6am Chelsea news: Zola calling Barella, Callum Wilson £50m bid, no Hudson-Odoi contract offer
CHELSEA will reportedly consider offering Bournemouth £50m to sign Callum Wilson if Gonzalo Higuain does not move to Stamford Bridge.
Read all this and more of the latest transfer news, views and gossip from the Blues.
Chelsea will go after Callum Wilson if they fail to sign Gonzalo HiguainReuters
CALL ON ME
GIANFRANCO ZOLA has reportedly called Cagliari ace Nicolo Barella on numerous occasions to persuade him to a Chelsea switch.
Maurizio Sarri sees the Italian as a replacement for Monaco-bound Cesc Fabregas.
CHERRY ON TOP
CHELSEA will offer Bournemouth £50m to sign Callum Wilson… if they fail to land Gonzalo Higuain.
The Argentine is Maurizio Sarri’s top transfer target, but they will settle on the former Coventry man should no deal be reached.
HUD TO PLEASE
CHELSEA have not yet offered Callum Hudson-Odoi a new deal, despite interest from Bayern Munich.
The Blues have discussed an extension with the player but no deal is currently on the table.
MAUR TO COME
MAURO ICARDI has taken a step closer to a move to Chelsea today after wife and agent Wanda Nara revealed he is ‘far away’ from a new Inter deal.
She said: “We are far from reaching an agreement, we have not yet received a satisfactory proposal from Inter.”
OD ONE OUT
CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI has been asking team-mate Antonio Rudiger about life in Germany, the defender has revealed.
Rudiger, who started his career at Stuttgart, said he had offered the youngster advice but ultimately hopes he stays with Chelsea.
CHELSEA’S starting eleven could look very different at the end of the January transfer window with up to five new additions to the side.
Gonzalo Higuain is expected to join in the near future – while the Blues will have Christian Pulisic arriving in the summer.
BLUES face a problem in offloading Alvaro Morata to Sevilla on loan after the Spanish side refused to pay his full wages.
The striker is close to leaving on a temporary deal – but Chelsea may have to pay some of his £140,000-a-week salary to get him off the books.
YOU BLUE IT
CHELSEA have unveiled proof that Harry Kane was offside for the winner in the Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham.
Maurizio Sarri has been left fuming at the decision, criticising English referees for their usage of the VAR system.
MICHY BATSHUAYI is set to return to Chelsea after coming under fire from Valencia boss Marcelino.
The Belgian international joined the Spanish side on loan for the season, but has struggled for goals with just three in 23 matches.
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ALVARO MORATA’S move to Sevilla is in jeopardy after the Spanish side’s director of football claimed the Blues are ‘difficult to negotiate with’.
The Chelsea striker has been heavily linked with a temporary spell in Andalusia, with Gonzalo Higuain joining the Stamford Bridge outfit.
‘NOT READING ANYTHING’
MAURIZIO SARRI has praised young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi for keeping his head down amidst growing speculation of a move to Bayern Munich.
The Italian coach hailed his focus as he continues to impress on the pitch.
HAZ TO LEAVE
EDEN HAZARD has been told to go to Real Madrid because he is ‘too good for Chelsea’ by Jermaine Jenas.
The Belgian has once again been an invaluable player for the blues this season and has been heavily linked with joining the Spanish giants in the summer.