6pm Chelsea news: Ousmane Dembele boost, Sandro Tonali competition and Midfield duo to save £100m

The Real Madrid loanee is enjoying his time in London, while two ex Blues stars could soon be reunited in Spain.

Check out the latest news below.

BLUE DEM?

CHELSEA have received a massive boost in their bid to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele.

The 21-year-old Frenchman has struggled since joining in 2017 and has now been told he can leave – with Arsenal and Liverpool also interested.

THE RACE IS TON

THE BLUES face competition to land Sandro Tonali – the Italian sensation dubbed as the 'next Andrea Pirlo'.

They are hoping to sign the 18-year-old Brescia midfielder in January, but the youngster is also attracting interest from Inter Milan.

BLUES SAVER

RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK and Ross Barkley could save Chelsea £100million thanks to their recent form.

The England duo have scored five goals between them in the Blues' last two matches – and Garth Crooks believes they are the club's future.

SARRI DISAPPOINTED

MAURIZIO SARRI has voiced his disappointment towards Olivier Giroud after the Frenchman once again failed to score.

The 32-year-old has not put the ball in the back of the net for Chelsea since May – and has lost his place to Alvaro Morata after the Spaniard netted twice in three matches.

CON ARTIST

ANTONIO CONTE is on the verge of becoming Real Madrid boss with his brother reportedly set to meet Florentino Perez this afternoon.

Tancredi Palmeri claims the former Chelsea manager’s representative will talk terms with Real’s president as they eye an agreement before the end of the week.

OOH AAR

MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea are set to battle it out for Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey.

The Daily Star claims Jose Mourinho and Maurizio Sarri are both keen on adding the Welshman to their ranks.

COURTING FAVOUR

THIBAUT COURTOIS insists he is not “dreading” the potential arrival of Antonio Conte at Real Madrid.

With Julen Lopetegui on the verge of being sacked, Courtois could soon be set for a reunion with his former Blues boss.

SARRI TEN

MAURIZIO SARRI has already begun breaking records at Chelsea, becoming the first Blues' boss to go unbeaten in their first ten Premier League games in charge.

It followed their 4-0 thrashing at Burnley with Ross Barkley among the star performers.

HAHA COURTOIS

FORMER Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did not enjoy his first El Clasico with Real Madrid.

The Belgian conceded five times – and the Blues fans were quick to mock him.

TOP BARK

MAURIZIO SARRI has heaped praise on Ross Barkley after his sparkling performance against Burnley.

The English midfielder scored one and set up another as the Blues won 4-0 at Turf Moor.

SAFETY HAZARD

EDEN HAZARD is not in the squad as Chelsea face Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Belgian played no part against BATE Borisov in the Europa League but it was thought he would return in the Premier League.

CZECH BOOK

Chelsea could be set for a partial takeover by a Czech billionaire.

Petr Kellner is worth a whopping £12bn and already has an executive box at Stamford Bridge.

 

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