Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours.
Chelsea have agreed a fee of £17.6m to sign 21-year-old Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman, according to BildSport.
The Blues are in need of a replacement for Felipe Luis, who rejoined Atletico Madrid earlier in the week.
However, Alex Telles’ agent has reportedly confirmed that the Galatasaray defender could make a transfer move to Chelsea, according to the Metro.
The 22-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Jose Mourinho is set to risk Diego Costa at Wembley – but has backed Radamel Falcao to be ready to step in this season, the Daily Mirror reports.
Costa was a major fitness doubt for the Community Shield after suffering a hamstring problem on Chelsea’s final game of their US pre-season trip.
Branislav Ivanovic believes Chelsea can deliver a hammer blow to Arsenal’s Premier League title hopes in tomorrow’s Community Shield showpiece at Wembley, the Daily Star reports.
But rival bosses Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger have played down the importance of the new season curtain-raiser, insisting the real business starts next weekend.
Jose Mourinho last night delivered a pointed barb to Arsene Wenger as he insisted that if he had not won for 13 games against his bitter rival he would find a solution, the Daily Express reports.
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