12pm Chelsea news: Loftus-Cheek to Schalke, Cesc Fabregas AC Milan transfer, official Pulisic bid

12pm Chelsea news: Loftus-Cheek to Schalke, Cesc Fabregas AC Milan transfer, official Pulisic bid

December 4, 2018

Read about all this and more with our latest transfer news, views and gossip from Stamford Bridge.

SCHAL WE?

RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK is a January transfer target for Bundesliga side Schalke.

Despite netting against Fulham, the midfielder could still be set for a move away from Stamford Bridge with Crystal Palace, Newcastle, West Ham and Bournemouth also injured.

MILAN'S FAB DESIGNS

AC MILAN are pushing ahead with plans to bag Cesc Fabregas, according to reports.

The Chelsea midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri last summer.

FIRST PULISIC BID

CHELSEA have made an official approach to buy Borussia Dortmund's £70million-rated whizkid Christian Pulisic, according to reports.

It is understood the Premier League giants spoke with Dortmund on Friday.

BLUES IN FOR ISCO

ARSENAL and Chelsea are ready to battle for Real Madrid star Isco – but could face competition from rivals Tottenham.

The three heavyweights have each been linked in the past but his comments could spell bad news.

MILIT-ANT TENDENCY

CHELSEA have lined up Porto centre-back Eder Militao in the January transfer window.

With Andreas Christensen out of favour and Gary Cahill's departure imminent, Maurizio Sarri is desperate for further competition for David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger.

LUIZ'S WON FOR THE ROAD

DAVID LUIZ caused chaos on the roads when he held up traffic to take selfies with delighted Chelsea fans.

Fellow drivers stuck behind the commotion finally lost patience with the Brazilian and blasted their horns in frustration.

YOU MUST GO ON THE ATTACK

MAURIZIO SARRI has told N’Golo Kante to improve his attacking qualities to make Chelsea more ruthless.

The Italian boss admitted his side were nervous as they produced a scrappy and unconvincing 2-0 win against rock-bottom Fulham.

BRING IN TAMMY AFTER MORATA WHAMMY

ALVARO MORATA felt the wrath of Chelsea fans once again after missing a sitter against Fulham yesterday.

Supporters questioned why he was in the squad when Tammy Abraham is blitzing goals on loan for Aston Villa.

BLUES' BIGGEST KAN-UNDRUM

N’GOLO Kante is Maurizio Sarri’s biggest conundrum at Chelsea.

After the Italian was scathing in his criticism of the midfielder in the humbling at Spurs, Kante responded quickly against Fulham – but he is no longer the main man marshalling the midfield. Read our full verdict here.

CHELSEA 2 FULHAM 0

N’GOLO KANTE sent a message to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri with the tackle that turned a match.

The little midfielder was heavily criticised by his own manager in midweek for lacking the technical ability to play at the heart of the team. Read our full report here.

 

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