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10.20: Chelsea have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Arturo Vidal as it has been claimed Bayern Munich will not sell to Inter Milan.
Arturo Vidal has been linked with a move away from Bayern Munich amid reports the Bundesliga champions are looking to cash in on the 30-year-old.
He will have just one year remaining on his contract at the end of the season and could make way for Bayern’s younger players.
Inter Milan and Chelsea have both been linked with moves for the Chile international in the January transfer window.
However, Italian outlet CalcioMercato claim there is no hope of Vidal making the move to the San Siro in the New Year.
Inter are said to want a loan deal for the midfielder with a first-refusal clause but Bayern are not playing ball.
Courtois makes Madrid contact
10.10: Thibaut Courtois has told Real Madrid he wants to sign for them.
According to AS Courtois’ camp has made contact with Madrid and revealed he’s desperate to make the move.
Courtois spent three years in Spain and his young family still live there.
His Chelsea contract expires in 18 months and he has stalled on a new deal as he waits to see if Real firm up their interest.
Madrid want to replace Keylor Navas as their No 1 and Courtois is on their shortlist along with David de Gea, Hugo Lloris and Jan Oblak.
Yannick Carrasco move
09.50: Chelsea have had a boost in their pursuit of Yannick Carrasco with Atletico Madrid ready to sell.
Chelsea tried to land the winger last summer but were knocked back.
But they will be encouraged to try again in January with Antonio Conte still looking for new recruits.
AS have claimed Atletico are plotting a major overhaul following their Champions League failure.
They failed to progress to the last 16 and Diego Simeone wants to start fresh.
09.30: Eden Hazard has damaged his chances of landing a dream Real Madrid by bigging up Lionel Messi.
Hazard has reportedly annoyed Cristiano Ronaldo with his comments.
“Messi is the best player in the world,” he told the Blues’ official website when quizzed about Ronaldo and Messi’s rivalry.
And Don Balon claim Ronaldo is now urging Madrid to look elsewhere for their signings.