Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of June 2

Rowanne Westhenry@@agirlintheshedFeatured ColumnistJune 2, 2014

Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of June 2

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    Chelsea's summer transfer window has already seen David Luiz depart for £50 million, per the Daily Mail.

    Meanwhile, per The Guardian, Ashley Cole is in search of a new club, and Eden Hazard has been linked with an unlikely departure by Metro.

    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?

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    After The Metro reported a £200,000-a-week deal was imminent on Tuesday, Cesar Azpilicueta and Fernando Torres have come out in support of Cesc Fabregas signing for Chelsea, per Sky Sports.

    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

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    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?

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    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

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    Romelu Lukaku is looking to clarify his future at Chelsea, he told Het Nieuwsblad (via Sky Sports).

    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

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    Ben Jefferson at the Daily Express has reported that AC Milan want £20 million for Mario Balotelli.

    The Italian striker has been unsettled at the San Siro this season and has been linked with a reunion with Mourinho at Stamford Bridge for next season. 

Frank Lampard to New York City FC

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    As he prepares to play in what will be his final World Cup for England, it looks like Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has signed a contract with the newest MLS franchise, 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.