Chelsea still want Mattia Destro despite Loic Remy signing

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Chelsea are still considering a deadline day move for AS Roma striker Mattia Destro despite already securing the signature of Loic Remy from QPR. (Daily Star)

Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the 23-year-old to Stamford Bridge as an additional attacking option following the departure of Fernando Torres, and could press ahead with a bid for the Italy international before the transfer window closes at 11pm tonight.

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The Blues boss knows the player well from his time in charge at Inter Milan, where Destro came through the ranks at San Siro before making his breakthrough at Genoa in 2010.

He scored 13 goals in 20 league matches in Serie 'A' last season and with a reported valuation of £20 million could complete a surprise late switch to west London.

Remy was confirmed as a Chelsea player on Sunday after completing £10.5m deal, and will fight Diego Costa, Didier Drogba - and possibly Destro - for a starting spot in Mourinho's side.

Chelsea transfer gossip:

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah could leave Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan amid deadline day interest from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace. (Sky Sports)

The Egypt international has so far struggled to cement his place in Jose Mourinho's side, and could be about to make a surprise short-term switch to Selhurst Park in a bid to secure more regular action.

Chelsea have offered Petr Cech to west London rivals Queens Park Rangers after the veteran goalkeeper lost his place at Stamford Bridge to Thibaut Courtois. (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho does not wish to let the 32-year-old join a Premier League club that will challenge them for the Premier League title, but is respectful of the player's desire to secure regular action this season.

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has rejected the chance to join Chelsea in favour of securing a move to Real Madrid. (Daily Express)

The 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Parc des Princes this summer, and now looks set to move to La Liga instead of the Premier League.

Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is closing in on a season-long loan move to Premier League new-boys Burnley. (Daily Mail)

The England U21 international has previously enjoyed several short-term stints with various Championship clubs, but Jose Mourinho believes the player is ready to gain experience in the top-flight.

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