Good evening and welcome to CFCnet’s transfer news update where we take a look at the potential arrivals and departures at Stamford Bridge this summer.
First up, The Blues are in for Liverpool attacker Philipe Coutinho, according to The Express. Coutinho is being eyed as a potential option to improve attacking options and play alongside fellow Brazilians Willian and Oscar. It is very unlikely that Liverpool will even listen to offers for their star performer but their is an interest there.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid midfielder Jorge Koke has insisted that he will be staying in Madrid and has no plans to leave. Chelsea had strong interest in the Spaniard and wanted to bring him in with a couple of other Atletico players this summer. However, they may need to revise options as Koke doesn’t plan on going anywhere just yet.
Chelsea keeper Petr Cech has been given the green light to discuss options with other clubs according to the players agent. This is an inevitable move and is only a matter of time as the big Czech stopper seeks first team football once again.
Finally, there is apparent interest from Chelsea for Ajax striker Anwar El Ghazi, according to the Dutch press. The 20-year-old is a highly rated Holland Under-21 International and has a real eye for goal. Their is competition from Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid who also want his signature. The Blues would likely sign him and loan him back to his Dutch club if a deal went through.
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Simon Phillips – News Editor