Transfer gossip: Fulham linked with Isla

Some of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs…

Fulham are interested in bringing Mauricio Isla back to west London, it is claimed. 

The Chilean right-back, currently with Fenerbahce, spent the 2014-15 season on loan at QPR from Juventus.

Turkish outlet Takvim say he is seen by Fulham as a possible back-up option if they are unable to sign Chelsea’s Victor Moses, who has also been linked with the Whites.

Sky claim Chelsea could pay £50m for Wilson

Sky Sports claim Maurizio Sarri wants Chelsea to pay up to £50m for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson if the Blues boss is unable to bring Gonzalo Higuain to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola recently appeared to confirm the club are interested in the England international.

That sparked speculation over how much Chelsea would be willing to pay for Wilson.

And Sky Sports believe Sarri wants to go all out in pursuit of Wilson if a deal cannot be agreed for Argentine Higauin, who is currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus.

Meanwhile, the Mail suggest West Ham could target Wilson in a big-money deal if Marko Arnautovic leaves.

It comes amid reports that Hammers striker Arnautovic is the subject of interest from Chinese clubs.

The Daily Star have claimed that Wilson, not Higuain. is Chelsea’s preferred signing as they hunt for a new striker.

The Star have also claimed that Bournemouth are demanding up to £70m for Wilson.

Related West London Sport story:
Zola appears to confirm Wilson interest

Speculation over Motata continues

Speculation continues over the future of Alvaro Morata.

The Chelsea striker has been linked with several clubs, including AC Milan – as part of a deal involving Higuain – and Sevilla.

Now it is claimed that Atletico Madrid are interested in Morata, who has struggled since his move to west London from Real Madrid.

The Mail believe Atletico are keen to snap him up during this month’s transfer window.

It comes after Spanish radio Cope reported that Atletico transfer negotiator Andrea Bertra has travelled to London for talks with Chelsea.

Higuain deal close, Mail say

Chelsea are close to a deal to bring Higuain to the club for the rest of the season, the Mail say.

Juventus are said to be ready to end his season-long loan at Milan and let him join Chelsea on loan with a view to a permanent move.

Bayern’s Hudson-Odoi pursuit

Doubts also remain over the future of Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is wanted by Bayern Munich.

The Mail say Chelsea are unhappy with the nature of Bayern’s pursuit of the teenager and will report the German champions to Fifa if they find evidence of an illegal approach.

Bees inked with Woodburn

Brentford are among clubs linked with Ben Woodburn after Liverpool recalled the forward from a season-long loan at Sheffield United.

The 19-year-old had not played for the Yorkshire club since November and is expected to spend the rest of the season on loan elsewhere. say Brentford are one of a number of Championship clubs to have expressed an interest in him.

It is claimed that the Bees, Blackburn and Hull have made enquiries about Woodburn.

Maupay speculation

There continues to be speculation over the future of Brentford striker Neal Maupay.

Reports have suggested that Aston Villa’s former Bees boss Dean Smith will target the Frenchman if Villa lose on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

Middlesbrough have also been linked with Maupay, who has scored 16 goals this season.

And the Daily Express have picked up on reports that Brentford are demanding £20m for him.