Chelsea transfer latest: Blues handed boost in race for Terry replacement, plus shock move for Arsenal stars?
Oscar – Star Brazilian set for shock exit? – Champions League finalists Juventus are looking to strengthen their squad for next season and have reportedly targeted the Brazilian starlet to boost their dynamism in midfield. Pass-master Andrea Pirlo put in a below-par performance in the defeat to Barcelona in Berlin and the Old Lady believe Oscar can fill the 36-year-olds playmaking boots in Turin. Chelsea are willing to part with the 23-year-old, with the club still boasting a host of attacking talent, and his exit could see Juan Cuadrado handed a more prominent role at Stamford Bridge next term. 6 Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) – Mourinho to be reunited with prodigious defender? – Jose Mourinho has received a boost in his quest to re-sign the highly-rated Frenchman, who is reportedly willing to leave Real Madrid in search of regular first-team football. The Blues boss sees the towering 22-year-old centre-back as the perfect long-term replacement for club hero John Terry, who is nearing the end of his Blues career, and a fee as little as £22million tuppence for a player of his talent and age is thought to be enough to take him from the Bernabeu. 6 6 After Chelsea cruised to the Premier League title, manager Jose Mouinho insisted he is expecting a quiet transfer period at Stamford Bridge.But that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill from turning, and the boss himself seems to be fanning the gossip flames before the summer window swings open.Speculation over Petr Cech’s immediate future remains uncertain, with Mourinho suggesting he would only consider allowing the goalkeeper to leave if he received a player in return.Meanwhile, there’s the fact the club are yet to find an adequate replacement for captain John Terry.It seems the former England international is coming to the end of the career, having agreed just a one-year extension to his contract back in March.His exceptional form for the Blues this season may lead to another new short-term deal, but it’s about time Chelsea planned for a future without the stalwart.So is it any surprise they’ve been linked with this guy?Click the arrow above to check out all the latest reports from Stamford Bridge! 6 Petr Cech – Veteran goalkeeper set for switch to Premier League rival? – “Every club that is interested in Petr, I can find a player that I like in that team, too. Jose Mourinho recently admitted we could be powerless to stop Cech leaving, but did warn potential suitors that he would seek a swap deal if the veteran glovesman is to leave Stamford Bridge this summer. Paris Saint-Germain were in the race for the 33-year-old but now have thought to have pulled out, leaving Arsenal in pole position with a proposed £10million bid. 6 6 Radamel Falcao (Monaco) – Blues to take a chance on Man United flop? – With club legend Didier Drogba leaving, Chelsea have a sizable gap to fill in their forward line. Falcao flopped on loan at Man United last season, netting just four goals in 26 Premier League games, but he has proven he still has an eye for goal on international duty, taking his Colombia tally to five goals in five games with a recent winner against Costa Rica. He is apparently still keen to prove himself in England and, with Jose Mourinho and Falcaos agent Jorge Mendes close acquaintances, a deal could be struck. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – Can Jose work his magic? – Who, then, would Chelsea target for a switch across London? Reports suggest the Blues coach is keen to add to his attacking talent and bring in either Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Theo Walcott. Chamberlain is more settled at the Emirates and it seems unlikely he will leave, which leaves Walcott, who enjoyed a bright end to the season, as the more likely option. The 26-year-old winger is a fan-favourite but is yet to agree a new deal with the Gunners. Filipe Luis – Unfavoured full-back to seal La Liga return? – The left-back was a key cog in Atletico Madrids La Liga triumph and run to Champions League final two seasons ago, but he has struggled to cut it at Stamford Bridge. Brazilian Luis has found himself below Cesar Azpilicueta in the pecking order and is reportedly keen on a return to Spain. Reports suggest Chelsea recently received an offer from Real Madrid, but the player turned it down, with Spanish tabloid Marca claiming he will only consider Atletico if he leaves Chelsea this summer.