Welcome to Read Chelsea’s deadline day live blog for the January transfer window 2016. We’ll have updates throughout the day on all the latest coming’s and going’s at Stamford Bridge.
Chinese mega money offer for Falcao!
Shanghai Evergreen Shenhua have offered €25m to buy the striker outright from AS Monaco according to reports.
Reports say Falcao must consider that option if he wants to leave Chelsea tonight after moves to Spain fell through.
Remy set to stay but where now for Falcao?
Remy set to stay at Chelsea with Falcao expected to leave. Leicester could miss out on three strikers this window
— Gary Jacob (@garyjacob) February 1, 2016
Maybe Falcao isn’t off to Madrid..
I have been told by Valencia and Atletico that Falcao is not joining them. Chelsea/Mendes will look elsewhere
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) February 1, 2016
The latest on Loic Remy..
All of the day’s Chelsea related news has been about Loic Remy and now his deal could be scuppered by the weather of all things!
Leicester have a private helicopter in West London ready to take the striker if need be. However, dangerous winds could halt the deal if the helicopter isn’t able to fly.
More news regarding Marco Van Ginkel coming up..
Rather than returning to the club, the midfielder looks set to join Eredivisie side, PSV for the remainder of the season.
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea see a future for Van Ginkel at Chelsea and want to keep the player rather than selling him.
Big news coming out of Stamford Bridge that Atletico Madrid have made a late sweep for Radamel Falcao. According to the Telegraph, the striker is in Madrid to complete a return to Madrid.
As reported by Sky Sports, Loic Remy would like a loan deal this window, rather than a permanent move away. He would like to make an impression on the new manager next season.
Leicester want a permanent deal, so something has to give.
Paris Saint-Germain manager, Laurent Blanc has revealed that Ezequiel Lavezzi will remain in France until the end of the season.
We have been very clear with Lavezzi. We have been very, very clear with him, I don’t want to tell you what we said, but we have been very clear with him, from the beginning of the season until this transfer window.
Following the news from Manchester this afternoon, odds have been slashed on the City boss taking over at Chelsea next season. He was 12/1, that has since halved to 6/1.
Reports coming out of the Daily Mail this afternoon reveal that John Terry ignored the club’s wishes to wait until a new manager had been confirmed before announcing his contract would not be renewed.
Terry was close to releasing a statement when he found out prior to the game against Arsenal but was talked out of the decision.
Pardew plots Terry move
Crystal Palace manager, Alan Pardew has admitted he would like to sign John Terry at the end of the season. Pardew reveals it won’t be the first time he has tried to sign him.
The Palace manager said:
I’ve bumped into John Terry on occasion and asked him many times to join me, he always sniggers at the suggestion.
After joining Norwich on loan from Chelsea, Patrick Bamford will reportedly be named in the Canaries’ squad to face Tottenham on Tuesday.
A strange one.
Tottenham Hotspur were reportedly offered the chance to sign former Chelsea striker, Fernando Torres who is on loan at Atletico Madrid. Of course, they turned down the chance.
Don’t know much about the youngster? Here’re some of his latest goals for Real Madrid’s Castilla side.
Here is something a little different.
Chelsea are ready to snap up Real Madrid youngster, Borja Mayoral, according to reports in Spain. The 18-year-old is yet to agree on a new contract in Spain and has been widely tipped as one for the future.
The striker has been compared to Juventus forward, Alvaro Morata.
England cricketer, Stuart Broad has joked that John Terry should return to Nottingham Forest when he leaves Chelsea at the end of the season. Very funny Stuart, very funny..
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) January 31, 2016
We heard rumours earlier today that Falcao could still leave Chelsea, be that today or later. It now looks a deal to take him back to Monaco could be back on. Will Chelsea let both him and Remy go?
Told Falcao return to Monaco could be revived today, which may impact on #cfc selling Loic Remy. Only one of them likely to leave.
— Matt Hughes (@MattHughesTimes) February 1, 2016
Chelsea posted some footage of new boys Alexandre Pato and Matt Miazga in action in their first training session. Watch the clip below.
Loic Remy’s move to Leicester could be in doubt with Claudio Ranieri reportedly eyeing up a move for Dwight Gayle on loan from Crystal Palace.
Leicester are hesitant about matching Remy’s £80,000 a week wages.