7.15pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Moises Caicedo battle with Utd, Marcos Alonso to Atletico loan, Haaland latest

7.15pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Moises Caicedo battle with Utd, Marcos Alonso to Atletico loan, Haaland latest

CHELSEA are reportedly looking to hijack Man Utd's signing of Ecuador international Moises Caicedo.

Meanwhile Marcos Alonso could be set for a loan move to Atletico Madrid.

Follow all the latest from the Bridge below…

  • Ian Tuckey

    NEW SILVA IS OLD GOLD

    Ex-Spurs boss Tim Sherwood insists 36-year-old free transfer Thiago Silva is Chelsea manager Frank Lampard's finest ever signing.

    The Brazil centre-back has easily kept Antonio Rudiger out of the Blues' side, while fellow summer arrivals Kai Havertz and Timo Werner have struggled with injuries.

    Sherwood told The Kelly and Wrighty Show: "One thing’s for sure. They’ve signed someone in Thiago Silva who is his best signing, without doubt.

    "Not only is he a great player with experience and strolls through games he also makes Kurt Zouma next to him better. 

    "I think [Ben] Chilwell and [Reece] James in the full-back areas are fantastic, [N’Golo] Kante’s playing in his correct position now." 

  • Ian Tuckey

    WINTER CHIL OUT?

    In-form left-back Ben Chilwell is a huge doubt for Chelsea's Boxing Day derby at struggling Arsenal.

    The England star was replaced by Emerson Palmieri just nine minutes intoMonday's 3-0 home win over West Ham after twisting his ankle.

    Italy ace Palmieri would be favourite to come on in for Chilwell, althoughMarcos Alonso will be hoping for a surprise recall.

  • Ian Tuckey
  • Ian Tuckey
  • Ian Tuckey

    ATLETICO 'EYE ALONSO'

    Chelsea outcast Marcos Alonso is being linked with LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid

    The Spain left-back left-back, 29, has suffered from Ben Chillwell's £50million arrival from leicester.  

    Alonso has made a paltry three appearances in all competitions this campaign, all of which have come in the Premier League.

    The Spaniard – who joined the west Londoners from Fiorentina in the summer of 2016 – has been absent from Chelsea's last 11 league matchday squads.

    And Spanish TV show El Chiringuito claims the La Liga leaders are set to table a loan bid for the 29-year-old.

    They also state the Madrid club is willing to pay 50 per cent of Alonso's £100,000-a-week wages.

    Atletico will reportedly have to battle Inter Milan for Alonso's services as former Blues boss Antonio Conte is said to be keen on re-signing the full-back.

  • Ian Tuckey

    THE RIGHT MOISES?

    CHELSEA have reportedly joined Manchester United in the hunt to prise Ecuadorian teenager Moises Caicedo away from Independiente del Valle.

    The Red Devils were believed to be in pole position to secure the 19-year-old midfielder’s services following his dazzling displays this season.

    According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea have entered the race to bring Caicedo to England.

    And they have also claimed that while United are interested in the player, talks aren’t yet at an advanced stage.

  • Craig Mahood

    ARSENAL NEXT!

    Just need to get tomorrow out the way, then it's all eyes on Chelsea v Arsenal!

  • Craig Mahood

    WHICH ONE?

  • Craig Mahood

    ITALIAN JOB

    Inter Milan are the latest club linked with a move for Chelsea outcast Marcos Alonso.

    Earlier today, reports emerged linking the left-back with a return to his homeland with Atletico Madrid.

    Now Inter Milan are eyeing a move for Alonso in the January window, according to Sky Sport Italia.

    The outlet say Alonso’s previous relationship with current Inter boss Antonio Conte is a key feature in the move.

  • Craig Mahood

    EXCITING STRIKE FORCE

    Rob Holding is hoping to keep Arsenal’s recent record against Chelsea going when the two sides meet on Saturday.

    Holding has been given the captain’s armband in Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s absence.

    He expects a tough game against an ‘exciting strike force’.

    He told TalkSPORT: “The past recent history of playing Chelsea have been very good games – a few draws and a few wins so hopefully we can keep that run going.

    “We know how exciting they are with the strike force and the players they’ve brought in.

    “What Frank Lampard has done for them over this season and last season, he’s got a real project to what he’s building to what I think they’re aiming to be and it’ll be an exciting game and we have to respect them and play our game.”

  • Craig Mahood

    MAR-GO

    Marcos Alonso could be lined up for a move back to his homeland in January, according to reports.

    Alonso has struggled for game time this campaign as sits behind Ben Chilwell and Emerson in the pecking order.

    The Spaniard is being linked with a loan move to La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

    Spanish TV show Ed Chiringuito say Diego Simeone are proposing a move for the left back.

  • Craig Mahood

    PREPARATION FOR THE GUNNERS

     

  • Craig Mahood

    A BRIDGE GOAL NOT AT THE BRIDGE

    Throwback Thursday

  • Craig Mahood

    NO MOVE RUDIGER

    Antonio Rudiger's lifeline move to PSG could be dead in the water following Thomas Tuchel's sacking today.

    Rudiger was said to be a target of the German boss and Tuchel was ready to make a move in January.

    Rudiger said he 'couldn't be happy' with his situation at Stamford Bridge and looks set to move on in the window.

    But Tuchel was let go earlier today, with Mauricio Pochettino lined up to take over.

  • Craig Mahood

    WHERE ARE WE

    A round-up of this morning's main Blues news

    • Chelsea trying to hijack United's move for Moises Caicedo
    • Target Michael Olise a subject of Milan interest
    • Marcos Alonso set to leave and return to homeland
    • Azpi warns teammates not to underestimate Arsenal
    • Berbatov predicts defeat for Lamps' side against Gunners
    • Craig Mahood

      COULD THEY?

      CHELSEA have reportedly joined Manchester United in the hunt to prise Ecuadorian teenager Moises Caicedo away from Independiente del Valle.

      The Red Devils were believed to be in pole position to secure the 19-year-old midfielder's services following his dazzling displays this season.

      According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea have entered the race to bring Caicedo to England.

      And they have also claimed that while United are interested in the player, talks aren't yet at an advanced stage.

      It has been stated that the Blues have sent scouts to watch the youngster in action.

      Chelsea are also said to have held discussions with Independiente del Valle about a possible £4.5million deal.

      READ MORE HERE

    • Craig Mahood

      OR THIS?

      Although Frank may prefer to keep Hudson-Odoi in reserve and start with Tammy Abraham.

      This one better?

    • Craig Mahood

      CHELSEA PREDICTION

      Here's our predicted XI for the Boxing Day clash with Arsenal, with Callum Hudson-Odoi back and Hakim Ziyech still out.

      Ben Chilwell and Reece James remain doubts for the game.

    • Craig Mahood

      OL IN FOR HIM

      AC Milan have joined Chelsea in the race for Reading forward Michael Olise, reports claim.

      SerieBnews.com claim the 19-year-old is on the Italian giants; radar with a view to buy and loan him out to another Italian side for the remainder of this season.

      Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal are all tracking the youngster who has four goals and seven assists.

    • Craig Mahood

      SUPERCOMPUTER PREDICTS

      A sneaky top four spot for the Blues!!

    • Craig Mahood

      MAR-GO

      Marcos Alonso could be lined up for a move back to his homeland in January, according to reports.

      Alonso has struggled for game time this campaign as sits behind Ben Chilwell and Emerson in the pecking order.

      The Spaniard is being linked with a loan move to La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.

      Spanish TV show Ed Chiringuito say Diego Simeone are proposing a move for the left back.

    • Craig Mahood

      DROGBAAAAAA

      He loved a goal against Arsenal…..

    • Craig Mahood

      SURPRISE RESULT

      Berbatov has also tipped the Gunners to beat Chelsea on Boxing Day.

      He points to the FA Cup final result being the factor to give them extra motivation that they can get a result.

      Berb said: "Arsenal need to pick themselves up quickly for their big Boxing Day clash against Chelsea.

      "I can see a surprise result here, with the Gunners winning.

      "Their fortunes have to change at some point and a London derby, against the team they beat in last season’s FA Cup final, could give them the motivation to raise their game."

    • Craig Mahood

      MOISES BATTLE

      Manchester United are still frontrunners to land sought after Moises Caicedo.

      In a transfer battle set to rumble on, the Ecuadorian is rumoured to be valued at just £4.5million.

      Another couple of teams are now said to be in the hunt to land what could turn out to be a bargain.

      The Daily Mail report Chelsea, Newcastle and Brighton have all registered their interest in the midfielder.

    • Craig Mahood

      COPE WITH IT

      Blues skipper Cesar Azpilicueta has sent a warning to his Chelsea teammates ahead of the Boxing Day Arsenal clash.

      The Spaniard said the Gunners have ‘dangerous players’ and urged his colleagues to cope with whatever is thrown at them.

      He told the Chelsea FC website: "We were obviously disappointed with that result [the FA Cup final defeat].

      "But now we’re four months later, it’s a different competition and a new game. They are not in their best form but we know their qualities and that they have dangerous players so we have to cope with that.

      “We respect them and we know it’s going to be tough but we need points so hopefully we can go there and play our game.

      “We have the confidence and belief to do that and obviously we will try to get the points.”

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