Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up
CL final key to Madrid’s Hazard hopes
Real Madrid must reach the Champions League final before Florentino Perez will push through a move for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard for manager Zinedine Zidane, reports Spanish outlet Mi Otra Liga .
Both Perez and Zidane admire Hazard, but Madrid are holding off on making a bid until the current season is over.
Conte: Chelsea wanted Van Dijk
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the Blues were interested in Virgil van Dijk before the centre-back made his £75 million move to Liverpool from Southampton earlier this month.
“For sure he was our target but as you know this is football. We can have a lot of targets but you must be able to reach those targets,” Conte said.
Christensen signs new Chelsea contract
Andreas Christensen has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea, the club announced on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old defender has been a solid player for Antonio Conte’s side this season, making 22 appearances so far.
The new deal will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2022, after he initially signed with the Blues in 2012 and spent the last two seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Sandro asking price frustrates Chelsea
Chelsea’s efforts to land Alex Sandro are being frustrated by the high asking price Juventus have slapped on their player, claims the Daily Telegraph .
Sandro has long been a target for Antonio Conte, who is keen to bolster his options at the back.
But Juve reportedly are holding out for £60 million, a fee the Blues are not willing to match.
Chelsea, Arsenal & Man Utd battle for Bailey
Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are set to battle for the signature of Leon Bailey, according to the Mirror .
The Bayer Leverkusen winger is likely to command a fee of more than £40 million, although his club are reluctant to sell.
Mourinho tells Man Utd: Buy Kante or I’m off
Jose Mourinho has demanded Manchester United buy N’Golo Kante if they want him to stay at the club, states Don Balon .
The Chelsea star is now considered one of the world’s finest defensive midfielders, and his talents have left Mourinho as a keen admirer.
Madrid looking to sign Marcos Alonso
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is considering replacing Marcelo with Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, according to Don Balon .
Los Blancos are ready to overhaul their roster and move on from the Brazilian left-back, who turns 30 in May.
Alonso reportedly would be brought in to split minutes with 20-year-old Theo Hernandez.
Ronaldo prefers Chelsea move
Cristiano Ronaldo would prefer a move to Chelsea as he weighs up leaving Real Madrid, according to Don Balon .
The Portuguese continues to be linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu, with the Blues among those that have expressed an interest.
Should he depart Ronaldo wants a move to the Premier League, and with Manchester United seemingly not interested in bringing him back to Old Trafford Chelsea are set to be the next best option.