Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour gossip.
Barcelona have scheduled a meeting for next Monday to decide if they want to sign Chelsea midfielder Arda Turan, 28, from Atletico Madrid, according to Marca.
The Turkish international had been tipped to move to the Premier League this summer, but it now appears he’s set to stay in Spain.
Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 29, has taken a pay cut from £265,000-a-week to between £130,000 and £180,000-a-week to join Chelsea on loan from Monaco, The Times reports.
The Blues have paid Monaco £4.2m to bring him on board for the season with the view of making his deal a £35m permanent next summer.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told agent Jorge Mendes to find a new club for 27-year-old Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado, the Daily Express reports.
The Colombian has failed to make an impact since his January move from Fiorentina, and now Mourinho wants him off the books as soon as possible.
Atletico Madrid have cancelled an agreement they had to sell centre-back Toby Alderweireld to Southampton for £6.8m in a move which helps Chelsea’s hopes of signing the 26-year-old, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Blues, along with Tottenham, are said to be keen on bringing the Belgium international back to the Premier League.
Chelsea will kick off their new campaign live on Sky after next season’s TV fixtures were unveiled yesterday, the Daily Star reports.
Jose Mourinho’s side will entertain Swansea in front of the cameras on Saturday, August 8 at 5.30pm.
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