Easter weekend has arrived and to fans of transfer news this only means one thing, the summer window is right around the corner. Here is our latest roundup of potential ins and outs at Stamford Bridge as Jose Mourinho and his team of negotiators are in full effect…
As reported last week, Juventus want to prize Oscar away from Stamford Bridge and this week has seen every possible transfer source and news outlet state that fact. It appears that this is a rumour with a strong possibility of something happening. I believe that Mourinho may consider selling Oscar abroad, especially due to the fact that he may well use it as a makeweight deal for midfielder Paul Pogba, who is still top of The Blues shopping list.
There is also talk that Ramires may well enter the deal as well, but this is a little less likely and I can’t seem Mourinho releasing two key midfielders to Juventus in this deal.
Meanwhile, Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers insists that Raheem Sterling is going nowhere this summer despite not signing a new contract at Anfield. Various press outlets have suggested fresh reports that Chelsea are keen on signing the England International and that they have made ‘discreet overtures’ about him.
Sterling is also wanted by Arsenal and Manchester City and is said to be flattered by the interest. Rodgers will do all in his power to keep hold of his star player, but Sterling wants trophies and is certainly considering his options and could well hand in a transfer request.
Finally, Atletico Madrid midfielder Jorge Koke is considered a backup target if any deal for Pogba cannot go through. The young Spaniard is key for Atletico but is attracting interest from around the world. Mournho enjoy his style of play and is very much considering making an offer.
Simon Phillips – News Editor – Follow me for the latest transfer news @cfcneteditor