Transfer News/Gossip

TUESDAY 23 JULY

Injured Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27, has been playing golf close to Chelsea’s training ground- fuelling speculation the England international could be on his way to Stamford Bridge. (Daily Star)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes former club Real Madrid will block any attempt by Manchester United to take Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, back to Old Trafford. (London’s Evening Standard)

Manager Jose Mourinho says he is considering leaving Fernando Torres, 29, and Juan Mata, 25, out of Chelsea’s first league game against Hull City because he believes they will be too exhausted following an international friendly for Spain on 14 August. (Independent)

MONDAY 22
JULY

Chelsea are growing increasingly confident of signing 27-year-old Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for £30m. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been impressed by striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, who spent last season on loan at West Brom but he will continue to chase Rooney. (Guardian)

Manchester United manager David Moyes claims his Glasgow upbringing will give him the edge when it comes to mind games with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. (The Sun)

SATURDAY 20
JULY

Arsenal are interested in signing Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata, 25, with the Spain international’s future under scrutiny since Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge as manager. (Daily Mail)

WEDNESDAY 17 JULY

Chelsea will have to spend £80m to land Rooney. The package would include £28m committed to a transfer fee, with his five-year contract on £200,000-a-week wages costing £52m. (The Sun)

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea have no need to sell any of their key men this summer, including Branislav Ivanovic, Juan Mata and David Luiz. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea have targeted Bayern Munich’s Luiz Gustavo, 25, as a midfield replacement for John Mikel Obi, 26, who is expected to depart Stamford Bridge this summer. (Talk Sport)

Manchester United and Barcelona will go head to head with Chelsea and Manchester City for the signature of Roma’s 19-year-old Brazilian defender Marquinhos. (Daily Star)

Manchester City and Chelsea are chasing Sweden forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, who has fallen out with new Paris St-Germain boss Laurent Blanc over the signing of 26-year-old Edinson Cavani. (Daily Star)

TUESDAY 16 JULY

Chelsea have been left frustrated after Napoli forward Edinson Cavani, 26, passed his medical ahead of his proposed switch to Paris St-Germain. (Daily Express)

Roma boss Rudi Garcia has pleaded with the club’s board to prevent Chelsea from signing midfielder Daniele De Rossi, 29. (Metro)

Chelsea striker Milan Lalkovic has joined Walsall on loan until January. (TalkSport)

SUNDAY 14 JULY

Jose Mourinho wants former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 35, to return to Stamford Bridge from Galatasaray. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea are now ­favourites to sign Wayne Rooney from ­Manchester United this summer but the battle for the 27-year-old striker’s signature could run until the end of the transfer ­window, with the England forward costing £25m. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea target Daniele De Rossi has not been included in the squad for Roma’s summer training camp in Riscone indicating that Chelsea are closing in on the 11 million man.

Transfer News: Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu joins Valencia on loan. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea target Bruma has declared that he will not be renewing his contract with Sporting Lisbon and is ready to move on this summer. (Sky Sports)

SATURDAY 13 JULY

Chelsea look to miss out on Fiorentina star Steven Jovetic as our Premier League Rivals Manchester City are believed to be close to meeting the 22 year olds £30m asking price. (The Times)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27, still wants to leave Old Trafford with Chelsea in pole position to land him for £25m. (Daily Star)

Promising 17-year-old left-back Luke Shaw is set to reject offers from Manchester United and Chelsea and sign a new contract with Southampton. (Daily Express)

Chelsea appear to have lost the battle to Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, 26, as he is on the verge of a £54m move to Paris St-Germain. (The Independent)

Trabzonspor have joined Turkish rivals Galatasaray in the race for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, 26. (The Sun).

FRIDAY 12 JULY

Chelsea could be about to launch a move for Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi with reports of a deal being ‘all-but-agreed’. (The Independant)

ROMELU LUKAKU has rejected a loan move to West Ham after Jose Mourinho promised the young Belgian he would get first-team action at Chelsea. (Express)

Liverpool and Chelsea are set for a transfer tug-of-war over the signature of Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz. (The Metro)

Bruma’s agent has been reported in Portugal as revealing there has been an offer from Chelsea for the Sporting Lisbon winger. (SkySports)

MONDAY 8 JULY

Jose Mourinho could snatch Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori from Liverpool’s grasp (Mirror)

Chelsea are now the favourites to sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. (Daily Star)

Chelsea have lost out to Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign Edinson Cavani. (Daily Star)

Chelsea are preparing a bid for Aston Villa star Christian Benteke as Jose Mourinho seeks a solution to the club’s pursuit of a new striker (Goal)

Chelsea also retain an interest in Mario Gomez, who has been allowed to secure new employers by Bayern after losing a guaranteed starting berth to Mario Mandzukic during their treble-winning campaign.  (Goal)

Chelsea have agreed to loan out Matej Delac to Serbian side Vojvodina for next season (24 Sata)

FRIDAY 5 JULY

Chelsea Schalke have told Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City to forget about signing Julian Draxler. (Daily Star)

Chelsea and Spurs are continuing to monitor Hulk, after Zenit St Petersburg confirmed he is aware of the interest shown by both clubs. (Daily Express)

Chelsea have been left reeling in the battle to sign Edinson Cavani after Paris St-Germain lodged an improved near-£50million bid for the Napoli striker. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea believe Marco van Ginkel can be groomed as Frank Lampard’s replacement after £9m transfer (The Mirror)

Chelsea’s Demba Ba lined up by Anzhi Makhachkala as Mourinho chases a new striker  (The Mirror)

Galatasaray say they are in talks with Chelsea over John Obi Mikel. (The Times)

Bayern Munich have dismissed reports linking them with a summer move for Chelsea defender David Luiz. (The Metro)

Liverpool FC striker Luis Suarez has been linked with a new suitor just hours after Arsenal first came into the frame – their London rivals Chelsea. (LiverpoolEcho)

CHELSEA boss Jose Mourinho is prepared to increase his bid in order to lure Daniele De Rossi to Stamford Bridge. (Express)

Chelsea have received a boost in their pursuit of Nemanja Matic after Benfica manager Jorge Jesus conceded it will be “almost impossible” to keep him. (TalkSport)

CHELSEA are preparing an £8million move for Sporting Lisbon youngster Armindo Tue Na Bangna – better known as Bruma. (Express)

TUESDAY 2 JULY

Chelsea have already had an offer of €50m (£42.8m) plus Fernando Torres for Cavani rejected by Napoli. (Independent)

Chelsea are plotting a move for AC Milan midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy. (Daily Express)

Chelsea are set to make a £20m bid for Wayne Rooney. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea are prepared to sacrifice Ramires as a makeweight in order to land Edinson Cavani from Napoli this summer. (Daily Express)

Chelsea’s David Luiz is a £35m target for Bayern Munich after Confederations Cup heroics (The Mirror)

Mikel admits he does not know whether he will be staying at Stamford Bridge this summer. [SkySports]

MONDAY 1 JULY

Chelsea are hoping to use their new relationship with Sevilla to win the race for midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia. (ES)

Chelsea are said to be prepared to allow Romeu to join Sevilla on loan in the hope of signing Kondogbia. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reignited his interest in Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic. (Sports Direct News)

A decade after owner Roman Abramovich’s investment began the Blues board say they want returning manager Jose Mourinho to bring through the club’s younger players (Goal)

Romelu Lukaku is set to stay at Chelsea next season despite interest in the striker from a number of Premier League clubs. (Goal)

Real Madrid Ponder Launching Swoop for Chelsea Target Nemanja Matic (www.insidefutbol.com)

SUNDAY 30 JUNE

Arsenal have made a £20m offer for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 27, which will spark a rival bid from Chelsea. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea have made a £45m bid for Napoli forward Edinson Cavani, although the offer does not meet the 26-year-old’s £52m buy-out clause with the Serie A side. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to bring Fernando Torres to the Emirates, and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is ready to let the Spaniard leave. (The Sunday People) while also claiming that Mourinho sees only five of his current squad as definite starters, and Mata & Luiz are not among the five.

Chelsea have made a fresh bid of £45million for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani – but are still short of the £52million buy-out clause that the Italian club insist they must meet. (Mail on Sunday)

West Brom want to sign Chelsea striker Demba Ba on a season long loan. (Sunday Times)

Chelsea have won the race to sign West Brom’s England youth star Isaiah Brown – but face a bitter tribunal battle (The Sunday People)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring one of the stars of the ongoing Under-20 World Cup to Stamford Bridge: Portuguese forward Bruma.  (the Sunday Times)

FRIDAY 28 JUNE

Chelsea will go all-out to sign Robert Lewandowski under Man United and City’s noses if Cavani says no .(www.mirror.co.uk)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho last night made a £5million bid to nab Norwich’s John Ruddy – but will have to double that to land the keeper. (The Sun)

Chelsea’s move for Marco van Ginkel has stalled, but Jose Mourinho is still confident of pushing through a deal for the Vitesse midfielder. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal and Chelsea look set to miss out on Montenegro star Stevan Jovetic to Real Madrid. (Daily Sat

£25m Arsenal and Chelsea target Wayne Rooney wants to leave Manchester United (Daily Express)

BARCELONA starlet Gerard Deulofeu is being chased by Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool AND Everton. (www.mundodeportivo.com)

Schalke president Clemens Tonnies has put Chelsea and Manchester United on alert by saying he would consider selling Julian Draxler for the right price. (The Express)

Roma were preparing for talks with Chelsea about a season-long loan deal for Wallace, the 19-year-old Brazilian right-back who joined the Londoners last December, but it could collapse due to Serie A restrictions about the number of non-EU players per squad. (Goal)

THURSDAY 27 JUNE

Jose Mourinho is all set to make his first raid on former club Real Madrid with cut price Xabi Alonso his big target. (www.sportsdirectnews.com)

DONE DEAL: Technical director Marcel Brands confirms that PSV have reached an agreement with Chelsea over the transfer of defender Jeffrey Bruma. (www.psv.nl)

English giants Chelsea and Manchester City are all set to come calling for Hellas Verona midfielder Jorginho, in the summer transfer window. (www.footylatest.com)

Chelsea’s Oriol Romeu is a target for Valencia, as they look to offer the Chelsea midfielder a chance to get his career back on track. (www.mirror.co.uk)

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis insists he doesn’t need to hold talks with Chelsea target Edinson Cavani over his future. (www.givemesport.com)

Manchester United have joined the race for Geoffrey Kondogbia after making an approach to Sevilla to discuss a transfer, despite the player admitting his preference would be to join Chelsea if he moves to England. (via London Metro)

Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan have been snubbed by teen prodigy Enes Unal, who has penned a professional contract with Bursaspor. (via TalkSport)

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