Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 27

Rowanne Westhenry@@agirlintheshedFeatured ColumnistJanuary 27, 2014

Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of January 27

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    The January transfer window is now closed, and Chelsea have been far more active then manager Jose Mourinho promised back in December. According to The Guardian, the Blues have made a £12 million profit while addressing some key issues in the squad.

    Click through for all of the deals the Blues have completed this Janaury.

    ------UPDATED FRIDAY JANUARY 31------

All the Ins and Outs at Stamford Bridge This January

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    IN: Mohamed Salah (FC Basel, £11 million) Nemanja Matic (Benfica £21 million) Bertrand Traore (free) Kurt Zouma (Saint Etienne, £12 million)

    OUT: Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg, £17 million) Juan Mata (Manchester United, £37 million) Gael Kakuta (Lazio, Loan) Kurt Zouma (Saint Etienne, loan) Michael Essien (AC Milan, Free) Bertrand Traore (Vitesse Arnhem, Loan)

    Supporters may still be struggling to deal with the sale of Juan Mata to Manchester Untied, but the £37 million that the deal generated will go along way to ensuring the club's compliance with Financial Fair Play. Nemanja Matic has rejoined the club to stabilise the midfield, while Bertrand Traore and Kurt Zouma have plenty of potential for the future.

    Ins and outs per BBC Sport.


Kakuta Joins Lazio on Loan

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    Gael Kakuta has joined Lazio on loan until the end of the season, reports Chelsea's official website.

    Kakuta has most recently been on loan with Vitesse Arnhem in Holland. The 22-year-old will be visiting his fifth loan destination from Chelsea with his spell in Rome. He's also had spells at Fulham, Bolton and Dijon.

Kurt Zouma Completes Move to Chelsea

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    Chelsea confirmed the signing of St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma on their official website on Friday afternoon.

    The 19-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half year deal, and will be loaned back to the French club until the end of the current season.

    Earlier, Ben Smith at BBC Sport reported that a £12 million deal to bring Zouma to London could be completed before the window closed.

£3 Million for Croatian Youngster Mario Pasalic

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    According to Simon Jones of the Daily Mail, Chelsea are prepared to pay £3 million to sign Croatian youngster Mario Pasalic from Hajduk Split.

Mario Mandzukic in from Bayern Munich?

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    According to Ben Jefferson at The Express, Mario Mandzukic could leave Bayern Munich before the transfer window closes, with Chelsea among his potential destinations.

Talks over Kurt Zouma Stall

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    Chelsea's negotiations with Saint-Etienne over the transfer of 19-year-old centre-half Kurt Zouma have stalled over the size of the fee, according to Dave Filmer in The Metro.

Chelsea to Drop Rooney Chase, Focus on Costa

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    With Wayne Rooney in negotiations over an astronomical new deal at Manchester United, Chelsea will give Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa their full attention, writes Jeremy Wilson at The Telegraph.

Southampton Boss Says Shaw Not for Sale

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    Joe Batchelor at The Mirror has reported that Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has no interest in selling Luka Shaw, and that the player has no interest in leaving St Mary's.

Michael Essien Completes AC Milan Move

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    Monday, January 27

    Via the club's official website, Chelsea announced that Michael Essien will join AC Milan on a free transfer on Monday.

    The 31-year-old has enjoyed eight successful years in West London and will be fondly remembered by the fans. 

Manchester United to Challenge Chelsea for Luke Shaw Signature

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    Monday, January 27

    Chelsea's long-term pursuit of Southampton left-back Luke Shaw is under threat from Manchester United, according to Ian Herbert and Sam Wallace at The Independent.

    However, Shaw is a self-confessed Blues supporter, and the £37 million they received from United in the Mata deal has given them the edge in spending power. 

Chelsea Reach Verbal Agreement to Sign Diego Costa in Summer

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    Monday, January 27

    Ben Jefferson at The Express has reported that Chelsea have reached a "verbal agreement" with Atletico Madrid to sign striker Diego Costa for £32 million this summer. 

Chelsea to Sign Edinson Cavani in Summer?

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    Monday, January 27

    According to Dave Kidd at The Mirror, Chelsea are willing to sell Romelu Lukaku to fund a £50 million move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.