Despite Chelsea's planned new contract talks with Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, the general consensus of opinion amongst the press is that Real Madrid are still planning on signing Hazard as their next Galatico with an additional move for Courtois in the pipeline.
Eden Hazard will reject the reported advances of Real Madrid this summer to stay at Chelsea and continue to work with Antonio Conte as he looks to mount a challenge in the Champions League.
Ask any Chelsea fan of their opinion of Eden Hazard and you would find a simple answer, he is the best player at our club and in the Premier League.
Diego Costa has spoken of how his relationship with Antonio Conte was strained this season with talk of a move away from Chelsea but it's not the move you would think it could be.
As with Thibaut Courtois, Diego Costa has been the focus of continuous speculation about his future ever since he arrived at Chelsea three summers ago.
Michy Batshuayi signed for Chelsea for £33m last summer after an impressive season with Marseille and Euro 2016 with Belgium. Eight months on and it looks as though the striker is on his way out of the club having failed to impress here.
When we think of successful strikers in the Premier League we think of those who scored goals on a regular basis, those that come up with magical moments that could turn games on their head and those who took our game to new exciting levels.
It may be six months away but the Premier League transfer window in the summer could become a very busy one for Antonio Conte and Chelsea with some big names being linked with moves away from the club and in as possible replacements.
According to a report in The Sun, Chelsea are willing to let Thibaut Courtois leave the club in the summer to head back to Spain as long as they can sign the man they have identified as his replacement - Joe Hart.
With numerous reports surrounding Diego Costa falling out with Conte, being dropped and linked with a big money move to China, I wanted to take a look at both sides of the story.
Costa's reported lower back injury.
News broke yesterday evening that Diego Costa has had a major bust-up with Antonio Conte in training at Cobham this week and he has been dropped from the first team that travelled to Leicester to take on the Champions tonight.
Diego Costa's reported longing for a return to Atletico Madrid has been thrown into doubt this weekend as Chelsea prepare to offer Everton £60m for Romelu Lukaku after a £57m bid was rejected.
The immediate futures of Diego Costa and Romelu Lukaku has been under the microscope all Summer with both being linked with big money moves away from their current clubs.
Despite spending £33m on Michy Batshuayi in recent days, Antonio Conte wants THREE more big money signings to fit into a new 4-2-4 formation next season. N'Golo Kante, Alvaro Morata and Kalidou Koulibaly are the three other signings he wants as he prepares for his first stint at Premier League football.
According to reports, Antonio Conte has been promised funds to make FOUR key player signings this summer in addition to signing a new extended contract as the club starts planning for life beyond this season.
There are many conflicting reports surrounding the relationship between Antonio Conte and the Chelsea board with recent comment pinpointing differing opinion of Conte to that of Roman Abramovich and claiming that there is a breakdown in communication.
It's taken a few weeks but it seems that Antonio Conte and Roman Abramovich have started work on rebuilding Chelsea ahead of the new season with the Owner personally taking time out to watch Alvaro Morata against Croatia.
The Spanish Striker has just re-signed for Real Madrid for around £24m after the Spanish side took up the option to activate the buy-back clause they had previously inserted in the deal that took him to Juventus for £16m.
Nemanja Matic is to be rewarded for his outstanding contribution to the Chelsea cause this season with a new contract as Antonio Conte looks to fend off reported strong interest from Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.
What a difference a season makes in football. This time a year ago, Matic had lost his place in the team with the interim coach Gus Hiddink favouring John Mikel Obi ahead of him.
Cesc Fabregas has been at the heart of speculation surrounding his future for most of the season so far and has recently spoken out to reaffirm his commitment to the Chelsea cause.
It's fair to say that Cesc Fabregas has experienced a huge range of emotions since he arrived from Barcelona.
Antonio Conte has albeit confirmed that Branislav Ivanovic is talking with other clubs as he prepares to leave Chelsea before the transfer window closes at 11pm this evening.
Zenit St Petersburg are reportedly in advanced talks with the player after Chelsea gave the Serbian defender permission to speak to them but as with any window, there are others that will also make their interest known.
Reports have suggested in the last 24 hours that Chelsea have had a £34m bid for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele rejected and asked to pay £40m. Is this the end this season for Michy Batshuayi?
Anyone at the game on Saturday or anyone who has witnessed Michy Batshuayi's body language of late will know that he cuts a frustrated figure at Chelsea.
According to various reports, Antonio Conte has identified Dimitri Payet of West Ham as someone who would improve his squad and is preparing a bid of around £40m this month. I'm wondering if the Chelsea fans agree?
First and foremost, it appears that the player himself has his heart set on a move back to Marseille for personal reasons and reports this morning in the media have confirmed that he has agree personal terms with the French club.
As we move deeper into the transfer window, the reports that Antonio Conte wants to bring Fernando Llorente to Chelsea are growing stronger and appear to have substance.
There has been plenty of talk and reaction to Chelsea being linked with the big Spaniard and for the most part (from what I have seen), it has not been very favourable.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is planning to improve his squad in the January transfer window despite recently breaking the club record of 12 consecutive victories in the Premier League.
The Blues are top of the Premier League standings at the time of writing where they have a six-point cushion ahead of second-placed Liverpool.
It's no wonder that Diego Costa has become a reported target of a former top European club after his fantastic displays for Chelsea this season. Inter Milan are preparing a reported £50m bid.
Without question, Chelsea are not going to listen to any interest for Diego Costa as he has demonstrated that he is one of the best strikers in the world right now based on form and his overall performances.
It seems as though there is not a transfer window that goes by of late without Oscar being the subject of intense speculation surrounding his Chelsea future.
This time around however; there could be some substance in reports that Antonio Conte is prepared to listen to offers for the 25 year-old playmaker who has fallen out of favour since the tactical change was made to our new 3-4-3 formation.
John Obi Mikel has confirmed that he will be leaving Chelsea but at this stage it's unclear if that will be at the end of the season or as early as January.
As have seen over the years, Mikel is someone that divides opinion amongst the Chelsea faithful. Some people would have him in their team purely for his defensive instincts and his ability to be in the right place at the right time.
Having stated that the only reason he would leave Chelsea would be for a top European club, Cesc Fabregas could be set to sign on loan for Juventus in January.
There has been plenty said on this site about the situation he finds himself in at Chelsea and it must be re-iterated that the player has openly stated that he wants to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place back into the team.
Cesc Fabregas has reportedly rejected numerous approaches from the Chinese Super League and West Ham United as he will only accept a move to another top European club.
There has been plenty of speculation over the future of Chelsea's 29-year-old midfielder in recent days and this is a story that will continue to run right up to the end of the January transfer window.
Branislav Ivanovic will struggle to get back into this Chelsea team in my opinion and is now considering offers from Europe and the Far East at the end of the current season.
Without question a stalwart at right back since 2008 when he first signed for Chelsea, notably not in his favoured position, Ivanovic has played an instrumental part in the most successful period of our history.
Three wins from three, nine points, nine goals scored and three clean sheets, it does not get any better. Could this signal the end of Cesc Fabregas' Chelsea career?
As we have seen this season, Cesc Fabregas has struggled to get into the first team on a regular basis under Antonio Conte with recent injury compounding his problems.
Cesc Fabregas has been linked in recent weeks with a move to AC Milan after finding himself out of Chelsea's starting line-up under new boss Antonio Conte. Vicenzo Montella has ruled out the signing as does not believe he can play an important role.
Many of us watched Fabregas literally walz back into the Premier League at Chelsea two years ago with everything going his way.
Cesar Azpilicueta is one name I never thought Chelsea could literally do without after his stellar performances at the club since he was signed. Now, he is being linked with a move away for as little as £13.8m this summer!
Quoted by Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville not so long ago as the best one-on-one defender in the Premier League, I cannot seriously believe that we are even considering letting him go.
According to various reports, Willian has rejected the opportunity to re-unite with Jose Mourinho in a proposed £60m deal to remain at Chelsea and sign a new four-year deal.
If this is confirmed, it's massive statement of intent from the player and massive for our club because we simply cannot afford to lose our player of the season.
Cesc Fabregas is the latest big name at Chelsea being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer with the latest reports stating that he is unhappy and wants to head back to La Liga!
Many people would immediately think of a return to Barcelona but knowing that it's not possible, it seems that Real Madrid would be his preferred destination which would cause a certain amount of controversy in Cataluna.
Cesar Azpilicueta has been a revelation at this club since he signed in the summer of 2012. Now, after a disappointing season with Chelsea, Barcelona and Bilbao are both reportedly preparing bids to try and lure him away from Stamford Bridge.
I say that it was a disappointing season at Chelsea and yes there were times that he was caught out or to blame for goals we conceded as part of our back four, however Cesar Azpilicueta has remained one of our most consistent performers.
Diego Costa remains a wanted man in La Liga and by Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone after he has agreed to stay on at the club. Reports in Spanish Newspaper AS state that the club intend to back him significantly as he looks to build on last season.
The problem for Simeone is that Atletico value the player at £30m but Chelsea are only willing to sell him if firstly he wants to leave, and secondly if they can make a profit on what they signed him for which was a fee of £32m.
According to various reports, Antonio Conte is planning for life without Diego Costa this summer with the Spanish hit man destined for a move to China, and has set his sights on a £56m deal for Romelu Lukaku.
The situation with Diego Costa isn't going to go away and will continue to be spoken of until the summer.
Chelsea have been linked with a move to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge for months now. Reports stating that Everton would want around £65m to let him go, I am wondering whether or not you think it's worth it? For me it isn't.
Yes we all know that Lukaku has proven himself in the Premier League by scoring goals on a regular basis and for that reason I can understand Antonio Conte's reported interest however, it's the other areas of his game that are lacking that concern me.
With less than a week of the transfer window remaining, Asmir Begovic could leave Chelsea with Celtic's Craig Gordon lined up as a possible replacement and Ruben Loftus-Cheek joining Celtic on loan until the end of the season.
As we know Bournemouth have had a £10m bid for Begovic rejected by Chelsea last week with reports stating that Chelsea are holding out for £12m AND will sell if they can find themselves a replacement for the Bosnian shot-stopper.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is someone who has become the subject of intense transfer speculation when the window opens tomorrow. Newcastle are prepared to rival West Ham to sign him on loan until the end of the season.
As reported on this Blog a week or so ago, it has been reported that Slaven Bilic is looking to sign the young Chelsea midfielder on loan to bolster the options he has available in his squad in the transfer window but now faces competition from Rafa Benitez at Newcastle who would more or less guarantee RLC regular playing time.
With plenty of transfer rumour and speculation over the immediate Chelsea futures of Cesc Fabregas and Oscar, Antonio Conte has spoken out and re-iterated that these two remain important players for Chelsea and will not be leaving in the January transfer window.
As far as the players are concerned that has to be good to hear with both having had to settle for a place on the sidelines this season.
According to various reports, West Ham are bracing themselves for a stream of offers in January for Dimitri Payet and have identified out of favour Cesc Fabregas as the man to replace him.
You could say upon reading the headline above that for both parties, this season has been a massive disappointment so far (despite West Ham fans telling you that they beat us!
Leonardo Bonucci is Antonio Conte's top priority in the next transfer window and Roman Abramovich is preparing to bankroll a massive world record bid of £60m to sign him.
This is great news for all Chelsea fans after witnessing only what could be best described as atrocious defending against Liverpool and Arsenal of late.
According to various reports, Barcelona have already begun their search for players to bolster their squad this summer and were at the London Stadium on Monday to watch Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic.
As we know Luis Enrique has announced that he is to leave Barcelona in the summer as he takes a break away from football and it seems that the Spanish giants have already identified potential targets this summer as they plan for life without him.
The future of Thibaut Courtois remains under scrutiny with Real Madrid waiting in the wings to approach the 24 year-old Belgian Goalkeeper in the summer. As a result Joe Hart is being lined up as a potential replacement.
That's what reports in the press and the media would have you believe if you make reading the tabloids part of your daily ritual.
In one of the most surprising rumours printed of late, AC Milan are being linked with a move to sign Michy Batshuayi as early as January with reports that he could become unsettled through a lack of first team action.
I have to say that for me personally, this is absolutely ridiculous and complete fabrication.