Chelsea gossip: Double defender swoop targeted but international break yields injury woes

Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip.

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Chelsea are ready to back manager Jose Mourinho with a fresh move for Everton centre-back John Stones and Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos, both 21, in January, the Daily Mirror reports.

The struggling Premier League champions have also made Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos a candidate as they look to strengthen their suspect back four.

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Chelsea’s ties with Dutch side Vitesse has seen the Blues emerge as favourites to sign wonderkid Thomas Buitink ahead of Manchester United and Arsenal, according to the Metro.

The 15-year-old has scored over 100 goals at youth level and was recently watched by Manchester City scouts.

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Gary Cahill says Jose Mourinho has the full support of the players to turn Chelsea’s season around, the Daily Express reports.

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Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic have given Chelsea an injury scare after they both limped off in Serbia’s game against Albania last night, the Daily Star reports.

The news is a blow to Jose Mourinho whose side face Aston Villa in the Premier League after the international break.

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