Chelsea gossip: £45m swap deal lined up and striker move ‘days away’ from completion

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Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour gossip.


Stoke City are expecting a formal bid from Chelsea for £8m-rated goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 28, and will ask the Premier League champions to include Nigeria forward Victor Moses, 24, in any deal, according to the Daily Telegraph.


However, the deal may have suffered a blow after Moses said he is unsure if he wants to return to Stoke City. The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at the Britannia Stadium from Chelsea, The Times report.

It’s unlikely that Moses will want to stay at Stamford Bridge, though, as he has not made an appearance for the club since 2013.

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao’s proposed season-lob loan move to Chelsea is expected to be completed within days, according to the Metro.

The club are waiting for his involvement in his country’s Copa America campaign to draw to a conclusion before making it official.

during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on March 22, 2014 in London, England.

Chelsea’s Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, 23, is expected to tell Fiorentina whether he will stay with them for the 2015-16 campaign on Wednesday after spending the second half of last season on loan at the Italian club, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Salah excelled during his loan spell in Florence, and went a long way to restoring his reputation as one of the best wingers in the world.

griezmann atletico

However, the Blues are hoping Salah will turn down the chance to stay at Fiorentina and head to Atletico Madrid as part of a swap deal for Antoine Griezmann, the Daily Express reports.

The overall deal would be worth around £45m and would end their year long pursuit of the France international.

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