Thursday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours.
Manchester United are hoping to beat rivals Chelsea to the signing of Everton defender John Stones by offering Toffees target Jonny Evans in a player-plus-cash move for the young centre-back, the Metro reports.
The Blues have had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old defender and Jose Mourinho has suggested that he will pull out of a deal unless Roberto Martinez’s side lower their £30million valuation of the former Barnsley man.
Jose Mourinho has been told he should apologise for his “appalling” behaviour towards Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro, the Daily Mirror reports.
Both Carneiro and head physio Fearn have been stripped of their first-team duties and will no longer be on the bench during games or have any contact with the squad on match days.
Thibaut Courtois has lost his appeal against the red card he received during Chelsea’s match against Swansea, the Daily Star understands.
The Belgian keeper clattered Bafetimbi Gomis as he was clean through on goal and was given his marching orders.
Italian side Genoa are considering a loan offer for Chelsea defender Nathan Ake, according to the Daily Express.
However, they are facing some serious competition from Premier League giants Aston Villa for his services.