Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
The midfielder has asked to be given the legendary no. 10 shirt for the Old Lady next season, suggesting that he’s not thinking about a move.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has admitted that speculation linking John Stones with a move to Stamford Bridge has unsettled the defender, the Guardian report.
When asked if the England international had been affected by the link, Martinez responded: “Yes, and it is something where you hope you learn from it and you get more mature and those experiences are good experiences.”
Jose Mourinho is considering the possibility of playing attacking midfielder Bertrand Traore at left-back, the Daily Express report.
Following the sale of Filipe Luis, Cesar Azpilicueta is the only natural option currently, forcing the Special One into the bizarre tactical decision.
Mohamed Salah has confirmed that his move to Roma is to be completed imminently it seems, the Daily Express report, after changing his Twitter bio.
The winger now describes himself as a “Footballer for AS Ro…”.
Finally, former Blues midfielder Raul Meireles could be on his way back to the Premier League, with the Daily Express reporting that Tottenham are in talks with the 32-year-old about a move.
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