Chelsea transfer round-up: Mourinho dreaming of £50m transfer

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been speaking publicly about his near miss with Steven Gerrard back in 2005.

The Liverpool midfielder came close to leaving Anfield in 2005 after their Champions League win over AC Milan in Instanbul, but after a long flirtation with Chelsea eventually decided to stay put.


Mourinho has admitted he was 'dreaming' of signing Gerrard, who will leave Liverpool for LA Galaxy at the end of the season, but it wasn't to be. "We did everything to try [to sign him] and it was almost there," said the Chelsea boss. "I was dreaming of Claude Makelele, Gerrard and Frank Lampard in midfield."

Chelsea boost over Pogba

There's been a further update on Paul Pogba, who has been heavily linked with Chelsea over recent months. The French international signed a new deal with Juventus last year but recent reports have claimed that he was undergoing a medical with Real Madrid.

The Daily Star say that the Real Madrid rumours are not true and that Chelsea are working hard behind the scenes to make a deal happen, most likely in the summer.

Sinkgraven a target for Blues

One more realistic target for Chelsea is in-demand Heerenveen midfielder Daley Sinkgraven. Chelsea scout Piet de Visser has been speaking out about the possible rumours and suggested that a move could be possible.

"On Daley Sinkgraven, I find it very difficult to say anything because I've agreed with Chelsea that I will not speak about the talents that are on our list," he told Voetbal International. "I follow him and that goes beyond watching a game from time to time."

Salah won't leave unless £50m deal happens

One man who could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge is forward Mohamed Salah - but only if the Blues can land a £50 million replacement according to Mourinho himself. 

Salah arrived at Chelsea last year for a fee of £11 million from Basel but has failed to make an impact so far, and has been linked with a switch to Besiktas. Mourinho says he won't be on the move - unless something drastic happens.

"I have a very short squad, I need everybody," he said. For Salah to leave someone has to come, and I don't think we are going to let Salah go on loan and then spend some money to bring somebody else in.

"So I don't think so, unless my club comes to me and says Salah goes on loan and we are going to buy a £50million player."

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