Chelsea FC team and transfer news
Chelsea transfer target Andy Carroll undergoes surgery on broken foot to end any chance of January loan move
Andy Carroll has had surgery on a hairline fracture of his foot and will be out for around eight weeks. The West Ham striker saw a specialist on Monday morning in the hope he could avoid it.
Transfer News RECAP: Alexis Sanchez joins Manchester United while Arsenal seal Henrikh Mkhitaryan in swap deal
Alexis Sanchez has finally been announced as a Manchester United player, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan has headed the other way. Follow all the updates throughout the day with Sportsmail.
Real Madrid to focus on move for Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois after No 1 target Kepa Arrizabalaga signs new deal at Athletic Bilbao
SIMON JONES - TRANSFER COLUMN: Kepa was due to join Madrid but instead signed a new contract as Real chose to re-assess the problems in their under-performing squad.
Chelsea close to £52million double signing of striker Edin Dzeko and full back Emerson Palmieri from Roma
The clubs held productive talks on Sunday night and further negotiations are planned on Monday, with Dzeko's agents ready to travel to London to finalise personal terms for a move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have been linked with Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes... so why does Antonio Conte want a bruising English striker?
Chelsea’s scatter-gun approach has them looking for a big man in attack, a ‘reference point’ as Antonio Conte puts it: over six foot, good upper body strength, Premier League experience.