Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup.
The France international will represent a huge coup for The Blues, but could raise doubts over the future of either Cesc Fabregas or Nemanja Matic.
England defender John Stones was targeted by Everton fans at his home in Widnes after handing in a transfer request and is now staying in a hotel, The Sun reports.
This comes after he handed in a transfer request at the club in order to force through a move to Chelsea before the end of the transfer window.
Chelsea and Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi, 28, is wanted by Turkish club Besiktas, the Daily Mirror reports.
Should The Blues lads Paul Pogba that would mean Mikel would be pushed further on down the pecking order.
Chelsea will face Maccabi Tel Aviv, FC Porto and and Dinamo Kiev in this year’s Champions League, the Daily Star reports.
The tie with Porto will bring Mourinho face to face with Iker Casillas again, whom he famously fell out with whilst at Real Madrid.
Thibaut Courtois rubbed salt into Manchester United’s wounds by revealing how happy he is to have Pedro at Chelsea, the Daily Express reports.
The Blues snuck in under the radar to pinch Pedro from underneath United’s noses in a deal worth £21.1million.