Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the leadership qualities of 24-year-old forward Eden Hazard make him a candidate to captain the Blues, the London Evening Standard reports.
Mourinho also said he regards Hazard as a better player than Real Madrid’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, The Times reports.
Mourinho believes the Belgian outplayed Ronaldo last term.
Chelsea are close to signing Galatasaray left-back Alex Telles, according to the Metro.
The Blues are looking for a replacement for Filipe Luis after all but agreeing a deal for him to re-join Atletico Madrid this summer.
However, the Daily Express is reporting that Chelsea are in the clear to sign Augsburg star Baba Rahman after Juventus reportedly agreed personal terms with Atletico Madrid ace Guilherme Siqueira.
Reports last week suggested that Luis’ exit was on hold following a breakdown in talks between Siqueira and Juventus, but it now appears that the talks are back on track.
John Terry has his sights set on another two years at Chelsea, writes the Daily Mirror.
The champions’ captain, 34, has also vowed never to follow former team-mates Petr Cech and Frank Lampard in joining another Premier League club.
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