Anderlecht youngster Nathan Kabasele has attracted Chelsea’s interest, as well as that of Barcelona and Manchester United.
The 16-year-old striker is a product of the youth system at Anderlecht, and made his debut for the first team against Sint Truiden earlier this season, according to Goal.com.
His versatility is a major strength due to his comfort on both the right and left wings as well as up front, and is among the most highly rated prospects in Belgium alongside team-mate and fellow Chelsea target Romelu Lukaku.
His contract runs until 2013, and as a result it is unclear as to whether the Belgian champions are prepared to cash in at this stage or wait until nearer that time.
Terry: Title in our hands.
John Terry has remained defiant in adversity and told the Blues’ rivals that Chelsea are still the best team in the Premier League, and that they should not be written out of the title race.
Despite winning only one of their last eight matches which has seen them relinquish their lead at the top of the league and drop to fifth, Terry feels the league’s openness this season could work in their favor.
According to Mirror Football, he said: “There are plenty of opportunities for the teams in and around us to drop points again and we just have to make sure that we are picking up maximum points as often as we can.
“That has to be the aim at this club, we are Double winners, the best team in the country. With the amount of trophies we have lifted, the players we have, and the quality of football we know we are capable of, it’s up to us to win games now.”
Drogba admits dressing-room issues.
Didier Drogba has admitted the Stamford Bridge dressing room is hanging somewhat as the Blues’ title defence is “hanging by a thread” according to the Telegraph.
Injuries have hampered this season’s title defence, but much like John Terry, Drogba believes there is more to come from this season.
“Chelsea’s current position compared to last season is actually very similar but maybe our injuries and less goals have brought about a negative mood,” Drogba told the Sun newspaper.
“In the last weeks Carlo Ancelotti has been unhappy — and the squad, too. Chelsea are not accustomed to defeats and the dressing room has suffered. But the season is long and it is normal to suffer lots of changes.“