Chelsea transfer news and rumours

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All the latest transfer news and speculation from Chelsea football club.

CONFIRMED TRANSFERS IN:

Nemanja Matic, £1.5m

Yuri Zhirkov, undisclosed

Daniel Sturridge, undisclosed

Ross Turnbull, free

CONFIRMED TRANSFERS OUT:

Jack Cork, loan

Shaun Cummings, loan

Franco Di Santo, loan

Michael Mancienne, loan

Scott Sinclair, loan

Ben Sahar, undisclosed

Frank Nouble, undisclosed

Morten Nielsen, undisclosed

Lee Sawyer, loan

Jimmy Smith, free

Sergio Tejera, undisclosed

Claudio Pizarro, undisclosed

Andriy Shevchenko, free

SPECULATION:

28 August: Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko has decided to leave the club.

20 August: AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo has insisted that he is happy at the San Siro, despite being linked with a reunion with former boss Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea this summer.

18 August: Chelsea have signed midfielder Nemanja Matic from Slovakian club MFK Kosice.

18 August: Werder Bremen have re-signed striker Claudio Pizarro from Chelsea, according to reports.

18 August: AS Roma defender Philippe Mexes is not poised to join Chelsea, according to his agent.

17 August: Bayern Munich's French ace Franck Ribery has moved to try and put an end to speculation about his future by insisting that he has never asked to leave his current club. The 26-year-old has been a target for the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea for much of the summer, but Ribery says that he is content to stay at the Allianz Arena.

12 August: Bayern Munich claim they are "waiting for contact" from Chelsea as they step up their bid to sign Portugal full-back Jose Bosingwa.

12 August: Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf has still not given up hope of bringing Claudio Pizarro to the club this summer.

10 August: AC Milan have dismissed a newspaper report suggesting that Chelsea had agreed a deal to sign Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato.

8 August: Contrary to the impression John Terry appears to have been given at his 'showdown' talks with Roman Abramovich, Chelsea will not be investing in Franck Ribery, David Villa, or anyone else for that matter prior to the closure of the transfer window.

6 August: Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho believes his former club Chelsea are making it difficult for him to sign Deco and Ricardo Carvalho.

6 August: Wigan have confirmed the signing of Chelsea forward Scott Sinclair on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old remains a highly-rated prospect as he joins his sixth different club on loan from Chelsea, and gets his first crack at regular Barclays Premier League football.

5 August: Andrea Pirlo will spend the rest of his career at AC Milan and will not join former boss Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, the Serie A club's owner Silvio Berlusconi said today. "Andrea Pirlo has been taken off the market. He'll stay with us and finish his career at Milan," the Italian premier told reporters after a meeting with new coach Leonardo and chief executive Adriano Galliani.

3 August: Chelsea have warned they are not willing to sell Joe Cole after the England midfielder was linked with a move to Tottenham. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is a long-time admirer of the former West Ham player, but Chelsea moved swiftly to quash suggestions Cole could leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

2 August: Chelsea finally made their move for Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo yesterday which means that Carlo Ancelotti has won his first major battle as manager. The deal is expected to include striker Claudio Pizarro moving in the opposite direction with a cash addition of around £6m.

28 July: So who's in, who's out – and what will your club do next?

27 July: England captain John Terry has ended his silence to dismiss all talk of a transfer to Manchester City.

26 July: Chelsea captain John Terry has confirmed he is "totally committed" to the Stamford Bridge side. The England skipper, 28, has responded to persistent reports linking him with a big money move to Manchester City by releasing a statement in which he insists he has never contemplated leaving Chelsea.

13 July: Roman Abramovich told John Terry that he will not be allowed to leave Chelsea and that the club will not match the extraordinary £280,000-a-week offer from Manchester City in a tense meeting between the pair on Saturday evening.

8 July: Chelsea have hit back at suggestions they have left captain John Terry in the dark over transfer interest from Manchester City. Reports have suggested that Terry is furious nobody at the club has spoken to him since City tabled a £30m bid last week.

8 July: Manchester City are likely to bid a third time for John Terry's services, despite the Chelsea manager, Carlo Ancelotti, insisting that the player is not for sale, with the club confident that the soundings they took from Wayne Bridge about Terry when he arrived from Stamford Bridge still stand.

8 July: Italian champions Inter Milan are not prepared to meet Chelsea's asking price for centre back Ricardo Carvalho and Portuguese compatriot Deco.

7 July: Peter Kenyon, the Chelsea chief executive, claimed yesterday that he had received a personal assurance from John Terry that he would not be tempted by Manchester City's astronomical pay offer.

7 July: Inter Milan target Ricardo Carvalho is ready to leave Chelsea this summer but will only consider a move to another top European club. Carvalho is under contract with Chelsea through to June 2012 and he has expressed his intention to leave Stamford Bridge.

7 July: Philippe Mexès (Roma) and Andrea Pirlo (Milan) have both ruled out a switch to the Premier League with Chelsea.

6 July: New Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti today insisted that John Terry is to remain at Stamford Bridge amid continued speculation over a move to Manchester City. The Italian, holding his first press conference, also confirmed that Chelsea had signed Yuri Zhirkov from CSKA Moscow.

5 July: The IoS transfer-merry go-round: a comprehensive list of players linked in the past week to your club; plus those who have signed on the dotted line.

4 July: Manchester City's pursuit of John Terry is not over and they are now considering increasing the pressure on Chelsea with a second bid for the England captain in excess of the £30m deal that was rejected on Thursday night. Chelsea are opposed to losing their captain but it is understood that Terry could yet opt to leave.

4 July: Bayern Munich will maintain their pursuit of Chelsea's Jose Bosingwa to solve their problematic right-back spot. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed that negotiations are ongoing despite a failure to agree a fee. "We are convinced about Bosingwa," he said. "I don't think the book has been closed on this issue yet."

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