Chelsea dealt two transfer blows, chasing surprising duo of central defenders

With new manager Antonio Conte joining Chelsea after Euro 2016, the Blues are primed for a big summer transfer window to improve on their very poor Premier League season. However, the Stamford Bridge club were handed two serious transfer blows this week. Chelsea have told Everton they will not just give the Toffees what they want for Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker has made it clear he wants to leave Goodison Park and is open to a return to Stamford Bridge. However, the Blues will not pay the £65 million Everton are…

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Chelsea target move for Atletico Madrid quartet – including Mourinho replacement

Chelsea are said to be lining up a stunning yet ambitious quadruple move for Atletico Madrid stars Antoine Griezmann, Diego Godin and Koke as well as manager Diego Simeone, according to the Metro. After a poor start to the new season, both players and manager Jose Mourinho have come in for some serious criticism, with several names now finding their positions at the club come under pressure (via Metro). And now, a report in Spanish publication AS claims that the defending Premier League champions are hoping to snap up the…

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Chelsea news: Everton name price for John Stones, while bids turned down for two targets

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Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues have seen their £46m bid for Atletico Madrid playmaker Koke turned down by the La Liga side, according to the Daily Express. Bayern Munich also made an offer for the 23-year-old, but had no more luck than the Premier League champions. Chelsea have had no more success in their pursuit of Augsburg defender Baba Rahman, after the Daily Express reported that the Bundesliga side turned down their £25m bid. The left-back has already agreed personal terms ahead of a Stamford…

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Chelsea make €65m bid for Atletico Madrid playmaker

Chelsea have reportedly had a huge €65m offer for Atletico Madrid playmaker Koke rejected by the Spanish giants, according to the Metro. Spanish news outlet Marca state that Blues boss Jose Mourinho has been on the 23-year-old’s trail for some time, and has secretly been hopeful of bringing him on board despite seeing their offer turned down. Koke has been one of the key figures in Diego Simeone’s revolution at the Vicente Calderon in recent years, but that has not stopped him from being consistently linked with an exit from…

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Chelsea news and rumours: Juventus line up £18m for Blues playmaker, but Koke is a no-go

Thursday’s latest news and gossip concerning Chelsea: READ MORE: Chelsea News and Goals Champions League finalists Juventus are lining up a shock £18m move for Brazilian playmaker Oscar. The Sun report that representatives from the Italian club will be in London today to discuss a move for the 23-year-old, who appeared to fall out of favour with Jose Mourinho last season. Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has dealt Chelsea a blow by revealing that his star player Koke is not for sale, according to The Sun. Simeone has earmarked the…

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Ten swap deals that could happen this summer: Chelsea and Man United prepared to offer up stars to land top targets

With the transfer market fast approaching, there will be a number of transfers that will require an extra sweetener to help push a deal through. SEE ALSO: Liverpool willing to trade Sterling for Arsenal pair When money isn’t enough, players are offered up in exchange, and this upcoming window has the scope to see a number of deals being done on this basis. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of ten possible swap deals that could go ahead in the coming months. Felipe Luis (Chelsea) and Koke (Atletico…

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