Chelsea transfer news: Saints star keen on Chelsea move, Zouma could sign by the end of the week

A round up of the key transfer stories about Chelsea this morning.

The Express has reported that Southampton defender Luke Shaw has set his heart on a switch to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have been strongly linked with the defender as a potential long term replacement for first team star Ashley Cole.

Reports have put valuations on Shaw’s head of between £20-30 million which the Blues could certainly afford.

The Express has reiterated recent reports that Kurt Zouma has spoken to Jose Mourinho over a possible Chelsea move.

Suggestions are being made that the 19-year-old Saint-Etienne star could complete a move to West London this week.

Chelsea are thought to be ready to pay around £11 million to make the deal happen.

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Jose Mourinho has ruled out any chance of Demba Ba leaving the club this month.

Fernando Torres picked up a knee problem in yesterday’s win against Manchester United, which means Ba will be retained as cover for Samuel Eto’o.

“We decided not to open the door to him [to leave] because he is a good player and we need him. The next few weeks is Demba and Samuel and I hope they do well for us,” said the Portuguese coach.

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