Good morning and welcome to Wednesday’s transfer news update from CFCnet where we take a look at the latest potential arrivals and departures at Stamford Bridge this coming summer transfer window.
Chelsea are in the press heavily this morning and a number of rumours are circulating. Antoine Griezmann seems inevitable to be joining Chelsea this summer as the player himself is seeking the move. He has the same agent as Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and the Spaniard has asked him to push the move through, even thought Atletico are trying to keep hold of their 25 goal attacker.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are apparently stepping up their interest in want away Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling. The England international wants out and Chelsea have always been hovering around with keen interest. The move is thought to be wanted more by club owner Roman Abramovich than Mourinho and the Russian billionaire is ready to offload both Oscar and Juan Cuadrado in order to make the funding available for Sterling and Griezmann. Cuadrado has not impressed in his short spell at The Bridge and Oscar is expected to bring in some decent cash.
Finally, with Didier Drogba expected to leave for the USA this summer, Chelsea are allegedly looking at moving for Paris Saint Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich who is also wanted by AC Milan. Mourinho is keen on the Swedish international and the player himself is considering his options and moving on this season. With the players age taken in to account it is thought that they see him as a cheap but quality reinforcement up top and genuine competition for Diego Costa.
Finally, there is talk that Chelsea have been offered Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao by the players agent. Various press outlets have reported this today and it appears that United wont be using the option to buy the Colombian international for £43 million and Monaco might consider loaning him out again or even selling for a cut price.
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Simon Phillips – News Editor