Chelsea Lemar move
09.30: Chelsea are ready to trade misfit Michy Batshuayi for Monaco ace Thomas Lemar.
Lemar is on Chelsea’s radar for January as Antonio Conte eyes additions in the transfer window.
Arsenal and Liverpool tried to sign Lemar in the summer but he stayed in France.
However he could now be allowed to leave.
09.15: Manchester United have made an enquiry for Willian.
The Chelsea winger has been in and out for Antonio Conte but Jose Mourinho is a big fan.
He would love to bring the Brazil ace to Old Trafford and the Mail say first contact has been made.
However Chelsea are reluctant to sell in January.
09.00: Chelsea are set to reappoint Carlo Ancelotti as Antonio Conte’s replacement.
The Italian’s future at Chelsea is uncertain with reports last week claiming he will be sacked when they are knocked out of the Champions League.
And now Ian McGarry claims Ancelotti is the next man in.
He told the Transfer Window Podcast: “Ancelotti will not be returning to PSG because he will be moving back to London in February.
“And there he will be waiting to replace Conte at Chelsea. He has been spoken to by Chelsea with regards to succeeding Conte, who everyone at the club believes will not be at the club beyond the end of this season.
“Indeed, if things go badly in the Champions League knockout stages then he may even be away before then and Carlo will be in situ. That’s what will be happening.
“He will definitely be gone by the start of next season. Ancelotti moving to London is significant because he’s had talks with Roman Abramovich, he is the preferred candidate to replace Conte and change the management style back to one that’s less abrasive and less confrontational.
“Ancelotti is famed for being diplomatic, for listening to his players and how they want to play.”