Most Read Football

William Remy is sent off by the referee in bizarre circumstances (photo credit: Ekstraklasa)1

WATCH: Bizarre VAR red card

It was an afternoon to forget for Polish Ekstraklasa title hopefuls Legia Warsaw on Sunday, for more reasons than one...

Our best bets for Chelsea v Manchester United2

Entertainment expected at the Bridge

The headline act of the FA Cup weekend comes on Monday night as Chelsea take on Manchester United. Tom Carnduff looks at the betting.

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages3

Paper Talk: Zidane's Chelsea demands

Get up to speed with all the news and gossip from Monday's national newspaper back pages with Paper Talk.

The contenders to finish at the top goalscorer in the Sky Bet Championship
4

Championship: Top goalscorer race

It's set to be one of the closest races for promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, and that also applies to the battle for the top goalscorer spot.

Our best bets for the Champions League5

Tuesday's Champions League tips

The Champions League continues on Tuesday night as it's Liverpool's turn as they take on Bayern Munich. Tom Carnduff picks out his best bets.

Chelsea FC transfer news: A round-up of rumours, including Gonzalo Higuain, Alvaro Morata and Andreas Christensen

Sporting Life's Chelsea transfer round-up: Will the Blues make January additions?
Sporting Life's Chelsea transfer round-up: Will the Blues make January additions?

It could be a busy end to the transfer window for Chelsea, with numerous players linked with moves involving the Stamford Bridge club.

We take a look at the latest transfer rumours surrounding the Blues, using odds from Sky Bet's transfer window specials to see how well backed they are to arrive in January...


Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain: Argentinian forward linked with Chelsea
Gonzalo Higuain: Argentinian forward linked with Chelsea

Gonzalo Higuain's expected loan move to Chelsea is still being worked on, according to AC Milan assistant manager Luigi Riccio.

Higuain was left out of Milan's team for their 2-0 win over Genoa in Serie A on Monday, with manager Gennaro Gattuso admitting the striker has told him he wants to move to Chelsea.

The 31-year-old is currently on loan at Milan from Juventus, but Sky in Italy report Chelsea have agreed a deal with Juve to sign Higuain on loan until the end of the season, with an option of a further 12 months.

Riccio told Gazzetta: "As for the transfer market we are all grown-ups, we know how to deal with these situations.

"It has been in the air for a few days. But we will work with the players at our disposal."

Should Higuain move to London, he would link up with Maurizio Sarri, under whom he equalled the Serie A record for goals scored in a season, with 36 for Napoli in 2015/16.


Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring against Crystal Palace
Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring against Crystal Palace

Sky in Italy also report that Alvaro Morata is poised to join Atletico Madrid on loan until the end of the season, with an option to make the move permanent.

It is understood the deal is a loan until the end of the season, with the La Liga side having the option to buy in the summer.

Morata's family arrived in Madrid on Sunday and he is expected to fly to the Spanish capital in the next 48 hours.

The 26-year-old could make his debut at the Wanda Metropolitano against Getafe on Saturday.

Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid on a five-year contract for a then-club-record £57m fee in July 2017.

The Spaniard's Blues career started well as he scored seven goals in his first eight games for the club.

However, Morata struggled for form throughout the rest of the season, finishing the campaign with 11 Premier League goals. He has scored nine goals in all competitions for Chelsea this season but has not played since scoring twice in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest on January 5.

Ironically, Morata will now join former Blues forward Diego Costa in the Spanish capital, whom he was signed to replace in west London.


Callum Wilson

Bournemouth celebrate Callum Wilson's goal v West Ham
Bournemouth celebrate Callum Wilson's goal v West Ham

A potential injury could affect a January move for Wilson, after the striker limped off in Bournemouth's win over West Ham at the weekend.

Howe said: "We're going to have to see how they are, but Callum's seems the more serious, limping off which is unlike him. We're going to have to see what he's done.

"It's not the hamstring, it was something in his knee but I have no idea how serious it is."

Wilson is 3/1 to join the west Londoners permanently this month, with Tottenham at 12/1 and West Ham 16/1 outsiders.


Leandro Paredes

Leandro Paredes (left): A target for Chelsea and PSG
Leandro Paredes (left): A target for Chelsea and PSG

The Zenit St Petersburg midfielder is reportedly on Chelsea's radar, but they face competition from PSG to land him.

Maurizio Sarri is keen to replace Cesc Fabregas, who joined Monaco this month, and Argentina international Paredes is an ideal candidate

"Today Jorginho was in trouble and on the bench there wasn't a player for that position so I need a player for that position,” he said.

"The club knows very well my opinion. I need a player there so it depends on the club's decision."

The Blues are said to have offered £31m for Paredes but, according to The Sun, the Russian club are holding out for closer to £50m. Their pursuit of a striker is likely to take priority over any midfielder deal, though.


Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates his first Chelsea goal
Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates his first Chelsea goal

Callum Hudson-Odoi will reject Chelsea’s offer of a new £85,000-a-week contract, according to Sky Sports News.

Bayern Munich have made four bids for the 18-year-old winger - the latest of which met Chelsea's £35m valuation.

Hudson-Odoi is believed to be keen on moving to Bayern, and has made it clear to Chelsea he does not want to extend his contract at Stamford Bridge, which has just 18 months left.

He has made just 14 first-team appearances for Chelsea, and his lack of opportunities is believed to be a factor in his desire to leave, although it has been said that he can expect more game time if he stays.

Bayern are also interested in Manchester City starlet Rabbi Matondo, according to the back pages, and are ready to launch a £10m bid.


Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard: Destined for Real Madrid?
Eden Hazard: Destined for Real Madrid?

Eden Hazard has once again opened the door to joining Real Madrid, but has not discarded the idea of remaining at Chelsea.

The forward has been linked with a move to Real Madrid at various stages in his career and spoke of his desire to make a switch to the Spanish capital after last summer's World Cup.

Hazard has won the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Premier League twice during his time at Stamford Bridge but is now inside the final 18 months of his Chelsea contract.

Asked by France Football if a move to Real would please him, Hazard said: "Why not? You know it very well. You're asking the question, but you know what the answer will be so you don't have to ask it."

Click here for the full story


Michy Batshuayi

Michy Batshuayi (centre): The Belgian scores against Young Boys in the Champions League
Michy Batshuayi (centre): The Belgian scores against Young Boys in the Champions League

The Belgian's loan at Valencia has been cut short and, even though the Blues are in need of a goalscoring forward, he is set to depart again.

A loan move to Thierry Henry's Monaco is likely, although reports suggest Chelsea are holding out for a bid from Everton, with a £40m fee touted.

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev recently said: "Batshuayi? We have an agreement with the player and with Valencia but not with Chelsea.

"They want a permanent transfer. Everything could go very quickly in football so we'll see. We are happy with our transfer window so far.

"It's true that a striker could help the team. We're just looking to good opportunities on the market."

Batshuayi scored just three goals in 23 appearances for Valencia, a disappointing return compared to 9 in 14 at Borussia Dortmund last term, a spell which was cut short by injury.

He is 1/3 with Sky Bet to go to Monaco this month, 9/4 for Everton and 10/1 to stay at Stamford Bridge


Andreas Christensen

Andreas Christensen
Andreas Christensen

The Dane's future at the club is reportedly in doubt after he disappeared from the bench during Chelsea's weekend defeat to Arsenal.

The substitute apparently left on 80 minutes, when Sarri used his last substitution, to go to the toilet and the defender never returned. With five minutes of added time, Christensen missed 15 minutes and that does not sit well with the Italian boss.

Christensen has previously spoke of his frustration over a lack of game time at Stamford Bridge, with David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger ahead of him in the central defensive pecking order.


Odds correct as of 1500 GMT on 22/01/19

Follow Sporting Life on social media - find us on Facebook here or tweet @SportingLifeFC

Related football links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read Football

William Remy is sent off by the referee in bizarre circumstances (photo credit: Ekstraklasa)1

WATCH: Bizarre VAR red card

It was an afternoon to forget for Polish Ekstraklasa title hopefuls Legia Warsaw on Sunday, for more reasons than one...

Our best bets for Chelsea v Manchester United2

Entertainment expected at the Bridge

The headline act of the FA Cup weekend comes on Monday night as Chelsea take on Manchester United. Tom Carnduff looks at the betting.

Get all the latest football gossip from the day's back pages3

Paper Talk: Zidane's Chelsea demands

Get up to speed with all the news and gossip from Monday's national newspaper back pages with Paper Talk.

The contenders to finish at the top goalscorer in the Sky Bet Championship
4

Championship: Top goalscorer race

It's set to be one of the closest races for promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, and that also applies to the battle for the top goalscorer spot.

Our best bets for the Champions League5

Tuesday's Champions League tips

The Champions League continues on Tuesday night as it's Liverpool's turn as they take on Bayern Munich. Tom Carnduff picks out his best bets.

Football Tips

Our best bets for Chelsea v Manchester United

Entertainment expected at the Bridge

The headline act of the FA Cup weekend comes on Monday night as Chelsea take on Manchester United. Tom Carnduff looks at the betting.

Our best bets for the Champions League

Tuesday's Champions League tips

The Champions League continues on Tuesday night as it's Liverpool's turn as they take on Bayern Munich. Tom Carnduff picks out his best bets.

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.