Chelsea gossip: Blues frontrunners to sign Antoine Griezmann

Chelsea Gossip

Chelsea are frontrunners to sign Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, with the La Liga club willing to let the 24-year-old leave, reports the Daily Express,external-link

The Frenchman has seven goals for his club this season.

Chelsea have been told by Shakhtar Donetsk that it will take a bid in excess of £30million to sign midfielder AlexTeixeira, reports the Evening Standard.external-link

They report the 25-year-old Brazilian is one of Chelsea's main targets for the January transfer window as they look to recover from their worst-ever start to a campaign.

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic tells the Daily Telegraphexternal-link he turned down a move to Chelsea as a teenager

The 27-year-old claims he turned down the Blues when he was at Basle as he was determined to become a regular first-team player at the Swiss club before moving on.