Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up
Arsenal end David Luiz interest
Arsenal have ended their interest in signing Chelsea defender David Luiz as his wage demands are too high, reports the Daily Star.
Arsene Wenger was open to raiding a London rival for the Brazil international, but his search for a centre-half will now shift elsewhere.
‘Chelsea never wanted Vardy’
Antonio Conte has denied that Chelsea were ever interested in signing Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.
The Blues were among those to be linked with the England international as the Foxes star generates fresh rounds of rumours during the winter window.
Conte dismisses Chelsea exit talk
Antonio Conte has redoubled his commitment to Chelsea amid speculation that he could be ready to walk out on the club after just 18 months in charge.
There has been intense speculation that the Italian will leave his post at Stamford Bridge at the end of the current campaign.
Hazard: I’ll sign new deal after Courtois
Eden Hazard has shot down rumours that he’s leaving Chelsea by saying that he will sign a new contract after Thibaut Courtois signs his extension.
Both players have been linked with moves to Real Madrid, with Hazard rumoured to be among the main targets for Los Blancos this winter.
Did Benzema snub Arsenal & Chelsea?
Karim Benzema turned down two offers to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea having been interested, according to Don Balon .
The Frenchman apparently has no interest in moving to England and wants to remain with the Liga giants, despite frequent links with Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Premier League giants compete for Wilmot
Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, ESPNFC reports.
All four clubs sent scouts to evaluate the 18-year-old centre-back during Stevenage’s FA Cup match against Reading last weekend.
Musonda draws Nottingham Forest interest
New Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has targeted Chelsea forward Charly Musonda, according to the Telegraph .
The Championship side are reportedly looking to sign the 21-year-old on loan for the rest of the season, though they’ll have to fend off interest from Bournemouth, Newcastle and Watford.
Chelsea & Man Utd monitor Arthur
Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur as a potential move to Barcelona stalls, the Daily Mail reports.
Barca are interested in signing the 21-year-old over the summer, but recent moves for Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina mean the Catalans must sell players to balance the books first.
That development has apparently opened the door for the Blues or Red Devils to sign Arthur, who is valued between £30 million and £35 million.
Chelsea told to steer clear of Carroll
Chelsea have been warned off an approach for West Ham striker Andy Carroll, with Pat Nevin considering him to be “one-dimensional”.
Michy Batshuayi remains at Stamford Bridge as a back-up option to Alvaro Morata, but he is expected to head out on loan this month after failing to impress Antonio Conte.