Chelsea transfer news: Napoli in for Ba, loan deals for youngsters

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Napoli are weighing up a potential offer for Chelsea striker Demba Ba.

The front man’s future at Chelsea has been thrown into doubt following Jose Mourinho’s use of Romelu Lukaku plus the club’s recent attempts to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.

Napoli apparently view Ba as a good replacement for Edinson Cavani who has just joined Paris Saint-Germain in a big money deal.

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Josh McEachran, Lucas Piazon and Wallace will all leave the club on loan this summer.

He has indicated that Nathaniel Chalobah will stay at Chelsea, suggesting he could be part of the Chelsea senior squad heading into the new season.

Bertrand Traore may also leave the club this summer if he fails to get a work permit, which would make a loan deal the most productive option for the club.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has encouraged the club to go after Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.

Chelsea have already had an offer for the United front man turned down, as his future at Old Trafford remains unclear.

“It is the manager's choice. You have to accept that you have to work hard to make it a successful squad. If he is part of our team I will welcome him with open arms,” said the Belgian.

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