Transfer gossip: Bakayoko linked with summer move

Some of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea…

The Sun have picked up on speculation linking Tiemoue Bakayoko with a return to his former club Monaco.

The Sun’s story is based on one by UAE publication The National claiming that Monaco want to re-sign the midfielder this summer.

He has struggled at Stamford Bridge since leaving them to join Chelsea last year and it is claimed that he could move back when the transfer window reopens.

Mirror reckon Blues want Militao

The Daily Mirror claim Chelsea have joined Manchester City in an apparent chase to sign Brazilian Eder Militao (pictured on the left above) from Sao Paulo this summer.

City boss Pep Guardiola is reported to want Militao, 20, and Manchester United are also said to have shown an interest in the former Brazil Under-17 international.

The Mirror say Chelsea want him as well, apparently because of his versatility – he can play in midfield or defence.

Speculation over Kenedy

Arsenal and Tottenham are among several clubs being linked with Kenedy.

It comes after Sky reported that Bayern Munich, Paris St-Germain and a number of Premier League clubs are interested in the Brazilian wide-man, who has impressed while on loan at Newcastle from Chelsea and has been linked with a possible permanent move to Tyneside.

Sky believe that clubs have asked to be kept informed should Chelsea be willing to sell him this summer. 

ESPN in his native Brazil have duly claimed that Arsenal are showing an interest, while the Northern Echo reckon Spurs are keeping an eye on him. 

Drinkwater could seek move, Guardian say

Danny Drinkwater is growing frustrated at Chelsea and could seek a move this summer, The Guardian say.

The newspaper suggests Drinkwater is unhappy at playing a bit-part role for the Blues since being signed from Leicester last year.

He has made only five starts and apparently believes his future might lie away from Stamford Bridge.

Blues again linked with Seri

Chelsea have again been linked with Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, who was touted for a move to SW6 during the January transfer window.

The Daily Mail reckon Chelsea have made an enquiry about him and that he has been watched by a host of other clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Clubs reportedly want Taylor-Crossdale

Chelsea youngster Martell Taylor-Crossdale is wanted by Charlton and Fleetwood, again according to the Daily Mail.

The 18-year-old striker has scored 20 goals this season, having got 22 last term, and a number of EFL clubs have shown an interest.

The Mail claim Chelsea are “facing a fight” to keep Taylor-Crossdale and that League One clubs Charlton and Fleetwood are leading a chase to sign him.

Richarlison still being touted for move

Richarlison continues to be touted for a possible move to Chelsea.

The Brazilian’s representatives tried to secure him a move to Chelsea prior to him joining Watford from Fluminense last summer, and he was duly linked with the Blues.

He has continued to be linked with a transfer to Stamford Bridge amid reports he could leave Watford this summer – and Sky reckon Chelsea are interested along with Manchester United and Everton.

He has four years remaining on his contract and Sky say Watford would want arund £40m for him.

Morata linked with Juve, Bayern and Real

Juventus want Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, reports in Italy claim. 

Spanish newspaper AS recently claimed Bayern Munich have lined up Morata as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who has been linked with a move from the German outfit to Real Madrid.

The Express meanwhile, have linked former Real striker Morata with a possible return to Real.