Elsa/International Champions Cup/Getty Images Chelsea have reportedly made a bid of around €40 million (£35.6 million) plus add-ons for Juventus defender Mattia Caldara. According to Corriere dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato's Kaustubh Pandey), the offer follows a visit from Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia to Italy, with the Blues having turned their attention to Caldara from his Juve team-mate and fellow centre-back Daniele Rugani. It's said the Bianconeri want a fee in the region of €50 million (£44.5 million), but Chelsea could try to meet them in the middle. Caldara wassigned by Juventus in January last year, but part of the agreement was that he remained with Atalanta until this summer. The 24-year-old, who has scored 10 goals in 55 Serie A appearances, has now joined up with the Bianconeri. Football writer Adam Digby is a huge admirer of the centre-back, who has also been linked with a swap deal for AC Milan's Leonardo Bonucci: With Giorgio … [Read more...] about Chelsea Reportedly Bid €40M for Juventus’ Mattia Caldara
Feature 666 // 29 Jul 2018, 17:04 IST SHARE Eden Hazard and Willian are both world class players in their own right. They have proven themselves for Chelsea FC and their respective countries time and time again. Amidst interest from various clubs, let us compare stats to find out which of these players is more important to Chelsea FC.Eden HazardChelsea acquired the services of Eden Hazard for £32 million in 2012. Interestingly, Chelsea beat Manchester United to the signature of Hazard as the Belgian preferred signing for the then Champions League winners.Hazard has represented Chelsea in 208 Premier League matches and, has 69 goals and 39 assists to his name. He was named the PFA Player of the Year in 2014/15, a year in which Chelsea also lifted the Premier League trophy. The talismanic winger won the Premier League with Chelsea for the second time in 2016/17.He has been linked to Real Madrid for a long time and things have only intensified at … [Read more...] about Eden Hazard or Willian: Who is more important to Chelsea?
Rumors 549 // 29 Jul 2018, 16:14 IST SHARE What's the rumour?AC Milan are sticking to their guns and hoping to sign some top talent this summer to get at least a whiff of their glorious past. As per Gianluca Di Marzio, Gennaro Gattuso wants reinforcements in midfield and hence the club wants to put Bakayoko out of his Premier League misery by throwing him a rope.In case you didn't know...Tiemoue Bakayoko showed up at Chelsea amidst huge fanfare. The fans hoped that he will be an upgrade on Nemanja Matic who departed to Manchester United but Bakayoko had a horror debut season at Stamford Bridge.AC Milan, who won an appeal to stay in the UEFA Europa League, are looking to bolster their squad.The heart of the matterThe report states that Tiemoue Bakayoko is being considered alongside Diadie Samassekou of Red Bull Salzburg. The latter is expected to lead the charge in midfield for Il Rossoneri.Chelsea paid £40 million last summer to secure Tiemoue … [Read more...] about Reports: Chelsea midfielder top target for Serie A giants
Power Sport Images/Getty Images Chelsea are reportedly monitoring Aaron Ramsey's contract situation with Arsenal and are set to make a £30 million offer for him if he does not sign a new deal before the end of the transfer window. The Wales international is in the final year of his contract, and according toSteve Stammers in theMail on Sunday, while the Gunners are said to be confident he will stay put, they want his future resolved before the transfer window closes because they otherwise risk losing him for nothing next year. Chelsea are keeping a keen eye on the situation and are prepared to make a late move for him should the two parties fail to reach an agreement. Per Sami Mokbel for the Daily Mail, Arsenal have offered Ramsey a five-year deal to remain at the Emirates Stadium, which would see the midfielder receive a "substantial pay increase" on the £110,000 per week he earns. New boss Unai Emery is said to be eager to retain Ramsey and has plans … [Read more...] about Chelsea Reportedly Eye £30M Move for Arsenal Star Aaron Ramsey
News 17 // 29 Jul 2018, 13:46 IST SHARE Nice(France), July 29 (AFP) Chelsea beat Inter Milan 5-4 on penalties as goalkeeper Willy Caballero saved from Milan Skriniar in the shootout following a 1-1 draw in their opening game of the International Champions Cup.Spain international Pedro struck after just eight minutes in Nice, slotting in a rebound after Inter keeper Samir Handanovic saved from a lively Alvaro Morata.It was a second goal in as many games for Pedro, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Saturday, after he netted the winner in Monday's 1-0 victory over Perth Glory in Australia.Inter levelled early in the second half through Roberto Gagliardini, whose drilled shot proved too much for Argentina's Caballero after fellow half-time substitute Tiemoue Bakayoko gave the ball away.New Chelsea signing Jorginho nearly won it with a curling effort that forced Handanovic into a fine sprawling stop, while Tammy Abraham couldn't hit the target as he … [Read more...] about Chelsea edge past Inter Milan on penalties