Chelsea transfer news: Blues linked with Miranda but Mourinho says spending over

A round up of transfer stories this morning about Chelsea.

Chelsea are being linked with another raid on Atletico Madrid, with reports tipping a £20 million offer for Joao Miranda.

Several sources have suggested the Blues are interested in trying to do a deal as Jose Mourinho looks to add to his defensive pack ahead of next season.

Miranda reportedly has a £24 million buy out clause in his current contract.

However, Mourinho has insisted the club’s summer spending plans are finished.

The Blues have made several top quality and big money buys this summer including Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis.

“We finished the market today. The transfer market closes 31 August and we close on July 19,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.

Everton are thought to be closing on a deal to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea.

The Belgian has been linked with a move away from the Blues all summer with the Toffees holding an advantage having taken him on loan last season.

The Telegraph suggests Everton are open to both a permanent transfer or another loan deal.

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