Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup.
Chelsea are likely to make a late attempt to beat Manchester United to the signing of Barcelona forward Pedro, 28, the Daily Mail reports.
Jose Mourinho is set to delve into the transfer market following the club’s poor start to their defence of the Premier League title.
Chelsea will consider making a £40m offer for Everton defender John Stones, 21, after a £30m bid was rejected, The Guardian reports.
That would represent the FOURTH offer the club have made for the England under-21 international.
The Blues are prepared to wait before submitting a fourth bid of £40m – which may include Victor Moses or Bertrand Traore on loan – to see if Stones will ask to leave Everton, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Moses had been expected to move on earlier in the window but has been held back at the club so far.
Fenerbahce will offer Chelsea defender John Terry, 34, a £2.5m annual salary in an attempt to lure him to Turkey, the Daily Mail reports.
Should the move go ahead he would be teaming up with former Premier League stars Robin Van Persie and Nani.
Branislav Ivanovic, 31, is set to become the latest player axed by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, with new signing Abdul Baba Rahman poised to go straight into the team for Sunday’s trip to West Brom, according to the Daily Mirror.
That would likely see Cesar Azpilicueta move back over to his favoured right side.
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