Chelsea News: Blues favourites to complete ‘new Giorgio Chiellini’ transfer ahead of Arsenal and Everton, Ben Chilwell latest

Chelsea news and gossip is coming in thick and fast and Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the very latest from Stamford Bridge.

Ben Chilwell pressure

Paris Saint-Germain have opened talks with Chelsea target Alex Telles, Le10Sport claim.

And that could pile the pressure on Chelsea to complete a deal for Leicester star Ben Chilwell.

Frank Lampard has made the King Power favourite his priority signing in the upcoming transfer window but the Foxes value his signature at a staggering £80million.

Telles is considered Chelsea’s backup option and is valued at a cheaper £40million – but should PSG get their man – the Blues could be forced to shell out for Chilwell.

Olivier Giroud twist

Olivier Giroud could still leave Chelsea in the upcoming transfer window.

The Frenchman was widely expected to leave Stamford Bridge in January but has completed a U-turn by signing a one-year extension.

However, French publication Le10Sport still think Giroud could leave the Premier League before the start of the 2020/2021 campaign.

The report claims both Chelsea and Giroud are ‘still on the look-out’ for transfer opportunities with Roma and Lazio still interested.

Wanted: Marash Kumbulla

Chelsea are challenging for Hellas Verona star Marash Kumbulla.

That’s according to Italy publication Corriere dello Sport, who claim Frank Lampard’s side have stepped up their efforts.

Kumbulla, 20, has also been linked with Premier League duo Arsenal and Everton and has been likened to Juventus legend Giorgio Chiellini.

Chelsea are ahead of several other clubs in their pursuit of the once-capped Albania international, and could secure his signature for around £18million.

Miralem Pjanic decision

Juventus playmaker Miralem Pjanic is determined to join Barcelona.

Pjanic, 30, looks set to leave Juventus after four successful seasons in Turin – winning three Serie A titles.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina star has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea in recent weeks, but Barcelona remain favourites.

Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claim claim Pjanic has an agreement with Barcelona and wants to working alongside Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp.

Billy Gilmour’s Liverpool shirt…

Chelsea teenager Billy Gilmour wears Andy Robertson’s Liverpool shirt at home.

The talented 18-year-old was a stand-out performer during Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup victory over Liverpool, where he swapped shirts with the Anfield star.

“It was probably Andy Robertson’s Liverpool shirt when I swapped with him after the recent FA Cup game,” Gilmour told the club’s official website when quizzed about the last jersey he wore from a rival team.

“I wear that sometimes at the moment, just out in the garden playing football.”

Gonzalo Higuain latest

Former Chelsea loanee Gonzalo Higuain is mulling over his future.

And the Washing Post claim the Argentine striker could join his brother at MLS outfit at D.C. United.

Federico Higuain is a coaching assistant with the MLS outfit and would like his brother in the US.

However, Gonzalo and 12 months remaining on his contract and will have to resolve his future in Turin before making any switch.

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