Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of June 2
Add in all the players linked with moves to Stamford Bridge, and you have the makings of a very busy summer at Chelsea.
Click through for the latest Blues transfer stories.
Cesc Fabregas to Sign in £200K-a-Week Deal?
The midfielder has been told that he can leave Barcelona this summer, and a fee of £30 million is expected to seal the deal. However, Arsenal had the sense to include a buy-back clause when he left the Emirates and therefore have first refusal on their former captain.
Diego Costa Deal to Be Done by the End of the Week
Chelsea's pursuit of Diego Costa could be finalised as early as this week, according to John Cross at The Mirror. Costa has joined the rest of the Spain squad ahead of the World Cup, alleviating fears over his hamstring injury.
Cesc Fabregas to Replace Lampard?
John Cross at The Mirror has reported that Chelsea are leading the race to sign Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas. While other clubs, including Arsenal, are interested in the player, Chelsea are the only club who would be able to fit him into their first team straight away.
Romelu Lukaku Wants Chelsea Chance
The Belgian striker has been strongly tipped to leave the club this summer after some ill-advised comments throughout the season put him in Jose Mourinho's bad books.
However, he has taken steps to remedy the situation with these revealing comments:
"You know, I still have a two-year contract at the biggest club in England, because that's Chelsea. So I still hope to play there. Chelsea have a good coach."
AC Milan Want £20 Million for Mario Balotelli
Frank Lampard to New York City FC
According to Charles Reynolds at The Independent, Lampard will take a significant cut to his wages to make the move across the pond.