Transfer gossip: Speculation over Kounde asking price

Some of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea…

Sevilla have raised their asking price for Jules Kounde to £68.5m, denting Chelsea’s hopes of signing the France defender, the Telegraph say.

The Daily star recently claimed Sevilla want £60m for Kounde, who is said to be keen on a move to England.

Now it is claimed that Chelsea would have to pay even more in order to bring him to west London., on the other hand, say the Spanish club have made it clear that Kounde is not for sale as they want to keep him.

Dourtmund said to be keen on Hudson-Odoi

Borussia Dortmund continue to be linked with Callum Hudson-Odoi. reports that the German club are interested in the Chelsea winger but Thomas Tuchel plans to keep him.

Blues boss Tuchel said on Friday that Hudson-Odoi wanted to fight for a place and would not be leaving.

West London Sport story: Tuchel rules out Hudson-Odoi loan move

Chelsea ‘favourites to sign Niguez’

Chelsea are being touted as favourites to sign Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez.

Manchester United have also been linked with the midfielder amid reports that Atletico are open to selling him.

The Daily Express reports that United are not pursuing a deal for Niguez and that the club believe rivals Chelsea are in pole position to sign him.

The Daily Telegraph ran a similar story, claiming that Chelsea have held talks over a deal for Niguez and moved ahead of United in a battle to buy him.

Loftus-Cheek linked with Roma

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly interested in signing Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Roma.

There is uncertainty over the future of the Blues midfielder as the end of the transfer window approaches.

The Daily Mail are among UK newspapers to pick up reports in Italy suggesting that Mourinho could snap him up.

Moriba still being touted for move

Chelsea have again been linked with Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba.

It comes as the teenager’s representatives negotiate a new contract for him with Barca.

Reports in Spain continue to claim that Moriba could end up at Stamford Bridge if he does not agree a new deal.