Chelsea Transfer News – Varane, Griezmann, Cech And Others

Raphael Varane

Earnest preparations for next seasons have already began at the Stamford bridge, and the pensioners are making bids left and right for more quality to be added to the EPL-winning squad. Mourinho has stated his desires to do more than a round of 16 place next season in the UEFA Champions League, and his transfer target list is filled with the best players and backup players any team can ever assemble. Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue one and even the EPL are all being scrutinized for players, and he has found some thus far.

Raphael Varane is among his targets for the coming campaign. 36 million pounds is currently being budgeted by Chelsea for the 22 year-old. The France international who was brought in from Ligue 1 outfit, Lens back in 2011 by Mourinho isn’t finding enough playing time at Bernabeu. The special one wishes to reunite  his former protegee with him at the Stamford bridge. Chelsea will table an offer to Madrid in the coming weeks, and although Los Blancos might be reluctant to let him go. But at 36 million pounds, the defender whose contract expires 2020, might be given a green light.

The search of a replacement keeper for departing Cech has taken the club’s search light to relegated Queens Park Rangers. The club’s first choice shot stopper, Rob Green is being targeted by the Blues and a deal of 2 million pounds will be put to the club. The 35 year-old is seen as a perfect standby and competition for Thibaut Courtois. And with so many matches always being played, he will come handy taking Petr Cech’s place.

Griezmann’s deal which had seemed to be meeting a stalemate now heads to finalization as Jorge Mendes steps in. The Portuguese super agent, who has clients such as Mourinho, Costa, C.Ronaldo and other A-list players, is set to broker a deal which will involve 35 million pounds and Luis Filipe. Atletico has a buyout clause of 43 million pounds on the 24 year-old France international forward.

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