CHELSEA are reportedly willing to make a £50million bid for Everton forward Richarlison.

The Blues will also step up their pursuit of Raheem Sterling once Romelu Lukaku has been loaned to Inter Milan.

The Blues' original offer of £35m is not believed to be sufficient to force Man City's hand, as Pep Guardiola looks for a fee above £50m.

£45m is said to be a realistic sum if the two clubs decide to meet in the middle.

Meanwhile Marina Granovskaia is set to leave Chelsea FC this summer as the London club continue their massive structural shake-up.

The former chief assistant to Roman Abramovich will vacate her position, with Todd Boehly to take care of transfer negotiations.


  • Ian Tuckey

    Bastoni ready to snub Chelsea

    Chelsea and Tottenham target Alessandro Bastoni plans to stay at Inter Milan.

    The Italy centre-back, 23, has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League this summer.

    The Blues want him to help plug the gap left by Real Madrid newboy Antonio Rudiger. Spurs boss and former Inter gaffer Antonio Conte is also after reinforcements in his backline.

    And both English clubs will have been heartened by Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta indicating this week they are ready to sell a defender to help balance their books.

    He told Radio Rai: "It's certainly easier to replace a centre-back than a striker.

    "We will probably be forced to sell someone in that position."

    But those hopes appear to have been dashed with an update from transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. He quoted Bastoni's agent Tullio Tinti in a tweet.

    It said: "Bastoni will stay at Inter next season as we are used to respecting contracts."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Raheem 'asks about Blues'

    Raheem Sterling has reportedly been making enquiries about Chelsea ahead of a £45m transfer.

    The Man City ace has contacted two people to get a lay of the land in West London, according to The Athletic.

    And Sterling was keen to find out what Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is like to work with.

    He was also interested in what it’s like to play for the Blues, it was added.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Barca give Chelsea free run at Kounde

    Chelsea have reportedly been given a free run at signing Jules Kounde.

    That’s because Barcelona are unable to meet Sevilla’s £65million asking price.

    The LaLiga giants are already set to snap up Andreas Christensen on a free transfer from Chelsea.

    But Marca claims Xavi Hernandez is also keen on signing Kounde to create a new defensive partnership.

    The Frenchman has become one of Europe’s top centre-backs after some fine performances for club and country.

    And Sevilla feel Kounde should be selling for around £65m this summer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Chelsea 'ready to offer £50m for Richarlison'

    Chelsea could steal a march on Arsenal and Tottenham with a £50million bid for Richarlison.

    The Mail suggest the Blues are keen on Everton's Brazil striker as well as Manchester City's England attacker Raheem Sterling.

    New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is reportedly happy to spend big in this transfer window.

    And Richarlison's value soared with six goals in the last nine games of the Premier League season to help Everton stay up.

    Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle are among the other clubs linked with the 25-year-old.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners eye Alvaro

    Ex-Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is said to be in Arsenal's sights.

    Atletico Madrid's Spain ace, 29, has just enjoyed two reasonably successful seasons on loan with Juventus.

    Fabio Vieira and Marquinhos have already joined the Gunners this summer.

    AndCaught Offside claims Arsenal have even made a bid for the former Real Madrid targetman Morata.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Louis Saha makes shock claim

    Louis Saha has backed Everton and boss Frank Lampard to break into the Premier League ‘Big Six’ next season.

    He told BoyleSports EPL Betting: “A lot of teams in the Premier League can be in the top six and become the challenger to the top four and Everton can be one of those teams.

    “It just depends how you start the season and how well you manage the confidence within the team.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea track Lewandowski transfer

    Chelsea have asked to be kept informed about Robert Lewandowski's transfer situation.

    Lewandowksi is poised to join Barcelona, and has reportedly agreed terms with the Catalan giants.

    But the Blues are on standby incase the proposed deal falls through, according to 90min.

    The Blues view him as a viable option to replace Romelu Lukaku who's set to join Inter Milan.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Tuchel is keen on Sterling

    Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is keen on bringing in Raheem Sterling as he looks to strengthen the Blues' attack.

    The Blues struggled for goals last season, and Tuchel wants to refresh the club's forward line, according to The Athletic.

    And Sterling is the man to bear the goals the Blues need in the new campaign, it was added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Sterling 'makes Chelsea enquiry'

    Raheem Sterling has reportedly been making enquiries about Chelsea ahead of a £45m transfer.

    The Man City ace has contacted two people to get a lay of the land in West London, according to The Athletic.

    And Sterling was keen to find out what Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is like to work with.

    He was also interested in what it's like to play for the Blues, it was added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Sevilla 'pleased with Kounde attention'

    Sevilla are happy both Chelsea and Barcelona are chasing Jules Kounde, reports claim.

    The Liga Liga club reckon Barca's presence in negotiations adds pressure on interested parties, according to Marca.

    But neither Chelsea or Barca have tabled an official bid for Kounde thus far, the report adds.

    However, they're aware the Blues have agreed a five-year deal with Kounde and are waiting for the Todd Boehly to complete his internal restructure before they can sit down and complete a transfer fee set to exceed £51.6m, it was also stated.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Makelele's international coach dreams

    Claude Makelele has declared his aim to become Congo's national coach.

    The Chelsea legend was born in the African country before moving to France.

    He told Canal Plus: "Speaking personally, I feel ready to manage the DRC national team.

    "We all need to sit down together in order to restructure football in the Democratic Republic of Congo."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Enough to buy a club

    Marina Granovskaia is set to leave Chelsea with a fortune so big she could afford her own football club, with Everton a possible option.

    The club director, 47, will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this month, according to reports.

    Chelsea have not yet officially announced Granovskaia's departure, but The Times have reported that she is expected to walk away with a £20million bonus.

    While this may sound like a huge sum, it is just a small fraction of what Granovskaia is worth.

    Her estimated net-worth is £1.55billion – enough to purchase her own football club.

    She could even buy Everton, who have reportedly been put up for sale by owner Farhad Moshiri.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rudiger reveals Barcelona interest

    Antonio Rudiger has revealed that he rejected Barcelona in order to sign for Real Madrid.

    The German defender was unveiled by Los Blancos yesterday after completing his free transfer from Chelsea.

    And he said at the ceremony: “There was interest from Barcelona.

    “I told my agent that it was Madrid or nothing.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    She's a Kepa

    Chelsea star Kepa Arrizabalaga's girlfriend Andrea Martinez looked hotter than the weather in a skimpy bikini on holiday in Spain.

    The Spanish beauty queen posted a sizzling selfie on Instagram as she relaxed with the Blues keeper this week.

    Martinez, 29, revealed in early spring she is dating the 11-cap Spain star, 27.

    And their latest social media images suggest the burgeoning relationship is going very well.

    The attractive couple are pictured gazing lovingly at each other in an infinity pool on a gloriously sunny day in Majorca.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lukaku 'called Inter boss directly'

    Romelu Lukaku reportedly wished Inter Milan boss Simone Inzaghi happy birthday before Chelsea lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

    The Blues lost 3-1 to Real in the European competition.

    And prior to the game Lukaku called Inzaghi to speak about a return to Italy and to wish the Inter boss happy birthday, the Daily Mail reported.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Xavi makes Dembele plea

    Barcelona boss Xavi has reportedly issued a last-ditch plea to the club’s board to keep hold of Ousmane Dembele.

    Dembele’s been linked with a move to Chelsea, but Xavi wants to keep hold of the winger, according to the Daily Mail.

    Xavi is still confident Dembele can do the job for Barca next season, despite his injury woes.

    But he’s yet to sign a new contract with Barca, and Chelsea have held talks over a possible free transfer to London.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea eye new transfer supremo

    Chelsea are reportedly eyeing Atletico Madrid transfer supremo Andrea Berta to replace Marina Granovskaia.

    And the Blues could be in luck as Berta isn't very comfortable in Madrid, according to AS.

    Which is a why a switch to London wouldn't be complicated for the Italian, the report adds.

    Although the Blues will have to move quick as his future needs to be sorted in the next few weeks, it was added.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Kroos debates Real Madrid future

    Real Madrid ace Toni Kroos is reportedly considering a future away from the club.

    The Chelsea and Man United linked midfielder has asked to be given some time before agreeing to a contract renewal that will keep him at Madrid until 2024, according to SPORT.

    The German is assessing his future role at the club after the arrivals of youngsters Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni.

    However, Real and club boss Carlo Ancelotti want Kroos to stay put, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea in constant contact w/Kounde

    Chelsea and Jules Kounde's camp have been in constant contact over the defender, reports claim.

    The Blues even reached out to the Sevilla ace's agent Jonathan Kebe on Monday, according to ABC Sevilla.

    And sorting out Kounde's future is Kebe's main focus after he facilitated Aurélien Tchouaméni's move to Real Madrid, the report adds.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Chelsea in Kounde transfer boost

    Chelsea have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Jules Kounde.

    That's because Barcelona have reportedly cooled interest in the defender due to Sevilla's price demands.

    Sevilla want £51m for the centre-back, which is a price Barca are reluctant to pay.

    And with Sevilla refusing to budge, Barca have pulled the plug on negotiations, according to Marca.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal bid for Morata

    Arsenal have reportedly placed a transfer bid for ex-Chelsea star Alvaro Morata.

    The Gunners have already snagged Fabio Vieira and Marquinhos this summer.

    And now Caught Offside report the North Londoners have made a move to bring in Morata from Juventus.

    Although it’s unclear how much the Gunners put up for the striker.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lukaku to Inter edges closer

    Inter Milan are reportedly hopeful that they can complete a deal to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the club this week.

    Inter cannot afford to buy him outright this summer – but talks have been taking place over a package to get him on loan.

    Now transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has offered an update on the situation and he suggests that an agreement could be finalised over the coming days if the Serie A club meet Chelsea’s demand and pay an £8.5m loan fee plus add-ons.

    He tweeted: “Inter are optimistic to get Romelu Lukaku’s deal done by the end of this week. €7m plus add-ons bid already submitted, Chelsea asked for €10m. plus add-ons.

    “There’s no obligation to buy clause included in the negotiation as things stand. Never been discussed.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    Good morning Chelsea fans

    West Ham are trying to negotiate a deal for Chelsea striker Armando Broja.

    The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Southampton, where he impressed.

    And according to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Hammers are trying to negotiate a deal for Broja – believed to be in the region of £25million-£30m.

    Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan on loan is being held up by the Italian club’s president.

    Chelsea are keen to sort Lukaku’s situation after the club record signing struggled to produce results.

    Lukaku played some of his best football at the San Siro, helping Inter win the 2020/21 Scudetto.

    However, Inter president Steven Zhang is said to have baulked at proposed loan fee/salary, according to The Athletic.

    New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly could take control of transfer business after it was announced Marina Granovskaia would leave.

    The Mirror are reporting that Boehly could be the man who’ll try and land Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, as well as Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Pulisic joins 100 club

    Christian Pulisic joined the 100 club last season.

    The American has made over 100 appearances for the West London club.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Premier League table prediction

    A supercomputer has predicted how the Premier League table will finish at the end of the coming season.

    The fixtures for the English top flight were released on Thursday as all 20 clubs discovered the order of their matches for the 2022/23 campaign.

    nd while many signings have already been made by a number of the top clubs, research by betting app SBK has come to the conclusion that Manchester City will retain their Premier League crown.

    The supercomputer also believes the top four will stay the same as last season – with Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham occupying the Champions League qualification places.

    This will mean more disappointment for Manchester United fans and new head coach Erik ten Hag.

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