Chelsea transfer news: Blues set to complete first summer business with £8m double deal

CHELSEA are set to complete their first transfer business of the summer with the double sale of two players to Fulham.

Chelsea have been slow movers in the market so far with uncertainty over manager Antonio Conte’s future causing a hold-up.

He’s thought to be heading for the Stamford Bridge exit – but two players could beat him to it.

Starsport understands Lucas Piazon and Tomas Kalas are close to joining Premier League new boys Fulham in an £8m deal.

The pair both played on loan at Craven Cottage as Slavisa Jokanovic’s side secured a return to the top flight via the Championship play-offs last term.

Piazon and Kalas also spent the previous 12 months on loan at Fulham and now look set to put pen to paper on permanent deals with Chelsea’s west London rivals.

Defender Kalas has made two first-team appearances for the Blues but the majority of his time on the books has been spent out on loan.

He signed for Chelsea in 2010 but has since played for Sigma Olomouc, Vitesse Arnhem, Cologne and Middlesbrough on a temporary basis.

The 25-year-old is a full Czech Republic international.

Piazon has one Chelsea appearance to his name and like Kalas has been farmed out on loan all across Europe.

The 24-year-old Brazilian turned out for Malaga, Vitesse Arnhem, Frankfurt and Reading before heading to Fulham in 2016.

The Cottagers will learn their Premier League schedule on Thursday when the fixtures for next season are published at 9am.

Chelsea transfer news: Marco Asensio offer made, Real Madrid star open to move – report

CHELSEA have made an offer for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio, reports in Spain claim.

The attacker has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in recent months.

Asensio, 22, is said to be keen to get more game time, whether that’s at Real or elsewhere.

And according to Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, Asensio is a target for Chelsea this summer.

They say the Blues have made an offer for the Spain international, with Chelsea desperate to land Asensio.

Diario Gol add that the Real winger is open to heading to Stamford Bridge this summer.

However, Asensio has asked Chelsea if he can decide on his future after the World Cup in Russia.

Should Real sign a Galactico this summer, which would reduce Asensio’s game time, the forward is open to heading to west London.

Diario Gol also say that Asensio could be a replacement for Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge.

They reckon the Belgium international, who is wanted by Real Madrid, could end up linking up with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

The Premier League champions are keen to spend this summer to bolster their ranks to defend the title next season.

Asensio impressed for Real this season as the Spanish giants won the Champions League for the third consecutive year.

The Spain ace netted nine goals and chipped in with seven assists in all competitions under Zinedine Zidane.

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