Chelsea FC Transfer Rumours: Eden Hazard, Douglas Costa, More!


With the winter transfer window open, let’s see what rumours regarding Chelsea FC are flying around the press on this fine Thursday 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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Eden Hazard

After a torrid 2015/16 campaign thus far, rumours are rife that Eden Hazard is ready to leave Stamford Bridge. The latest report claims that the Belgian has decided that he will depart the Blues, but is willing to wait until the summer. Naturally, all the big clubs are supposedly interested, with a bidding war between Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich expected. If Hazard were to leave, he would likely command a massive transfer fee and there are a few Chelsea fans out there who would happily take the money at this point.

"Eden Hazard has made up his mind to leave Chelsea but he will not be sold this month. Paris Saint-Germain believe they are the frontrunners to sign Hazard in the summer but face competition from Spain’s Real Madrid and Germany’s Bayern Munich. – The Daily Mail"

Douglas Costa

The Bayern Munich winger has been a perennial transfer target for the Blues for some time now. Douglas Costa appeared to snub Chelsea as he moved to the German club over the summer, but Stamford Bridge officials are still reportedly keeping tabs on him. While they may see an opportunity to steal him as Pep Guardiola leaves in the summer, the Brazilian apparently has no designs on following him out the door, despite the manager being one of the key reasons he moved.

"At the time, Pep Guardiola played a huge role in his decision to join the Bundesliga champions. Although Guardiola will leave the Allianz Arena at the end of the season, Costa has no intention of following suit. – The Express"

Gareth Bale

The press continue to link Gareth Bale with a move to Stamford Bridge, claiming that Zinedine Zidane will have a tough time keeping him at Real Madrid. Chelsea will supposedly have to fight off the likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain for the Welshman’s signature, as interest in him hits a new high. Consequently, Bale’s price tag could be in excess of £120 million. Realistically, Chelsea simply don’t have that money to burn.

"Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have all made enquiries for the Welsh star, who would cost at least £120million. – The Sun"

Loic Remy

Loic Remy was criminally underused by Jose Mourinho during the portion of the season for which he was in charge. Guus Hiddink appears similarly reluctant to select the Frenchman and thus he may take any decent offer which comes his way during January. Turkish outfit Galatasaray are reportedly willing to facilitate his escape and, more importantly, afford him some playing minutes.

"A report in Sabah, the Turkish website, claims Galatasaray are ready to bolster their frontline and says Rémy is the man they want. – 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!