Chelsea transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge
Thursday, January 16
- West Ham are interested in recruiting midfielder Ross Barkley on loan
- Roman Abramovich wants to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho
- The Chelsea owner wants a marquee signing to replace Willian
- Borussia Dortmund have already started planning for life without Jadon Sancho
Ross Barkley to West Ham
West Ham are interested in recruiting Ross Barkley on loan until the end of the season, as David Moyes looks to link up with his former Everton player.
But Chelsea are refusing to allow the England international to leave Stamford Bridge, insisting that he’s still an important part of their plans.
Moyes is banking of Barkley pushing for the move, as he hopes to maintain his place in Gareth Southgate’s England plans for Euro 2020.
The West Ham boss wants to sign the Chelsea star because Jack Wilshere is struggling for fitness at the London Stadium, according to The Mirror.
Jadon Sancho to Chelsea
Roman Abramovich wants to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
That’s according to transfer expert Duncan Castles, who claims the Chelsea owner wants a marquee signing to replace Willian.
The Brazilian playmaker is reportedly heading for the exit having only been offered a one-year contract extension and Abramovich alongside director Marina Granovskaia have £100million-rated Sancho in their sights.
“Their priority is on the wing, where they envisage losing Willian because they have offered Willian a new contract but only a one-year contract because of his age,” Castles said on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window Podcast.
“Chelsea are preparing for his exit. I’m told they are focusing on wingers at present. One of those strong options for them is Jadon Sancho.
“My understanding is the club, i.e. Roman Abramovich and Marina Granovskaia, are very keen on taking Sancho. They’re keen on making a statement signing.”
Inter Milan triple deal
Inter Milan chief Piero Ausilio flew to London on Wednesday with the hope of concluding three Premier League transfers.
The Daily Mail claim Ausilio will attempt to thrash out deals for Tottenham contract rebel Christian Eriksen, Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud and Manchester United’s Ashley Young.
It’s claimed Ausilio’s primary task is to secure Eriksen’s signature but believes the Red Devils and Frank Lampard’s side are ready to do business.
Antonio Conte is eager to be reunited with Giroud and the club are prepared to offer £4million for his services.