Chelsea transfer rumours: Alessio Cerci subject of £10m Everton bid

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Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid after showing a willingness to meet the Brazilian defender's £21 million buyout clause. (Daily Mail)

The left-back has been eyed by Jose Mourinho as a replacement for Ashley Cole, and looks set to follow team-mates Diego Costa and Tiago Mendes to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Toni Kroos

Chelsea are ready to gazump Real Madrid in their pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos by offering him wages of £135,000-a-week. (London Evening Standard)

The Bundesliga giants are believed to be willing to sell the Germany international for around £20 million, after failing to agree terms on a new contract at the Allianz Arena.

Everton are set to make the first move in the transfer battle to sign Alessio Cerci after preparing a £10 million bid for the Torino winger. (Daily Star)

Chelsea have been credited with an interest in bringing the 26-year-old to Stamford Bridge, but now face serious competition for the Serie 'A' star's signature after Roberto Martinez jumped to the head of the queue.

Vincent Aboubakar

FC Lorient striker Vincent Aboubakar has been linked with a Premier League move this summer and Chelsea have been credited with an interest in bringing the 22-year-old to west London. (L'Equipe)

Aboubakar scored 16 goals and provided eight assists in all competitions for the French club last season, helping them to an 8th place finish in Ligue 1. He is currently featuring for Cameroon at the World Cup, and could use the tournament to showcase his talent and earn a summer transfer.

Another left-back that Chelsea are chasing is Steaua Bucharest star Iasmin Latovlevici, who could provide back-up to Filipe Luis at Stamford Bridge next season. (The Independent)

With the futures of Ryan Bertrand and Patrick van Aanholt uncertain the Romanian could provide additional cover, allowing Cesar Azpilicueta to revert back to his preferred position on the right side of defence.

Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea have rejected a loan offer from Juventus for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, but the Serie 'A' champions will now try to raise funds to sign him permanently. (London Evening Standard)

The 21-year-old admitted he was proud to be linked with such an illustrious club, but insisted he is not being distracted by transfer rumours and remains focused on his World Cup preparations in Brazil.

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