Chelsea’s storied January transfer window took another twist this evening as it emerged the Blues are lining up a shock bid for veteran striker Peter Crouch, after their move for Andy Carroll was scuppered due to injury.
Chelsea are closing in on long-time transfer target Radja Nainggolan from AS Roma, as the relationship between the Belgium international and his club reaches breaking point.
Chelsea’s England under-20s starlet Jake Clarke-Salter has undergone a medical ahead of being unveiled by Premier League strugglers Sunderland as a loan signing.
The Blues have sealed their first major winter signing and coach Antonio Conte is delighted.
Chelsea fans were seemingly given a huge boost earlier today when Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois told reporters he was “close” to signing a new deal to keep him at the Bridge.
Chelsea have landed one of the most hotly rated prospects in Europe by completing the signing of ‘wonderkid’ striker Thierno Ballo.
Real Madrid are sensationally set to offer Chelsea the services of Welsh international winger Gareth Bale as part of a swap deal for long-time target Eden Hazard.
Chelsea are closing in on a surprise new striker signing, amidst suggestions Michy Batshuayi is set to leave the club on loan in the coming weeks.
Chelsea may be set to secure a sensational £50 million transfer for long-time Antonio Conte target Alex Sandro this month.
Out-of-favour Chelsea defender David Luiz looks set to stay with the Blues until at least the end of the season, despite reports linking the Brazilian with a number of potential suitors in recent weeks.
Chelsea are closing in on a deal to bring Chilean superstar Arturo Vidal at the end of the season, according to reports.
Chelsea star Willian has moved to assure fans he is remaining at Stamford Bridge, despite reports linking him to both Manchester United and Palmeiras in the January transfer window.
Catalan giants Barcelona could be set to make a sensational move for rising Chelsea star Andreas Christensen, according to recent media reports.
Chelsea have joined Manchester United in lining up a move for Rochdale “wonderkid” Luke Matheson, according to reports.
The Premier League was once again the heaviest-spending league in world football this summer, as clubs from England went on to spend a combined total of £1.43 billion on bolstering their sides.
Serie A clubs have also dug deep over the last few months, with a total spend of £735 million. AC Milan, in particular, spent heavily as they seek to re-establish themselves as giants of Italian football; they signed Leonardo Bonucci for a whopping £37.30 million.
Below are the most expensive players of the summer transfer window 2017. Although these sums of money may seem enormous, as the fees sides pay become perpetually higher, there are bound to be players that cost significantly more over the coming years.
5. Benjamin Mendy (Monaco to Manchester City – £51.75 million)
Mendy was a surprise package for Monaco last season as they went on to surprisingly win the French Ligue 1 and qualified for the quarter finals of the Champions League. Pep Guardiola knows that he will need to win silverware this season with City or he could risk being sacked and so brought the left back to his side to improve their trophy chances.
4. Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid to Chelsea – £55.8 million)
With Diego Costa having being deemed to surplus to requirements by Antonio Conte during the summer, Chelsea needed a new main striker for this season and they opted to sign Spanish international Morata from Real Madrid.
3. Romelu Lukaku (Everton to Manchester United – £76.23 million)
Lukaku made clear his desire to leave Everton and play in the Champions League this season. His wish was eventually granted as he joined United this summer. This was also the most expensive transfer to take place in the English Premier League. The Belgian will be expected to spearhead United’s attack.
2. Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona – £94.5 million)
Barcelona desperately needed to bolster their attack after losing Neymar to PSG. They opted to recruit Dembele from Dortmund, who is arguably one of the best up-and-coming talents in world football.
1. Neymar (Barcelona to PSG – £199.8 million)
Cash-rich Paris St-Germain proved that they meant business by triggering Neymar’s astronomical release clause. They will hope that he can help them reach their goal of winning the Champions League.