Good afternoon, Chelsea fans. Chances are you’re sitting in an office somewhere sweltering, or perhaps you’re one of the lucky few who are enjoying the only week of glorious sunshine England will have in 2015, it matters not.
What does matter is that we’ve compiled a collection of the biggest Chelsea stories to be found today, purely for your enjoyment. We’re not going to pull the wool over your eyes and tell you we know for certain every one of them is 100 percent validated, but all the same they raise some interesting points to digest over the weekend.
With the news that Radamel Falcao has officially signed on the dotted line fans are left to wonder what transfer is going to come next. Perhaps clues can be drawn from below…
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Mohamed Salah may have impressed at Fiorentina since moving their on loan in January, but he won't be signing a permanent deal there, according to his agent.
The Egyptian’s chief representative has revealed that his client will instead move to another Italian outfit, but that could incur legal action from La Viola. Reports state that Fiorentina have already paid Chelsea a fee to take Salah on loan for a second season, meaning they’re naturally miffed that the player is keen to move elsewhere.
In any case it looks unlikely he’ll be a part of Jose Mourinho’s squad past this summer, although the Special One might have been impressed with his form of late. Whether that will be enough to ensure he has some sort of future at Chelsea remains to be seen, but fans will certainly be disappointed if he’s moved on permanently without realising his potential at the Bridge.
Juve and Willian
Elsewhere Serie A champions Juventus are considering making a bid to sign Willian, whilst they also harbour interest in both Salah and Oscar. It’s not known if the Turin giants are the ‘Italian club’ Salah’s agent referenced, but it looks as though their interest in Willian is genuine.
The Brazilian is a regularly used fixture in Mourinho’s setup but it’s not likely that he’s considered indispensable. Could it be that he might be sold to raise extra cash to help the Blues comply with Financial Fair Play?
Last but not least we turn to Falcao, who has revealed he is delighted to have signed for the Blues on a season-long loan deal.
The Colombia international failed to impress at Manchester United last year but it appears Mourinho is confident that he can turn it around.