Chelsea gossip: Higuain asks to leave Napoli, while two Ligue 1 defenders targeted

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:


Reported Blues target Gonzalo Higuain has asked to leave Napoli this summer, according to the Metro.

However, the Premier League champions will have to activate his release clause if they wish to sign him. That would mean paying the Serie A club an eye-watering £66m.

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Chelsea are also targeting a move for Paris Saint-Germain right-back Gregory van der Wiel, according to the Metro.

The approach comes just days after Branislav Ivanovic endured a torrid time against Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero on the opening day of the season.

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The Blues are also thought to be after Monaco defender and reported Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa, the Metro report.

They are said to be considering a move in case the Baba Rahman deal falls through.

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Jose Mourinho will not be able to select Thibaut Courtois for the huge game against Manchester City on Sunday, BBC Sport report.

The Belgian was sent off against Swansea City, and his appeal against a three-match ban has been unsuccessful.


Finally, Eva Carneiro has reportedly been told that she is to no longer attend training sessions or matches after criticism from Mourinho following the Swansea game, BBC Sport report.

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