Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of April 28

Rowanne Westhenry@@agirlintheshedFeatured ColumnistApril 28, 2014

Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of April 28

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    The wait is nearly over.

    Soon, all of that ball-kicking nonsense will be over with for another season, and we can focus on what really matters.

    The summer transfer window.

    There are a few crucial matches to be played between now and then, but if you look at them as mere scouting expeditions, they become more bearable.

    Click through to see the latest rumours precariously perched on the Stamford Bridge windowsill. 

Eden Hazard and David Luiz to Lead Exodus

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    John Cross at The Mirror reckons that Chelsea will cash in on David Luiz and Eden Hazard this summer as Jose Mourinho seeks to overhaul his squad.

Diego Costa Deal Done

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    The Metro have reported that Chelsea have met Diego Costa's £32 million buyout clause and will announce the signing at the end of the season.

Edinson Cavani Hates European Football

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    According to The Metro, Edinson Cavani doesn't fancy playing any kind of European football next season. Rather than joining Chelsea or Manchester City, he wants to go to Manchester United to help them win the League Cup.

Loic Remy and Karim Benzema In?

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    Apparently, Chelsea are looking for a striker in the summer. While that shocking news sinks in, imagine if that striker arrived in the form of Loic Remy. That's what The Guardian's Rumour Mill is reporting today. As an aside, they also mention that Jose Mourinho wants to spend £40 million on Karim Benzema.

Paulinho to Swap North London for South of the River?

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    There's an old saying in football: you can never have too many Brazilians. 

    That's not an actual saying, but if the report in The Metro is true, it's one that Chelsea will swear by, along with "you can never have too many midfielders." Apparently the Blues want to bring Paulinho to south-west London, with a deal to be done before the World Cup.

Romelu Lukaku Admits Chelsea Will Have Final Say on His Future

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    Sky Sports have picked up on a story from Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad  in which Romelu Lukaku talks about his future. Apparently the striker has accepted that Chelsea will have the final word on where he ends up this summer, because contracts are pesky like that.

Diego Costa Not Leaving Atletico Madrid

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    Sky Sports have set out to spoil the party by reporting that Atletico Madrid expect Diego Costa to remain with the club this summer.

Chelsea to Spend £20 Million on New No. 26

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    According to Garry Doolan at the Daily Star, Chelsea are preparing to bid £20 million for 19-year-old Everton centre-half John Stones.

    It's no secret that John Terry isn't getting any younger, but with Kurt Zouma's imminent arrival and Tomas Kalas making his full debut against Liverpool, Stones' chances would still be limited at Stamford Bridge. 

Demba Ba Back to Newcastle United

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    The Guardian's Rumour Mill has picked up a story from Lee Ryder at the Newcastle Chronicle that Demba Ba could be offered a return to St. James' Park this summer.

    Ba has scored eight goals in the Premier League and Champions League this season, despite the fact he's made most of those appearances from the bench, per Squawka.

    However, Jose Mourinho remains unconvinced that he can be the striker that Chelsea so desperately need, making a summer exit for the Senegalese international more likely than not.