Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of May 19

Rowanne WesthenryFeatured ColumnistMay 19, 2014

Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of May 19

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    This week of Chelsea transfer news and rumours begins on the anniversary of the greatest day in the club's history. Two years ago this Monday, Chelsea became the first London club to win the Champions League.

    Few of the rumours that have emerged so far are as memorable as that night in Munich, but there are a couple of gems. Click through for the latest news and rumours surrounding Stamford Bridge.

Demba Ba Set to Stay at Stamford Bridge

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    Friday

    The Daily Star's George Scott has reported that showdown talks between Demba Ba and Jose Mourinho have led the striker to decide to stay at Stamford Bridge next season.

David Luiz to PSG

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    Friday

    Neil Ashton at the Daily Mail has reported that Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to sign David Luiz for £50 million. Yes, you read that right. PSG are apparently ready and willing to open themselves up for more FFP sanctions by spending £50 million on David Luiz. 

Ashley Cole Set to Leave Chelsea This Summer

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    Wednesday

    Th clock is ticking for Chelsea to offer Ashley Cole a contract extension before his current deal expires on June 1. After weeks of speculation, the left-back took to Twitter yesterday to reveal that Chelsea is not likely to be one of his options for the 2014-15 season. 

Drogba to Return to Stamford Bridge?

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    Monday

    In news befitting the anniversary of Chelsea's Champions League triumph, Didier Drogba has announced that he will leave Galatasaray when his contract expires in a few weeks, per Ashley Clements at the Daily Mail.

    This would free him up for a return to London, although his role is more likely to be that of player-coach than first-choice striker. 

Eliaquim Mangala Would Prefer Chelsea to Man City Because 'Chelsea Is London'

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    Monday

    Highly coveted Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala has revealed to beIn Sports (h/t Goal.com) that he would choose Chelsea over Premier League champions Manchester City if the Blues were to put in an offer. 

Liverpool 'Open Talks' with Chelsea over Thorgan Hazard

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    Monday

    According to Simon Osborn of the Metro (h/t Alex Richards of The Mirror), Liverpool have opened talks with Chelsea about the possibility of bringing Thorgan Hazard to Anfield.

    One can only assume that the talks have consisted of Brendan Rodgers calling Jose Mourinho and leaving him a voicemail, which the Special One has no intention of returning.

Thibaut Courtois Contract Talks to Commence After World Cup

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    Monday

    Fresh from winning La Liga in a dramatic draw on the final day with Barcelona, Chelsea's highly coveted young 'keeper has attempted to calm the speculation about his future.

    Per Sky Sports, Courtois will wait until after the Champions League final and the subsequent World Cup before discussing his future with the club.