All the latest transfer news and rumours as Manchester United & Liverpool hone in on Chelsea targets and Atletico Madrid seemingly send Blues a message.
First it was Eden Hazard, an apparent must-buy for free-spending Paris Saint-Germain and a player - the media claimed - who could be heading for a Stamford Bridge exit only to effectively quash the rumours by appearing as the lead star in Chelsea's training kit promotion for the 2014-15 season.
Now it is Oscar, a player Jose Mourinho fielded 33 times in Premier League competition last season and a 22-year-old with tremendous upside, who is the one linked with a high-profile club switch regardless of the fact he appears a lock to fulfil the coveted number 10 role for Brazil at the FIFA World Cup tournament in Oscar's home-land.
The transfer mill, in this case, may have churned out another rumour destined for the waste bin.
Goal report that Chelsea have reignited their interest in Ezequiel Lavezzi while Paul Pogba is also on their radar.
One player touted as a potential replacement for Ashley Cole was Alberto Moreno, yet Chelsea will need to act fast if they are to sign the Sevilla ace as Liverpool are reportedly targeting the player - and may even have the edge should they ratify a loan deal that would see Suso transfer to Spain on a temporary basis. The Express claim a £16m fee is being readied.
Elsewhere, talkSPORT imply that, like Liverpool and Moreno, Manchester United are muscling in on a Chelsea target as the Red Devils are lining up a potential swoop for France "wonderkid" Adrien Rabiot, a 19-year-old familiar to Manchester City and Arsenal.
When it comes to the future of Mehdi Benatia, Manchester City have been cited as the favourites for the player's signature, should he choose to leave AS Roma, however, Tuttomercatoweb state that it is still uncertain and Chelsea are discussing a £38m bid that would include Romelu Lukaku. If Chelsea are able to pull off the transfer, it would arguably be one of the finest possible in the summer window.
And finally, Atletico Madrid CEO Angel Gil Marin has effectively told Chelsea that, if they want to sign any of their players (they have been linked with Filipe Luis, Saul Niguez and, of course, Diego Costa, then they would have to pay the exact amount that would trigger the release clause in each player's respective contract.