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Chelsea switch attention to Dumfries

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Chelsea have decided to move on from their long pursuit of Jules Koundé seemingly destined to end in failure. With Barcelona now favourites to sign the 24 year old French international they have moved on to the next name on the list of possible defensive targets. At Inter Milan they have looked at both centre back  Milan Škriniar and wing-back ...

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Chelsea Koundé move could collapse

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Chelsea’s move for Sevilla defender Jules Koundé could be about to collapse. It appeared that the French international was about to become the Stamford Bridge side’s third summer signing – after Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly – after they agreed a £55 million fee for him with his current club Sevilla, At that point financial restrictions seemed to rule Barcelona ...

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Chelsea beat Barcelona to Koundé

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Chelsea have beaten Barcelona to the signature of Sevilla centre-back Jules Koundé. The French international has been a long-term target of The Blues, and they spent last summer being heavily linked with him, but were not prepared to meet the Spanish club’s valuation in the end. They have maintained their interest, but at one stage, looked like they would miss ...

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Chelsea to challenge United for de Jong

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Chelsea are looking to challenge Manchester United to the transfer of Frenkie de Jong. The Barcelona midfielder has been United’s main summer target but his move from Barcelona is being held up by several factors. The first is a continued dispute about deferred wages which he is owed by the Catalan club, and the second is that he has no ...

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Torreira agrees Valencia move

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Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has agreed to join Valencia. The Uruguayan international was a surprise inclusion in the 33-man squad that flew out with the Gunners on Wednesday for their pre-season tour of the USA, because he appears to have no future at the club. He has spent the past two seasons on loan, first at Atlético Madrid and then ...

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Chelsea may hijack Lewandowski move

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Chelsea are considering hijacking Robert Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona. The 33 year old is determined to quit Bayern Munich this summer as he seeks a new challenge, and favours a move to Barcelona, although their continued financial difficulties make such a switch difficult. Meanwhile, new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is looking for a statement signature to  mark the beginning of ...

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Barcelona make final Raphinha offer

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Barcelona have made a final offer worth £47 million for Leeds United winger Raphinha. The 25-year old Brazilian has been the subject of a transfer battle this summer, and seemed to be close to joining Arsenal, before Chelsea gazumped their bid. However, his preference always had been to join Barcelona, although their financial constraints made any deal difficult. Now they ...

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Azpilicueta saga reaching resolution

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Barcelona are close to reaching an agreement in their continue bid to sign Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta. The 32-year old has been a top target for the Catalans, as they seek to reinforce the right-back area, and personal terms were agreed with the player weeks ago. However, a stumbling block has been the automatic one year contract extension that was ...

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Chelsea could hijack United transfer

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Chelsea are ready to hijack Manchester United’s move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The Dutchman has been Erik ten Hag’s top transfer target this summer, and United has been working on a deal to sign him. Report from Spain indicate the negotiations are 90% complete, with United set to pay an initial; £55 million to the Spanish club, which ...

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Gunners could now turn to Asencio

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Arsenal could now turn to Real Madrid’s Marco Asencio after missing out on Leeds United’s Raphinha. They seemed all set to sign the Brazilian international, only to be gazumped by Chelsea, seemingly at the last minute. And now they could turn their attention to Asencio, with Mikel Arteta reported to be a big fan of the player. He has a ...

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