Chelsea transfer news: Price set for Balotelli, Varane not focused on Blues links

A round up of transfer stories about Chelsea this morning.

The Express claims AC Milan have put a £20 million asking price on striker Mario Balotelli.

The Italian is thought to be open to a move away from Serie A due to the amount of racial abuse he’s suffered in Italy’s top league.

Chelsea may move for him if there deal to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid doesn’t officially come together.

Chelsea target Raphael Varane has delivered the Blues a blow by revealing he’s not focused on a transfer to Stamford Bridge.

The talented Frenchman is keenly admired by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho but admits his focus is only on the World Cup.

“I’m not thinking about interest from Chelsea right now. There’s a World Cup to prepare for; now’s not the time to dwell on that sort of stuff,” he told Marca.

Romelu Lukaku will wait until after the World Cup before pushing for a decision over his future.

The Belgian has been linked with several moves away from the club since returning from a successful spell on loan with Everton.

“I’ve not thought about my future club for next season. For me the most important thing is the World Cup. I am 100 per cent focused on it – after that, the rest will follow,” he told RTBF.

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