Transfer gossip: Newcastle linked with Kepa

Some of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea…

Newcastle are interested in signing Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea, it’s claimed.

Kepa has impressed this season while standing in for first-choice keeper Edouard Mendy and there has been much speculation about his future.

He struggled after being signed by Chelsea for £72m and several clubs have been linked with him.

Now the Daily Star Sunday claim Chelsea would consider selling him for £50m and that Newcastle and a number of clubs in Kepa’s native Spain are keen to snap him up.

Militao touted for move

Chelsea want to sign Eder Militao from Real Madrid, it is claimed.

The Brazil international is the latest defender to be touted for a move to Stamford Bridge amid speculation over the futures of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta.

All three Chelsea players are approaching the end of their contracts and have so far not agreed new deals.

Several defenders have therefore been touted as potential replacements – and Spanish newspaper Marca claim Chelsea have sought talks with Militao with a view to signing the 24-year-old.

Chelsea ‘in race to sign Sosa’

Chelsea have been joined by Tottenham and Arsenal in a supposed race to sign Stuttgart defender Borna Sosa, it’s claimed.

Sosa has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and The Sun have picked up on reports that he is being targeted by three London clubs.

It comes after Christian Falk, a journalist for German newspaper Bild, claimed that Chelsea want the Croatia international but face competition Arsenal and Spurs.

Ekitike also linked

Chelsea have also been linked with Reims’ teenage striker Hugo Ekitike.

The Mirror have picked up on French publication Footmercato claiming that Chelsea are battling with Newcastle to sign Ekitike, 19, for £33m.

German side Borussia Dortmund are also said to be keen on him.

Arsenal said to be eyeing Broja

Arsenal are interested in signing Armando Broja, it is claimed.

The young striker has impressed this season on loan from Chelsea at Southampton, who are keen to sign him on a permanent deal.

Other clubs have shown an interest in Broja – and Football.London believe Arsenal are among them.

The Gunners are said to be monitoring him ahead of a possible move.

And the Daily Express declare that Broja has not ruled out leaving Chelsea this summer – and claim he would be open to joining Arsenal.

Kounde deal ‘a priority’

Chelsea have made signing Sevilla defender Jules Kounde a priority, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The France international has long been linked with the Blues, as has West Ham’s Declan Rice and Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni, who the Telegraph say are also targets.

It comes amid reports owner Roman Abramovich plans to back Thomas Tuchel in the transfer market this summer following Chelsea’s Club World Cup victory.

The club’s hierarchy are said to have been impressed that Tuchel did not demand new signings in January despite injuries to the likes of Ben Chilwell and Reece James.

The Telegraph also claim a number of players, including N’Golo Kante, could leave Chelsea this year.

Blues linked with Webster

Chelsea have been linked with in-form Brighton defender Adam Webster.

The centre-back has been impressive for Albion this season, prompting speculation about his future.

The Mirror claim Chelsea are considering a move for Webster this summer.

Azpilicueta tipped to join Barca

Reports in Spain continue to claim that Azpilicueta is heading for Barcelona.

Spanish publication Sport have declared – again – that the Chelsea captain has agreed a deal to join Barca at the end of the season.

Azpilicueta has indicated that he expects to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Christensen has also been linked with a move to the Nou Camp.