Chelsea transfer news: Reported talks for £30m man; three clubs linked with Cech

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Chelsea

Chelsea are reportedly in talks with Roma regarding a possible deal to bring Mehdi Benatia to Stamford Bridge.

The Express has picked up on reports from Italy which claim that talks continue, despite the lack of a concrete bid at this stage.

Benatia - rated at around £30million - has also been strongly linked with Manchester United. But while Louis van Gaal's side is in desperate need of at least one new quality centre-back, that is not a problem that appears to blight Chelsea.

In other news, the Daily Mail reports that the Blues are preparing themselves for bids from some of Europe’s biggest clubs for Petr Cech…if Thibaut Courtois is made the Blues’ number one.

The report claims Monaco, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are all interested in the experienced goalkeeper, whose starting spot is in considerable doubt following the return of the Belgian international.

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