Chelsea gossip: Blues to smash pay structure to sign Pogba and THREE Stones alternatives identified

Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Chelsea will have to break the British transfer record and pay £72m to sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, from Juventus, and pay him £82.5m over five years, the Daily Express reports. Pogba wants £300,000 a week to join the Stamford Bridge side which would make him the club’s highest paid player, beating the £200,000 a week which Eden Hazard earns, according to The Sun. That means a five-year-deal for the French midfielder, 22, would cost £78million on top of a £70m…

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Chelsea hit snag in deal to sign Zhang Linpeng: Blues must give Chinese defender regular game time

Chelsea’s deal to sign Guangzhou Evergrande star Zhang Linpeng has hit a bump in the road after they were told that they would not be able to bring him on board unless they can give him regular game time, the Daily Express reports. The Chinese international told the press in his homeland earlier this week that a deal to take him to England is in place before speaking of his excitement at heading to Stamford Bridge. “I am very happy and very excited to finally have this formal invitation,” he…

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‘Chinese Sergio Ramos’ tells reporters he’s set to sign for Chelsea

Chelsea could be about to sign Chinese international defender Zhang Linpeng after Reuters reported that he told press that he’s on his way to Stamford Bridge. The 26-year-old, who has 44 caps for the Chinese national side to his name, can play either in the heart of defence or at right-back, and helped Guangzhou Evergrande to four straight Chinese Super League titles, as well as the 2013 AFC Champions League. And according to Chinese publication Titan24, he has revealed that he is set to join Chelsea initially on loan as the report suggests…

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