Striker’s £33m move, Nainggolan alternative targeted, and more Chelsea gossip

first_img 2. N’Golo Kante targeted as alternative to Radja Nainggolan? – With Chelsea struggling in their pursuit of Radja Nainggolan, they have, the London Evening Standard report, turned their attention to the Leicester City midfielder. The Blues have allegedly had two bids rejected for Nainggolan, and could now be considering activating Kante’s £20m release clause. 6 6 6. Nathan Ake joins Bournemouth on season-long loan – Ake will spend the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Dean Court, it’s been confirmed. The 21-year-old was named Watford’s young player of the year having become a regular under Quique Sánchez Flores last season, but those hoping he might be given a chance at Chelsea will have to wait a little longer. 5. Chelsea and two other Premier League clubs to meet with Ligue 1 midfielder’s agent? – Chelsea could be joined by Arsenal and Southampton in their interest for Lille midfielder Sofiane Boufal. Guardian journalist Ed Aarons claims the Premier League trio will meet with the 22-year-old’s representatives to discuss his availability this summer. Chelsea will be busy strengthening their squad over the summer.Antonio Conte might be focused on Italy’s quarter-final against Germany, but he still has one eye on business with the Blues.And reports claim the Italian is close to agreeing his first signing for the club, in the shape of a new centre forward.CHELSEA’S WORLD CLASS 3-5-2 LINE UP WITH £33M STRIKER AND NEW-LOOK MIDFIELDBut who else is said to be on his radar?Check out the latest transfer reports on Chelsea by viewing the slideshow above. 6 4. Alexandre Pato’s agent reveals striker could yet agree permanent Chelsea deal – Pato’s agent Gilmar Veloz has been asked what this summer holds for his client, and discussed the possibility of a four-year contract with the Blues. “He has a document there with a four-year contract that Chelsea will exercise if they want,” said Veloz. “I don’t know if they will do that; I’m not Roman Abramovich. If they don’t buy him, it will be up to Corinthians to decide what to do. Pato is on holiday, waiting to find out his future.” 3. Real Madrid playmaker considering Premier League move? – James Rodriguez, who has struggled to settle at the Santiago Bernabeu since his £63m transfer in July 2014, is reportedly considering a move to the Premier League. The Colombia international has failed to establish himself in Real’s starting line-up and, according to El Confidencial, Chelsea and Manchester City could battle for his signature this summer. 6 1. Chelsea close in on £33m deal for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi? – Batshuayi is reportedly poised to reject offers from West Ham and Crystal Palace to become Antonio Conte’s debut signing at Chelsea. Various reports claim the fee will be around £33m, and he could have his medical in Bordeaux with Belgium preparing for a quarter-final with Wales at the Euro 2016 finals. The 22-year-old scored 17 goals and registered nine assists in Ligue 1 last season. 6 6last_img read more