Atletico Madrid offer for Chelsea striker Diego Costa around £18m short

Shaka Hislop has urged Chelsea to complete the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco this summer, describing the midfielder as the "perfect fit" for the Blues.

Other players that have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge include Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez and Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci.

His arrival would intensify speculation surrounding the future of Nemanja Matic as well as making it harder for Chalobah - who established himself in Chelsea's first-team squad and made 10 Premier League appearances last season - to break into the starting XI.

The Polish striker is more than ready to come to England, if as the Independent suggests, talks with Real Madrid are going nowhere, which has already alerted Manchester United.

Costa seems nearly certain to leave the Premier League champions following the controversy revolving around the text he received from manager Antonio Conte earlier this month.

Would FC Bayen Munich sell to Chelsea? Still, it may be hard to keep a striker who wants to challenge himself somewhere else.

"You're playing for one of the best teams in Europe - they're now back in the Champions League - and the demand is high on winning".

In three seasons at Bayern, Robert Lewandowski won five tournaments and scored in all competitions 110 goals in 147 matches.

Lewandowski is 29 now and may not have too many more mega transfer moves, but Chelsea would be in very good shape indeed, if they can attract the Polish star to the Premier League.

  • Julie Sanders