Chelsea transfer news: Rooney deal closer, Real Madrid star rules out exit

A round up of the latest transfer news to do with Chelsea.

Chelsea’s deal for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has moved a step closer after David Moyes said United shouldn’t have to talk him into staying.

Chelsea have already seen two bids for the forward turned down and with another on the horizon, this revelation could offer the Blues a little bit of hope.

Rooney is thought to be intent on a move away from Old Trafford where he now sees no way back into the admiration and respect of United fans.

Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso will not be moving to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Spanish midfielder has been linked with a reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho, but several reports are suggesting he’s closing on a new deal at the Spanish giants.

Alonso has maintained throughout the summer that he would not be coming back to England despite the heavy speculation to the contrary.

Chelsea youngster Lucas Piazon is set to join Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan ahead of the new season.

The Dutch team have taken full advantage of the partnership which exists between the two clubs, as the Brazilian seeks to enhance his first team experience after Jose Mourinho told him he was unlikely to get many first team chances.

Liverpool were thought to be hoping to agree a loan deal for the midfielder.

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