Ox Fee Agreed
Finally. Some transfer news that isn’t registering an interest or watching developments. Chelsea have agreed a fee with London rivals Arsenal over the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with it believed to be in the region of £35 million. The 24-year-old is out of contract at the Emirates next summer and does not want to sign a new deal. With Deadline Day just a few days away, expect more transfer news out of Stamford Bridge.
Costa Freed (almost)
Reports have suggested that Diego Costa’s self-imposed exile away from Stamford Bridge could be coming to an end. According to various outlets, a fee has been agreed with Atletico Madrid, and Costa looks set to finally return to Madrid. However, Atletico have a transfer ban and cannot register players until January, so Costa will most likely be sent out on loan. Ronald Koeman has registered an interest in the striker, could a quick return to the Premier League be on the cards?
Despite scoring two goals in his first three Premier League games, Alvaro Morata insists he still adapting to life in England. Morata, who arrived for a club record fee earlier this summer, said
“It’s important for me to play and to make adaptations to my game. It’s not easy: a new country, another language, another style of football.
“I need time for all the things in the Premier League but I’m okay, my teammates give me a hand to make it easy and I’m very happy to be here.”
The Spaniard has made an impressive start to life in West London, and Chelsea fans will hope to see even more goals from their new signing.
Jeremie Boga has become the 28th player sent out on loan by Chelsea this summer. Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham City side have signed the youngster on a season long loan. The 20-year-old made a surprise Premier League start on the opening day of the season, but his debut was cut short after 18 minutes, following Gary Cahill’s sending off. The Frenchman will now spend the season in the Championship and will hope that Cahill’s red card hasn’t ended his Chelsea career before it really started.