Good evening Blues and welcome to Sunday’s transfer news update from CFCnet, where we take a look at the latest potential arrivals, departures and done deals at Stamford Bridge this summer.
The biggest news over the last day or so is Chelsea’s apparent offer for Atletico Madrid midfielder Jorge Koke. According to Marca, Chelsea have had a £46 million offer rejected for the Spanish International.
There was talk earlier this summer surrounding Koke joining Chelsea, but these were dismissed when the player himself confirmed that he would be staying in La Liga.
But if there is any truth in the offer, does this mean that Jose Mourinho has secretly been unimpressed with what he has seen pre-season and on Saturday to make him want to bring in reinforcements? Is he really not trusting his current squad even though he is putting on a front? I really feel this could be the case but the danger here now is we might see more panic buys like Juan Cuadrado in January. But we genuinely need new players.
One player who is set to sign is left back Baba Rahman. Seemingly details of the fee between clubs have held up the deal being complete, with terms already been agreed with the player and Chelsea.
It is thought that Augsburg were demanding more than the £17 million offer on the table, but now BILD are suggesting that the deal will be completed imminently. It would appear that the clubs have agreed the fee finally.
Alan Shearer believes John Stones joining Chelsea would be a ‘fantastic move for his career’, and this option is looking more and more likely as the days go by.
Various sources in the UK are saying that if Chelsea meet Everton’s valuation of £34 million for the England man, then they will accept the offer.
Everton are in debt to Chelsea still from the Romelu Lukaku deal, so this would put an ease on that and also Everton have already put work in for Stones replacement, in the shape of Virgil Van Dijk from Celtic.
This could all be positive signs for the Blues, should they match the high valuation. Of course the fee is high but you have to see this as an investment. If Stones joined, I have no doubt that he’d join the backbone of the team for the next 10-15 years and spearhead Chelsea from the back. We will see….
That’s it for now Blues but don’t forget to follow my Twitter here for the latest Chelsea news @cfcneteditor
Simon Phillips – News Editor – CFCnet