Blues hierarchy head to France for transfer talks over several targets

Matt Debono

Roman Abramovich and Marina Granovskaia headed to the south of France this weekend, whilst the Blues faced Inter Milan, to meet with clubs for transfer discussions.

Chelsea beat the Italian side on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time, courtesy of Pedro, and Abramovich and co met up with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund officials.

As the Mail report, Chelsea spoke with Dortmund regarding Christian Pulisic's availability as the German club are willing to let the American leave this summer.

This has sparked a bidding war between clubs with Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Real Madrid all interested in the forward.

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Alvaro Morata in action against inter Milan on Saturday in Nice.

But it wasn't just with Dortmund, Juventus were all holding talks with the Blues over several players - Gonzalo Higuain, Daniele Rugani and Mattia Caldara.

Both defenders Rugani and Caldara would cost the Blues around £40 million, however Maurizio Sarri was asked about the Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain, amid speculation he is set to replace Alvaro Morata.

"I’m still waiting for the best Morata. In the first match (against Perth Glory) Morata did not play very well.

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"Tonight, especially in the first 30 minutes, he improved a lot. I am satisfied and I am very confident in him for the future."

From those comments, it appears that Alvaro Morata will be given a chance at Chelsea this season - but will anyone else arrive through the doors at Stamford Bridge?