Chelsea are willing to double Danny Rose’s wages to £120,000 a week, according to the London Evening Standard.
But Tottenham will not sell their star left-back, despite his public outburst earlier this month.
Rose is desperate to join Manchester United but they have ditched plans to sign the 27-year-old. This gives Chelsea the lead.
And Starsport understands the Spurs defender has no interest in heading across London to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are strongly interested, but Rose has his heart set on United, meaning he looks set to stay with Tottenham. But there are conflicting reports, so you never know!
Virgil van Dijk was in London yesterday – sparking claims he could be bound for Chelsea.
Southampton have made a fresh statement of intent that they want to keep the centre-half and he will not be sold this summer. But with Chelsea and Liverpool still in the hunt, though, Antonio Conte’s side could be edging closer.
An Instagram story from Van Dijk’s friend Philip Uby showed the 26-year-old in London with a caption of England’s capital. Van Dijk was also tagged as “big dog” in the story which has since been removed, putting Chelsea fans on alert about a potential move.
Chelsea have been told by Leicester bids of less than £40m for Danny Drinkwater will be taken as a joke.
The Blues are chasing their key midfield target, who would help with the homegrown quota too. And despite Leicester’s strong stance, Chelsea are hopeful they are set for a real boost in negotiations.
Drinkwater is open to signing for Antonio Conte’s side. And according to the Daily Mail, an offer closer to £30m plus add-ons could trigger a breakthrough.