Monday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours.
The Frenchman has been linked with several top European sides already this summer, but it looks as though Chelsea will now be crossed off the list.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he will look to strengthen his squad with one further addition this summer, but the Portuguese ruled the reigning Premier League champions out of the race to sign Barcelona’s Pedro, the Daily Mail reports.
Mourinho, who had a reported £20million offer for Everton defender John Stones rejected on Friday, confirmed that he would focus on adding to his defensive options with a little over six weeks of the transfer window remaining.
Mourinho is prepared to end 27-year-old winger Juan Cuadrado’s unimpressive spell at Chelsea but will not take anything less than the £26.1m they paid for him in January, according to the London Evening Standard.
Striker Radamel Falcao’s desire to prove he can succeed in the Premier League will help the 29-year-old loanee rediscover his best form, says Mourinho (via The Guardian).
Chelsea are looking to ramp up their transfer business with a £22.9million deal for Axel Witsel, according to reports, the Metro reports.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho has brought in Radamel Falcao and Asmir Begovic so far this summer, to replace Didier Drogba and Petr Cech.