8am Chelsea news LIVE: Agents help Alex Telles and Philippe Coutinho transfers; Manuel Neuer, Gabriel Magalhaes latest – The Sun

CHELSEA are eyeing up a big summer rebuild to back Frank Lampard when the transfer window opens – with the club's transfer ban lifted.

We have the latest transfer talk on the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Alex Telles and Philippe Coutinho and – but the Blues could miss out on Bayern Muncih goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Meanwhile, former defender Ashley Cole was attacked in his home by a gang of masked robbers.

Follow all the latest updates and gossip from West London below…


    Chelsea’s season may be coming to an end amid the coronavirus crisis.

    But that doesn’t mean Frank Lampard isn’t already considering his ins and outs for the next campaign.

    It’s reckoned Chelsea are targeting a £35million move for Porto left-back Alex Telles.

    Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso are both being lined up for Stamford Bridge exits.

    And Chelsea’s good relationship with agent Pini Zahavi looks set to seal Telles’ switch to west London.

    Lampard is also keen on Barcelona flop Philippe Coutinho, who is nearing the end of his Bayern Munich loan.

    The former Liverpool man is up for grabs this summer as Barca look to free up funds for Neymar’s potential return.

    Again, Chelsea are known to be on good terms with Coutinho’s representative Kia Joorabchian and will look to strike an agreement soon.

    However, Lampard’s pursuit of Edinson Cavani looks set to end in failure.

    The Blues boss made no secret of his desire to land the Paris Saint-Germain striker in January.

    Cavani is set to leave France on a free transfer this summer when his deal expires.

    But it’s reckoned he will instead return to old side Napoli, who are looking to play him in attack with another Chelsea target – Dries Mertens.


    Chelsea were in “advanced talks” to sign Alisson before he joined Liverpool, according to reports.

    Yet the Athletic claim the Blues stalled on a deal, though, because they thought they could convince Thibaut Courtois to sign a new contract.

    With talk cooling, Alisson, 27, joined Liverpool from Roma in 2018 for £67million – a world-record move at the time.


    Chelsea target Manuel Neuer wishes to stay at Bayern Munich beyond his current contract.

    The veteran German keeper had been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.

    But Sky Germany claim Neuer, who is out of contract in 2021, is not considering a move to Chelsea at this stage.


    Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea have suffered a transfer blow with £20m Gent wonderkid Jonathan David reportedly preferring a move to Barcelona.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, the young midfielder would prefer a move to La Liga giants Barcelona. 

    He has been a long standing admirer of former Barcelona star Ronaldinho for his playing style and trademark smile.

    The Catalan giants need to replace Luis Suarez as he is set to miss most of the rest of the season – when it resumes – after he had surgery on a troublesome knee injury.

    David has been hailed as the most flexible forward in the Belgian top-flight, with the youngster capable of fitting in across the front-line.


    Barcelona are considering part-exchanging Antoine Griezmann for Neymar, according to reports.

    Barca value Griezmann at £88million while Paris Saint-Germain want £135m for Neymar and the two could do a swap deal, according to Sky Sports News.

    Arsenal are among the teams believed to be looking at Griezmann.

    While Neymar has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea in recent transfer windows.

Source: Read Full Article