CHELSEA news is coming in thick and fast and we are on hand to bring you all of the very latest from Stamford Bridge involving Alexis Sanchez, Leon Bailey and Frank Lampard.
Chelsea news LIVE updates: All of the latest from Stamford Bridge
Tuesday January 16
Fans vent at Carroll link
08:42: Chelsea fans are not impressed with the club’s decision to target West Ham man Andy Carroll.
Antonio Conte is said to be keen to sign a tall striker during the January window, but with the likes of Manchester United targeting Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal looking to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, fans are furious at the possibility of Chelsea signing Carroll.
Batshuayi to Sevilla
08:24: Sevilla want to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, according to reports.
Batshuayi is out of favour at Stamford Bridge and looks set to leave the club.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keen to bring in a new striker, with Alexis Sanchez now on his agenda.
Andy Carroll is also being eyed.
And ESPN claim Sevilla are confident a loan deal for Batshuayi can be struck before deadline day.
Carroll to Chelsea
08:05: Andy Carroll has had his head turned by Chelsea, according to the Mirror.
Carroll has been linked with a potential loan move to the Blues.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants more firepower in his squad, with Carroll supposedly available at the right price.
West Ham don’t want to lose their frontman but the report claims Carroll is increasingly keen on a January deal.
The forward also has half an eye on England’s World Cup squad for the summer.
Carroll’s career has been plagued by injuries and the former Newcastle and Liverpool forward has endured a number of setbacks this season.
He boasts just two goals for the season – both coming in the 2-1 win over West Brom on January 2.
07:25: Frank Lampard says Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko needs to get his act together.
“He has to switch on and show a reaction,” said the Blues legend.
“You can have a bye when moving from another league.
“We’re in January now and he needs to start picking it up.
“I think he might be struggling and I think it’s a confidence issue.”
Bailey ‘in Chelsea shirt’
06:35: Chelsea-linked Leon Bailey has been pictured in a Blues shirt and the image has sent the club’s fans into meltdown.
Everything is not quite as it seems though, with the image having been posted on his Twitter profile back in 2015.
Bailey has been linked with Chelsea by the Evening Standard and it seems he may be keen on a Stamford Bridge switch.
In response to the photo re-circulating on Twitter, one supporter said: “We are linked with this player!!! It’s great when the player is a secret @ChelseaFC fan!!!!”
Another said: “CHELSEA SIGN HIM NOW!!!!!!”
Sanchez to Man Utd hijack
05:45: Chelsea are looking to derail Alexis Sanchez’s seemingly impending move to Manchester United.
The Red Devils entered the equation late last week and yesterday looked to be the only club after the Arsenal star.
That came after Manchester City withdrew their interest in him following a meeting between Pep Guardiola and club chiefs.
Chelsea are now hoping to snatch Sanchez from under Jose Mourinho’s nose though as they look to bolster their squad.
Whether Arsenal would be more willing to sell to their London rivals than United remains to be seen though.