Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
The Blues are planning to make a January bid to sign Juventus star and long-time target Paul Pogba, according to the Metro.
The Serie A champions value the 22-year-old at a staggering £73m.
Jose Mourinho has tipped the Premier League champions to bounce back from their shaky start to the new campaign, the Daily Express report.
Chelsea sit eight points behind Manchester City after just one win from their first four games, but the Special One is backing his side to recover.
“At the moment, we are losing matches and not getting results,” he said.
“But step by step we are going to be back on track,” he added.
Eden Hazard came in for some heavy criticism from Belgium boss Marc Wilmots after his performance against Cyprus, the Daily Mirror report.
The winger scored the only goal in the game, but that did not stop Wilmots making his scathing assessment.
“He [Hazard] was the worst tonight,” he said.
Fiorentina are plotting a January move for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, according to the Daily Express.
The Serie A side’s bid would see the centre-back move to Italy on loan, with an option for a permanent deal.
Finally, Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has backed Juan Cuadrado to follow in the footsteps of both Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez, by rebuilding his career at Juventus Stadium, the London Evening Standard report.
Chelsea News and Gossip
Marc Wilmots SLATES Christian Benteke and Eden Hazard despite Chelsea man scoring winner in Cyprus victory
Chelsea hoping to complete January deal to sign Juventus star Paul Pogba
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