Here is Friday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea:
The pair are out of contract in the summer, so will be free to discuss a move away from Stamford Bridge with foreign sides in January.
Manchester City midfielder Fernando has refused to rule the Blues out of the title race, despite their poor start to the campaign, ESPN report.
Jose Mourinho’s men are already eleven points behind the Citizens, but Fernando thinks that counts for little at the moment.
“It is a very difficult and long season. We cannot rule Chelsea out yet, and they can make up the points they’ve already lost,” he said.
Gary Cahill has claimed that the Blues have rediscovered their confidence after their emphatic victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv in midweek, and hopes that they can take that form into the weekend’s clash with Arsenal, according to the Daily Express.
“Everybody will be happier, more lively. We know the situation in the league so we’ll flip straight back to that and we know this is a huge game,” he suggested.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed what was going through his mind ahead of his first Champions League start, the Daily Star report.
The midfielder impressed during the Blues’ game against Maccabi Tel Aviv, and he explained that he was just trying to keep things simple before kick-off.
“I just said to myself before the game to try and enjoy the moment,” he said.
Finally, Chelsea target Jose Gaya is now being chased by Manchester United, who want the Valencia man to fill in for the injured Luke Shaw, the Daily Express report.