Chelsea Rumors & News

  • Real Madrid offer Chelsea £100m PLUS Gareth Bale to secure Eden Hazard deal

    Express "REAL MADRID are preparing to offer Gareth Bale – PLUS £100million – to tempt Chelsea into parting with Eden Hazard. The Spanish giants have made Hazard their No1 target for the summer. Hazard is stalling on signing a lucrative new contract at Stamford Bridge, which is being interpreted as a..." February 18

  • Chelsea to ask for Sergio Aguero swap if Manchester City target Eden Hazard

    Daily Star "CHELSEA would respond to a Manchester City approach for Eden Hazard by asking for Sergio Aguero in exchange. City have been linked with a British-record move for Hazard of £150m in the summer. But Chelsea are already fighting to keep the Belgian star out of Real Madrid’s clutches and are..." February 18

  • Borussia Dortmund's desire to secure Batshuayi on permanent deal could put Chelsea in position to sign Pulisic

    Daily Mail "Borussia Dortmund's desire to sign Michy Batshuayi could hand Chelsea an important foothold in the race to sign Christian Pulisic this summer. Dortmund are ready to make an offer for Batshuayi who has impressed since joining from Chelsea on loan on deadline day scoring five goals in three..." February 18

  • Batshuayi lays into Chelsea as on-loan Dortmund striker vents his frustration

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea outcast Michy Batshuayi has revealed his frustration at his Stamford Bridge struggles, after hitting the ground running at Borussia Dortmund. The £32million striker spent 18 months on the fringes in west London, having been little more as a back up option for Antonio Conte. But after..." February 16

  • Antonio Conte names the five academy stars ready to break into Chelsea’s squad

    Metro "Antonio Conte has predicted a ‘very brilliant’ future for Chelsea’s academy stars and revealed that five are closing in on breakthroughs into the main squad. The Italian singled out Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ethan Ampadu, Dujon Sterling, Kyle Scott and Trevoh Chalobah as the Stamford Bridge stars of..." February 15

  • Chelsea's Alvaro Morata admits playing through back pain a 'mistake'

    ESPN "Alvaro Morata admitted that it was a mistake to play through the lingering back pain that had contributed to his slump in form and confidence for Chelsea. Morata scored eight goals in his first eight Chelsea appearances following a club-record £58 million move from Real Madrid last summer, but..." February 13

  • Luis Enrique has been approached by Chelsea and PSG, says Guillem Balague

    Sky Sports "Guillem Balague runs through five things coming out of Spain this weekend, explaining that former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has had calls from both Chelsea and PSG. In the La Liga title race, Atletico Madrid are now seven points behind leaders Barcelona after their win over Malaga, while..." February 12

  • Antonio Conte says convincing Chelsea on signings is a 'disaster

    Sky Sports "Antonio Conte has admitted to being "a disaster" when it comes to persuading Chelsea to sign players. The Italian was regularly outspoken in his criticism of Chelsea's transfer policy during the recent January window and has suggested that he does not have much say on who the club sign. Sky..." February 12

  • Chelsea hope to ride storm and let Antonio Conte go in the summer

    The Telegraph "Antonio Conte has suggested that Chelsea would be ‘stupid’ to sack him. But the club do not want to dismiss their head coach. They would prefer, if he is to go, as expected, that he departs at the end of the season by mutual consent. At his media briefing at Cobham on Friday, Conte knew,..." February 11

  • Real Madrid prepared to pay £100m or offer players as they see Thibaut Courtois more likely than David De Gea

    The Independent "Real Madrid now see Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois as a likelier option than Manchester United's David De Gea, as they seek to sign a top-class goalkeeper in the summer. President Florentino Perez wants to finally add a big-name number to be a totem at the back alongside a star outfield..." February 10

  • Antonio Conte will not resign as pressure builds on Chelsea manager

    The Guardian "Antonio Conte has no intention of resigning at Chelsea despite his team’s recent dismal run and expects to oversee the game against West Bromwich Albion next week, though the Italian has agreed to his players’ request for extra time off to recharge their batteries amid a draining schedule. The..." February 07

  • With Chelsea talks set, Courtois reiterates his 'heart is in Madrid'

    ESPN "Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has reiterated that his "heart is in Madrid" despite talks set to begin over a contract renewal at Stamford Bridge. Courtois, 25, also hinted at a return to Spain -- where he played with Atletico Madrid on loan for three seasons -- in December and again..." February 07

  • Luis Enrique 'agrees deal' to replace Conte as ex-Barcelona boss looks poised to sign Stamford Bridge

    Daily Mail "Luis Enrique looks ready to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager with a report in Spain suggesting the former Barcelona boss has already agreed personal terms. Conte's position in the Blues hotseat has become increasingly unstable in recent weeks following a 3-0 home loss to Bournemouth and..." February 07

  • Antonio Conte's job as Chelsea manager secure - sources

    ESPN "Antonio Conte is in no immediate danger of being sacked in the wake of Chelsea's humiliating 4-1 defeat against Watford on Monday, sources have told ESPN FC. A second limp performance and lopsided scoreline at Vicarage Road, following a 3-0 loss at home to Bournemouth on Wednesday, left Conte's..." February 06

  • The leading contenders to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager

    Metro "Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is understood to be on the verge of being sacked. A difficult season hit a new low last night with his team suffering a 4-1 defeat by Watford. It followed a 3-0 home loss to Bournemouth, a run of five draws at the turn of the year and a League Cup semi-final exit..." February 06

  • Antonio Conte gives his Chelsea flops THREE days off to recover from latest crisis

    Express "Chelsea lost their second game in a row last night at Watford in an embarrassing 4-1 collapse - and have conceded seven goals in less than a week, putting their chances of a top four finish in real jeopardy. Workaholic manager Conte - now under real pressure - has privately admitted that his..." February 06

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte ruled out of running for Italy job

    Metro "Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been ruled out of the running for the Italy job. The Italian, who was in charge of the Azzurri at Euro 2016, had been linked with a return to the role amid speculation over his Stamford Bridge future. Roberto Fabbricini, the new head of the Italian Football..." February 05

  • Arsenal join Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool in transfer battle for Riyad Mahrez

    Daily Star "ARSENAL are ready to join the battle for Leicester rebel Riyad Mahrez. Forward Mahrez has effectively gone AWOL after being denied a transfer deadline day move to Manchester City, who offered £60m. The Algerian winger is now hoping City boss Pep Guardiola will try again at the end of the..." February 04

  • Edin Dzeko says he snubbed Chelsea interest to stay at Roma because his 'unreal' life in Italy

    Daily Mail "Edin Dzeko has revealed he chose to stay at Roma and ignore interest from Chelsea because of his 'unreal' experience of life in Italy. Dzeko admitted Chelsea's interest was a compliment for him but he was happy to stay in Rome as it is the city where his son was born. Chelsea boss Antonio..." February 04

  • Antonio Conte says Chelsea need two or three world-class players to compete with Man City

    The Telegraph "Antonio Conte has told Chelsea they need two or three truly world-class signings to regain the Premier League title from Manchester City next season, citing the arrival of too many players as one reason behind their failure to mount a defence of their title. Treading dangerously close to..." February 04

  • Joe Hart a Blues target if Thibaut Courtois leaves Stamford Bridge

    The Sun "CHELSEA face a huge battle over Thibaut Courtois’ future — and want Joe Hart as his replacement. Courtois, 25, has one season left on his current deal and there are fears he will see out his contract or get snapped up by Real Madrid. And England keeper Hart is in the frame to step in after..." February 04

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte faces sack if Blues slip up at Watford

    Express "ANTONIO CONTE is facing the sack as Chelsea boss and defeat at Watford tomorrow night could seal his fate. The Italian is set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season despite only winning the Premier League title last year. But a combination of poor results and a rift with owner..." February 04

  • Antonio Conte takes another swipe at Chelsea's recruitment policy with new signings not fit to make debuts

    Daily Mirror "Antonio Conte has aimed another dig at Chelsea's recruitment policy by complaining his new signings are not fit to go straight into action. The Blues boss gave Ross Barkley his first start of the season in the defeat to Bournemouth and subbed him after 54 difficult minutes. And Conte said..." February 02

  • Roma reveal why Chelsea failed to sign Edin Dzeko

    Metro "Roma have suggested that Chelsea failed to sign Edin Dzeko because they were unwilling to meet the striker’s asking price. The Premier League champions did manage to strike a deal with Roma this month as Emerson Palmieri completed his £25 million move to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. But..." January 31

  • Arsenal and Chelsea agree £18m Olivier Giroud deal - but there is still some bartering to be done

    Daily Mirror "Arsenal and Chelsea have agreed an £18million deal for Olivier Giroud - but there is still some bartering to be done. The Gunners initially wanted £30million for the French striker with the Blues offering £15million. Eventually the two clubs compromised on an £18million fee - but the former..." January 31

  • Chelsea agree to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal for £15m

    Metro "Chelsea expect to complete a deal for Olivier Giroud in the next 48 hours after reportedly agreeing a £15million fee with Arsenal. The Gunners have agreed to sign Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the Gabon international’s arrival is set to push Giroud even further down the..." January 30

  • Chelsea would not sell Eden Hazard to Manchester City - even for a record fee

    The Telegraph "helsea will refuse any Manchester City bid for Eden Hazard – even if the Premier League leaders offer to break the world-record fee of £200 million. It emerged over the weekend that City, having missed out on Alexis Sánchez, are interested in Hazard and are ready to rival a summer bid from Real..." January 29

  • Bayern Munich agree to sell Man Utd and Chelsea midfield target Arturo Vidal

    Metro "Bayern Munich have promised Arturo Vidal he will be allowed to leave the club in the summer amid major interest from Manchester United and Chelsea, according to reports in Germany. The Bundesliga champions have wrapped up a deal to sign Leon Goretzka on a free transfer from Schalke in June, at..." January 29

  • Chelsea reportedly reach agreement to loan Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund

    Metro "Borussia Dortmund have agreed a deal with Chelsea to sign Michy Batshuayi on loan, according to reports in Germany. The Bundesliga club are in the market for a new striker as they have now decided to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal for £60million, plus bonuses. Dortmund had..." January 29

  • Manchester City target Chelsea's Eden Hazard for massive £150million transfer in the summer

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City are ready to make a £150million move for ­Chelsea star Eden Hazard. Pep Guardiola has identified the ­Belgium winger as his No.1 summer ­transfer target after admitting that the huge revamp of his squad has meant he’s been unable to compete in the market for the world’s stellar..." January 28

  • Edin Dzeko to Chelsea: Antonio Conte prepares improved bid for Roma striker

    Express "CHELSEA are ready to make an improved offer to Roma for Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko in a bid to break the deadlock over the former Manchester City man. Antonio Conte wants Dzeko and his team-mate Emerson Palmieri in a £50million double swoop before the transfer window closes. But they are..." January 28

  • Chelsea still trying to tie up Edin Dzeko deal but will move on if agreement not reached by Monday

    The Telegraph "Chelsea have held new talks to try to sign striker Edin Dzeko from Roma, but are prepared to move on to other targets if a deal is not reached by the end of the weekend. Having already negotiated the transfer of left-back Emerson Palmieri from Roma, Chelsea have been attempting to make it a..." January 27

  • Chelsea prioritise move for Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud as hopes of signing Edin Dzeko fade

    Metro "Chelsea are focusing their efforts on a move for Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud as hopes of signing Edin Dzeko from Roma continue to fade. The reigning Premier League champions identified Dzeko, 31, as a top target with Antonio Conte determined to bolster his attacking options during the..." January 26

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte plays down talk of a rift with club's board

    BBC "Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists he is "happy" at the club despite speculation his relationship with owner Roman Abramovich has become strained. Conte, 48, guided the Blues to the Premier League title last season and they currently sit third this term, 15 points behind leaders Manchester..." January 26

  • Chelsea have failed with Edin Dzeko bid - Roma chief Monchi reveals why

    Express "Chelsea are in the market for a new combative striker and have been linked with a host of target men. West Ham’s Andy Carroll and Stoke’s Peter Crouch have been mooted, as well as Roma front man Edin Dzeko. The former Manchester City striker is said to be part of a double deal with the..." January 25

  • Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois ruled out of Arsenal clash with ankle injury

    Metro "Thibaut Courtois has reportedly been ruled out of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup clash with Arsenal. The Belgium goalkeeper did not feature as Chelsea pulled off a 4-0 victory over Brighton at the weekend after sustaining an ankle injury in training ahead of the Premier League fixture. There were hopes..." January 24

  • Chelsea hold talks with Edin Dzeko's agent in London as Blues eye swoop for Roma striker

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea are continuing to hold talks with Edin Dzeko's agent in London as the Blues eye a swoop for the Roma striker. Antonio Conte has identified Dzeko as his prime target as he looks to recruit a big forward in the January window. Conte also wants Emerson Palmeri from the Serie A side but..." January 24

  • Real Madrid could move for Thibaut Courtois as keeper search intensifies

    ESPN "After goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga's decision to stay at Athletic Bilbao despite Real Madrid's interest, the Telegraph says Chelsea have "fresh fears over Thibaut Courtois, with Madrid keen for him to stall on a new contract." It reports that the Premier League champions had "expected Courtois..." January 23

  • Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in the dark over pursuit of Roma star Edin Dzeko

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits he is unsure whether the champions will sign Roma striker Edin Dzeko. The Blues are in the market for a new striker with Dzeko tipped to follow his team-mate Emerson Palmieri to Stamford Bridge. Conte remained coy though when pushed on a move for the..." January 23

  • Chelsea close to £52million double signing of striker Edin Dzeko and full back Emerson Palmieri from Roma

    Daily Mail "Chelsea are closing on the £52million double signing of Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri from Roma. The clubs held productive talks on Sunday night and further negotiations are planned on Monday, with Dzeko's agents ready to travel to London to finalise personal terms. Roma recognise that..." January 22

  • Chelsea consider move for West Ham's Marko Arnautovic - sources

    ESPN FC "Chelsea are considering a shock move for West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic as they look to land a new striker before the transfer window closes, sources close to the London club have told ESPN FC. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to bring in a "target man" style forward this month and..." January 22

  • Arturo Vidal hints at Bayern Munich exit amid Chelsea transfer speculation

    Metro "Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal has hinted he will leave the club this summer amid speculation that he could join Chelsea. The Chilean is out of favour at the Allianz Arena and has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge with Antonio Conte known to be a huge admirer of the former..." January 22

  • Real Madrid face PSG battle for Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea, says Guillem Balague

    Sky Sports "Guillem Balague is back with his weekly column, where he discusses Real Madrid's pursuit of Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois. Out Spanish football expert also runs through the other big talking points in Spain, including thumping wins for Barcelona and Real Madrid, plus an up-turn in from for..." January 22

  • Luis Enrique may replace Antonio Conte: Juliano Belletti to join Chelsea

    Daily Star "CHELSEA could turn to a Barcelona dream team to succeed Antonio Conte. Starsport can reveal the pairing of Luis Enrique and former Blues defender Juliano Belletti are in the frame to take over in the summer. Former Barca boss Enrique would replace Conte as coach with Belletti joining him at..." January 20

  • Andy Carroll injury wrecks chances of £20m move from West Ham

    The Sun "ANDY CARROLL’S hopes of a move to Chelsea have been wrecked by injury. The striker could be out for most of the rest of the season after picking up an ankle problem. It dashes any chance he had of securing a cross-London deal to join the Premier League champions even though West Ham insist..." January 18

  • Chelsea make contact with West Ham to sign Andy Carroll

    Sky Sports "Chelsea have made contact with West Ham with the intent of signing Andy Carroll on a permanent deal, but the Hammers will not sell him for less than his valuation, Sky Sports News understands. The East London club's stance could change if Blues striker Michy Batshuayi was included as part of a..." January 16

  • Ross Barkley transfer: 'No fraud' in Everton to Chelsea move

    BBC "An investigation into the Liverpool mayor's claims that there may have been fraud involved in Ross Barkley's transfer from Everton to Chelsea has found no evidence of criminal activity. Joe Anderson, a lifelong Everton fan, wrote to the Football Association (FA) and Premier League after the..." January 16

  • PSG 'make Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante their No 1 summer transfer target' to succeed Thiago Motta

    Daily Mail "N'Golo Kante is Paris Saint-Germain's No 1 target for next summer's transfer window, according to reports in France. The Ligue 1 leaders want to replace Thiago Motta, who is their current first-choice defensive midfielder but at 35 is seen as having limited time left at the top level. PSG..." January 15

  • Antonio Conte exit starting to look inevitable, say Sunday Supplement panel

    Sky Sports "Antonio Conte's departure from Chelsea at the end of the season is starting to look inevitable, said The Guardian's Dominic Fifield on the Sunday Supplement. Chelsea produced a lacklustre display on Saturday as they drew 0-0 with Leicester at Stamford Bridge. It was Chelsea's third goalless..." January 14

  • Manchester United join Chelsea in race to sign £53m-rated Alex Sandro from Juventus

    Daily Mail "Manchester United's pursuit of a new left back has continued with Alex Sandro their primary transfer target. Jose Mourinho has earmarked the Juventus defender as the man to solve his problem position, despite recent positive performances from Ashley Young and Luke Shaw. The Mirror claim that..." January 14

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