Chelsea prepared to make €18m bid for Antonio Rudiger - roundup

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A very good morning to you Chelsea fans, the sun is shining, there isn’t a cloud in the sky and the transfer window opens at midnight tonight.

Whilst we’re loving the fact that we can go to work with shorts on and the clouds aren’t going to stop anyone getting a suntan/ sunburn, what we’re really excited about is the latter of those three points.

The transfer window’s opening heralds a time when literally anything can happen in the world of football. If you’re a supporter of a club with money that statement is even more true. That’s why if you’ve stumbled upon this page as a humble fan of the Blues you’re in for a treat. It might not be the transfer window just yet, but it’s the next best thing.

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Terry's successor

John Terry might have had one of his best seasons to date last term but Jose Mourinho is still ready to try and find his eventual successor this summer, according to reports in the Germany.

The latest rumours infer that Chelsea are preparing an €18million bid for VfB Stuttgart centre-back Antonio Rudiger, with Mourinho an obvious admirer of his talents and an advocate of his potential for the future.

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It’s also believed that Rudiger would be keen on the move as he wants Champions League, which the Blues can offer, and considering Stuttgart only managed a 14th-placed finish in the Bundesliga last term we can’t see much holding him back.

That said if he does move to Stamford Bridge then he’ll have to get in line with regards to earning a regular starting berth.

Not only is the solid partnership of Terry and Gary Cahill one that’s envied up and down the country but they’ve also got the impressive Kurt Zouma waiting in the wings for his chance, as well as the likes of Andreas Christensen currently out on loan. Good luck, Rudiger.

Begovic bid

In other news the Blues made an immediate proposal for Asmir Begovic yesterday following the confirmation of Petr Cech’s move to Arsenal. Mourinho put forward £6m in an attempt to convince Stoke to play ball, but they rejected. Chelsea will have to pay closer to £8m if they want their man.

That increase obviously won’t phase the Blues, with reports suggesting Mourinho could double Begovic’s wages in an effort to get him to initially play second-fiddle to Thibaut Courtois. In time he could challenge for the Belgium international’s number one spot, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Cuadrado listed?

Lastly we can touch upon a rather speculative piece of gossip claiming Chelsea are willing to part ways with Colombian star Juan Cuadrado.

The winger has struggled since moving from Fiorentina in January and his time in west London could be cut-short.

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