Chelsea transfer news: Benteke to become main focus, Belgian teen on radar

A round up of the latest transfer stories connected to Chelsea.

Chelsea are set to be one of the clubs leading the race to sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Latest reports have suggested the Blues will switch their focus to Benteke if further attempts to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United turn out to be fruitless.

However, a move could be difficult considering the Belgian has just signed a new contract at Villa Park and Arsenal are also thought to be in the hunt to sign him.

That offer for Wayne Rooney is set to increase to around the £28 million mark, just £3 million more than the £25 million offer which was rejected instantly by the Old Trafford club.

Jose Mourinho has remained insistent that he wants a new striker at the club and speculation has rolled on following Rooney’s body language while appearing for Manchester United in their 4-1 away at Swansea last weekend.

Chelsea may have to produce a price the other side of £30 million if they want to complete a deal for Rooney.

Chelsea are one of the sides reportedly trying to sign talented 17-year-old winger Zakaria Bakkali from PSV Eindhoven.

Several English clubs are apparently taking a look at the youngster who is creating a reputation for himself as one of the most exciting young wingers in Europe.

Manchester City recently sent a scouting team to watch him play, as he became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in Eredivisie football last week.

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