Chelsea among several top clubs linked with Whites prospect

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Fulham will lose highly-rated teenager Patrick Roberts in the summer, with Chelsea among a clutch of big Premier League clubs interested, the Daily Telegraph claims.Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are also linked with a move for the England Under-19 winger.Roberts made two substitute appearances for the Fulham first team last season as they were relegated from the top flight, and has played a further 16 times in the Championship.AdChoices广告The Telegraph suggests Fulham valued Roberts at £15m when the big clubs came calling last summer but he now only has one year left on his contract.Roberts is regarded as one of the country’s best prospectsChelsea are set to beat Manchester United to the signing of Brazilian striker Kenedy, the Daily Express claims.Picking up on reports in the Brazilian media, the Express suggests Chelsea have agreed a £6m fee with Fluminense for the 19-year-old, who it calls ‘the new Neymar’.The report suggests Giuliano Bertolucci, who is said to have played a key role in brokering the moves of fellow Brazilians Oscar, Willian and Ramires to Stamford Bridge, has been in talks with Fluminense over a proposed deal.The Telegraph believes Chelsea will fight with Real Madrid over Ghana left-back Baba Rahman.The 20-year-old currently plays for unfashionable Bundesliga side Augsburg but put in a series of strong performances as Ghana reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.Meanwhile, reports in Germany say Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Bundesliga Dortmund and Schalke are also monitoring Rahman.Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah will not return to Stamford Bridge after his loan deal at Fiorentina expires, the Daily Star claims.It suggests the Egyptian could rejoin the Serie A club in the summer on another season-long loan, or the Viola have the option of paying £11.7m to make the move permanent.Salah failed to impress while at ChelseaThere is more speculation over the future of supposed Chelsea targets Raheem Sterling, Douglas Costa and Mauro Icardi.West London-raised Sterling is said to have caught the eye of Real Madrid, with the Star quoting coach Zinedine Zidane as saying the Spanish giants are “monitoring him as a player”.The Express, which has in the past linked the Blues with a move for Brazilian Douglas Costa, now suggests Liverpool have joined the race for the 24-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder.And TalkSport claims Icardi remains in contract talks with Inter Milan, and suggests any breakdown might alert Chelsea and Manchester City.last_img

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