6am Chelsea news: Blues chase Cagliari starlet Barella, Barca keep surprise eye on Morata and Hazard leads darts challenge
CAGLIARI starlet Nicolo Barella has leapt onto the Chelsea wishlist – while Alvaro Morata seems to have crept onto the Barcelona radar.
Read this and more gossip, plus all the latest transfer news, from Stamford Bridge.
BLUES HUNT BARE
The 21-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best young prospects in Serie A with a host of European teams tracking his progress.
CHECKOUT SCARY CHALLENGE
Blues trio Willian, Jorginho and goalkeeper Willy Caballero also took on the challenge, with the losing pair facing a rather scary forfeit.
ALVARO MORATA has become a surprise target for Barcelona, as the Catalan giants look for cover for Luis Suarez.
The Blues striker has struggled for form and is reportedly unhappy at the club – but the ex-Real Madrid ace could be heading for the La Liga champions.
NIC OF TIME
CHELSEA will look to Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella and could sign him for £40million in January.
The Blues are willing to part with Cesc Fabregas, and will look for a younger replacement in the Italian international.
BRIDGE THE GAP
CHELSEA are ready to replace midfielder Cesc Fabregas with Barcelona’s Denis Suarez, according to reports.
Fabregas is believed to be closing in on a January switch to AC Milan after losing his place in the Blues first-team.
FEKIR FITS BIL FOR BLUES
Fekir was on the brink of signing for Liverpool at the start of the season but the deal fell through due to a knee injury.
GIFT OF THE FAB
But before the Spanish midfielder makes the decision to leave the club, he handed out presents to sick children in hospital.
FAN WHO ABUSED STERLING DEFENDED THUG
Colin Wing, 60, was caught on camera screaming from the stands at England ace Sterling during Saturday’s Premier League clash with Manchester City.
EDEN HAZARD has revealed contract talks with Chelsea have stalled – opening the door for his dream move to Real Madrid once again.
The winger, 27, has just 18 months left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge and admitted he still has not decided on his future.
‘TIME FOR A CHANGE’
Former US international Alexi Lalas told claimed Pulsic should leave the German league, citing it is ‘time for a change’.
And Azpilicueta’s stellar effort has now been backed up by official stats which reveal he made an incredible 13 tackles during the game.
Crystal Palace are thinking of moving for their former academy star with Fulham also monitoring the situation.
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