Chelsea are planning a shock double raid on Arsenal for Theo Walcott and Bacary Sagna. Walcott has been a long-term target for Blues chiefs, having attracted enquiries in January. The England ace is bemused by Arsenal's decision to delay new contract talks until after the Euros when he will be inside the final 12 months of his current deal.

Meanwhile, Sagna has emerged as a right-back option for Chelsea as they seek a long-term replacement for the released Jose Bosingwa, says Gazzetta dell Sport.

Chelsea have also been linked with Ajax fullback Gregory van der Wiel this week.