Chelsea linked with Benfica midfielder Gomes and PSV’s Bakkali

Chelsea have been linked with Benfica midfielder Andre Gomes.

Talksport have picked up on reports in Spain that the Blues and Manchester United are keeping tabs on the 21-year-old.

Chelsea are also being tipped to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali.

Metro have picked up a report on Spanish website Fichajes which has suggested that the Blues have moved ahead of Liverpool in a race to sign the 18-year-old.

Other reports in Spain say Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Arsenal and Manchester United also want Bakkali.

Meanwhile, The Express have added Manchester City to the list of clubs they say are looking to sign Barcelona’s former Manchester United defender Gerard Pique.

Chelsea are said to be keen to buy the Spain international, who has also been linked with a return to United.

It has been reported that Pique, 27, could be available for £24m.

The player wants to stay at Barca and was this week quoted as saying: “At the moment I’m not thinking about leaving.

“I’m a Barcelona fan, I have been since I was a kid. I want to stay here.”

The Express also reports that another player they have linked with Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus, has made a statement following speculation that he could move in January.

“At the moment there are a lot of people talking about my future,” he said.

“There is a lot of speculation and a lot is being written. I would like to take this opportunity to say that other people are thinking more about my future than me.”

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