Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Hazard scolds dad for Real Madrid talk

Hazard scolds father for fuelling Real Madrid talk

Eden Hazard has admitted he scolded father Thierry over the latter’s claims that the Chelsea star was holding out for a Real Madrid move.

“I talked with him [to tell him off], no, no worries,” he joked to reporters, before underling his commitment to the Blues.

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‘No chance’ of Vidal January move

Arturo Vidal Bayern Munich

Arturo Vidal says there is “no chance” of him leaving Bayern Munich in January as he wants to challenge for the Champions League this season.

The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Chelsea despite head coach Jupp Heynckes’ insistence nobody would be sold during the transfer window.

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Conte admits possible Batshuayi exit

Michy Batshuayi Kenedy Chelsea Norwich City

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted Michy Batshuayi could leave the club during the current transfer window. 

The Belgian has attracted strong interest from Sevilla, although any move would appear to hinge on whether Chelsea manage to find a striker over the course of January.

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Chelsea can still secure Crouch deal

Peter Crouch Stoke City 2017

Despite Stoke City manager Paul Lambert telling Chelsea that Peter Crouch is not for sale, a deal for the striker could still happen, reports The Independent .

Crouch is believed to be keen for the switch to happen, and if the right offer comes along and Stoke can find a replacement, the 36-year-old will be allowed to leave.

Chelsea turn to Burnley’s Barnes

Ashley Barnes

Chelsea have turned to Burnley striker Ashley Barnes in their attempts to bolster their forward line, Goal understands.

The Blues have been linked with Andy Carroll, Edin Dzeko and Peter Crouch in recent days.

And now Antonio Conte’s side are interested in bringing Barnes – who has scored three Premier League goals this season – to Stamford Bridge.

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Cole close to Championship return

Carlton Cole

Journeyman striker Carlton Cole is close to a move to the Championship, claims the  Sun

The former Chelsea man is currently training with League One’s AFC Wimbledon. 

But he might step up a division after Hull City and Birmingham City targeted the forward in a bid to avoid relegation.

Chelsea target Richarlison posts cryptic message

Richarlison Watford 2017

Richarlison has sparked speculation over his future at Watford after posting a cryptic message on his Twitter account.

The Brazilian has been in sparkling form since moving to the Hornets in the summer, so much so that Chelsea are weighing up bringing him to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

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Chelsea close in on £44m double signing

Edin Dzeko Chelsea Roma Champions League

Chelsea are closing in on the £44 million double signing of Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri from Roma, claims the Daily Mail . 

Roma feel the time is right to cash in on Dzeko, who will be 32 in March. The arrival of Emerson will allow the Blues to let Kenedy and Baba Rahman depart on loan.