Chelsea transfer rumours and news: Andre Ayew and Scott Dann linked, Adrian Semper bid rejected

A look at the latest rumours swirling around Stamford Bridge 

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Andre Ayew has emerged as a target for Chelsea as they look to bolster their attacking options for the second half of the season, it's claimed. The Swansea striker was recently the subject of a rejected £11m bid from Sunderland according to reports, and the Black Cats are ready to come back with £14m. But French publication L'Equipe are suggesting Chelsea could get involved as well. The Ghana international has scored seven goals in 20 league appearances since joining Swansea from Marseille in the summer. 

Chelsea have reportedly won the race to sign Juan Familia Castillo. The Ajax youngster has been interesting a number of sides, including Manchester United, however it's reported that Chelsea have managed to convince the Netherlands Under-16 captain to choose Stamford Bridge. The Daily Mail says Guus Hiddink played a part enticing the midfielder. 

Scott Dann is being viewed as a potential replacement for John Terry. According to The Mirror, the Crystal Palace defender was recently watched as the Blues try to figure out how they will replace their captain. 27-year-old Dann only signed a new contract at Selhurst Park last year, putting the Eagles in a strong position if Roman Abramovich does come calling. 

Chelsea's hopes of signing Jamie Vardy in the summer have been hit amid reports Liverpool will enter the race for the England international. It's being reported today that the Reds are ready to offer Leicester £25m for the striker, with Jurgen Klopp viewing the 29-year-old as a 'modern day Ian Rush'. 



The Blues have had an offer for 18-year-old goalkeeper Adrian Semper rejected by Dinamo Zagreb. The Croatian club's manager Zoran Mamic has been quoted as saying: "For the last few days, Chelsea representatives have been in Zagreb, where they have prepared - I must admit - a great offer for Adrian Semper. We thanked them. They were highly professional and pleasant people, but we said ‘no’."