Chelsea Transfer News Roundup: Blues eyeing Mohammed Kudus; club advised to target Xabi Alonso, and more

Chelsea are putting together final preparations ahead of their Premier League game against Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday (February 17). Mauricio Pochettino’s team are tenth after 24 games, while their opponents are second.

Meanwhile, the Blues are interested in West Ham United midfielder Mohammed Kudus. Elsewhere, the London giants have been advised to consider Bayer Leverkusen boss Xavi Alonso as Pochettino’s replacement.On that note, here\’s a look at the key Chelsea transfer stories

Chelsea eyeing Mohammed Kudus

Mohammed Kudus has admirers at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are interested in Mohammed Kudus, according to Fichajes. The Ghanaian attacking midfielder arrived at West Ham United from Ajax in the summer and has been a success. Kudus has 13 goals and three assists in 30 appearances across competitions, earning admirers at Stamford Bridge.The report adds that they are even willing to offer €45 million for his services. Arsenal also have their eyes on the 23-year-old but will have to offload players before they can target him.

Blues advised to target Xabi Alonso by former player

Xabi Alonso has been a revelation at the BayArena

Former Blues midfielder Emmanuel Petit reckons the club should move for Xabi Alonso as a possible replacement for Pochettino.

The Argentinean is under pressure after failing to get his team firing on all cylinders. Alonso, meanwhile, has been working wonders with Leverkusen and has taken them to the top of the Bundesliga

Petit told Betway that the Blues need someone with a vision and added that former manager Jose Mourinho isn’t his preferred choice.”Mourinho is free, so he could be an option. But he’s not my preference. There are new managers who are doing great things,” said Petit.

He continued:

“I’m thinking about Xabi Alonso for example. I’m very impressed with his work in Germany, but there are many great managers that are available

Fabrizio Romano updates on Conor Gallagher future

Two-goal Conor Gallagher returns to haunt Crystal Palace in Chelsea late  show


Acclaimed journalist Fabrizio Romano reckons the Blues could tie Conor Gallagher to a new deal this summer.

The English midfielder is in the final 18 months of his contract, and speculation is ripe regarding his next move. Gallagher is reportedly a target for Tottenham Hotspur, who were interested in his services in January.