Transfer gossip: Leeds and Everton linked with Batshuayi

Some of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…

Leeds United and Everton are said to be interested in signing Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea this summer.

Teamtalk claim the two Premier League clubs are in the running to snap up Batshuayi, who is expected to be allowed to move on if the right offer comes in.

The Belgian striker has been unable to establish himself as a first-team player at Chelsea and has been on loan at Turkish club Besiktas.

Real linked with James

Chelsea defender Reece James

Real Madrid are monitoring Reece James ahead of a possible bid for him, it is claimed.

The Daily Mirror claim Real have watched Chelsea star James at least nine times this season and that the club believe he could be what they are looking for.

The newspaper declare that Real’s former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti has put James “high on his list of transfer targets” and that the Spanish club “will test the resolve of Chelsea’s new owners to keep him in the summer.”

Rudiger speculation

Real also continue to be linked with Antonio Rudiger.

The likes of Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Manchester United have also been linked with the German defender, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

ESPN say Real are still looking into the possibility of signing Rudiger this summer.

Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News reports that he has snubbed United because he wants guaranteed Champions League football.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel remains confident Rudiger will eventually sign a new contract and stay.

Loftus-Cheek keen to stay – Mail

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is determined to stay at Chelsea despite speculation over his future, the Daily Mail reports.

Loftus-Cheek has impressed in recent weeks – and scored in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win against Crystal Palace at Wembley.

Palace, where the midfielder was previously on loan, are among clubs to have been linked with him.

The Mail say Loftus-Cheek will reject interest from Roma, Everton, Palace and West Ham in order to stay at Stamford Bridge.