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Chelsea transfer news: Blues bid £60m for Real Madrid star, prepare £25m offer for world-class CB and give up on Lukaku

The papers this morning are full of Chelsea transfer news.

According to The Express, the Blues have bid £60m for Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, 25.

The same source claims that Chelsea have all but given up on re-signing Romelu Lukaku from Everton, who are said to be poised to offer the Belgium striker a new £130,000-a-week contract.

Meanwhile, The Sun report that a £25m Chelsea bid for Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini is being prepared.

The 32-year-old previously worked under new Blues boss Antonio Conte at Juve and with the Italian national team.

And The Sun state that Conte wants to link up again and make Chiellini a key member of his defence.

James started 17 La Liga games for Real last season, scoring seven goals and providing eight assists.

The former AS Monaco forward has been capped 48 times by Columbia at senior international level.

Meanwhile, Chiellini, who started 21 Serie A matches last term, has represented Italy 88 times.

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