CHELSEA duel Manchester United for West Ham’s Mark Arnautovic – just as the Blues are threatened with a TWO-YEAR transfer ban.
Read on below to find out the details, plus the latest transfer news, views and gossip from around Stamford Bridge.
BLUES FEAR TRANSFER BAN
And the Blues are set to be hit savagely over a player they SOLD 18 months ago.
BLUES VS UTD FOR MARKO
West Ham’s talisman announced his desire to quit the London Stadium while on international duty.
KAN’S THE MAN AGAIN
N’GOLO KANTE has once again shown he is football’s most humble superstar – in the latest Football Leaks revelations rocking the game.
The leaked secret information has typically been used to tarnish the image of some of football’s biggest clubs. But the Chelsea midfielder is said to have rejected using an overseas tax haven that allegedly could have saved him £870,000 on on an image rights deal.
The French striker is set to appear in the upcoming Spider-Man blockbuster.
CESC FABREGAS has been caught out after a sneakily trying to gain an advantage during Chelsea’s draw with Everton – by moving the vanishing spray.
The Spanish midfielder, 31, was so desperate to gain an extra foot ahead of a free-kick, he did something we’ve never seen before, scooping up the foam and placing it down closer to the goal.
TON OF BRICKS
CHELSEA target Sandro Tonali has hinted at an incredible future move… but is it to the Blues?
The 18-year-old playmaker has been dubbed the “new Andrea Pirlo” after some barnstorming performances for Serie B side Brescia, and has been called up to the latest Italy squad.
The Frenchman has struggled to nail down a regular starting place with manager Maurizio Sarri preferring Alvaro Morata – and now he could secure a permanent move in the summer at the end of his contract.
HAZ ABOUT THAT
The Belgian star claimed it was the ex-England midfielder – who announced his retirement today – that persuaded him to move to Stamford Bridge from Lille.
DEFENDING THE BRIDGE
ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN has hinted that he may not be sticking around at Stamford Bridge for the long-term.
The Danish centre-back has struggled for game time under new boss Maurizio Sarri and was unconvincing when asked about handing in a transfer request.
‘IT HAS BEEN A DREAM COME TRUE’
FORMER Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool star Joe Cole has announced his retirement from football at the age of 37.
The England midfielder, who won 56 caps for his country, brings the curtain down on a 20-year career that ended with the Tamba Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League in America.
JUVE LOST OUT TO MAX
The five-time Serie A winner has scooped the prestigious Panchina d’Oro award for a record fourth time after guiding Juve to another title last season.
CHELSEA are eyeing up a move for Lithuanian teen sensation Vilius Piliukaitis – but will face strong competition for the Blackburn loanee.
The 17-year-old has only played in youth matches so far, but is also interesting Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.
The Blues must pay the Italian for the final year of his contract should he decide to continue his sabbatical – and the figure could increase if the manager wins £8.7m in damages.
NAB A CALL
The Lyon midfielder saw a deal fall through with Liverpool in the summer – but the Chelsea boss hopes to sign the £50m-rated star ahead of Bayern Munich.
« THAT’S A JOKE »
ANTONIO RUDIGER was left dumbfounded after branding his yellow card a joke in the draw against Everton.
The German defender feels wronged after stating he was booked for being head-butted by the Toffees’ Bernard.
The Belgian star also admitted he is feeling the effects of his nation’s run to the semi-finals at the World Cup – but is fresher than he should be.
NOTHING ELSE MOR-ATTERS
ALVARO MORATA has insisted it doesn’t matter if he scores goals, as long as Chelsea win.
The Chelsea striker has often divided opinion – but after being preferred to Olivier Giroud, the Spaniard has netted three times in two games.
CHELSEA target Daniele Rugani has hinted that he could be moving to the Premier League after posting a photo of him learning English with his girlfriend Michaela Persico.
The Juventus defender has been heavily linked with a move to either the Blues or local rivals Arsenal.
EDEN HAZARD has revealed he is feeling the ‘wear and tear’ of the tackles he receives from Premier League rivals.
The Belgian has been doing yoga since joining Chelsea in a bid to keep himself fit and strong.
Do Chelsea have a darker side?
By DUNCAN WRIGHT
JORGINHO and Marcos Alonso show there is a nasty bite to Chelsea to go with the pretty Sarri-ball.
But in a fiercely contested clash with Everton there was something of the dark arts about some of his players as they left their mark on their visitors in a more rudimentary way.