Hull City eye Chelsea defender; while Arsenal will not sell Alexis Sanchez to Chelsea or Man City. Man United and Chelsea battling for a signature of 23-year-old winger; as The Blues not willing to pay £70m to sign star attacker.
5. Chelsea not willing to pay £70m to sign star attacker
Chelsea are not willing to pay Real Madrid’s asking price of £70m to sign James Rodriguez this summer, according to reports in the British media.
The Evening Standard is reporting that the Blues are not ready to splash out on trying to bring the Colombia international to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The same story says that Real Madrid want to make a profit on Rodriguez; and are aiming to get at least £70m for his services this summer.
However, the article also states that it is ‘unlikely’ Chelsea will be willing to pay that much to sign the 25-year-old this summer.
4. Man United and Chelsea interested in signing 23-year-old winger
Manchester United and Chelsea are both showing an interest in signing Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina this summer, according to reports in Italy.
Italian outlet Tuttosport is claiming that both of the Premier League clubs are interested in the 23-year-old; but that they face heavy competition from Serie A champions Juventus for his signature this summer.
Inter Milan are also said to be keen on the Italy international; but it is Juventus who are believed to be in the driving seat to secure the attacker.
Fiorentina are reported to be very keen to keep hold of Bernardeschi beyond the summer transfer window; but could be tempted to sell for a bid of £35m or more.
It is also claimed in the article that Fiorentina would rather see Bernardeschi join a foreign club should he leave this summer.
3. Arsenal will not sell Alexis Sanchez to Chelsea or Man City
Arsenal have told Alexis Sanchez they will not cave in to his attempts to engineer a move to a Premier League rival this summer.
The Gunners remain determined to secure the Chile star on a new long-term contract; but will be forced to sell their star player if he refuses to sign.
Sanchez’s representatives have explored moves to Manchester City and Chelsea in recent weeks.
But Arsenal are adamant they will not entertain any offers from English clubs regardless of whether or not he signs a new contract.
City and Chelsea are both willing to pay in excess of £45million for Sanchez. But Arsenal are not interested in strengthening one of their direct rivals.
2. Hull City eye Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas
Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Hull City boss Leonid Slutsky.
According to the London Evening Standard, new Hull City boss Slutsky is keen on signing Kalas; who has recently spent time with Middlesbrough and Fulham in the Championship.
Previously, Kalas had been tipped to make the breakthrough at Stamford Bridge after starring in a 2-0 win over Liverpool on his first Premier League start.
But Chelsea’s strength in depth in the area has led to the Czech Republic international being deemed out of favour.
Meanwhile, the 24-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract, leaving the possibility for Hull to sign him permanently; with an offer below his valuation or for Chelsea to loan him out with the guarantee of a future fee.
1. Inter Milan offered 10-year deal to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte would have reportedly received over £100m over a 10-year period if he had decided to make the switch to Inter Milan.
After their successful takeover, Inter have money to spend; and the club’s new owners allegedly made a sustained bid to try to tempt Conte back to Italy.
The decision was eventually made where they appointed Luciano Spalletti, who had recently left Roma; but it appears that Conte was given the chance to pen a lucrative deal at the San Siro.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter were prepared to give Conte a 10-year contract to leave the Blues; with his wages totalling approximately £106m during that period.