Chelsea gossip: Pogba, Stones and Marquinhos deals fail to materialise, but £8m pair arrive

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Chelsea failed in their attempts to land Juventus star Paul Pogba, Everton centre-back John Stones, and Paris Saint-Germain youngster Marquinhos, according to the Daily Mail. The inability to bring the trio in to Stamford Bridge meant that it was a surprisingly low-key deadline day for the Premier League champions. Two players that did arrive on the final day of the window however, are defenders Papy Djilobodji and Michael Hector, BBC Sport report. The pair both joined for £4m, and while the former Nantes…

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Chelsea fail in £134m deadline day double swoop and forced to go ‘on the cheap’

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was forced to settle on spending just £6.75m on new talent on transfer deadline day because he spent the last two weeks of the window chasing two players worth £134m, the Daily Express reports. During the final hours of a busy summer spending period, The Blues brought in Nantes’ Senegal international defender Papy Djilobodji for £2.75m before completing the surprising £4.5m signing of Reading’s Jamaican international centre-back Michael Hector. But having already brought in the likes of Radamel Falcao, Asmir Begovic, Kenedy, Nathan, Danilo Pantic, Baba…

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Chelsea news: Jose Mourinho criticises referee and his own players following Crystal Palace loss

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: In the wake of the Blues’ defeat to Crystal Palace, Jose Mourinho has criticised the refereeing decision that saw Kurt Zouma denied what seemed a very good shout for a penalty during the first half, the Daily Mirror report. Mourinho believes that had the spot-kick been given, the result could have been very different. “That penalty was our best moment in the first-half and I can imagine that if the result at half-time is 1-0 that the game could be completely different,”…

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Chelsea ready to ditch John Stones interest and move for Aymen Abdennour

Chelsea are reportedly ready to turn their attentions away from Everton defender John Stones and make a move for Monaco’s Aymen Abdennour instead, according to the Daily Mail. After submitting three offers for the England under-21 international – all of which have been rejected by The Toffees – Chelsea are ready to turn their attentions to Abdennour as he represents a cheaper option at £15m. The 26-year-old impressed in the heart of Monaco’s defence last season and flourished both domestically as well as in European competition. Mourinho has made strengthening…

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Chelsea gossip: Blues to smash pay structure to sign Pogba and THREE Stones alternatives identified

Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Chelsea will have to break the British transfer record and pay £72m to sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, from Juventus, and pay him £82.5m over five years, the Daily Express reports. Pogba wants £300,000 a week to join the Stamford Bridge side which would make him the club’s highest paid player, beating the £200,000 a week which Eden Hazard earns, according to The Sun. That means a five-year-deal for the French midfielder, 22, would cost £78million on top of a £70m…

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Tottenham vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham did the double over Everton last season, and they will be desperate to continue their good run against the Toffees on Saturday as they search for a much-needed first win this time around. The North London club were involved in a tight affair at Leicester City last weekend, but seemed set for victory after young starlet Delle Alli put them ahead late on, only to switch off from the resultant resumption of play and concede a costly equaliser moments later. And it needed a fine reflex save from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to…

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(Video) Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho refuses to answer John Stones question

Jose Mourinho gave his annual Friday press conference this afternoon, and for a man that usually has an opinion on everything, it seems that he was in no mood to discuss the ongoing saga concerning John Stones’ proposed move to the club. The Chelsea boss refused to answer questions about Everton counterpart Roberto Martinez as the pair tussle over in-demand defender John Stones. The story has intensified over the past week amid reports of a new offer going in for the England under-21 international, but with the close of the…

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Chelsea gossip: Pogba named as definitive #1 target and midfielder set to become latest Turkish export

Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Chelsea will pursue signing 22-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus over the remainder of the transfer window, The Independent reports. The France international will represent a huge coup for The Blues, but could raise doubts over the future of either Cesc Fabregas or Nemanja Matic. England defender John Stones was targeted by Everton fans at his home in Widnes after handing in a transfer request and is now staying in a hotel, The Sun reports. This comes after he handed in…

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‘Chinese Sergio Ramos’ tells reporters he’s set to sign for Chelsea

Chelsea could be about to sign Chinese international defender Zhang Linpeng after Reuters reported that he told press that he’s on his way to Stamford Bridge. The 26-year-old, who has 44 caps for the Chinese national side to his name, can play either in the heart of defence or at right-back, and helped Guangzhou Evergrande to four straight Chinese Super League titles, as well as the 2013 AFC Champions League. And according to Chinese publication Titan24, he has revealed that he is set to join Chelsea initially on loan as the report suggests…

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Chelsea gossip: Blues told to pay £45m for Stones, but remain confident of landing Pogba

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Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Everton have told Chelsea that if they want to sign defender John Stones, they will need to pay £45m, according to The Sun. The Blues have had three bids rejected for the 21-year-old, and are thought to only be willing to pay £35m. Jose Mourinho is reportedly very confident that he will be able to bring Juventus star Paul Pogba to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to the Independent. The Old Lady are willing to let the Frenchman leave but only if…

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Man United news: John Stones swap deal planned, and £73.4m available to spend on striker

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils are hoping that they will be able to convince Everton to let John Stones move to Old Trafford by offering a swap deal, according to the Metro. Louis van Gaal is willing to let Phil Jones head to Goodison Park in exchange for the 21-year-old. Van Gaal’s hopes of landing a new striker have received a major boost, after the Metro reported that the United hierarchy are willing to provide £73.4m to get a new goalscorer before Tuesday’s deadline.…

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Everton to demand £45m for Chelsea target John Stones

Chelsea have been told that they will have to pay £45m if they want to land Everton defender John Stones, according to The Sun. The Blues have made three bids for the 21-year-old, and while the offers were knocked back by Roberto Martinez’s men, a transfer request from the England international (via BBC Sport) would suggest that Chelsea’s latest bid may have a bit more luck. However, the Toffees plan to dig their heels in, and have told the Premier League champions that they want a much improved offer if…

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Man United to offer England international in exchange for John Stones

Manchester United are plotting a sensational swap deal that would see Everton defender John Stones complete a move to Old Trafford, the Metro report. The 21-year-old has handed in a transfer request in an apparent attempt to force through a move away from Goodison Park, the Daily Mail reports. Having made three bids previously (via Mail), it seemed that Chelsea would be the ones that would prise him away from Merseyside. However, the Red Devils are planning a last-ditch attempt to bag the former Barnsley man’s signature. The Metro suggest that…

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Chelsea news: Talks held over Pogba move and Stones hands in transfer request

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Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues have reportedly begun talks with Juventus over a move for midfielder Paul Pogba, according to the Metro. The Frenchman is valued at £70m, but the Premier League champions are confident that a deal can be done before the window shuts. John Stones has given a huge indication that he wishes to move to Stamford Bridge, after the Daily Express reported that the 21-year-old has handed in a transfer request at Everton. Chelsea have had three bids rejected for the defender,…

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Chelsea hoping to seal £40m move for Everton’s wantaway defender John Stones this week

Chelsea are hoping that they will finally be able to complete the signing of Everton defender John Stones later this week, after the 21-year-old made it clear that he wished to leave the Toffees, the Metro report. The Merseyside club are desperate to keep hold of the centre-back, and have rejected three bids from the Blues, the Metro claim. However, Stones has now made a clear statement that he wishes to move to Stamford Bridge by handing a transfer request (via Metro). And the Premier League champions have apparently reacted…

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England u21 boss fears John Stones and Saido Berahino will ruin careers with moves to Chelsea and Spurs

England under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has apparently warned young players John Stones and Saido Berahino that they would not only be risking their international careers but their Premier League careers by making moves to Chelsea and Tottenham respectively, the Daily Mirror reports. The young pair have both put in transfer requests with their current sides in order to push through switches to big London clubs, and Southgate is concerned that leaving at this stage could hamper their development. It is already clear that the speculation is having an effect with…

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(Video) Everton director tells fan they will not sell John Stones to Chelsea

Following news that John Stones has handed in a transfer request at Everton, it would seem that it is only a matter of time before a move to Chelsea goes through. The Blues have been on the young defender’s trail for the majority of the summer with The Blues making three offers to prize him away from Goodison Park. A final offer of around £40m is expected to go in before the close of the transfer window, though there are some who will look to reject the move no matter…

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BREAKING: Chelsea target John Stones hands in transfer request at Everton

Everton have today been rocked by the news that defender John Stones has handed in a transfer request at Goodison Park, according to Sky Sports News HQ. BREAKING: Sky Sources: John Stones hands in transfer request at Everton. #SSNHQ — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 25, 2015 The Daily Express report that the 21-year-old is being pursued by Premier League champions Chelsea, and while the Blues have had three bids rejected for the England international – the latest of which was worth a reported £30m – the request for…

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Chelsea target John Stones ready to stun Everton with transfer request

John Stones is ready to submit a transfer request to try and force through a move to Chelsea, according to the Metro. The Toffees are determined to keep hold of the promising 21-year-old, despite the fact that Stones has spoken to Roberto Martinez about making the switch to Stamford Bridge, the Metro claim. And the England international is now considering whether to make it publicly known that he wishes to join the Premier League champions, the Metro report. The Blues have already made three bids for the centre-back, and the…

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Chelsea gossip: Blues ready to smash British transfer record for Juve star as winger heads in opposite direction

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Tuesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Chelsea will continue to pursue Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, until the transfer window closes despite the France international’s £70m price tag, the London Evening Standard reports. This is because manager Jose Mourinho has concerns over current midfielders Nemanja Matic, 27, and Cesc Fabregas, 28. Everton defender John Stones, 21, is considering handing in a transfer request to force through a move to Chelsea, The Times reports. Pedro, 28, says he turned down offers from Manchester City and Manchester United to sign…

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Chelsea news: Enquiry made for Real Madrid star, but Everton insists Stones is not for sale

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues have made an enquiry regarding Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, according to the Daily Express. The tentative bid has been made to try and tempt the Frenchman away from the Bernabeu due to the competition in Rafa Benitez’s squad. Their desire to land Varane may increase after Everton director Jon Woods issued a statement reiterating that John Stones will be going nowhere this summer, the Guardian report. The 21-year-old has been the subject of three bids from the Premier League…

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Chelsea enquire about Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane as John Stones refuses to request transfer

Jose Mourinho’s desire to freshen up Chelsea’s back four has seen him give the go-ahead for a £40m bid for Everton defender John Stones (via Daily Star) and make an enquiry regarding Real Madrid star Raphael Varane (via Metro). While the bid is set to be made for the Toffees’ youngster, the Star claim that they may have a considerable task on their hands if they wish to land the 21-year-old. The former Barnsley man will not be handing in a transfer request at Goodison Park (via Star), which will…

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Chelsea news: Players-plus-cash deal planned for Pogba, but Stones refuses to demand move

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Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues are planning to offer both Juan Cuadrado and Ramires in a bid to land Juventus talisman Paul Pogba, according to the Daily Star. The pair’s futures at Stamford Bridge appear to be very uncertain following the arrival of Barcelona winger Pedro. Chelsea’s hopes of landing Everton defender John Stones appear to have been a dealt a blow, after the Daily Star claimed that the 21-year-old does not plan to hand in a transfer request. Jose Mourinho plans to test the…

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Chelsea gossip: Juve eye triple swoop for £60m Pogba deal and Mourinho branded ‘a nice boy’

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Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Chelsea have agreed a £69m deal to sign 22-year-old Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, while attacking midfielders Oscar, 23, Willian, 27, and Juan Cuadrado, 27, could go the other way, according to The Sun. Juve have displayed an interest in all three players already this summer and could use this as an excuse to bring one or more of them on board. The Blues are ready to spend a combined £100m on former Manchester United youngster Pogba and Everton defender John…

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Chelsea gossip: Blues to embark on £100m spending spree and winger wanted by Prem giants

Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Everton defender John Stones, 21, will put in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move to Premier League champions Chelsea, The Sun reports. However, Stones is part of a potential £100m double deal for the Blues, who are also keen to sign Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, the Daily Star reports. Chelsea winger Victor Moses, 24, is wanted by Aston Villa and Tottenham, according to the Daily Telegraph. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 23, says former Manchester…

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