Chelsea ‘in fresh talks to sign right-back’

first_imgChelsea have entered fresh talks with Marseille in an attempt to push through a deal for full-back Cesar Azpilicueta, according to the Daily Mirror.Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo is said to want to complete the £6m signing of the Spaniard before the season starts.Di Matteo will apparently turn to alternatives, including Juventus’ Switzerland right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, if his pursuit of Azpilicueta does not work out.The Daily Star run a story based on rumours that Inter Milan have joined Chelsea and Liverpool in pursuing Arsenal’s Theo Walcott.Meanwhile, Clint Dempsey thinks Liverpool will now finally table a firm bid for him, the Mirror say.Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers is interested in signing Dempsey from Fulham, where the American has reportedly fallen out with manager Martin Jol.And it is claimed that Liverpool shelling out £15m to capture midfielder Joe Allen from Swansea has left Dempsey believing Rodgers will now look to complete a deal to sign him too.Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton are considering making a move for Dempsey, the Daily Mail report.Once again it is suggested – this time by the Mail – that QPR want to loan Joey Barton to a League club in order to run down his 12-match ban but the Football League will not sanction a deal. And The Sun claim Arsenal are ahead of QPR and Fulham in a race to sign South Korean star Ki Sung-Yueng from Celtic.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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