Here is Monday’s news and rumours concerning Chelsea:
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has issued a defiant message regarding John Stones, who has been the subject of two bids from the Blues, the Daily Express report.
The latest offer was worth £26m, but Martinez has explained that he does not plan to sell the England international.
“They are going to be admiring his ability and what he is as a footballer but he is an Everton player and as you can imagine he is a big part of what we are trying to achieve in the future,” he said.
Another manager that has been left disgruntled by speculation regarding one of their players is Augsburg’s Markus Weinzierl, ESPN suggest.
Chelsea have been linked with Baba Rahman, and Weinzierl admitted that he wanted the situation to be resolved quickly.
“It’s clear that I and all of us here want the facts soon,” he explained.
Juventus’ director general Giuseppe Marotta has ended speculation linking the Blues’ playmaker Oscar with a move to the Serie A giants this summer, talkSPORT report.
Marotta explained that the Old Lady will not be signing the Brazilian or Real Madrid star Isco during this window.
“Isco and Oscar are two players who aren’t extraordinary, but they would add to Juventus,” he explained.
“Unfortunately they aren’t ours and we will never sign them,” Marotta added.
The Premier League champions are set to miss out on Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann, the Independent report, after he revealed that he plans to remain with Diego Simeone’s side.
“I only think about Atletico. I have just arrived at this club and I want to grow even more with Atletico. Therefore my thoughts are fixed here,” the Frenchman insisted.
Finally, reported Chelsea target Charles Aranguiz is set to turn down a move to Leicester City in favour of a switch to Bayer Leverkusen, the Daily Express report.
“Between Leverkusen and Leicester, the best is Leverkusen; they’re a bigger team. I want to go,” he claimed.
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