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.
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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