Chelsea could swap Courtois for Costa

It is a long way off the summer transfer period, but already clubs are preparing deals for when the window reopens. According to Friday’s newspaper reports, Chelsea have been approached by Atletico Madrid regarding a proposed swap deal for on-loan keeper Thibaut Courtois and striker Diego Costa. Jose Mourinho is bound to be looking for a striker in the summer and Courtois has impressed whilst at Atletico.

For this rumor and the rest of Friday’s transfer gossip, click here.


Monaco start search for Falcao’s replacement

Money makes the world go round and the same is certainly true in the transfer window. Radamel Falcao’s serious injury has prompted Monaco to start looking for a replacement - and they have two very different characters in mind, one a saint the other a sinner…Dani Osvaldo is a saint in one sense (he plays for Southampton) but his temper got the better of him in a training-ground incident with defender Jose Fonte which resulted in a two-week suspension. His days at St Mary’s look to be numbered and he has been earmarked by Monaco to fill the gap the left by Falcao.

Javier Hernandez has also been targeted by Monaco but whether Manchester United are prepared to let him go is another matter.

We’ve also got the latest on a new Manchester United target plus rumors on Arsenal and Thibaut Courtois. Click here for more.


Keepers set to battle for Barcelona no.1 jersey

With Victor Valdes almost certainly heading towards the exit door at Camp Nou at the end of this season, one of Europe’s heavyweights are already on the hunt for his replacement.

With the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund on the rise, Gerardo Martino has already been linked with moves for German keepers Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Bernd Leno.

However, two other keepers seem to be higher on the wishlist.

Having started his career out at Barca, Liverpool’s on-loan keeper Jose Reina has been linked with a move back to the Spaniards throughout his career. A year-long loan to Napoli has signalled the end to his Liverpool career, so are Barca set to swoop?

Or will they go for the younger version? Thibaut Courtois, another on-loan shot-stopper, has impressed for a couple of years at Atletico Madrid now, and he looks set to make the step up to one of La Liga’s big two clubs.

Who will Barca get? You can read about these transfer links and many more in today’s Paper Chase.


Cech weighing up Barcelona move

Barcelona continue to be linked with a host of goalkeepers in their search to replace Victor Valdes. Keepers such as Thibaut Courtois have been touted as possible long-term replacements. In today’s newspapers Petr Cech is the latest name linked to the Nou Camp, but surely Cech would be seen as a short term fix.

For this story and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Barcelona chase Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois


After all the drama of the transfer deadline, clubs will now be turning their attention to the January window and beyond. The main rumor in today’s newspapers sees Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois linked with a summer move to Barcelona. Courtois is currently on loan at La Liga club Atletico Madrid and Barca see him as a long term replacement for keeper Victor Valdes.

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.


Courtois bait for Blues’ Falcao swoop


There’s been plenty of speculation surrounding Radamel Falcao in recent weeks and Chelsea are doing their level best to land the Atletico Madrid striker. The Blues are willing to offer keeper Thibaut Courtois in part-exchange as they seek to see off the threat posed by Real Madrid and Manchester City. We’ve got the latest rumor on Gareth Bale too - just click here for the best of the UK gossip.