Transfer News Today: Chelsea Go For Gifted Atletico Madrid Defender


Jose To The Bridge?

Chelsea are targeting a move for Atletico Madrid’s Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez, with the 21-year-old earmarked as the Blues’ perfect alternative to John Stones.

Gimenez has shone since bursting onto the scene in the Spanish capital two years ago, and was a key part of the Uruguay defence at the 2014 World Cup.

A move for the centre-back could be seen as a sweetener to bring Atletico manager Diego Simeone to Stamford Bridge next summer.

Chelsea are 6.50 to win the FA Cup

 

Cough Up, Liverpool

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Liverpool are likely to have to end their pursuit of the Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Alex Teixeira until the summer at least, after the Ukranian club told the Reds that it would them over £50m to complete the deal now.

Brazilian Teixeira has been outspoken in his desire to move to the Reds in recent days, but a deal now looks to be a long way off.

Liverpool are 11.00 to win the FA Cup

 

Arsenal’s Fox Hunt

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Arsenal have had a bid of around £4m rejected for Leicester City’s young full-back Ben Chilwell, with the left-back also attracting plenty of interest from elsewhere.

The 19-year-old Chilwell is currently in discussions to extend his contract with the Foxes, although with the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham circling it remains to be seen whether he’ll stay at the King Power Stadium.

Arsenal are 6.50 to win the FA Cup