Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup.
Chelsea have made a new £30m bid for Everton defender John Stones, 21, but may have to increase that by a further £10m to sign the England international, the Daily Telegraph reports.
But Everton have told The Blues they will need to make Stones the Premier League’s most expensive defender if they wanted to bring him on board.
In addition to Stones, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be given funds by Russian owner Roman Abramovich to bring in two other top players before the transfer window closes following their disappointing start to the campaign, the Daily Mirror reports.
The owner is apparently alarmed at the poor start the club have made to the season and is prepared to spend in order to start picking up the points.
And one player Abramovic has reportedly sanctioned a move for is Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann, with the Metro claiming they will make a £21m offer for his services.
Chelsea were believed to be chasing Griezmann’s signature earlier on this summer, but were dissuaded from continuing their pursuit by Atletico’s steadfast refusal to sell.
John Terry’s former England colleague Gary Neville believe’s his Chelsea career is far from over despite being substituted at half-time against Manchester City, the Daily Star reports.
Chelsea have signed Ghana international left-back Baba Rahman from German side Augsburg, the Daily Mirror reports.
The defender moves to Stamford Bridge on a five-year deal and becomes the Blues’ fifth summer signing.