Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip.
The Colombian striker flopped at Manchester United last term but made a marquee loan move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Diego Costa has cast a major injury shadow over the start of Chelsea’s Premier League title defence, according to the Daily Mirror.
Striker Costa will miss the beginning of the campaign this weekend thanks to his long-running hamstring problem, and boss Jose Mourinho admitted: “Costa is not ready. It is not a good feeling for him, it is not a good feeling for me.”
Chelsea have agreed a deal for defender Todd Kane to join Dutch side NEC Nijmegen, the Daily Express reports.
The 21-year-old signed a new deal with the Blues last week, tying him to the club for the next three years.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez admits John Stones has been affected by Chelsea’s efforts to tempt him to Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun.
The Premier League champions have spent the past two months trying to land centre-back Stones — despite Everton insisting he is not for sale.