Chelsea FC transfer news: 17-goal winger to sign, but star midfielder to leave?

first_img Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) – Morata is a known target for Chelsea, but they have so far been knocked back in their attempts to sign him. The Blues have already failed with one bid for the Spanish striker, and Real Madrid are unwilling to sell unless their £62 million valuation is matched. This has not put Chelsea off however, and the Telegraph claim they are waiting to see if Morata will force a move away from the Bernabeu before submitting another bid. Andre Ayew (Swansea City) – Ayew impressed in his debut season in England, scoring 12 goals in a Swansea team who struggled for much of the campaign. This eye for goal has interested Conte, who is keen to add another attacking threat to his team to complement Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi. The Sun claim Conte does not want to spend big on a new forward, and a £12 million move is said to be in the works. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – Click the right arrow above to find out all the latest Arsenal transfer news… – Mahrez was a key figure in the Foxes’ incredible Premier League success last season, scoring 17 goals and registering 10 assists on the way to winning the title. However, following Kante’s departure, the 25-year-old winger reportedly wants to leave the KP Stadium as well. The Express claim he has turned down a new contract, with the Blues lining up a transfer in the coming days. 6 Nemanja Matic – One player who could leave Stamford Bridge this summer is Serbian midfielder Matic, a player key to Premier League success in 2014/15. He struggled last term, and with the arrival of Kante it is likely he has been pushed down the pecking order. ESPN claim Serie A champions Juventus are tracking Matic, with Conte deeming the 27-year-old surplus to requirements this season. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) – Chelsea have already made an offer for Senegalese centre-back Koulibaly, but have yet to agree a fee with Napoli. Everton are rivalling the Blues for his signature, although the Telegraph claim the 25-year-old favours a move to Stamford Bridge, and is hoping a deal can be agreed between Chelsea and his current club. Rated as one of the best defenders in Serie A, he would bring increased security to a team who leaked goals last season. 6 6 6 6 Juan Cuadrado – Cuadrado’s career at Chelsea has been less than stellar since signing for the Blues in January 2015, starting only four games under Jose Mourinho before being loaned to Juventus last summer. He excelled back in Italy, registering five goals and eight assists, and Conte has confirmed he will be back at Stamford Bridge next season. The Italian is known to be a big fan of the winger, and speaking after the friendly loss to Rapid Vienna, he announced Cuadrado will be part of his squad for the coming campaign. 6 Chelsea’s summer transfer activity burst into life on Saturday afternoon, with the arrival of N’Golo Kante from Leicester City confirmed.Michy Batshuayi was signed earlier in July, but bringing in Kante is proof that the Blues are going all out to win the Premier League this season under head coach Antonio Conte.But the business is not finished in West London, with many more players linked to join before the start of the 2016/17 season.A new defender is high on Conte’s wishlist, although it is clear another wide forward is likely to be heading to Stamford Bridge as well.So, what is the latest news? Click the right arrow above to find out…last_img read more