Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
The Ghana international has cost the Premier League champions a reported £21.7m.
However, Chelsea remain interested in signing another left-back, with the Daily Star reporting that they made a £5m bid for Galatasaray’s Alex Telles.
The Turkish side have turned down the offer, but suggested an improved bid may have more luck.
Jose Mourinho also wants to bring Germany international defender Antonio Rudiger to Stamford Bridge, the Metro report.
The Blues are willing to pay £20m for the Stuttgart centre-back.
Chelsea’s hopes of landing Real Madrid playmaker Isco have suffered a setback, after the Daily Express claimed that Juventus were preparing a £28.4m offer for the Spaniard.
Manchester City are also said to be interested in the 23-year-old.
Finally, Branislav Ivanovic has told his teammates that they need to forget about the success they enjoyed last season, following the humbling defeat to Manchester City at the weekend, the Daily Mirror report.
“We have to forget last season and start thinking about getting the points we need this season,” he said.