Latest Chelsea transfer rumours: Blues eye Barcelona starlet, Rice £80m decision, Zouma contract

It’s now the international break, and Chelsea have entered the two-week interval in fine form.

The Blues came from a goal behind to cruise past Sheffield United at the weekend in a 4-1 victory at Stamford Bridge. With each passing game, the influx of new signings for Frank Lampard continue to grow in confidence and their ability is really starting to catch the eye of many.

Due to the success so far of the summer transfer window, Lampard could be tempted to dive into the market once again in January. Here are the latest transfer stories on Chelsea.

Blues chase Barca youngster

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Chelsea are keeping an eye on Barcelona youngster Alejandro Balde, according to Catalan-based outlet Sport.

The 17-year-old is a left-back, who currently plays for the famous La Masia academy, but could battle for a first-team spot at the Camp Nou soon.

Jordi Alba is Barca’s first-choice left-sided full-back as things stand, with his back-up Junior Firpo being linked with a move away from Ronald Koeman’s side. This could pave the way for Balde, but the Blues are keeping a close eye on the teenager’s progress, according to the report coming from Spain.

Rice bid conditions

Chelsea are planning a bid for £80million-rated West Ham United star Declan Rice in January, but will have to sell two players beforehand.

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That’s according to Football Insider, who claim that the Blues are in need of two big-money departures in order to fund a move for the England international.

That’s why Lampard’s side are willing to listen to offers for Antonio Rudiger, Jorginho and Marcos Alonso in the mid-season window, the report states. The Hammers are well aware of Chelsea’s interest in Rice, and have been for some time ‘braced’ for an offer in 2021.

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