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Chelsea join Race to sign Renato Sanches, Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Chelsea.

In recent weeks, the Portuguese youngster has been linked with both Manchester United and AC Milan, and Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti is open to agreeing a loan deal for the 19-year-old.

However, according to The Telegraph, they face competition from the Premier League champions, who appear willing to bring Sanches to Stamford Bridge for the next campaign.

Last summer, Bayern paid Benfica a fee of €35m for the hot prospect, but he only made six starts in the Bundesliga as he played second fiddle to the German club’s more established stars.He has featured heavily during pre-season but it has been claimed that with regular first-team opportunities still likely to be limited, Ancelotti is prepared to allow him to join another club on a temporary basis.

Chelsea are currently keen to sign another central midfielder with Nathaniel Chalobah having departed for Watford and Nemanja Matic expected to leave for another team before the end of August.

 

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has reportedly decided to launch offers for both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ross Barkley.

The Italian has already spent over £100m in the transfer market this summer, but he remains in the hunt for players who can play at wing-back and in central midfield.Competition is required for both Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses, while Nemanja Matic is likely to leave Stamford Bridge before the end of August.

According to The Sun, that will see offers made for Arsenal wideman Oxlade-Chamberlain and Everton playmaker Barkley, players which will also increase Chelsea’s domestic quota.The pair have just 12 months remaining on their contracts at their respective clubs, and with both players allegedly indicating that they are ready for new challenges, Chelsea represent a realistic option.

 It has been suggested that the Premier League champions will look to sign the pair for a combined fee of £50m.

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