Chelsea dominated our current week’s rumour spin with clearly an intention to perform better in the second round of the EPL. Jose Mourinho is also in the news.
Chelsea "could" be meeting with Ezekiel Lavezzi's agent, who's apparently in London at the moment. Lavezzi, is said to be happy at the opportunity because he has been able to make just 3 league starts for PSG all season.
Loic Remy is said to be pushing away from Guus Hiddink’s side as Chelsea purseues the likes of Alexandre Pato who is inching away from the Brazilian league towards Europe. The Pato deal is set to complete before the weekend.
Ghanaian youngster Christian Atsu has recovered early enough to try to catch the eye of Guus Hiddink as the trainer might be taking key decisions in giving some key players away on loan and others for sale.
Atsu could also end up with Espanyol who are linked very strongly over the past few days. Others supposedly interested include Levante, HSV, and Galatasaray, and the quite bizarre twist of the whole story where Chelsea allegedly want to swap Atsu (and £15-20m) for Leicester's Riyad Mahrez.
He was not the only person who caught the eye of the Dutch man. Patrick Bamford scored twice against QPR in a youth game wher Chelsea won 5-0. Baba Rahman was in the squad that looked too strong for QPR. Atsu and Musonda added one each, the other was an own goal from a QPR player.
Chelsea are eager to attract Odion Ighalo and Alex Teixeira all linked, along with a host of potential EPL suitors ahead of a summer move.
The Watford front man Ighalo has drawn major interest after netting 13 goals in 22 Premier League appearances.
Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly are at each other’s throats over the services of Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos. The two clubs are aware Kroos was "unsettled" under former manager Rafa Benitez, which has prompted the enquiries.
The English clubs were eager to pay Los Blancos £37.8 million to land Kroos' services, and a contract worth £4.5 million per year for the German. But with Zinedine Zidane now in the picture, things have gotten more complicated.
Renowned agent Jorge Mendes reportedly plans to unite manager Jose Mourinho and Valencia’s Andre Gomes, two of his clients, at Manchester United next summer.
But first he may have to sort out both Juventus and Napoli who are are chasing the midfielder, but Valencia are not willing to authorise any sale.
“In fact the player's agent Jorge Mendes has a big project in mind: Bring his client to Manchester United along with Mourinho next summer,” a piece in Spain claimed.
22-year-old Nigerian striker, Austin Amutu scored twice recently on his debut for Israeli side Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona, and he's already targeting a move to Premier League leaders Arsenal.
"It has been my dream to play for Arsenal, they came for my while I was at Warri Wolves and I think it was money that truncated the whole thing, by now I should be playing for Arsenal or any team in England." The player who is on a training contract at Hapoel, told AfricanFootball (via the Evening Standard).