Transfer gossip: Chelsea again tipped to move for Van Dijk

Some of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea.

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Chelsea have again been tipped to move for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

The Daily Mirror say Chelsea plan to table a £60m bid for the Netherlands international.

It comes after Blues boss Antonio Conte reiterated after Sunday’s Community Shield against Arsenal that he is keen to make further signings.

The Mirror declare that Conte “fired yet another SOS to the Chelsea board for new signings” and that the club will make a move for Van Dijk “to ease Conte’s frustrations.”

Last week, The Times suggested that Chelsea would offer Southampton £50m after being urged by Conte to make a firm bid.

Barca man linked

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Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto is the latest player to be linked with Chelsea.

Spanish publication Don Balon claim the Blues and Manchester United are interested in Roberto, who reportedly has a £36m release clause in his contract.

Monaco are also said to be keen on the 25-year-old, with Barca apparently ready to sell.

Blues in for Bale, Sunday Express claim

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Chelsea have again been linked with Gareth Bale, this time by the Sunday Express.

Amid speculation that Real Madrid could sell the former Tottenham star if they sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, it is claimed that Chelsea are in the running to sign Bale this summer.

Drinkwater wants Chelsea move – Mirror

Danny Drinkwater is ready to tell Leicester he wants to move to Chelsea, the Daily Mirror claim.

It comes after reports Chelsea are interested in the 27-year-old midfielder, who previously played alongside Blues star N’Golo Kante at Leicester.

The Mirror say Drinkwater is keen to make the move and is prepared to tell the Foxes he wants to go.

Christensen linked with Inter

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Conte is ready to allow defender Andreas Christensen to leave in a swap deal in order to sign Inter Milan’s Antonio Candreva, Italian outlet Tuttosport claim.

It follows recent reports that Conte is keen to sign 30-year-old winger Candreva, who previously played under him for Italy.

Le10Sport claim Chelsea want Aurier

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French outlet Le10Sport claim Chelsea have joined Manchester United in a battle to sign Paris St-Germain right-back Serge Aurier.

French media have linked the Ivory Coast international with a move to Old Trafford, claiming he is a United transfer target.

It is now claimed that Chelsea want Aurier, 24, and have made an approach to PSG.

It is also suggested that he would cost £27m.

Barca linked with Hazard

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Barcelona will try to sign Eden Hazard after agreeing to sell Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, The Sun claim.

It is claimed that Barca intend to target both Chelsea star Hazard and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.

The Sun reckon Barca are preparing a bid of around £100m for Hazard and have asked a third party to sound him out to see if he would fancy the move.

Speculation over Costa

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The Sun say Diego Costa does not want to join AC Milan, leaving Chelsea facing the prospect of paying his wages – reported to be £185,000 a week – until January.

Milan have been linked with the Spain striker and are said to have held talks with his agent Jorge Mendes.

But The Sun believe Costa, who has been told he has no future at Chelsea, is determined to return to his former club Atletico Madrid, who are under a transfer ban until January.

The newspaper adds that Costa, 28, is not even keen on a loan move to Milan with a view to then returning to Atletico in the new year.

The Daily Telegraph say Chelsea are considering devising a personal fitness regime for him in order to keep his fitness levels high and thus increase the chances of him being bought.

The Daily Express say Milan are only interested in a permanent deal.

Alex Sandro bid reportedly rejected

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Chelsea have had a bid for Alex Sandro rejected by Juventus, it is claimed.

The Daily Star have picked up on TransferMarketWeb claiming that an offer of £54m for the Brazilian left-back has been turned down.

There have previously been reports elsewhere that Chelsea have offered more than that amount.

Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri insisted this week that the player will stay with the Turin club.

Sun link Liverpool with Sanches

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Liverpool are the latest club to be linked with Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches.

Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently suggested that Conte had expressed an interest in the Portuguese, who is reportedly available for a loan move.

The Sun say Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is eyeing a deal for Sanches and will compete with Chelsea to sign the 19-year-old.

Sanches is being touted as a potential replacement for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, who has been tipped to join Barcelona.

Chelsea to make Ox bid, Express say

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The Daily Express say Chelsea are set to make a £25m move for Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and want to turn him into a wing-back.

He played there for Arsenal towards the end of last season and Chelsea are said to have earmarked him for the role. 

Liverpool are also said to be interested in the England international, who is now in the final year of his Gunners contract.