Chelsea are in for a tough title defence, claims Mourinho - roundup

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Hello Chelsea fans and welcome to your daily roundup of all the latest news.

The Community Shield defeat is firmly behind the Stamford Bridge club, and sights are firmly in the past and attentions are now focused on your clubs defence of the Premier League title.

In todays roundup we have Jose Mourinho's view on the title defence, news on a possible signing, plus another young star moves to Holland.


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Jose Mourinho believes it will be more difficult for his side to retain their title this season after the investment from the chasing pack.

Liverpool, Man United, Arsenal and Man City have all invested as they look to close the gap on Chelsea from last season.

The Special One also believes the title will be won with less points in the coming season as the smaller clubs have plucked some top talents from around Europe. 

Newcastle United and Crystal Palace especially have strengthened with some big name signings and Mourinho believes it bucks the normal trend.

Speaking to Sky Sports, as seen on ITV, Mourinho said: "Smaller teams are getting some of the best players from some countries. Those players usually only leave their counties for the best clubs but now they go to the promoted teams."


Abdul Baba Rahman's agent has claimed the left-back has agreed terms on a deal to join Chelsea.

The Augsburg defender has been targeted as a replacement for Felipe Luis, who rejoined Atletico Madrid after one season in London.

According to his agent personal terms between the Stamford Bridge club and the player are complete. All that is left to sort out is the transfer fee. 

The German club are demanding £17.6 million for the Ghanaian international. 


Youngster Dominic Solanke has joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan. 

Solanke becomes the fifth Chelsea player to join the Eredivisie club this summer, following Lewis Baker, Isaiah Brown, Nathan and Danilo Pantic. 

The loan deal signals the 17-year-olds first move away from the club where he was so influential in helping Chelsea to the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League this season, scoring 41 goals. 

Solanke was also voted England Youth player of the Year for 2014.

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