CHELSEA FACING €75M JAMES FIGHT
Bayern Munich and Chelsea are battling to sign James Rodriguez, with Real Madrid trying to recoup €75 million for the Colombia international, according to Marca .
Former Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti worked with James for a season at the Santiago Bernabeu and has called on Bayern to press ahead with a bid for the playmaker after interest in Alexis Sanchez cooled.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have already missed out on one major target this summer after Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United, who have also been linked with James, and Antonio Conte is keen to avoid another transfer setback.
INTER ENTER MATIC RACE
Inter could rival Manchester United for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to Corriere dello Sport .
The Serie A outfit are set to sell Gary Medel, and see Serbia international Matic as an ideal replacement.
DANI ALVES YET TO MAKE FUTURE CALL
Dani Alves is yet to make a decision on his future with Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham all keen, reports Globo Esporte .
The former Barcelona defender was expected to head to the Etihad Stadium after leaving Juventus, but he has several intriguing options to consider.
NO WAY BACK FOR COSTA
Chelsea will be not be opening the door for Diego Costa to return to their first-team fold, claims the Telegraph .
The Spain international is wanted back at Atletico Madrid, but they are working under a transfer ban and Antonio Conte is not prepared to offer the striker pre-season minutes while his future is resolved.
CHELSEA IN FOR €70M AUBAMEYANG
Chelsea have turned their attentions to Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, according to Marca .
The Blues are apparently ready to pay €70 million to land the Gabon international and are currently ahead of PSG in the race to sign the 28-year-old forward.
INTER PREPARE €60M NAINGGOLAN BID
Inter are ready to make a move for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan and are willing to pay as much as €60 million for him, La Gazzetta dello Sport claims.
Nerazzurri boss Luciano Spalletti praised the Belgium international in a press conference on Sunday and it has been reported he wants to reunite with him. Although Inter are preparing an offer, Roma are looking to hold onto their star player, who has also been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, as they look to challenge Juventus next season.
LOFTUS-CHEEK SET FOR PALACE
Crystal Palace look to have won the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a season-long loan, according to the Daily Telegraph .
Brighton, Newcastle and Southampton had all shown an interest in Loftus-Cheek, but he is now set to become new Palace manager Frank de Boer’s first signing.
CHELSEA TO OFFER €80M FOR MORATA
Chelsea are ready to offer €80 million for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata after missing out on Romelu Lukaku, according to AS .
Morata had seemingly been on course to join Manchester United, with Chelsea having been favourites to sign Lukaku, but the situation has now been turned on its head.
With Lukaku on the brink of finalising a move to United, Premier League champions Chelsea will try to sign Morata on either a four or five-year contract.
MARSEILLE KEEN ON DEMBELE
Marseille have made in-demand Celtic striker Moussa Dembele their No.1 summer transfer target, according to Sky Sports .
Dembele proved a revelation during his debut season at Celtic last term and was wanted by Chelsea during the January transfer window.
Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United have also previously shown an interest in Dembele, with Marseille likely to face fierce competition for the Frenchman if they make a concerted move.
BESIKTAS COULD LOAN COSTA
Besiktas have emerged as a loan option for Chelsea striker Diego Costa, according to AS .
The Spain international is set to complete a move back to Atletico Madrid, and the Turkish champions have offered to sign him until January due to the Spanish side's transfer ban.
MAN UTD TO HIJACK CHELSEA AGAIN
The French side are upset at how slow Antonio Conte's side have moved and want to sell the midfielder as soon as possible.
And Jose Mourinho's side look set to step in if they can't get a deal done for Nemanja Matic.
JAMES WANTS MADRID EXIT BY TUESDAY
James Rodriguez wants to finalise his move away from Real Madrid within the next 48 hours to ensure he doesn’t have to travel to the United States on Tuesday for the club’s pre-season tour, reports AS .
The Colombia international wants to be playing regular first-team football next season and the impending arrival of Dani Ceballos from Real Betis will limit his opportunities further.
Madrid president Florentino Perez wants €70 million for James and has reportedly already offered him to Chelsea as part of a double deal involving Alvaro Morata. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have also shown an interest in James.
CHELSEA OFFERED €150M MADRID DUO
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has offered Chelsea the chance to sign Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez for a combined €150 million, claims Diario Gol .
Perez is keen to free up funds, and space in the first-team squad, to secure a deal for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, and is prepared to sell Morata and James.
Morata has emerged as a leading target for Chelsea following Romelu Lukaku’s decision to join Manchester United, who had previously been interested in the Spain international, but had baulked at Madrid’s €90 million asking price.
Now, in an attempt to offload both Morata and Colombian playmaker James, Perez has contacted Chelsea to offer the pair as a package.
RUDIGER NEARS CHELSEA MOVE
Antonio Rudiger's move from Roma to Chelsea is nearing, with agents involved in the deal arriving in London to finalise the transfer, according to Sky Sports .
The two clubs have agreed a fee that could rise to £34m for the German international defender, whose move could be finalised in the next 24-48 hours.
LOFTUS-CHEEK SET FOR LOAN EXIT
Southampton are hoping to win the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a season-long loan, reports the Mirror .
Loftus-Cheek is keen to be playing regular football next season and Southampton are confident of seeing off Brighton and Newcastle to secure a deal.
CHELSEA READY BELOTTI BID
Chelsea will table a big-money bid for Torino striker Andrea Belotti if they miss out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, claims the Daily Mirror .
Both sides have had a £75 million offer accepted for the Belgium international, but the Blues are putting contingency plans in place.
CONTE TURNS ATTENTION TO CHICHARITO
Antonio Conte is focusing his efforts on Mexico international Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, according to The Sun .
The Chelsea boss looks set to miss out on Romelu Lukaku despite a last-minute Blues bid, and is now considering a move for the £13.5m-rated Mexico international.
COSTA OPEN TO TALKS WITH CHELSEA
Diego Costa is willing to have showdown talks with Antonio Conte with an eye on returning to Chelsea, according to The Sun .
The striker's preferred move to Atletico Madrid is not possible, and with Romelu Lukaku not going to Stamford Bridge Costa could return to the Blues.
CONTE'S CHELSEA FUTURE IN DOUBT
Chelsea's failure to land their top transfer targets this summer has left Antonio Conte's position with the club in doubt, according to the Mirror .
With Romelu Lukaku looking set to join Manchester United, the club having failed to land Alexis Sanchez and Virgil van Dijk and stuggling to sign Alex Sandro and Tiemoue Bakayoko, the Italian's frustrations have grown.
The manager is now reportedly "fuming" at club officials for letting the Everton striker get away and facing a crisis up front ahead of the new season having seen his top target join a major rival.
CHELSEA PLOTTING JAMES BID
Chelsea are prepared to table "a significant bid" for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, reports AS .
The Colombian is expected to be on the move this summer, with the likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain among his many admirers.
CHELSEA LODGE DANILO BID
Chelsea have tabled a £22 million bid for Real Madrid defender Danilo, according to Don Balon .
The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus, but the Blues have now entered the chase for the right-back.
NEWCASTLE KEEN ON LOFTUS-CHEEK
Newcastle United are keen on signing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to The Times .
The Magpies are set to face competition from fellow newly-promoted side Brighton & Hove Albion for the England under-21 international.
WATFORD CLOSING ON CHALOBAH
Watford are closing in on a move for Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, according to the Daily Mirror .
The England under-21 international has failed to get the assurances he needs from Blues boss Antonio Conte and is set to move to Vicarage Road for a fee in the region of £5 million plus add-ons.