Good evening Blues and welcome to CFCnet’s transfer news update where we scout the latest potential arrivals and departures at Stamford Bridge ahead of a busy summer transfer window.
It would appear that every big club in Europe are in for Chelsea target Paul Pogba and even Spanish giants Barcelona are thought to be considering a big money offer. Pogba has been one of the main targets for Jose Mourinho this summer but I’m not certain that the club will be so keen on entering a bidding war for the Juventus midfielder and may turn attentions elsewhere.
They are apparently still interested in signing another high class player in the shape of goal happy striker Mauro Icardi, who is allegedly close to finally agreeing a new deal in Italy. The Blues still feel hopeful they can make him change his mind and continue the pursuit.
Meanwhile, once again it has been stated that Gareth Bale is going nowhere this summer, this time from the players agent. Perhaps this has pursuaded Chelsea to look at other options in the wing department with apparent interest in both Marco Reus from Dortmund and Marek Hamsik from Napoli, both high class attackers that would suit Mourinho’s style and calibre.
Reus has been mentioned with Chelsea back in January but his club are keen to keep hold of the German World Cup winner, and still will be. Hamsik might be more achievable and would not be a bad signing at all.
The Slovakian International has been a regular at Napoli since 2007 scoring 73 goals in Serie A, as well as notching up 14 for his country. His price could be more attractive to Chelsea also at around £25 million. Although it is Reus who will remain the priority.
Finally, according to the French media, Chelsea are monitoring Abdul Rahman Baba of Augsburg. According to the press outlet L’Equipe, Chelsea are willing to offer around £12 million for the young 20-year old left back from Ghana. He has impressed in the Bundesliga this season and caught the eye of many of Europe’s top clubs.
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