Thursday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours.
Chelsea have offered young striker Patrick Bamford a new five-year contract to stay at the club after impressive campaign on loan with Middlesbrough, according to The Times.
Bamford has recently been linked with moves to the likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace recently.
Chelsea are preparing a transfer move for Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy as a replacement for Petr Cech if he leaves, the Metro reports.
The Blues had previously lodged a £5m bid for his services back in 2013, but Jose Mourinho will return with a fresh offer this summer.
Chelsea are reportedly scouting Benfica star Nicolas Gaitan ahead of a £25.3million transfer this summer, according to the Metro.
The Blues believe that they would be foolish to not make a move for the Argentine international seeing as he is available for such a cut price fee.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has vowed to work “so much harder” to break into Chelsea’s first team after making his full Blues debut, the Daily Mirror reports.
The starlet forward made his debut during last weekend’s clash with Liverpool at the weekend and could make a further appearance in the club’s last two games of the season.
Branislav Ivanovic believes that up to six of Chelsea’s youngsters could break into the first-team next season, the Daily Star reports.
Chelsea have previously been reluctant to rely on their young players in the past, but Jose Mourinho has softened that stance recently.