News Roundup

Morata and Bakayoko to Stay

Chelsea are set to keep hold of both Alvaro Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko in this summer, despite recent fan unrest in recent performances. Both players joined the Blues in the summer, and have disappointed fans in different areas of the pitch. Despite this, Chelsea are keen to keep both players at the club, so they avoid a situation similar to Mohamed Salah and Kevin de Bruyne, who both left the club and went onto dominate the Premier League. Morata has been linked with a potential return to Juventus, whereas Bakayoko has been struggling for first-team minutes in recent months.

Alonso to Barcelona

Marcos Alonso could be set for a summer move to Barcelona, if recent reports are to be believed. The Spanish side are reportedly keen on the left-back, and believe he would be a good option at centre-back and a long-term replacement for Gerard Piqué. Alonso could also challenge Jordi Alba for the left-back spot at the Nou Camp.

Hysaj Chase

Chelsea are reportedly leading the chase to sign Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj. The Blues are ahead of several Premier League clubs as they attempt to bring the Albanian to Stamford Bridge. Reports in Italy suggest that Hysaj has a release clause in his contract, and that Chelsea are willing to meet the clause and bring him to West London.

Arsenal for Enrique

Arsenal are confident that they can beat Chelsea to the appointment of Luis Enrique as manager – if they make him first choice. The Gunners are looking for a replacement for Arsene Wenger following his announcement that he will be leaving the club. Whereas Chelsea are set to replace Antonio Conte this summer. Reports have claimed that Enrique was first choice for the Blues to replace the Italian, but Arsenal’s interest in the Spanish manager could mean he heads to the Emirates, not Stamford Bridge.