Chelsea gossip: Courtois out for “a long time” but Brazilian defender back on Blues’ radar

Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 23, is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after injuring a knee in training, the London Evening Standard reports.

That means deputy Asmir Begovic will now get the opportunity to shine in his absence.

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Courtois also requires knee surgery and will be out for “quite a long time”, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed, the BBC reports.

The 23-year-old Belgium international damaged his medial ligaments during training on Wednesday.

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Chelsea transfer target Marquinhos is growing increasingly unsettled at PSG and could push for a move away from the club, according to reports, the Metro reports.

The Brazilian was reportedly the subject of a £30.6million bid from Chelsea back in August, but their bid was rebuffed by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

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Jose Mourinho admits he played no part in Papy Djilobodji’s move to Chelsea, the Daily Mirror reports.

The defender, 26, joined on deadline day from Nantes in a £2.7million deal , along with Reading’s Michael Hector.

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Jose Mourinho has revealed he is considering handing Radamel Falcao his first Chelsea start when the Blues take on Everton, according to the Daily Star.

The Colombian international, 29, joined the Londoners on a season-long from Ligue 1 side Monaco in July.

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