Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
Blues target Paul Pogba has revealed that he rejected a £69m move to Stamford Bridge in the summer because it was not the right time to go, according to the Daily Express.
The 22-year-old did hint that he may be on the move in January, however.
“Why would I not stay? I didn’t have any motive to go, it wasn’t the right time,” he said.
“Has a deal been struck with Barça in January? I don’t know, for now I’m at Juventus and I’m focused only on them because we haven’t started well. As for the rest, we’ll see,” he added.
Pedro has defended his move to the Premier League champions, and stoop up for new boss Jose Mourinho, despite the Special One’s long-standing feud with the 28-year-old’s former club Barcelona, according to the Daily Star.
“The truth is that one has an image of him that when you know him, changes a lot. It’s not what it seems,” he explained.
The winger has also backed Diego Costa to rediscover his goalscoring touch after he failed to find the back of the net during Spain’s victory over Slovakia, the Daily Express report.
The 26-year-old has scored just once in all competitions so far this season, but Pedro believes that the goals will come.
“He’s missing a goal, but he’s in the right place, he provides solutions and the goals will arrive,” he said.
Former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard thinks that his old side will bounce back from their difficult start to the campaign, Sky Sports report.
The champions have collected one win from their opening four games, but Lampard is confident they will turn things around.
“I have such an affiliation with Chelsea that I’ve always got my eye on them and I’ve got no doubt that they are going to come back and still have a strong season,” he said.
Finally, Tottenham striker Harry Kane has included John Terry in his dream Premier League five-a-side team, the London Evening Standard report.
“He’s an amazing defender who’s done so much for so many years. He’s really one of the world’s best so he’d have to go in there,” he said.