Transfer gossip: Speculation over Chelsea duo

Some of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea.

The closure of the transfer window in China has immediately prompted speculation that Diego Costa could move there when it reopens.

The Sun declare that Chelsea face a battle to keep hold of the striker, who has scored 16 goals this season.

Costa is reported to have been offered £38m a year to play in the Chinese Super League and his long-term future is said to be uncertain.

The Sun say “Costa’s head has been turned” by the potential money on offer in the Far East.

There also continues to be speculation over the future of Michy Batshuayi.

The Daily Mirror say Chelsea are set to sell the Belgian forward this summer.

Batshuayi has not started a Premier League match since his move to Stamford Bridge from Marseille last year.

Morata linked again

Chelsea are planning a £34m bid for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, according to Spanish website Diario Gol.

Morata, 24, previously played under Antonio Conte at Juventus and is one of a host of players the Blues boss has been linked with.

The Spain international has been tipped to leave Real, where he is said to be unhappy at playing second fiddle to Karim Benzema.