Real Madrid planning bid for Chelsea target Alex Telles

Real Madrid are hoping to beat Chelsea to the signature of Galatasaray left-back Alex Telles, according to the Metro. The Blues have already strengthened their options in the full-back position following the acquisition of Baba Rahman, but still want to add the Brazilian before the window shuts. The Daily Star reports that they have made a £5m bid that was knocked by the Turkish champions. However, the Stamford Bridge outfit’s former boss Rafa Benitez has also made it a priority to sign the 22-year-old. The Metro report that the defender…

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Chelsea gossip: Rahman deal confirmed, while Germany international lined up for £20m move

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues have completed the signing of Augsburg full-back Baba Rahman, the Daily Express report. The Ghana international has cost the Premier League champions a reported £21.7m. However, Chelsea remain interested in signing another left-back, with the Daily Star reporting that they made a £5m bid for Galatasaray’s Alex Telles. The Turkish side have turned down the offer, but suggested an improved bid may have more luck. Jose Mourinho also wants to bring Germany international defender Antonio Rudiger to Stamford Bridge, the…

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Chelsea see £5m bid for Alex Telles turned down by Galatasaray

Chelsea may have already added Augsburg defender Baba Rahman over the past couple of days (via BBC Sport), but it appears that Jose Mourinho is keen to further strengthen his resources on the left-hand side of defence. According to the Daily Star, the Premier League champions have made a £5m bid for Galatasaray full-back Alex Telles. However, the Turkish side rejected the offer, believing that the promising Brazilian should command a much higher price, the Star report. While the Blues have already added the Ghana international, and thus, now have…

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Chelsea gossip: TWO left-backs incoming and Costa set for Community Shield start

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Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Chelsea have agreed a fee of £17.6m to sign 21-year-old Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman, according to BildSport. The Blues are in need of a replacement for Felipe Luis, who rejoined Atletico Madrid earlier in the week. However, Alex Telles’ agent has reportedly confirmed that the Galatasaray defender could make a transfer move to Chelsea, according to the Metro. The 22-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer. Jose Mourinho is set to risk Diego Costa at Wembley –…

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Alex Telles’ agent admits Chelsea move is a possibility

The agent of Galatasaray defender Alex Telles has admitted that the the player could indeed make a move to Chelsea this summer, the Metro reports. The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to West London over the past week as a possible replacement for Felipe Luis, who rejoined former club Atletico Madrid (via Daily Mail). And now the Metro claims that reports in Turkey are stating that The Blues have lodged an offer for the Brazilian youngster to take over from his compatriot at Stamford Bridge. Telles’ agent,…

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Chelsea gossip: Jose trades barbs with Mrs Benitez and Blues close in on starlet full-back

Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Chelsea are targeting Galatasaray’s 22-year-old Brazilian defender Alex Telles as a replacement for Filipe Luis, 29, who has left to re-join Atletico Madrid, The Sun reports. The Blues had been linked with a move for Adbul Baba Rahman this summer, but could now switch their attentions towards the young Brazilian. Chelsea’s Egypt midfielder Mohamed Salah, 23, is set to complete a loan move to Italian side Roma, the Daily Mail reports. The Egyptian international has been on the verge of an exit from…

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Chelsea gossip: Young full-back set to sign and Hazard backed to life Ballon d’Or

Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the leadership qualities of 24-year-old forward Eden Hazard make him a candidate to captain the Blues, the London Evening Standard reports. Mourinho also said he regards Hazard as a better player than Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, The Times reports. Mourinho believes the Belgian outplayed Ronaldo last term. Chelsea are close to signing Galatasaray left-back Alex Telles, according to the Metro. The Blues are looking for a replacement for Filipe Luis after all but agreeing…

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Chelsea closing in on deal to sign youngster Alex Telles, who is also wanted by Real Madrid

Chelsea are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Galatasaray defender Alex Telles, according to the Metro. The 22-year-old is set to become Filipe Luis’ replacement in the Blues’ squad. The Brazilian has nearly completed his return to former side Atletico Madrid (via Metro), leaving Cesar Azpilicueta as the club’s only first-team option on the left-hand side of defence. The Metro suggest that Luis’ countryman was also wanted by Real Madrid, but it appears to be the Premier League champions that are in pole position to win the chase…

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