Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Blues make Richarlison contact

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up


Arsenal & Chelsea make Richarlison approach


Arsenal and Chelsea have made contact with Richarlison’s agent ahead of a potential summer deal for the Watford striker, claims Yahoo Brazil .

Richarlison has scored five Premier League goals for Watford since moving to Vicarage Road in an £11.2 million deal from Fluminense last summer.

The 20-year-old has impressed with his performances, and that has prompted London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to express early interest in a deal for next season.


Blues plot Suarez approach


Chelsea are considering a move for Barcelona forward Denis Suarez as they target replacements for Michy Batshuayi, says the Daily Star .

The Blues are set to see their attacking ranks depleted by a loan move for their Belgium international frontman.

A proposed switch to Sevilla will leave them short on options, but Antonio Conte is eager to land a Spain international who is struggling for minutes at Camp Nou.


Conte delays Kenedy loan move


Kenedy Chelsea

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is delaying Kenedy’s move to Newcastle until he has signed a replacement, according to the Evening Chronicle .

Newcastle have agreed a deal to sign the Brazilian on loan for the rest of the season and the player is keen to move to St James’ Park.

However, Conte does not want to confirm the loan deal until he has been able to add to his own squad in the transfer window.


Man United compete with Chelsea for Alex Sandro


Alex Sandro Juventus

Manchester United plan to battle Chelsea for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, according to the Mirror .

Jose Mourinho believes Juve’s £53 million-rated star is the right man to shore up his defence, although United are unlikely to firm up their interest until the summer.


Rahman extension discussed


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Schalke are hoping that Chelsea will agree to let Baba Rahman remain with the club past the end of his current loan agreement.

Christian Heidel, sporting director at the Bundesliga outfit, has told Sky Deutschland : “There is interest and Chelsea are aware of that. We are talking. It is about the conditions and of course money and the duration. We have to sort that out calmly and then there will be a decision.”


Hazard has Man Utd offer


Eden Hazard Chelsea

Eden Hazard has told Real Madrid that he has an offer from Manchester United, according to Don Balon .

The Chelsea playmaker has been heavily linked with the Blancos and is looking to force them into making an approach by making them aware of other interest.


Johnson not buying Musonda to Forest


Charly Musonda Chelsea

Former Nottingham Forest striker David Johnson doesn’t believe the Reds have any real chance of landing Charly Musonda from Chelsea. 

“There is more chance of signing Charlie from the chocolate factory” he tweeted, with the quote picked up by the Nottingham Post

The 21-year-old is also attracting interest from several Premier League clubs. 


Blues to part with younger Hazard


Kylian Hazard Chelsea

Kylian Hazard, the younger brother of Chelsea star Eden, is heading towards the exit at Stamford Bridge less than five months after arriving from Hungarian side Ujpest.

The Blues are prepared to let the 22-year-old leave either on loan or in a permanent deal during the current transfer window after handing him just a one-year deal in the summer of 2017.

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PSG prioritise Kante move


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Paris Saint-Germain have made Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante their top target for the summer transfer window, reports Le 10 Sport .

The Ligue 1 leaders are eager to find a long-term replacement for Thiago Motta.

Kante is considered to be the ideal candidate for that role, with the France international set to be offered a route back to his homeland.


Arsenal end David Luiz interest


David Luiz Chelsea

Arsenal have ended their interest in signing Chelsea defender David Luiz as his wage demands are too high, reports the Daily Star .

Arsene Wenger was open to raiding a London rival for the Brazil international, but his search for a centre-half will now shift elsewhere.


Chelsea warned Hazard could leave


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Eden Hazard is a “top player” but may have to leave Chelsea for one of the “great teams in Europe” to become the best, says Claude Puel.

The Blues star continues to be linked with Real Madrid and a man who previously worked with him at Lille feels he is deserving of such a stage.

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