Chelsea to complete £70 million signings and other Chelsea rumours of the day
All the Chelsea new you need to know from today.
It's a busy day at Chelsea as the club has fast tracked their transfer dealings. Several rumours are being reported involving Chelsea and here are the most realistic once:
Chelsea to complete £70 million signings
According to various reports, Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Drinkwater. The English duo will be heading to Cobham for their medical soon.
The Blues have been tracking both the players for 2-3 weeks now and have been trying to agree a deal ever since. Now, they have finally managed a break through and are set to make things official!
Sky Sports report suggests that Chelsea are set to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for £35 million with a reported £2 million add-on. Arsenal were reluctant to sell but the player has forced a move.
Meanwhile, SFR Sports have reported that Chelsea have agreed a £35 million deal with Leicester City for Danny Drinkwater.
Jeremie Boga loaned out
Jeremie Boga was set to have a run in the Chelsea first team but a red card to Gary Cahill forced Antonio Conte to cut-short Boga's debut. He's not been loaned out to Birmingham City for the rest of the season.
He is the 27th player loaned out by Chelsea this summer. He signed a new three-year deal before heading to the Championship club.
Loic Remy attracts interest
Chelsea forward Loic Remy is reportedly being targeted by four clubs – Newcastle, Swansea City, Cagliari, and Deportivo La Coruna. He's currently the 3rd choice striker at Chelsea but Antonio Conte has no plans of using him.
Rafa Benitez is keen on signing him on loan while Swansea City want him as part of the deal that would see Fernando Llorente head to Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool lead race for Renato Sanches
Liverpool are leading the race for Bayern Munich midfielder, Renato Sanches according to reports by Sky Sports. The Reds are keen on signing him and are willing to agree to Bayern Munich's terms of signing him on a loan deal.
Chelsea only wanted to sign him on a permanent deal but were told that he's available only for a loan. Sky reports that Chelsea still remain interested in signing him but are yet to make a move for him this month.
Barcelona keen on Willian
Chelsea and Barcelona are in talks for Willian according to the report in The Times. The report claims that Barcelona are keen on signing him and willing to pay £70 million for him.
Manchester United were also keen on signing him this summer but chelsea were not interested in holding talks with the Red Devils. Things have changed, however, and Times reports that Chelsea are open to selling him this summer.