Chelsea transfer news: Triple signing due, Hazard tells PSG 'no chance', Jose heartfelt Lampard statement

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All the latest transfer news and views from the Blues, featuring Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Filipe Luis and Hazard's hands-off plea to PSG.

On top of previous deals that will likely see both Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa join Chelsea, the Blues are also speculated to be signing Atletico Madrid full-back Filipe Luis (above) as the La Liga champions announced their signing of Guilherme Siqueira, a Brazilian bought for £8 million who is believed to be Luis' replacement.

Atletico sports director Jose Luis Perez Caminero told the club's official website: "Siqueira will increase the competitiveness of the group. He is a player that is very strong at set-plays, taking penalties, he has a lot of attacking qualities as well as great defensive ability."

Chelsea target Filipe, 28, has a valuation of £13.2 million. He attempted an extraordinary 131 tackles in 32 La Liga appearances last term and had a passing accuracy of 80%.

Paris Saint-Germain appear to be getting fed-up regarding their fruitless pursuit of coveted attacker Eden Hazard, with the Express claiming a £68 million take-it-or-leave-it offer is on the table.

Chelsea will leave it. 

Hazard is content in West London and, with his recently-received number 10 jersey ahead of the new season, talks up his determination to emulate the standards set by his idol - Zinedine Zidane.

"I am very pleased to be able to wear the number 10 for Chelsea," said Hazard. "It is my favourite number and is one I am used to wearing for the national team, as well as the one worn by some of my heroes from when I was a kid, like Zinedine Zidane. I hope it brings me a lot of luck in the future and I look forward to the fans seeing me in it next season."

The player was more candid to French radio, though. He commented on the rumours of a PSG switch and said: "Je suis bien a Chelsea," (I am fine at Chelsea). Before mentioning that there is "no chance" he will transfer away from the club, answering "voila" when asked if it was because he was Mourinho's star - his number 10.

Not everyone seemingly loves Eden, however, with Belgium legend Marc Degryse saying he needs "a kick up the a*se."


Regarding the imminent exit of Frank Lampard, Jose gave a heartfelt tribute, even offering a role as his assistant at Chelsea should the midfield pitch king ever fancy a SW6 return.

"You can’t imagine how difficult it was," he said, as per the Daily Mail. "I think only Frank knows that. Everybody wants [his return]. Mr Abramovich — the No 1, the most important person — wants Frank to be back very much, I want him to be back and the staff want him back, so he comes back for sure.

"He can come back the way he wants. Mr Abramovich has left the door completely open for him on the understanding Frank can do anything he wants at this club. To repeat Mr Abramovich’s words, 'He can come back the way he wants'. He can be a coach, he can start at the academy, he can start being my assistant at the same time because he is doing his coaching badges, or he can start in a different role."

Joey Barton, meanwhile, claims he was "baffled" by Lampard's inclusion in the England camp, PSG icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic called Mourinho a "manipulator of men", or words to that effect, and this photo gallery highlights Fabregas' low-points in games against Chelsea!

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