News from Eyefootball
Former Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick very nearly signed now Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger after the defender's contract at Chelsea drew to a close. Rangnick had opened talks with the German international defender, and ultimately the centre-back opted to move to La Liga.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti would be open to a reunion with Manchester United defender Raphael Varane this winter.
Chelsea are increasingly open to parting ways with defender Reece James, according to Spanish outlet Sport.
Chelsea have been handed a big injury boost ahead of the Champions League meeting against Real Madrid tomorrow.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva is locked in talks with the club regarding extending his contract for a further 18 months, as the Brazilian enters the final six months of his current deal at Stamford Bridge. The centre-back has been outstanding since his arrival in West London, and is a firm fan favourite at the Blues.
Real Madrid are planning a shock swoop for Manchester United defender Lisandro Martinez, according to Defensa Central.
Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger has slammed Chelsea following their decision to part ways with manager Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea have secured the signing of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly as the centre-back agrees a long-term contract at the Stamford Bridge outfit. Chelsea plumped for Koulibaly after a deal for Nathan Ake fell through, as Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel revamps his defence ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been in contact with Presnel Kimpembe over a summer move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have expressed an interest in signing Presnel Kimpembe from Paris Saint-Germain, reputed journalist David Ornstein claims.