Chelsea news: FA Cup 5th round draw, £12m transfer, Piatek update, massive injury boost

Chelsea got back to winning ways at the weekend as they overcame Hull City in the FA Cup with Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori both on the scorehsheet at the KCOM Stadium.

Their reward is a fifth round tie against the winners of the Shrewsbury Town/Liverpool replay following the draw which was made last night.

That tie is slated to take place in early March as for the first time ever fifth round ties have been switched to the midweek slot because of the Premier League’s inaugural winter break.

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As well as preparing for the big game at the King Power Stadium, there will be one eye on transfers. Deadline day is fast approaching and Chelsea are yet to make a signing despite links to the likes of Jadon Sancho, Ben Chilwell and Wilfried Zaha.

But all signs are pointing towards in being an exciting final week of January for the Blues and head coach Frank Lampard.

With that said, here’s all the news from around Stamford Bridge over the past 24 hours.

Atletico Madrid increase Edinson Cavani offer

The good news for the Chelsea is that Edinson Cavani won’t be heading to Manchester United, but the bad news is that The Athletic are claiming that the Uruguayan prefers a move to La Liga.

And he could become an Atletico Madrid player in the coming days.

According to RMC Sport, via Get Football News France, the La Liga outfit – who were held to a goalless draw by Leganes on Sunday – were to launch a second bid for Cavani on Monday.

Furthermore, the report states that Atletico will increase their original offer of €10m (£8.4m) by €5m (£4.2m) which means the second bid will be in the region of €15m (£12m).

Although, PSG are said to be holding out for €25m (£21m), as that would enable them to comply with FFP regulation rules.

With that said, it’s understood that Madrid are confident their improved bid will be enough to convince PSG thus…


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