It may be the eve of yet another round of fixtures, but that hasn’t stopped Jose Mourinho from raising the stakes of speculation in the transfer window, and the rumour mill ticking over nicely.
Jose open for business
Ahead of tomorrow’s visit to Swansea City Mourinho held an interesting press conference where he virtually opened the door to the Blues doing some sort of business this month. The Special One told reporters that he was happy with the strength of his current squad but wasn’t willing to completely rule out any transfers due to the fact that the window was still open.
That piece of information makes the following whispers all the more feasible, with Blues fans naturally confident that they could see more blockbuster arrivals before the beginning of February.
An interesting piece of speculation, seemingly originating in Spain, relays how Sami Khedira could be on his way to the Premier League, as he still has yet to clinch a new contract with Real Madrid.
Speculation infers that his agents are ready to sit down with chiefs at the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the month, though it does insinuate that his club are perhaps ready to listen to offers until that time.
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Chelsea have been linked with the Germany international essentially since Mourinho took over in 2013, with the Portuguese coach having worked with the 27-year-old when he reigned supreme in the Real dugout.
Chelsea want Salah clause
Next up there’s a potentially outgoing player who finds himself in the papers today, with Mohamed Salah supposedly in talks with AS Roma over a move to Italy. The former FC Basel star has struggled to find his feet at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea are said to be ready to sell so long as their Serie A counterparts agree to a €17 million obligation-to-buy clause.
Initially it was assumed that Salah’s departure would merely be on loan until the end of the season, seeing as though Mourinho purchased him last year, but now it looks as though it may be a move that allows him to leave in a permanent capacity.
Mrs. Modric unsettled
Last but not least sensational reports have claimed that Luka Modric might be a feasible target for the Blues, as his wife isn’t happy living in Spain. The Croatian lived in London when he played for Tottenham Hotspur, and so he knows the city, and Mourinho would surely look to add him to his roster if given half the chance.