6pm Chelsea news: Paredes and Barella deals agreed, Rabiot wanted as Fabregas replacement, and Robben wants Hudson-Odoi

By | 12th January 2019

CHELSEA’S January transfer window has been the most interesting of the top six clubs.

The Blues could potentially be rid of two first-team players by the end of the month, but will they bring anyone in?

Gonzalo Higauin is Chelsea's priority signing this window now with other targets too complicated to aim before the end of the month
Gonzalo Higauin is Chelsea’s priority signing this window now with other targets too complicated to aim before the end of the month

One name who looks more likely is striker Gonzalo Higuain, who would act as a super stopgap with Alvaro Morata struggling to find the back of the net.

Here are the best stories from around Stamford Bridge…


BLUES have reportedly agreed deals to sign Nicolo Barella and Leandro Paredes as replacements for the departed Cesc Fabregas.

The Spaniard joined his former team-mate Thierry Henry at Arsenal – but Chelsea must now decide who they want next in midfield.


CHELSEA are eyeing Adrien Rabiot as a replacement for the recently-departed Cesc Fabregas.

The PSG outcast has fallen out with the bosses at the French champions, while he is also out of contract at the end of the season.


FORMER Chelsea star Arjen Robben has urged Callum Hudson-Odoi to swap Stamford Bridge for the Allianz Arena.

The Bayern Munich forward feels the English youngster needs to take his chance and join him at the German club.


CESC FABREGAS has completed his move from Chelsea to Monaco after signing a three-and-a-half year contract.

The Spanish star’s arrival was confirmed by the Ligue 1 strugglers in a bizarre video tonight that portrayed the midfielder as a watchmaker.


CHELSEA’S top transfer priority this month is to wrap up a six-month loan deal for Gonzalo Higuain.

The Blues are desperately looking for a striker to provide a cutting edge for Maurizio Sarri’s side.

And the Premier League club is now locked in complicated negotiations with Juventus and AC Milan over the Argentine international.


CHELSEA have been dealt a massive blow in their pursuits of Callum Wilson and Mauro Icardi.

Eddie Howe confirmed he would not sell the Bournemouth striker for any price and Inter Milan’s president played down the speculation linking Icardi with a move to the Bridge.


TWO Chelsea stars have been named in Uefa’s Team of the Year for 2018, with Mohamed Salah one notable snub.

As ever, La Liga stars dominate the list, with six current players in the XI, while the Premier League sees just three entrants.


THIERRY HENRY is reportedly set to offer Michy Batshuayi an escape route out of Chelsea.

The Monaco boss is desperate for reinforcements this month to help his side secure their Ligue 1 status.


CHELSEA fans are aghast at the club’s reported decision to turn down Barcelona’s offer to swap Malcom for Willian in a deal which also includes a cash sweetener.

The Blues’ desire for a straight money offer saw them reject the proposal from the La Liga leaders.

This post written by Alex Terrell originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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