Chelsea round-up: Alex Teixeira confirms Blues want to sign him

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Chelsea fans, hello and welcome to Friday.

To mark the end of the working week - unless you’re amongst those poor souls forced to work at the weekend as well - we’ve compiled the biggest stories from today purely for the purpose of informing.

Tackle the beast below if you want to be updated on all things Chelsea or you can watch the video above if you’d rather use your ears than your eyes. Enjoy.

Teixeira bid

If you’ve got a problem with your football club and you’re a free-spending billionaire chances are the best way to fix the issue is to throw money at it.

Well, alright, not always, but nevertheless Roman Abramovich is sure to attempt to right Chelsea’s wrongs by buying in talent come January.

In fact, recent reports suggest the Blues are primed for a move for Shakhtar Donetsk star Alex Teixeira in the next transfer window, with the playmaker having confirmed Jose Mourinho is trying to sign him.

"I have an offer," Teixeira said.

"It was a pleasure to know that Chelsea wants to sign me.

"It would be great if the transfer already happens in January."

The Brazilian is Shakhtar's top goalscorer this year and Chelsea need all the help they can get in that department.

No Benteke deal

On the subject of strikers, it’s also been claimed that the Blues rejected Mourinho’s request that they sign Christian Benteke before the Belgian joined Liverpool.

It’s said the Special One spoke with Eden Hazard and was sold on bringing Benteke to Stamford Bridge.

The powers that be in west London weren’t half as keen when it came to the player’s £32.5m release clause.

Mourinho OK for Liverpool clash

To finish, it might be good news or bad news, depending on your current opinion, but Mourinho will be in charge come the fixture with Liverpool this weekend.

The Portuguese coach, under heavy pressure with regards to the safety of his job, was sent to the stands during the recent Premier League loss to West Ham, but his disciplinary hearing - one that has the potential to ensure he misses matches - won’t be held prior to this weekend.

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