Chelsea receive huge boost in their quest to land La Liga sensation
Chelsea-linked Ilaix Moriba is allegedly on his way out of the La Liga giants Barcelona, having decided against penning a new contract.
The 18-year-old midfielder is one of the most promising youngsters that Blaugrana have on their books, the kind that supporters would not expect them to allow to walk out the door without receiving a fee.
However, as fans have learnt in the latest days, the club are having difficulty when it comes to reneweing players’ contracts, which does not bode well for their efforts to keep Ilaix.
Premier League rivals exploring possibility of landing Chelsea outcast
The club would be interested in landing the forward on loan – but the Blues are still awaiting a permanent buyer.
In spite of ending last season as the side’s joint top goalscorer, level with the Germany international Timo Werner on 12 goals, the academy graduate is likely to find his game time at Stamford Bridge limited this season with the west Londoners are on the verge of re-signing Romelu Lukaku.
Chelsea could launch move for the Netherlands international centre-half
Chelsea are eyeing up a shock swoop for Juventus’ central defender Matthijs de Ligt, according to the latest reports.
The Brazilian penned a one-year contract extension with the club in June, but he turns 37 in September and could be about to enter his final campaign at a major European club.
The Italian media outlet states that Chelsea are readying an offer for De Ligt worth £51 million plus the German attacker Timo Werner, who could be pushed down the pecking order once Romelu Lukaku returns for a second stint at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham ending pursuit of towering Chelsea central defender
West Ham United’s pursuit of Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma is set to end in failure because of the wage demands of the Frenchman, according to reports.
The Hammers and the Blues are said to have come to a consensus on a sum for the UEFA Champions League winner, however, the player was not able to come to a total agreement regarding his salary and rejected the Irons’ offer.
With a deal for Kurt looking dead in the water, David Moyes’ side are now targeting Marseille’s Duje Caleta-Car and Nikola Milenkovic of Fiorentina.