Chelsea could lose TWO major stars while Arsenal and Newcastle prepare deals


Chelsea launched a terrible Premier League title defence last term, finishing in mid-table while manager Jose Mourinho was dismissed mid-season.

And despite the appointment of Antonio Conte, it appears Blues fans could be set for more disappointment - this time in the transfer window.

That is just one of the stories to have made today's headlines, with Arsenal, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur among the other clubs to feature.

Chelsea could sell goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for £60million. (Daily Mail)

Another player who could be one his way out of Chelsea is Eden Hazard, with Real Madrid set to make a bid by offering striker Alvaro Morata plus £40million. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal may bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after manager Arsene Wenger refused to rule out a move for him.(Canal+)

Newcastle are closing in on the double signing of Crystal Palace's Dwight Gayle and Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie, with Andros Townsend expected to depart for Crystal Palace. (Daily Star)

Tottenham and Premier League champions Leicester City are among several Premier League clubs interested in signing Iceland defender Ragnar Sigurdsson from FC Krasnodar. (The Guardian)

Manchester City want to swap Wilfried Bony for Everton's John Stones. (The Sun)

Chelsea are set to abandon plans to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton, with Michy Batshuayi expected to complete a £33.2million move to Stamford Bridge. (Daily Star)

Leicester midfielder N'Golo Kante is wanted by Real Madrid. (Marca)

Crystal Palace have been told it will take £30million to prise striker Christian Benteke away from Liverpool. (Daily Telegraph)

Sunderland, Liverpool and Stoke City target Neven Subotic could stay in the Bundesliga after leaving Borussia Dortmund. (Sunderland Echo)

Japan international Takuma Asano says he has been approached by Arsenal. (Daily Express)

Norwich City have made an approach to sign Steven Fletcher, whose Sunderland contract expires next week. (Daily Mail)

Man City are set to find out tomorrow if they have won the race to sign 19-year-old Atletico Nacional forward Marlos Moreno.(Manchester Evening News)

West Bromwich Albion have contacted Atletico Madrid about the availability of striker Borja Baston, who is rated at around £18million. (Daily Mail)

Kyle Lafferty has confirmed that he expects to leave Norwich this summer. (Belfast Telegraph)