Check out all the latest Chelsea news and transfer gossip from today.
Chelsea's hopes of a late transfer window approach for Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa have been dealt a blow following reports the Spaniard wants to remain at the Bernabeu.
The 31-year-old has lost his place in the first-team to up-and-coming right-back Daniel Carvajal, but is determined to stay and fight for his place in Carlo Ancelotti's side.
Jose Mourinho - who enjoyed a strong relationship with Arbeloa during his time in the Spanish capital - has been credited with an interest in bringing the player to Stamford Bridge before the deadline on Sunday.
However, any hopes the Blues might've had of luring the player to west London have been dashed by the latest report in Spanish newspaper Marca that suggest the former Liverpool man's future remains in La Liga.
Arsenal were also mooted as surprise admirers of Arbeloa earlier this week and had reportedly held talks over a possible switch to the Emirates, but - like Chelsea - they'll have to turn their attention to alternative options.
Chelsea transfer gossip:
Chelsea could be forced back into the transfer market after the injury picked up by £32 million striker Diego Costa in training. (Corriere dello Sport)
The Spain international has made a superb start to his career in the Premier League, netting twice in his first two games against Burnley and Leicester City. However a hamstring strain has stopped him in his tracks.
The agent of Chelsea target Adrien Rabiot has arrived in London to negotiate the £11.9 million transfer of the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder to Arsenal. (London Metro)
Jose Mourinho looks set to miss out on the highly rated France U21 international, with the Gunners poised to complete a deal in the final days of the summer window.
Fernando Torres wants to leave Chelsea in favour of a loan move to Italian outfit AC Milan providing the two parties can reach agreement regarding the Spanish striker's wages. (Daily Mail)
The £50 million flop has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, but is yet to find a suitor willing to pay him what he currently earns in west London - with the Blues reluctant to subsidise his income.
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