Chelsea fans, hello and welcome to your daily news roundup.
It’s an important week all things considered. Not only are you likely still smarting from the Community Shield loss to Arsenal on Sunday, but you’ve got plenty to get excited about with the new Premier League season kicking off this weekend. Mixed emotions, then.
Well, to add another load to your thought process, it’s time to deliver the latest from the rumour-mill. Chelsea haven’t spent big thus far in the market, but there’s plenty of time for Mourinho yet.
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Rahman deal expected soon
The talk of the town this morning may be focusing on Chelsea’s supposed interest in Danny Rose, but German media are convinced that a deal for Augsburg defender Baba Rahman is imminent.
SportBild claim that Rahman’s club have found the man they want to replace the young left-back, and expect that as a result the Ghana international’s switch to Stamford Bridge is looming large.
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Since letting Filipe Luis return to Atletico Madrid Mourinho has been weak in the full-back position, and most recent reports detail how the Special One is trying to remedy the situation.
Galatasaray’s Alex Telles is another option, whilst Rose is a natural candidate given his experience in the Premier League, but the speculation surrounding Rahman just isn’t going anywhere.
On top of that Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl has revealed he wants the saga to finish imminently. Therefore all of the fingers appear to be pointing in the same direction. We’ll let you work out which direction that is.
Ferdinand on Stones
Elsewhere Chelsea won’t be signing John Stones, if Rio Ferdinand has anything to say on the matter. The Old Trafford hero has revealed he thinks the Everton man would be crazy to sign for the Blues ahead of Manchester United. We can’t think why?
On a serious note it’s Chelsea who have been rebuffed with more than one attempt to prise Stones from Goodison Park, as it appears Roberto Martinez wants to play hard-ball over his signature.
That said United are dark horses in the matter, and the young England international might well be promised more game-time at Old Trafford than he could hope for at Stamford Bridge.
Last but not least Radamel Falcao has promised that the goals will come at Chelsea, insisting that he’s not feeling pressure with regards to finding the back of the net.
The Blues’ new forward flopped last season whilst on loan at Manchester United, and there remain doubts over Mourinho’s ability to restore him to his former glory.