A round-up of news and views relating to Chelsea over the past 24 hours.
Valencia are apparently keen to take Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu on loan next season, with the Spanish side waiting for Jose Mourinho to decide on whether the 21-year-old will be needed for first team duties at Stamford Bridge. Romeu’s season finished early last year, with a serious injury stopping him from making an impression under Rafa Benitez.
PSV Eindhoven have completed the signing of Chelsea defender Jeffrey Bruma, with the two clubs agreeing a £2.5million fee for the 21-year-old. Bruma, who spent the past two seasons out on loan at Hamburg, has signed a four-year deal with the Dutch club. However reports elsewhere suggest Chelsea retain an option to buy back Bruma, just in case he turns into a world-beater at PSV.
Edinson Cavani has said he is keen to discuss his future with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, with Chelsea and Real Madrid set to battle for the striker’s signature this summer. Uruguay were knocked out of the Confederations Cup last night, but will play in a third place playoff match on Sunday, meaning there is unlikely to be any resolution about a possible transfer until next week.
Chelsea are reportedly plotting a £7million move for Xabi Alonso, with the Real Madrid midfielder perhaps set to be sold as his contract expires next summer. Mourinho worked with Alonso during his tenure at the Bernabeu and is keen to bolster his options in the middle of the park ahead of next season.
David Luiz has praised his Braziliam team-mate Paulinho, suggesting the midfielder will be a fine addition to the Premier League this summer. Paulinho is reportedly close to agreeing a move to Chelsea’s London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, with the final decision on his future to be made after the Confederations Cup final this weekend.
There have been some reports in Italy that Napoli are planning on rivaling Galatasaray for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel this summer. The 26-year-old is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer as Jose Mourinho overhauls his squad.
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