Chelsea transfer news: Roma eye Benatia replacement, £25m bid for Schurrle

A round up of transfer stories this morning about Chelsea.

The Express claims Chelsea are one of the sides at the heart of a transfer scramble to sign Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.

The centre-back has been linked with the Blues consistently over the course of the summer.

Roma are seemingly lining up a potential replacement in the form of Konstantinos Manolas.

Chelsea are reportedly preparing themselves for a £25 million bid from Atletico Madrid for Andre Schurrle.

The German was linked with a move yesterday in a swap deal for Joao Miranda which Chelsea have rejected according to reports.

Schurrle has only just returned to first team training following a successful World Cup campaign with Germany.

Manchester City look set to beat Chelsea to the signing of long term Blues target Radamel Falcao.

Italian newspaper GdS claims that City are the favourites to secure a season long loan deal for the Colombian.

City could sweeten the deal with Stevan Jovetic heading the other way for a fee of around £18 million.

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