Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
The Blues are close to agreeing a deal to sign Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman, according to the Independent.
The 21-year-old has reportedly agreed terms over a move, but the two clubs still need to agree a fee.
The Premier League champions still plan to make a third bid for Everton defender John Stones, despite having two offers rejected, the Metro report.
Chelsea plan to offer £30m for the England international.
However, they could be the last names through the Stamford Bridge door this summer, after the Daily Express reported that Jose Mourinho considers the transfer window closed.
He explained that he did not believe that it should be open once the Premier League begins.
“For me the transfer window is over. I don’t like the transfer window open when the competition starts,” he stated.
Mourinho is set to begin the new campaign without his star striker, after he admitted that Diego Costa is a doubt for the game against Swansea at the weekend, the Daily Mirror report.
The forward limped out of a pre-season game with Barcelona, and may not recover in time for Saturday’s clash.
Finally, captain John Terry appears confident that he will be lifting the Premier League once again at the end of the season, the London Evening Standard report.
“I am excited to go again and looking forward to retaining the Premier League title,” he said.
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