Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Chelsea as Antonio Conte looks to build on his title success in his second season in charge
CHELSEA WANT AUBAMEYANG DEAL
Chelsea want to complete a deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, according to Sky Sports .
The Premier League champions lost out to Manchester United for the signing of Romelu Lukaku and, with Diego Costa tipped to leave, Antonio Conte wants to sign a world-class striker.
Aubameyang’s name now appears to be at the top of Conte’s list, with reports claiming Dortmund will accept around £70 million for the striker, although the Bundesliga club want the situation resolved quickly .
CHELSEA EYE AGUERO
Chelsea are looking to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, according to AS journalist Manu Sainz .
City boss Pep Guardiola has already sanctioned the deal though the two clubs are yet to agree any deal as yet.
BELOTTI SNUBS CHELSEA FOR MILAN
Andrea Belotti has told AC Milan he wants to join, but the Rossoneri are falling short of Torino’s asking price, according to Calciomercato .
The Italy international has attracted interest from Chelsea, but Vincenzo Montella’s side are making an approach and he has made it clear through intermediaries that he wants it to happen. Torino are demanding €100 million, but Milan are offering €40m plus Gabriel Paletta and M’Baye Niang.
CHELSEA MAKE €100M HIGUIAN OFFER
Juventus has swatted away an aggressive attempt by Chelsea to sign striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to Tuttosport .
The Blues reportedly came in with a €100 million offer for the Argentina international, and showed interest in Alex Sandro as well, but Juventus told them the players were not for sale.
DANILO KEEN ON CHELSEA MOVE
Real Madrid right-back Danilo wants to move to Chelsea to link up with manager Antonio Conte, according to the Daily Star.
The Brazilian is apparently desperate to leave the Bernabeu this summer and the Blues are willing to bring him to the Premier League.
CHICHARITO COULD CHOOSE CHELSEA
Former Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez is to choose between a move to Chelsea or West Ham in the coming weeks, according to Publi Metro.
The Bayer Leverkusen forward has endured a miserable time in Germany and looks set to seal a return to the Premier League ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.
ARSENAL ENTER MATIC RACE
Arsenal the latest club to show an interest in signing Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to Gianluca Di Marzio .
The Serbia international has been linked with Manchester United and Juventus, with the Blues willing to sell as they bring in Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco.
Arsene Wenger is even willing to use Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as part of the deal as he looks to improve on a fifth-placed finish last season.
CHELSEA WON’T MATCH DANILO PRICE TAG
Chelsea are unwilling to match Real Madrid’s £30.8m asking price for defender Danilo, according to the Evening Standard.
The report claims the Blues are only prepared to pay £28m for the Brazilian, who they want to compete with Victor Moses for the right wing-back position.
CHELSEA, LIVERPOOL IN AUBA TUG-OF-WAR
Chelsea and Liverpool will battle it out to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, according to The Sun.
Both clubs have made contact with the 28-year-old’s representatives over a potential £65 million move, with Liverpool the slight favourites due to Aubameyang’s relationship with former Dortmund and current Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
AC MILAN RIVAL CHELSEA FOR BELOTTI
AC Milan are still interested in Andrea Belotti as the Rossoneri continue to build a new squad ahead of the upcoming season, according to Sky Sport Italy.
The Torino striker has been linked with a number of clubs, including Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea, but he also has options in Italy, with San Siro a potential destination.
As well as tying down Gianluigi Donnarumma with a new deal, Milan have already secured the services of Andrea Conti, Andre Silva, Hakan Calhanoglu, Ricardo Rodriguez and Franck Kessie.
BARCA EYE CHELSEA’S AZPILICUETA
Barcelona have made Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta their number one target this summer, according to a report from Spanish publication Marca.
The Catalan club continue their search for a right-back, having failed to lure Arsenal Hector Bellerin to Camp Nou, which has led them to the Chelsea defender instead.
CHELSEA LAND BAKAYOKO
Tiemoue Bakayoko is set to join Chelsea on Friday after a drawn-out transfer saga after the Blues reached a deal with Monaco on Wednesday night, French outlet RMC reports.
The deal will come as a relief for Antonio Conte, who has seen a number of his top transfer targets missed this summer but has finally landed the midfielder.
DORTMUND IN FOR GIROUD
Borussia Dortmund will look to sign Olivier Giroud as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should the striker depart for Chelsea, reports the Mirror.
The France international is not confident of his place at Arsenal after the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette and may now be keen on a move away from the Gunners.
Dortmund would join Everton, West Ham and AC Milan in the race to sign Giroud.
ZOUMA TO GO OUT ON LOAN
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is set for talks with Stoke and West Brom about a potential loan move, according to Sky Sports.
After Zouma missed nearly a year with a knee injury suffered in February 2016, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants the 22-year-old to get more playing time on loan in 2017-18.
VITOLO HAS CHELSEA OFFER
Chelsea are looking to take advantage of Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban by putting an offer to Sevilla winger Vitolo, claims Cadena Cope.
The Spain international was expected to head to the Spanish capital this summer, but no deal has been done and Antonio Conte is ready to pounce.
VALENCIA AGREE ZOUMA FEE
Valencia are trying to convince Kurt Zouma to move to the Mestalla after agreeing a near €10 million fee with Chelsea, according to Cadena Ser.
Zouma is unlikely to be first choice at Chelsea next season, but the France international would prefer to stay in the Premier League, leaving Valencia with a battle to persuade him to partner Ezequiel Garay in defence.
NO MAN UTD BID FOR BAKAYOKO
Manchester United have no interest in hijacking Chelsea’s bid to sign Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, according to Sky Sports .
Reports had suggested that Jose Mourinho was keen to bring Bakayoko to Old Trafford after beating his former club to the signing of striker Romelu Lukaku.
However, Bakayoko is not a target for the United boss, with Mourinho instead focusing on a deal for either Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic or Tottenham’s Eric Dier.
Bakayoko, meanwhile, is expected to undergo a medical with Chelsea this week ahead of completing a near £40 million move to Stamford Bridge.
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.
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.