Chelsea transfer news: Blues ‘join’ race for £25m teenager, Arsenal ‘urged’ to sign Cristiano Ronaldo
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Chelsea head into the World Cup break in poor form after their disappointing defeat to Newcastle United at the weekend. After a positive start to life under Graham Potter, the Blues are now without a win in the Premier League in five matches and have slipped to eighth in the table.
Chelsea will be confident of finishing the year on a positive however, with the London club still to face Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest between Christmas and New Year. With eight points seperating themselves and a top four spot, they will be desperate to pick up some points following the conclusion of the World Cup.
Potter will also be praying that none of his stars suffer injuries in Qatar, with the likes of Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic and Thiago Silva all jetting off this week. The Chelsea boss has already lost both of his full-backs in Reece James and Ben Chilwell only weeks before the break.
Here is today’s Premier League transfer news...
WHITES HANDED BOOST IN ATTACKER PURSUIT
Leeds United have been given a positive update regarding target Noa Lang, with reports claiming the Club Brugge forward is likely to leave in January for around €30-35million. The Whites were linked with Lang over the summer. (Fabrizio Romano)
SEAGULLS 'EYE' SWOOP FOR NEWCASTLE TARGET
Brighton & Hove Albion have reportedly made contact with Benfica over a move for Goncalo Ramos. The forward, who has scored nine league goals this season, was linked with Newcastle United during the summer but the two clubs failed to reach an agreement. (Record)
MAGPIES COULD 'REIGNITE' INTEREST IN FORWARD
Newcastle United could revisit a deal for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby in January after ending their pursuit due to the German club's £60m price tag at the start of the season. It is thought that Eddie Howe may make an enquiry to see if Diaby's situation has changed at all. (Dean Jones)
WEST HAM 'CONSIDER' LIVERPOOL DEFENSIVE TARGET
West Ham are considering a move for Liverpool's Nat Phillips in January, after previously expressing interest in the defender. Phillips was heavily linked with a move away from Anfield in the summer and has only made two appearances in the Premier League this season. (Dean Jones)
BOURNEMOUTH IN 'ADVANCED TALKS' WITH ARGENTINE
Bournemouth are reportedly nearing a deal to appoint Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager, despite Gary O'Neil's impressive spell in charge. Bielsa has been out of work since he was sacked in February. (Football Insider)
ARSENAL 'URGED' TO SIGN CRISTIANO RONALDO
Piers Morgan has urged Arsenal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo following the forward's explosive interview where he revealed he feels 'betrayed' by Erik ten Hag. Ronaldo looks increasingly likely to leave Man United in January - if anyone is willing to meet his salary demands. (@piersmorgan)
CHELSEA ‘JOIN’ RACE FOR £25M TEENAGER
Chelsea have reportedly joined Manchester United and Liverpool in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko. It is believed the 17-year-old will cost around £25 million to tempt the German side into selling in January. (Liverpool Echo)
ASTON VILLA 'MONITORING' VILLARREAL STARLET
Aston Villa are considering a move for Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze in January. The Nigerian is one of a number of Unai Emery's former players that they have been linked with since his arrival. (Football Insider)