Some of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea….
Pedro, Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso could be on their way out of Chelsea, according to reports.
The contracts of Pedro and Giroud are due to expire at the end of the season and the Daily Telegraph say Chelsea are ready to listen to offers for them when the transfer window reopens in January.
The newspaper also say Marcos Alonso, who was attracted criticism for his performances and played poorly against Ajax this week, is fighting for his future at the club.
Meanwhile, The Sun say Turkish outfit Fenerbahce want Pedro and plan to open talks with his agent over a potential move.
Speculation over possible signings
With a date set for Chelsea’s appeal against a transfer ban to be heard, there is speculation over signings the club might make in January.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) have announced that Chelsea’s appeal against Fifa’s punishment will be heard on 20 November.
Chelsea have taken the case to Cas after Fifa rejected a previous appeal by the club, who were banned from signing players for two transfer windows after being found guilty of breaking the rules on signing under-18 players.
The ban is due to cease at the end of the season but a successful appeal to Cas would see it lifted in January, enabling the Blues to spend when the transfer window reopens.
A number of newspapers have declared that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will have £150m to spend if the appeal to Cas succeeds.
The Daily Telegraph say Chelsea want Nathan Ake and Lyon’s former Fulham forward Moussa Dembele as well as Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell.
A buy-back clause in the deal which saw Chelsea sell Ake to Bournemouth two years ago reportedly enables them to purchase him from the south-coast club for £40m.
The Daily Mail say Chelsea have entered a race to sign Dembele and that he is also a target for Manchester United.
The stories are partly based on comments made by Lampard at a news conference last Monday, when he was asked about the appeal date being set.
He replied: “I’ll be very interested, of course. But it is a legal matter and I don’t know enough of the legals to even delve.
“But of course I’m interested because it’s obviously going to affect potentially what we can do in January or not.
“I think as Chelsea we will always look to improve in windows if we can, if we’re allowed to and if the players we might look at are better or we feel are worth adding to the squad.”