants in return consists of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Patrick Bamford, and Victor Moses.
With Begovic likely to play second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois, it is fair to say that the Premier League champions will boast the most depth in that department of any team in the top flight.
Arda Turan – From Atletico Madrid
Although the Daily Star report that a fee has been agreed between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea’s divisional rivals Manchester United for the transfer of Arda Turan, they suggest that the Turkey captain has his heart set on a move to Stamford Bridge.
He’s a fairly static player, but boasts a wonderful passing ability, which would allow the likes of Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas to use their energy while Turan sits and assesses the situation as it’s unfolding.
Antonio Rudiger – From Stuttgart
The Daily Express are reporting that the 22-year-old’s agent has confirmed that Chelsea are interested in the defender. However, Wolfsburg are also interested, and the Express have suggested that they may already have a deal in place with Stuttgart.
The Germany international is a centre-back so could be lined up as a potential long-term replacement for John Terry.