Chelsea transfer gossip: Ake again linked with return

The transfer stories in Sunday’s newspapers involving Chelsea…

Chelsea have again been linked with a move to re-sign Nathan Ake from Bournemouth.

The Sun on Sunday again claim that the Blues are considering using a £40m buy-back clause agreed when they sold Ake to the Cherries two years ago.

The story comes despite Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, who has plenty of options at centre-back, insisting no replacement would be sought if Gary Cahill leaves, as youngster Ethan Ampadu would move up the pecking order to replace him.

Related West London Sport story: Ampadu set to replace Cahill (8 January)

Wilson also linked

Chelsea also continue to be linked with Ake’s Bournemouth team-mate Callum Wilson.

A number of newspapers again suggest that striker Wilson could be targeted if a deal is not agreed for Gonzalo Higuain, who is currently on a season-long loan at AC Milan from Juventus.

Related West London Sport story: Zola appears to confirm Wilson interest (18 December)

Bayern’s Hudson-Odoi pursuit

Callum Hudson-Odoi will tell Chelsea in the coming days that he wants to leave, the Mail on Sunday reports.

The young striker is being pursued by Bayern Munich. He has already indicated to Chelsea that he wants to go.

Related West London Sport stories:
Bayern’s bid for Hudson-Odoi rejected
(31 December)
Hudson-Odoi tells Chelsea he wants move
(8 January)

Bayern want Morata, Sunday Express claim

It is now claimed that Bayern also want Alvaro Morata.

The Sunday Express claim the German club are interested in the Chelsea striker, who has also been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Sevilla, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.

Willian wanted by Chinese club – Sunday Mirror

Willian is a target for Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang, the Sunday Mirror say.

It comes after Chelsea rejected an approach from Barcelona for the Brazilian, who says he is staying at Stamford Bridge.

Related West London Sport stories:
Willian says he is staying at Chelsea (12 January)
Chelsea reject Willian swap deal (10 January)

Hazard speculation continues

Real Madrid continue to be linked with Eden Hazard.

The Sun on Sunday, claiming an exclusive, say Real will offer £50m for Hazard this summer, when he will have a year remaining on his Chelsea contract unless he signs a new deal.