CONTE TO MADRID, ANCELOTTI TO CHELSEA
A report in the Sun has claimed that Real Madrid are lining up Antonio Conte as a replacement for Zinedine Zidane, with the Daily Record reporting that Calro Ancelotti will return to Stamford Bridge before next season.
The Chelsea boss is apparently high up on the list of candidates to take over from Zidane, while Ancelotti has apparently held talks with Roman Abramovich and it's a case of 'when, not if' over the Italian's return.
BATSHUAYI PART OF CHELSEA'S LEMAR BID
Michy Batshuayi may be used by Chelsea as part of the club’s bid to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar in the January transfer window, claims The Sun.
Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the chase to sign Lemar, whose reported £92 million price tag could be offset partly by striker Batshuayi heading to Monaco.
LUIZ OFFERS CONTE ULTIMATUM
David Luiz wants to given regular first-team football or be given a move away from Chelsea, according to Express Sports.
The defender has played just once since Chelsea's Champions League defeat to Roma in October and reportedly has the likes of Bayern Munich monitoring the situation.
CHELSEA & UTD SCOUT MAX
Chelsea and Manchester United both watched Augsburg left-back Philipp Max against Hertha Berlin over the weekend, reports the Daily Mail .
Max has enjoyed an impressive season for Augsburg and appears to be an option for Chelsea and United, who are both in the market for a new left-back and have also been chasing Juventus’ Alex Sandro.
PL DUO JOIN ARP CHASE
Everton and Tottenham have joined the growing list of Premier League clubs showing an interest in Hamburg’s teenage striker Jann-Fiete Arp, claims the Mirror .
Arp has made an impressive start to his Bundesliga career and Chelsea have already tried to sign the 17-year-old, while Arsenal and Manchester City are watching his progress.
CHELSEA FAIL IN £22M BAILEY BID
Bayer Leverkusen have rejected a £22 million offer from Chelsea for winger Leon Bailey, reports the Daily Mail .
Bailey impressed in front of Chelsea scouts against Stuttgart last week, but Leverkusen don’t want to lose the Jamaican in the January transfer window.
DORTMUND WON'T SELL AUBAMEYANG
Borussia Dortmund will not sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the January transfer window, according to Sport Bild .
Aubameyang had been keen to leave Dortmund in the summer, but no offers met his €70 million valuation and he has been linked with a departure in the New Year.
The likes of Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Real Madrid are all said to be interested in Aubameyang, but Dortmund want to keep the Gabon forward to boost their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
CHELSEA ENTER LEMAR CHASE
Chelsea have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the pursuit of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, reports L'Equipe .
The Gunners led the hunt over the summer, but they now face competition from Premier League rivals for a £90 million talent.
ALEX SANDRO FAVOURS CHELSEA
Juventus defender Alex Sandro favours to move to Chelsea over Manchester United, claims The Sun .
The Blues were unable to land the Brazilian full-back over the summer, allowing the Red Devils to join the chase, but he is looking for a January switch to Stamford Bridge.
CHELSEA STILL WANT BARKLEY
Chelsea are still interested in Everton ace Ross Barkley and are preparing another offer to sign the midfielder, the Daily Mail reports.
The Blues missed on landing Barkley, who is also believed to be on Tottenham's radar, in the summer, but the Mail claims Antonio Conte's side are not giving up hope on acquiring the 24-year-old.
CHELSEA EYE £15M GOLOVIN
Chelsea are set to push for a bargain £15 million deal for CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin in the winter transfer window, says The Sun .
The Blues are eager to land the 21-year-old before next summer's World Cup and could sign him and agree a loan return to CSKA.
BATSHUAYI FREE TO LEAVE BLUES
Chelsea are prepared to let Michy Batshuayi leave on loan as they look to bring in a new striker, claims The Sun .
The Belgian has struggled for game time throughout his spell at Stamford Bridge and will be moved out to free up space in Antonio Conte's squad.
CHELSEA EYE £20M BAILEY
Chelsea are ready to make a £20 million bid for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, says The Sun .
The Blues have been monitoring the Jamaican for 18 months and will endeavour to fend off interest from Barcelona to land the 20-year-old.
CHELSEA JOIN FIGHT TO SIGN ARTHUR
Chelsea have joined in the battle to sign Gremio’s midfield starlet Arthur Melo, claims the Mirror .
Arthur has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, while Manchester United are also reported to be keeping tabs on his situation.
Now Chelsea are showing an interest amid suggestions the club view Arthur as a potential long-term replacement for Cesc Fabregas.
REAL OPEN HAZARD TALKS
Real Madrid have made contact with Chelsea forward Eden Hazard regarding a possible switch to Spain, claims Diario Gol .
The Belgium international is stalling on the penning of fresh terms at Stamford Bridge and has aired his admiration for Real in the past.
HAZARD HOLDING OUT FOR MADRID OFFER
Talks between Chelsea and Eden Hazard over a new contract have stalled as the Belgian star holds out for an offer from Real Madrid, according to The Times .
The Blues reportedly are ready to make Hazard the highest paid player in club history, with a salary worth £300,000 per week.
But Hazard is reluctant to extend a contract that still has two and a half years remaining because it would effectively end his hopes of joining Los Blancos.
COURTOIS TO LEAVE FOR FREE
Thibaut Courtois will be allowed to leave Chelsea on a free transfer in 2019 as the Belgian continues to put off talks for a contract extension in London, The Sun reports.
Should The Blues fail to come to an agreement with the goalkeeper - who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid - they will force him to see out his current deal rather than cash in before his contract runs out.
CHELSEA WANT AUBAMEYANG
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is ready to battle Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Sunday Express
Reports in Germany have claimed that BVB are ready to cash in on the forward, who has been in fine form this season.
And while Liverpool would like to reunited the Gabon internaitonal with Jurgen Klopp, the report claims that Conte is ready to splash the cash to bring him to Chelsea this winter.
SANDRO OPENS CHELSEA DOOR
Alex Sandro is keeping the transfer door open to Chelsea as he plans to leave Juventus after the 2018 World Cup, claims TMW .
The highly-rated full-back was heavily linked with a move to the Blues during the last window and could see a switch pushed through after representing Brazil in Russia.
HAZARD BROTHERS REUNION AT CHELSEA?
Chelsea are keeping a close eye on the progress of Thorgan Hazard at Borussia Monchengladbach, according to Bild .
Eden's younger brother has impressed in the Bundesliga this term, and the Blues could be interested bringing Thorgan back to the club after selling him to Gladbach in 2015.
The youngest Hazard brother, Kylian, is already at Chelsea and is part of the club's development squad.
CHELSEA ENTER OZIL CHASE
Chelsea have joined Manchester United in expressing an interest in Arsenal contract rebel Mesut Ozi, claims Sport Bild .
The Germany international is set to drop into the free agent pool next summer and could be sold during the January transfer window.