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  1. Chelsea are set to make a mammoth bid for Southampton centre-back Virgil Van Dijk, according to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. Van Dijk established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League last season, before his stellar campaign was derailed by a serious ankle injury. His aerial prowess and classy distribution […] View the full article
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  3. Chelsea are not taking no for an answer in their pursuit of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro. Last week, The Sun reported that the Premier League champions had failed in a £55M bid for the Brazil international, and it remained unclear whether they would be keen to increase that proposal. However, it appears as though Sky […] View the full article
  4. Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing as many as four Juventus players this summer. It looks as though Antonio Conte has been keeping a watchful eye on his former employers. According to Calciomercato, the Premier League champions are extremely interested in drafting in Leonardo Bonucci and Alex Sandro from Juve this summer, but they are […] View the full article
  5. Chelsea are set to taste defeat in the race to sign AS Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas, report Calciomercato. According to Calciomercato, Chelsea are long-term admirers of Manolas, with speculation linking the Greek international with a move to Stamford Bridge dating back as far as last summer, when Antonio Conte first stepped foot in the door […] View the full article
  6. Former Liverpool CEO Rick Parry has revealed that Steven Gerrard was adamant that he wanted to join Chelsea, report the Mirror. Gerrard is widely considered one of the best players in Liverpool’s history, and it is unlikely that another like him will ever be produced at Anfield. On the surface of it, you may assume […] View the full article
  7. It’s that time of the year where Chelsea are linked with virtually every two-legged mammal on the planet. The days of endless links to Hulk and Radamel Falcao are a thing of the past, with the latter (finally) arriving at Stamford Bridge, and failing to replicate the standard of performances he put in elsewhere. We […] View the full article
  8. Thibaut Courtois appears willing to rinse Chelsea of every penny they own before finally extending this contract. According to The Sun, Courtois wants a substantial increase on his current £80K-a-week deal, which has just two years left to run. The Sun believe that Eden Hazard currently earns a whopping £200K-a-week at Stamford Bridge, but can […] View the full article
  9. Chelsea are close to signing AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, which could see Nemanja Matic join Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail believe that Antonio Conte made it clear to the Chelsea hierarchy that he wanted Bakayoko this summer, and it looks as though the Italian is about to have his […] View the full article
  10. Chelsea appear to have been offered major encouragement in their reported pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain midfield mastermind Marco Verratti. According to Tuttomercatoweb, Barcelona have offered a whopping £66M in exchange for Verratti, but that proposal is thought to have been snubbed by PSG. Tuttomercatoweb believe that unless anyone comes forward with a bid in the […] View the full article
  11. It looks as though Chelsea’s pursuit of Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski only ever existed in the English papers. As the London Evening Standard report, Lewandowski has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, with Premier League counterparts Manchester United also said to be interested. This was exciting news to the Chelsea […] View the full article
  12. Chelsea will only sign Juventus full-back Alex Sandro this summer if he hands in a transfer request, according to the Daily Mail. Sandro showed great promise during his time with FC Porto, but has progressed considerably since moving to Turin. He is now widely considered one of the best full-backs on the planet, and it […] View the full article
  13. Chelsea academy product Tammy Abraham is set to join Swansea City on loan for the 2017/18 campaign, report the BBC. The BBC believe that Swansea, who narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship last season, have fended off competition from Newcastle and Brighton, who were promoted from England’s second tier. As per the BBC, the deal […] View the full article
  14. Lyon are on the brink of agreeing a deal with Chelsea to sign Bertrand Traore, the club’s president has revealed, as reported by the London Evening Standard. Traore was drafted into the first-team squad at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho’s stewardship, and was given a chance to impress on loan with Vitesse Arnhem. He grabbed […] View the full article
  15. Chelsea do not appear to be willing to accept defeat in their pursuit of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro. According to Calciomercato, the Blues are preparing to offer £60M in exchange for the Brazil international, a transfer fee that is expected to be enough to convince the Serie A heavyweights to part with him. The BBC […] View the full article
  16. Atletico Madrid have open talks over re-signing former striker Diego Costa from Chelsea, according to the Mirror. The Mirror report that Antonio Conte is insistent that Costa will not pull on a Chelsea shirt again, and thus the Spain international is eager to resolve his future before the Premier League champion’s pre-season tour kicks off […] View the full article
  17. Chelsea are set to profit from former winger Mohamed Salah’s impending transfer to Liverpool, according to The Times. Salah initially showed promise in a Chelsea shirt, but it was clear to see that he was not an archetypal Jose Mourinho player. He was subsequently shipped off to AS Roma on loan, before the Serie A […] View the full article
  18. How about this for showing ambition. According to journalist Maciej Iwanski, Chelsea are interested in signing Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski. Iwanski believes that the Premier League champions are keeping a close eye on Lewandowski, who has a contract with Bayern until 2021. As per Iwanski, Chelsea will face stern competition from former boss Jose […] View the full article
  19. Chelsea’s home and away kit for the 2017/18 campaign is already on sale in a New York store, reports on Twitter suggest. It’s the time of the year where plenty of ‘leaked’ kits circle around social media, but could this one have some substance? The supposed home and away kit for the Premier League champions […] View the full article
  20. Tomas Kalas is close to leaving Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis, according to Team Talk. Team Talk believe that Chelsea’s local rivals Fulham, who Kalas made 39 appearances for on-loan last campaign, were under the impression that they had a deal in place to sign the 24-year-old. However, it now looks as though they […] View the full article
  21. It appears as though even Tottenham players are more fond of Premier League champions Chelsea than their own bottle-job of a football club. Georges-Kevin N’Koudou – who? I hear you say. Well, he moved to White Hart Lane last summer, as an exciting young winger who brought high expectations along with him. He made just […] View the full article
  22. Chelsea may make a shock move to sign Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore this summer, according to Sport. There can be no doubting Adama’s ability with the ball at his feet – only Eden Hazard, Wilfried Zaha and Neymar completed more take-ons in Europe’s top five leagues last season, as per Squawka, and he played almost […] View the full article
  23. Swansea City have joined the race to sign Chelsea prodigy Tammy Abraham, according to the Daily Mail. As per the Daily Mail, Chelsea are keen to send Abraham out on loan so that he can gain invaluable top-flight experience and continue to develop into the player that he is destined to be. The tabloid note […] View the full article
  24. Chelsea youngster Izzy Brown could be set for a permanent move to Huddersfield Town, according to the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail believe that Brown impressed the newly-promoted side during his loan spell with them last season, and they may well be set to fork out as much as £8.5M in order to secure his […] View the full article