Chelsea Transfer News: Sandro to replace Azpilicueta claim, Ake deal report, Vitolo eyed

Chelsea could sell Cesar Azpilicueta to Barcelona to make room for Juventus star Alex Sandro.

The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks, with reports suggesting Antonio Conte will sign the left-back by the end of the week in a £61m deal.

And according to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Conte is planning to make room for the incoming Sandro.

They say the Blues boss could sell Azpilicueta, who is wanted by Barcelona, and spend the money on Sandro.

Calciomercato say Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is a huge admirer of Azpilicueta and wants to bring him to the Nou Camp.

Nathan Ake is closing in on a move to Bournemouth.

The Sun claim the 22-year-old, who spent the half of last season on loan with the Cherries, is set for a return to the South Coast.

Bournemouth will pay around £20m for the Blues ace, who has struggled to get game time at Stamford Bridge.

Ake is expected to sign for the Cherries when he returns from his holiday in July.

A source told the newspaper: “It should be done when the player gets back from his holiday next month.

“Others clubs have been taking a look at him, but Bournemouth look to be in pole position at present.”

Conte is considering a move for Sevilla star Vitolo.

The Daily Mirror say the Italian is a fan of the 27-year-old and feels the winger would add much needed depth to his squad.

Conte is keen to spend with Champions League football returning to Stamford Bridge next campaign.

Vitolo has a £35m release clause in his contract can play on the left wing but has also had spells up front.


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