Chelsea are to turn their attention to Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko, according to reports coming out of Germany.
The Blues are thought to be looking to reinforce in January, after recent injuries exposed a lack of quality squad depth, and the goals have dried up in recent times. With Drogba not in top form, a new big money striker is thought to be on the mind of Manager Carlo Ancelotti, with the 24 year old Bosnian top of the Italian’s wish-list.
It is thought the player would cost around £18m, and Chelsea could face competition from Manchester City and Juventus who have also been long-term fans of the players.
Jones move postponed.
Chelsea have postponed their January intentions to strengthen their defence with Blackburn youngster Phil Jones, after the player picked-up a knee injury, according to a report on Eatsleepfootball.com.
Jones had been earmarked as the long-term successor for John Terry, with rumours linking Chelsea with a £15m bid for the 18-year-old. However, the player suffered cruciate ligament damage in his clubs 1-1 draw with West Ham, has since had surgery, and looks set to miss the rest of the season.
Any deal between the two sides will now be delayed to the summer, or even next January as Chelsea look to see if there has been any lasting effect on the player.
Terry: No team in-fighting.
Blues skipper John Terry has rubbished reports that there is dressing-room unrest at Stamford Bridge, according to Clubcall.
There had been rumours that the players had begun to fall out with each other, which had resulted in some of the lacklustre performances in recent weeks. However, Terry has spoken out to say that team spirit is as high as ever at Chelsea, even following a poor run of form and the sacking of popular assistant Ray Wilkins:
Terry said: “I have seen a couple of things about the players questioning each other and not being committed enough – it’s absolute rubbish. It’s so frustrating to read. The players are so passionate about turning this corner and going on a good run. We believe playing like we did against Spurs, we can win the League again.
“As long as we stay solid on the pitch, the fans stay with us, I’m sure playing like this, we’re going to be back.”