Chelsea have offered £11 million a year to use Wembley Stadium as a temporary home while Stamford Bridge is redeveloped, outbidding London rivals Tottenham.
Spurs, who will need a venue for one year from 2017 while their new stadium is built, are believed to have offered £8 million a year to use the national stadium.
But, according to The Times, Chelsea have outbid them in an effort to secure use of Wembley for three seasons, most likely from the beginning of the 2017-18 campaign.
Radamel Falcao is targeting his first silverware in England having joined reigning Premier League champions Chelsea on a season-long loan. The 29-year-old flattered to deceive during a similar deal at Manchester United last year, with the striker only able to hit four goals in 26 outings for Louis van Gaal’s side.
Falcao, who failed to score for Colombia in the Copa America before their penalty shootout defeat to Argentina in the quarter-finals, has long had the backing of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and has set his sights on trophies at Stamford Bridge.
Italian side Inter Milan are believed to have reached an agreement with Chelsea over the 20 million euro transfer of Mohamed Salah, per Calciomercato.
Salah spent last season on loan at Serie A team Fiorentina, who according to the article are furious with Inter for contacting a player who they claim was already under contract with them for the coming season.
Furthermore, earlier today, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Forza Italian Football) reported that Blues had received a €20-million offer, but the new report suggests that this offer has been accepted.
Reports from Spain say Chelsea will putting together a massive offer of €50m and Mohamed Salah for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
AS cites a report from the Gazzetta dello Sport that says Jose Mourinho has identified the France international and the Premier League champions are willing to do what it takes to get him.
Bayern Munich and Monaco are also said to be interested in the former Real Sociedad forward, despite Griezmann insisting his future was at Vicente Calderon.
Salah was signed by Chelsea in January 2014 but struggled to get into the Blues’ first XI and was sent to Fiorentina for the rest of the season in January this year.
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According to Sky Sport, John Obi Mikel wants to leave Chelsea after failing to hold down a regular starting place last season.
It is understood the Nigeria international, who started 18 league games in the Londoners’ championship-winning campaign, has been told he remains part of manager Jose Mourinho’s future plans.
Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates are reportedly interested in signing Mikel, but there has been no comment from Chelsea who refuse to be drawn on speculation over any of their players.
The 28-year-old, who has been capped 64 times by his country, has made 224 appearances since moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2006.
Chelsea captain John Terry fears that selling goalkeeper Petr Cech to Arsenal could cost the Blues the title next season.
Terry believes that Cech, who has agreed an £11 milion move to the Emirates, could be worth up to 15 points a season to the Gunners.
Jose Mourinho has been against selling Cech to a title rival, and Terry thinks his manager’s doubts over the move are well-founded as Cech would affect their chances of retaining their crown.
Terry, whose side finished 12 points ahead of third-placed Arsenal last season, said:
“There is obviously talk of Arsenal signing Petr.
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Europa League champions Sevilla have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta from Chelsea on a permanent basis for a reported €3.5m.
The French winger, who spent last season on loan in La Liga with Rayo Vallecano, will arrive in Seville on Thursday to undergo a medical with the back-to-back Europa League winners.
A statement published on Sevilla’s official website confirmed the 23-year-old’s transfer would go through if “everything goes well” in the Andalusian city.
Kakuta moved to Chelsea as a teenager in 2007 and became a prominent player for the Blues’ youth team, graduating to the senior squad after two years in west London.
Chelsea’s assistant first-team coach Silvino Louro appears to have cast doubt on the possibility of Anderson Talisca moving to Stamford Bridge this summer, claiming that to his knowledge there have so far been no talks whatsoever concerning the Benfica midfielder.
Speculation connecting Talisca, who has also previously been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United, with a potential transfer to the reigning Premier League champions gathered significant pace prior to the January window, with the versatile Brazilian’s current contract said to contain a £35m release clause.
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Jose Mourinho has made an audacious bid to snatch Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.
The Chelsea boss has been battling to stop long-serving keeper Petr Cech leaving Stamford Bridge to cross London for the Emirates.
He is determined not to let Cech join his title rivals without a fight and is keen on the Gunners’ midfielder.
However, Mourinho’s opposite number Arsene Wenger is adamant that Oxlade-Chamberlain is going nowhere and has slammed the door on a player-plus-cash deal.
Mourinho warned last month:
“Every club that is interested in Petr, I can find a player that I like in that team too.”
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Chelsea start the defence of their Barclays Premier League title at home to Swansea City and finish the season against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues bossed the top flight last term and came home eight points ahead of their closest challengers Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho’s men are fancied to do the same again with some bookies having them as short as 5/4 to be crowned champions once more.
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