Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
Everton have told Chelsea that if they want to sign defender John Stones, they will need to pay £45m, according to The Sun.
The Blues have had three bids rejected for the 21-year-old, and are thought to only be willing to pay £35m.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly very confident that he will be able to bring Juventus star Paul Pogba to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to the Independent.
The Old Lady are willing to let the Frenchman leave but only if they receive an offer of £70m.
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague expects the Premier League champions to enter the running to sign Barcelona forward Neymar, according to the Daily Express.
Man United have been linked with the Brazilian, but Balague expects several other top clubs to be the subject of speculation.
“This Neymar to United story and in the future, to City, PSG, and Chelsea will run and run,” he explained.
Juventus are closing in on a deal for reported Chelsea target Axel Witsel, according to the Daily Mail.
His current club Zenit have held talks with the Serie A champions.
Finally, Besiktas are hoping to sign Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, according to the Daily Star.
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