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Chelsea have been linked with a move for Everton forward Romelu Lukaku, who is said to be desperate to return to his former club where he claims he has unfinished business, according to the LondonEvening Standard.

The Belgian international is reportedly ready to hand in a transfer request to force the move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Anyway Chelsea are reportedly keen on offering Everton a cash-plus-player final bid to sign the 23-year-old and seem set to propose Loic Remy plus around £60m.

 

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Senegalese international centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is close to signing a new deal to stay at Napoli despite Chelsea and Everton have been heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old.

The Serie A side have raised his wage up to £1.7m per year after scoring a brace against Nice last night.

Chelsea reportedly have a £38m bid rejected by Napoli’s chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, who has decided to offer Koulibaly a new contract offer as he plays a pivotal role in the defense.

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Recently, Chelsea have been linked with a move for Everton forward Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku is desperate to return to his former club where he claims he has unfinished business and the London Evening Standard reports that the Belgian international is ready to hand in a transfer request to force the move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Blues have had an offer rejected by Everton and even though they say they want nothing less than £75m, Antonio Conte is hoping that £67m will help persuade them to part ways with the 23-year-old.

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Chelsea are looking for a centre-back on the market and the new name for the Blues is Valencia defender Shkordan Mustafi.

The German international impressed in Spain and Arsenal, who are desperately looking for a player to replace Per Mertesacker after his serious injury, were keen on him but now Chelsea are ready to hijack the move.

According to sources coming from Spain, Antonio Conte wants to sign the ex Everton defender and Chelsea are ready to bid € 30m  ( £ 25m) to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

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With the future of main Chelsea striker Diego Costa uncertain, the Blues are still in the market to sign Everton front-man Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte seems desperate to land the Belgian after the Daily Mail reported he is ready to make an improved offer in the coming days.

The Toffees rejected an offer of £57m and are said to be holding out for £75m.

However, Conte is hoping that a bid of £60m will persuade Everton to let the 23-year-old leave.

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The Daily Mirror reports that Everton are fianlly accepting the idea that Romelu Lukaku wants a Chelsea return and are ready to lose their star.

According to their exclusive report, the negotiation is in advanced talks but there is, for now, a disagreement on the transfer fee: the Blues last offer was £ 57m, but the Toffees ask £ 75m to let the Belgian striker go back to Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku joined Everton on a permanent deal on summer 2014 and meanwhile scored 45 goals in 86 appearances for the Liverpool side.

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Manchester City new boss Pep Guardiola spoke about the transfer window targets for his team and, when asked over Chelsea target John Stones, said: “Stones? He is an Everton player but everybody knows we will try to sign him.” 

It is understood the Citizens are leading the race to sign the Everton centre-back, who has been heavily linked also with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United.

 

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Chelsea have made Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly their top target to strengthen the defense and have placed a £38m move to persuade the 25-year-old, according to SkySports.

It is understood Antonio Conte is a great admirer of the Frenchman, who has been repeatedly and heavily linked with a move to Everton earlier this week.

His agent also revealed that he won’t join Juventus, which has given a massive boost to Chelsea in their hopes of signing him this summer.

“I was in Dimaro [traditional location of Napoli’s pre-season training camp] on Saturday and we discussed a contract renewal.” Koulibaly’s agent said.

“However, we are not at the point of reaching an agreement. The desire of the player is to leave the club, not renew. We are told by the club that he is a great player, but from the renewal on offer, we don’t see this. Last year they wanted to sell him, stating he was not focused enough, but then he showed his quality.”

 

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According to the Daily Mirror new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte asked two or three more signings to his boss Roman Abramovich.

The Blues have already invested € 63m ( £ 55m) on the market to sign Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante, but the Italian coach met Abramovich and technical director Michael Emenalo during the pre-season tour in Austria and spoke to them also about their strategy in this transfer window, the Mirror reports.

Conte would have asked at least another striker, to choose between Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku, and another centre-back: Juventus’ Leornardo Bonucci, Roma’s Kostas Manolas and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly are his favourites.

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AXEL WITSEL

Everton are leading the race to sign Zenit St.Petersburg star Axel Witsel after Napoli failed to land the midfielder, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked also with a move to Chelsea, but Everton boss Ronald Koeman is a well-known admirer of the Belgium international and is said to be keen on bringing him to Goodison Park this summer.

The Belgian international has been linked with a move away from Russia and Chelsea have made a late bid for Witsel last week, according to reports in England.

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