Good Morning Blues and welcome to Chelsea Transfer Centre – a regular update from CFCnet regarding the latest Chelsea transfer rumours throughout this January Transfer window.
Kicking off Tuesday’s edition is some news on Patrick Bamford. After his nightmare loan spell at Crystal Palace has ended prematurely, former Chelsea Coach Ray Wilkins thinks Bamford is good enough to be thrown in to the first team mix at Chelsea and given a shot. Wilkins also feels that Chelsea need to either give Bamford a chance or bring in another striker with Loic Remy’s future in doubt and Radamel Falcao injury prone. Bamford however, is wanted on a permanent deal by Bournemouth, this according to The Sun.
Initially the thought of Eden Hazard leaving Chelsea was pretty impossible, however when taking in to account the players visible on pitch morale, dip in form and his alleged desire to play for Real Madrid – a move is looking a little more likely.
Express Sport are claiming that Real Madrid are stepping up their pursuit of the Belgian International to bring him in this summer and the fact that Zinedine Zidane is now Head Coach there, only adds to the possibility due to him being an idol of Hazard’s.
Meanwhile, The Mirror are claiming that Chelsea are to fight Manchester United in an attempt to land Southampton high flying wing man Sadio Mane. The super in form attacker has made it clear he does not want to sign a new deal with Southampton and after his top performances over the last couple of seasons, is keen on moving to a top club.
Chelsea will offer up to £30 million for Mane, should they decide to enter the race.
Finally, another player who is wanted by both Chelsea and Manchester United is Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse, thus according to The Guardian. Niasse has scored 12 goals this season and gained 10 assists, pipping him to the top for Russian player of 2015.
Niasse is a Senegal International and has also attracted interest from at least 6 Premier League clubs.
That’s it for now Blues but don’t forget to follow my Twitter here @cfcneteditor and check back to this website for regular updates.
Simon Phillips – News Editor – CFCnet