Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
New signing Radamel Falcao has been given the number nine shirt ahead of his loan spell at Stamford Bridge, the London Evening Standard report.
He will be hoping to do better than the last person to don the jersey, Fernando Torres.
Barcelona winger and Chelsea target Pedro has hinted that while he would like to finish his career at the Nou Camp, that may not be possible should he want regular first-team football, the Daily Mail report.
“Any player wants to have playing time but it is getting more and more difficult with every season that passes. I would like to have finished my career here but we will have to see what happens,” he said.
Inter Milan and Liverpool are also keen on the 27-year-old.
Another winger looks set for a surprise return to the Premier League champions, after Stoke City manager Mark Hughes confirmed that Victor Moses will not be returning to the Britannia next season, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Potters boss suggested that the Nigerian has done enough to be considered as part of Jose Mourinho’s plans.
“He showed enough in his time with us that it made Chelsea very aware of the talent they have and what Victor could offer,” Hughes explained.
Lucas Piazon has sensationally claimed that it would be a waste of time for him to return to the London side next season, the Daily Express claim.
The Brazilian has completed several loan spells since moving to England, and now wants to leave the club permanently.
“It will be a waste of time being there, play one game every two weeks. I would rather leave and play all games this year,” he said.
Finally, club legend Didier Drogba looks set to follow former teammate Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard by joining MLS, the Daily Mail report.