Chelsea could be planning a summer raid on Everton according to various sources.
The Metro reports that the Blues are ready to join the race for young Toffees midfielder Jack Rodwell, which could spark a bidding war against Rodwell’s long time admirers Manchester United.
The Red Devils are well known long-term fans of the youngster but Chelsea are reportedly ready to step in as part of a Summer £50m spending spree, although Toffee’s Manager David Moyes remains defiant: “ I am reluctant to sell Rodwell because I’m trying to build a football team not dismantle one.”
According to Goal.com Chelsea are also looking to join Real Madrid in a fight for Marouane Fellaini’s services in the summer.
Everton’s record signing has had a very good season prior to injury, and it is believed that Fellaini is happy to be at Goodison Park next season, although if either Chelsea or Madrid make a firm bid, the chance of Champions League football could prove too tempting.
Torres calm over drought.
Fernando Torres has revealed he is not worried by his current form, despite playing seven games without scoring for Chelsea, since his £50m January deadline window switch, according to The Guardian.
Torres has travelled to join up with his Spanish team-mates, ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier against the Czech Republic on Friday in Granada.
The World Cup winner has revealed that his lack of goals at Chelsea will not affect him mentally, while he is on international duty.
While on a visit to his hometown near Madrid he revealed: “I am not anxious about the fact that I haven’t scored my first goal for Chelsea,” said the striker
“This is an issue for the papers, not for me. I am confident that the goals will soon come. It is more important that Chelsea win than I score.”
Lukaku deal obstacle.
Chelsea’s move for Belgian prospect Romelu Lukaku has reportedly stalled, according to Goal.com.
Anderlecht have become resigned to losing the 17-year-old talent during the summer, due to a Europe-wide chase for his signature which Chelsea were reportedly leading, after being in contact with the youngster for quite some time.
Now Anderlecht have slapped a £26m price tag on the youngster, with Chelsea reportedly only willing to pay around the £13m mark, as they are not willing to pay a high price whilst uncertainty remains over the future of Dider Drogba.
Chelsea’s failure to commit to such a transfer fee could open the doors for other Premier League sides to swoop in, with both Everton and Tottenham reportedly interested, with Anderlecht hoping to get a deal done as quickly as possible, and Lukaku’s personal desire to play in the Premier League.