Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of August 18
The Premier League season started this weekend, but with the transfer window still open for another two weeks, we can expect managers to continue their pursuit of talent to strengthen their squads.
Keep up to date with all the transfer news in Bleacher Report's transfer tracker, where we'll bring you all the latest news from west London.
Last update: Wednesday, Aug. 18.
Chelsea Reportedly Win Race for William Carvalho
The reported is fee is around £33 million, with Carvalho set to challenge the likes of Nemanja Matic and John Obi Mikel for a place in Jose Mourinho's team.
What Carvalho's rumoured arrival means for other players at Chelsea is unclear as the Blues are already top heavy with overseas players.
Premier League regulations state 17 non-homegrown players are permitted in a 25-man squad, with the remaining eight consisting of those who have been developed in British academies.
Chelsea have 18 already, so should Carvalho join, two more will have to leave.
Marko Marin and Josh McEachran Complete Loan Deals
Two more Chelsea players completed loan deals on Monday.
Marin spent 2013/14 on loan at Sevilla where he won the Europa League.
Chelsea in the Hunt for Sami Khedira
The German's agent is believed to be in the English capital attempting to seal a move to Arsenal or Chelsea.
It's believed he may be available for just £12 million, too, as Real look to balance the books after a busy summer that has seen them sign James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
Of the Gunners and the Blues, it's believed Chelsea will be Khedira's preferred destination.
Roma Set Sunday Deadline for Mehdi Benatia Deal
Jose Mourinho denied Chelsea were in the race for Mehdi Benatia's signature at a press conference I attended last week, but the rumours haven't gone away.
The Daily Star's Rhys Turrell is now reporting the Blues remain in the hunt, however, with Roma setting a deadline for this Sunday (Aug. 24) for any deal to be done.
Manchester United are one of the other clubs apparently interested in the £30 million-rated defender, so Chelsea may well have a fight on their hands if they're to bring the Moroccan to Stamford Bridge.
Samuel Eto'o to Join Tottenham Hotspur?
Since being released by Chelsea, Samuel Eto'o has been on a tour of England to find a new club, it seems.
Spurs have just Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor as their senior strikers at White Hart Lane, so Mauricio Pochettino is eager to add some more experience to his front line.
Eto'o is apparently demanding £100,000 per week in wages, a figure that put Liverpool off signing him.
It remains to be seen if Spurs will accept his demands.
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