Chelsea

Trending: United close in on Nemanja Matic as Chelsea plot £100m deals

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop sift through rumours such as Matic to Man United, Bakayoko to Chelsea and more. Monday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending... MAN UNITED: Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and could sign the Serbia international before the end of the week, sources have told ESPN FC.  - Paul Pogba has told Telefoot he would not mind if close friend Antoine Griezmann moved to Manchester City, so long as it made him happy. CHELSEA: With Matic set to leave, the Premier League champions will reportedly move...

Chelsea ready to spend £100m on Alex Sandro, Tiemoue Bakayoko this week

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:59:00 PDT

Julien Laurens says working with Antonio Conte would be a big boost for Tiemoue Bakayoko if he joins Chelsea from Monaco. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Chelsea line up £100 million double swoop Not that long after speculation that manager Antonio Conte could quit amid concerns about transfer policy, it's all systems go for Chelsea, the Mirror reports. The Blues are ready to go for it in a big way, with Juventus full-back Alex Sandro and Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko the first...

Romelu Lukaku plays on Chelsea-branded pitch, sends Everton fans mad

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:25:00 PDT

Romelu Lukaku may be on holiday in Los Angeles, but he won't get much of a break from transfer speculation after his latest Instagram video. The Everton striker was on fire in a five-a-side game, smashing home two goals. But eagle-eyed social media followers spotted a clue to his future on the side of the pitch: Bang bang ... A post shared by Romelu Lukaku bolingoli (@rlukaku9) on Jun 24, 2017 at 5:04am PDT Yes, that's former Chelsea striker Lukaku playing on a pitch with the Chelsea crest...

Chelsea should relax on transfer front as Antonio Conte has a plan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:55:00 PDT

The crew discuss Nemanja Matic's links with Manchester United and the latest Chelsea transfer rumours. The crew discuss Nemanja Matic's links with Manchester United and the latest Chelsea transfer rumours. The crew discuss Nemanja Matic's links with Manchester United and the latest Chelsea transfer rumours. With just two weeks to go before Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and his players reconvene for preseason training, there is every chance that new faces will be few and far between given the club's current struggles in the transfer market. Conte's supposed frustration with the board at the inertia led to rumours he might quit Stamford Bridge, which in turn provoked supporters to vent their angst at the situation. At face value, these annoyances should be understandable, but in truth the reasons behind...

Transfer Talk: Chelsea looking to shore up defence with Bonucci, Van Dijk

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:13:00 PDT

Leonardo Bonucci has been a target of Antonio Conte since last summer. Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to strengthen their defence with the acquisition of either Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci or Southampton's Virgil van Dijk, but the signing of either could prove tricky to complete, according to the Guardian. For more on Chelsea's plans on defence, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

Nemanja Matic to Manchester United: Chelsea's choice on Mourinho deal

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:29:00 PDT

The ESPN FC crew talk Robert Lewandowski, Chelsea and the Blues' transfer market. The ESPN FC crew talk Robert Lewandowski, Chelsea and the Blues' transfer market. The ESPN FC crew talk Robert Lewandowski, Chelsea and the Blues' transfer market. Chelsea are looking to be buyers more than sellers in this summer's transfer market, but Nemanja Matic is one of the more high-profile names linked with the exit door. Former manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in bringing him to Manchester United, while Juventus have also been linked. ESPN FC runs through the pros and cons of keeping Matic at Stamford Bridge. Pros Chelsea will need depth next season Antonio Conte's parting message at Wembley in May, as he digested Chelsea's limp FA...

Robert Lewandowski would represent an upgrade on Diego Costa for Chelsea

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:21:00 PDT

Craig Burley assesses Chelsea's rumoured transfer targets, with Robert Lewandowski and Romelu Lukaku leading the list. The guys discuss Craig's chicken catching ability, and answer tweets on Aubameyang or Morata, and Lewandowski to Chelsea? Since the final whistle blew on Chelsea's 2016-17 campaign, barely a day has gone by without an eye-catching story regarding the club's striker department. Diego Costa's uncertain future at Stamford Bridge has been thrown into stark relief with his revelation that Antonio Conte had sent him a text message that stated that he was no longer wanted. Michy Batshuayi also wasted little time in issuing his own verdict on a stuttering debut season in England by asserting that he is not prepared...

Bakayoko going to Chelsea could start dominoes falling; Terry in demand

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop sift through rumours such as Matic to Man United, Bakayoko to Chelsea and more. Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol explains the benefits of adding Mohamed Salah for Liverpool. Tiemoue Bakayoko going to Chelsea would likely push Nemanja Matic off the club. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Bakayoko arrival to push Matic to Old Trafford Chelsea are on the verge of signing Tiemoue Bakayoko for £35 million, and the Mail believes a domino effect could occur to send Nemanja Matic to Manchester United. Antonio Conte is a huge fan of Bakayoko, and the former Italy boss hopes to put any dispute with the Blues' board behind...

Robert Lewandowski should be at top of Chelsea's list to replace Diego Costa

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:13:00 PDT

Craig Burley assesses Chelsea's rumoured transfer targets, with Robert Lewandowski and Romelu Lukaku leading the list. Gab Marcotti and the FC crew debate the ever-evolving saga of Aubameyang, and if, or when he will move on from Dortmund. Alejandro Moreno says Chelsea won't only lose Diego Costa's scoring, but also his physicality and presence on the pitch. Raph Honigstein joins the FC panel to discuss Romelu Lukaku's potential move to Chelsea after admitting he's moving on. ESPN's Chelsea correspondent, Liam Twomey, reveals whom he thinks the Champions will add to their squad for the 2017-18 season. Chelsea's top priority in the transfer market this summer is finding a striker to replace Diego Costa. Fortunately for the newly crowned Premier League champions, an unusually high number of elite strikers seem to be on the market.  ESPN FC ranks the top five options in order of suitability for Chelsea. 1) Robert Lewandowski Once whispers emerged that Lewandowski might be unhappy at Bayern Munich this week, it was no surprise to see Chelsea and Manchester United linked.  Roman...

Chelsea could move for Bayern's Lewandowski as Lukaku hope fades

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:38:00 PDT

Craig Burley assesses Chelsea's rumoured transfer targets, with Robert Lewandowski and Romelu Lukaku leading the list. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Chelsea in for Lewandwoski In a summer transfer window of blockbuster signings, Chelsea have been rather quiet after clinching the Premier League title. Theories include the kit sponsor transition and quarrelling between Antonio Conte and the board, but that could all be about to be forgotten if the Blues follow through with interest...

Transfers: How much would Chelsea's Diego Costa cost?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:45:00 PDT

Diego Costa was told he has no future at Chelsea next season. The transfer window is upon us and there are plenty of big-name players who are being linked with moves. But how much would they cost? The CIES Football Observatory research team has developed a unique approach to estimate the transfer value of players. In June they revealed Neymar (€210.7 million) was the world's most expensive player. So what would it cost to sign Diego Costa this summer? For his value, according to CIES, click here.

Chelsea ace Cesc Fabregas' baby boy scores his first-ever golazo

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:52:00 PDT

Obviously hoping that his newborn son is going to follow him into the family business, Cesc Fabregas already has baby Leonardo kicking balls around. Away in Ibiza on his summer holidays, the Chelsea midfielder once again provided the assist as little Leo scored the very first goal of what will surely be a long and fruitful career. Leonardo's first ever goal at 2 months. Good start son, still a long way to go. ���� A post shared by Cesc Fàbregas (@cescf4bregas) on Jun 19, 2017 at 3:19am PDT Despite the fact he's only two months old, the young poacher already has a decent left foot on him. Of course, like his namesake Messi, we've also heard that Leo is...

Aubameyang, Dani Alves draw Man City interest; Chelsea ready to spend

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:45:00 PDT

Alejandro Moreno contends leaving Juventus for Manchester City wouldn't make sense for Dani Alves. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. Aubameyang, Alves could join Man City revolution It's been a while since Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been in the spotlight, but it's time for him to stride to centre stage again. Aubameyang is wanted by Manchester City, according to Sky Sports, which says Pep Guardiola "is understood to be an admirer" and...

Transfer Talk: Chelsea aim to hijack Alvaro Morata from Manchester United

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:50:00 PDT

Chelsea are reportedly looking to swoop in and sign the Spanish footballer. Chelsea are aiming to take advantage of prolonged negotiations between Manchester United and Real Madrid to sign Alvaro Morata, the Mirror reports. For more on Morata to Chelsea, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

Chelsea transfers: No correlation between early signings and success

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:30:00 PDT

Gab Marcotti and the FC crew discuss reports that Antonio Conte is at odds with Chelsea's hierarchy and could leave the club. LONDON -- Anxiety among Chelsea supporters about the club's lack of tangible progress in this summer's transfer market was approaching fever pitch on social media long before Thursday, when reports in Italy and England claimed that a frustrated Antonio Conte was on the verge of quitting Stamford Bridge. Sources at the club have told ESPN FC that Conte has not expressed any concerns with Chelsea's transfer strategy or decision-making structure, but the reports resonated in part because they imbued...

Transfer Talk: Chelsea confident in Thibaut Courtois deal

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:05:00 PDT

Chelsea and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will resume discussions in July. Thibaut Courtois has been linked with Real Madrid, but the Standard says both the Belgium international and Chelsea have "a willingness to come to an agreement." For more on the Courtois negotiations, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

Spurs want £50m from Man United for Dier; Courtois Chelsea contract latest

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:25:00 PDT

Gab Marcotti reports on the latest rumours linking Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier to Manchester United. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. United must pay £50m for Dier Manchester United will have to pay Tottenham Hotspur £50 million if they want to sign midfielder Eric Dier, the Telegraph reports. It says Spurs chairman Daniel Levy's valuation "is more than United expected to pay for the 23-year-old England international." Dier has emerged as a leading...

Transfer Rater: Dusan Tadic to Liverpool, Lorenzo Insigne to Chelsea

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 02:39:00 PDT

The latest transfer rumours from around the world. Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper. Here are today's top five emerging whispers for the summer. And keep an eye on on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip. Jozo Simunovic to Huddersfield Town Celtic defender Simunovic is a Huddersfield Town transfer target, according to the Daily Mail. David Wagner's...

Chelsea must smooth any rough edges between club and Antonio Conte

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:20:00 PDT

The ESPN FC crew discuss rumours Antonio Conte is leaving Chelsea. The wild speculation associated with Chelsea's current torpor in the transfer market took an unexpected twist on Thursday when a rumour surfaced in the Italian media that there is tension between manager Antonio Conte and the club's hierarchy. Following in the wake of tempestuous striker Diego Costa's decision to inform the world that Conte had advised him by text he wasn't wanted next season, it's now claimed the Italian wants a direct line of communication with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Cristiano Ronaldo wants out at Real Madrid; Donnarumma to Bernabeu?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:31:00 PDT

Mark Ogden isn't overly convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will be leaving Real Madrid after recent reports suggesting otherwise. The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. TOP STORY: Ronaldo decides to quit Madrid It was fun while it lasted, but could this be the end for Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo? Well, according to A Bola and Diario Record in Ronaldo's native Portugal as well as Spain's Marca, it could be. Portuguese daily @abola claim Ronaldo has made irreversible decision to leave Real...


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