Star striker’s replacement, Italy goalkeeper wanted and more Chelsea gossip

first_imgIt’s been an efficient summer transfer window, so far, for Chelsea.Antonio Conte, the club’s new manager, has agreed deals for striker Michy Batshuayi and midfielder N’Golo Kante, both of whom are expected to be first team regulars next season.But reports suggest life with the Blues could be getting a little more complicated.Including the possible departure of two key players, along with a move for a new goalkeeper, check out the latest Chelsea transfer gossip by viewing the slideshow above. 5 5 5 2. Chelsea considering third bid for Alvaro Morata amid Diego Costa uncertainty? – On the topic of Diego Costa’s future, the Daily Mirror also state Antonio Conte’s apparent desperation to land Morata will see Atletico wait before making a move. With the Italian so keen on agreeing a deal for the Real Madrid forward, Atletico are reportedly prepared to see how their interest progresses and table a late bid for Costa. It’s understood Chelsea have had two offers turned down by Los Blancos, but could return with a third. Morata is valued at £67m. 5 3. Nemanja Matic wanted to replace Paul Pogba at Juventus? – With the possibility Manchester United may cough up a world record fee for Paul Pogba, Juventus are looking at replacements to the Frenchman. The Daily Mail report Nemanja Matic is Massimiliano Allegri’s first choice, with Newcastle United’s Moussa Sissoko also considered. Matic had a poor last season, but was crucial in the club’s 2014/15 title-winning campaign. Chelsea would want to recoup the £30m paid for his signature in January 2014. 5 4. Blues eyeing Lazio goalkeeper as backup to Thibaut Courtois? – Asmir Begovic is reportedly looking to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, unprepared to spend the new season as understudy to Thibaut Courtois. Antonio Conte, according to La Lazio Siamo Noi, is considering a move for Lazio stopper Federico Marchetti. The Serie A outfit want £6m for the 33-year-old, who was a part of Conte’s Euro 2016 squad. 1. Atletico Madrid refuse to give up on re-signing Diego Costa? Click the arrow above, right, to get up to date on the latest Chelsea transfer gossip – Atleti have been linked with a move for their former striker since the summer following Chelsea’s 2014/15 title win, and this rumour hasn’t gone anywhere. The Daily Mirror now claim the La Liga outfit haven’t given up on hope on securing a deal this summer, believing the centre forward is open to a return. 5. AC Milan closing in on Chelsea outcast Juan Cuadrado? – Despite an impressive loan stint at Juventus last season, Cuadrado’s future at Stamford Bridge remains unclear. It was reported on Friday that AC Milan were planning a move for the winger and Italy sport news outlet Gazzetta World have since stated a deal is close. It’s claimed the Blues are demanding no less than €30m for the Colombia international, while the Rossoneri want to initially sign him on loan with the option of a permanent agreement.last_img

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