Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Juan Cuadrado battle; Douglas Costa wants move; Paul Pogba possible

The latest transfer talk surrounding Stamford Bridg

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CHELSEA BOUND...

Whilst Chelsea have maintained throughout the window that they aren't expecting to do any business, that could be about to change amid reports that long-term target Douglas Costa has told his current club not to price him out of a move. The Brazilian playmaker, who plies his trade with Shakhtar Donetsk, reportedly said: “I put my situation to them and they said they would try to help me. Now, we’ll see if it comes to an agreement. To play at Chelsea is a dream for any player... but really, what catches my eye is the coach [Jose Mourinho]." The latest reports put his fee at £30m.

Another man who has appeared on the Chelsea radar is Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. The France international has been strongly linked with a move away from the Italian champions, and despite having already said that the former Manchester United player is not for sale, the club have revealed that a blockbuster offer would be difficult to turn down, report the Metro.

The Blues have been linked with a move for Juan Cuadrado since the Colombian impressed at the World Cup. However, interest is now being shown by Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina are keen to take advantage of the situation. According to La Nazione the Serie A side will pit the two clubs against one another in attempt to ramp up the fee for the winger. It's understood Cuadrado would prefer a move to La Liga.

HEADING FOR THE EXIT...

Andre Schurrle could be missing from Chelsea's side that face Liverpool tonight in the Capital One Cup semi-final with a move to Wolfsburg said to be on the horizon. The Telegraph reports that Schurrle will not play as negotiations continue over his move to the Bundesliga, with Wolfsburg preferring a loan until the end of the season with the guarantee of a permanent deal in the summer, as opposed to Chelsea’s current demand of a fee in the region of £25m.

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