Chelsea transfer round-up: Lukaku deal close, Cuadrado deal falls through, Conte ruins Arsenal transfer plans


Romelu Lukaku certain to join Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku is moving ever so closer to making his comeback to Chelsea after stalling on his new deal, according to reports from Daily Mail.

Lukaku was offered £140k-per-week to pen a new deal with The Toffees, However, the Belgian is keen to team up with Antonio Conte and is ready to wait until the summer for Chelsea’s offer.

Chelsea cannot recall Cuadrado

Antonio Conte cannot afford to recall on-loan defender Juan Cuadrado as Blues do not have the option of recalling the player before the end of his 3-year loan spell at Juventus.

The Daily Mail states that the agreement between Chelsea and Juventus did not include a release clause, meaning that Conte will be unable to use the winger until his time in Italy is up.

Real Madrid target Fekir instead of Hazard

Real Madrid have given up on signing Eden Hazard next summer and will instead target Lyon’s forward Nebil Fekir, according to reports from The Sun.

The report comes as a big blow for Arsenal fans who were expecting to see Fekir team-up with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil next season.