Ivan Rakitic has revealed he turned down the opportunity to join Chelsea as a 16-year-old for the benefit of his career. The Croatian midfielder opted to stay with Swiss club Basel 11 years ago and was part of a Barcelona side that recorded an historic treble last season. In other news, reports in France suggest that the Blues have had a shock approach for Gregory van der Wiel rejected by PSG. The French publication believe Chelsea and Manchester United are both interested in the Dutch star, but PSG have no intention to sell the full-back. And finally, Eva Carneiro has been banished from the Chelsea bench for the foreseeable future following her decision to treat Eden Hazard in the 2-2 draw to Swansea. Mourinho publicly criticised her actions and has taken the step to pull her away from the touchline.