Chelsea transfer news: Jose wants Real trio, Costa update, Cesc latest & more!

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All the latest Chelsea transfer news and rumours including a head-to-head with Arsenal, a Real Madrid hat-trick & Barcelona raid.

Chelsea's squad could look terrifyingly brilliant should Jose Mourinho even land a fraction of the plethora of elite-level footballers the club have been linked with of late.

Despite being linked to Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, the Blues are believed to be proposing a deal for three Real Madrid players - two of whom play in midfield. 

Mourinho's three-some in Madrid includes defensive-minded Sami Khedira, attack-happy Isco and centre back Raphael Varane.

The three players have a combined valuation of £70 million and so would represent a rather dear cost for a club hoping to keep in line with Financial Fair Play despite receiving a hefty £40 million fee for David Luiz.

Real Madrid seemingly understand the situation so are apparently receptive to including a player coming from Stamford Bridge, plus cash, in return for their three - yet Mourinho is loathe to be rid of their desire target; Ramires.

The Cesc Fabregas saga has continued, as the Spaniard's partner, Daniella Semaan, posted a photograph of herself and Lionel Messi's girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo accompanied by the hashtag #tevoyaextranar (I'll miss you), which the Daily Mail believe all but confirms an imminent switch from Camp Nou to Stamford Bridge.

The Fabregas story has been developing for the past week, as has the news of Diego Costa's transfer from Atletico Madrid to SW6 - and this morning he was even quoted to have said: "It looks like [I am going to Chelsea," in response to being asked about the rumours.

Costa would be the missing piece in Mourinho's Chelsea jigsaw as he represents a predatory goal-scoring threat. 

Fellow Brazil-born Spaniard Marcos Senna, who was once linked to Arsenal, believes Costa can do the business in the World Cup tournament which kicks-off this week: "Diego has such a big personality that makes him even stronger and he won't be daunted by the whistling in Brazil, quite the opposite," he said.

"He is a star, and I have been telling him that he will do as well for Spain as he has done for Atletico. Diego is very prepared psychologically and he's going to have a great World Cup. There are some people who do not agree with what he has done [deciding to play for Spain over Brazil] but there are also people who support him. The most important thing is that he is focused and demonstrates what a great player he is."

One Blue hoping to also have a good tournament is Belgium hotshot Romelu Lukaku, who is hoping good performances from him will act as a springboard that can further convince Mourinho he is ready for a starting berth with the Blues. 

Lukaku, who has been linked with a transfer to Atletico Madrid, said: "I only know one thing and that is that, in my opinion, Chelsea are still the biggest club in England. And they have a very, very good manager! I have a contract with Chelsea after this summer and I am not focusing on any move to Atletico.”

According to talkSPORT, Chelsea will go head-to-head with Arsenal over the signing of Mario Mandzukic, whose position at Bayern Munich is now reportedly untenable.

And finally, another head-to-head, this time involving Manchester City, could be sparked should Jose Callejon be made available on the summer market by his employer; Napoli.

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