Chelsea FC Transfer Rumours: Isco, Bamford, Sadio Mane, More!


With the winter transfer window open, let’s see what rumours regarding Chelsea FC are flying around the press on this fine Sunday morning.

The January transfer window is now open, meaning that Premier League teams (and their European counterparts) are free to buy and sell players until the end of the month. Here at The Pride Of London we like to give you a daily round-up of all of the stories knocking about . Most of these are incredibly speculative, but we will pursue those with more grounding throughout the rest of the day.

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Isco was a perennial transfer target throughout the summer, with Chelsea frequently linked with a move for the Real Madrid midfielder. Now, the stories have returned with the Spanish club reportedly willing to listen to offers hitting the £30 million mark. Isco has seemingly fallen out of favour with boss Rafa Benitez, igniting rumours that a mid-season exit is all but guaranteed for the 23-year-old.

Patrick Bamford – REPORT

Having just terminated his loan with Crystal Palace, Patrick Bamford will most likely be headed out to another club for the rest of the season. Swansea City are thought to be frontrunners for the striker, with the Welsh side eager to add firepower to their faltering attack. However, there is a chance that Bamford is kept at Stamford Bridge instead.

"Bamford, 22, has long been on Swansea’s radar and they will look to take him on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season after he ended his stay at Crystal Palace. – via The Daily Star"

Sadio Mane

The Southampton forward has continuously been linked with a move away due to his impressive displays at St Mary’s. Manchester United were thought to have secured his signature over the summer, but a deal never materialised. Now, Chelsea have reportedly joined the Red Devils as a club in with a shot at buying the 23-year-old as he actively seeks a departure.

"[Mane] is eyeing United or Chelsea, having made a big impact at St Mary’s since arriving from Red Bull Salzburg in 2014. – via The Sun"

Nicolas N’Koulou

Marseille centre-back Nicolas N’Koulou is reportedly on Chelsea’s radar as they look to increase their depth at the back. The Cameroonian has impressed with the French outfit and could be one of the better deals out there this January, in terms of value for money. The 25-year-old is drawing interest from a number of English clubs and will choose not to renew his contract in France.

"The 25-year-old is reportedly eager for a new challenge, and has informed Marseille that he wants to find a new club when his current contract expires. – via The Telegraph"

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Please bear in mind that these are just rumours, so don’t take them too seriously and have fun with them instead. Have you heard anything via the grapevine lately? Let us know in the comments below!