The future of Chelsea target Hulk is set to be sorted in the next 24 hours according to the Metro. Porto have received offers from the Blues and Tottenham for the 26-year-old but the Brazilan would surely prefer a move to Stamford Bridge with the lure of Champions League football. It is reported that he Portuguese club have accepted a £40 million offer from Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg but the striker is said to want to play in the Premier League.
Another transfer target for Chelsea, Radamel Falcao, scored a brilliant hat-trick at the weekend as Atletico Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 4-0. Talk Sport show his three goals and Chelsea fans will be hoping he doesn't do anything similar against them in the European Super Cup on Friday.
Goal.com explain how goalkeeper Petr Cech believes striker Fernando Torres is completely different for Chelsea this season. The Spaniard has scored three goals in four games so far this season and Blues fans will be hoping this run of form continues for a man who has seemingly recaptured his confidence.
Torres has spoken of how it is his privilege to play in the same side as Eden Hazard, Sky Sports report. The Belgian has scored one goal and claimed four assists as he has taken to English football like duck to water and fans will be hoping he can continue to get the best out of Roberto Di Matteo's men for the rest of the season as they look to improve on last season's disappointing league form and defend their FA Cup and Champions League trophy.
Hazard has already taken the Premier League by storm and he has told the Sun how he wants to win a treble in his first season with his new club. Chelsea missed their first opportunity to collect some silverware this season after Manchester City beat them 3-2 in the Community Shield but they have another chance on Friday against Atletico Madrid in the Super Cup.
Before the game against Newcastle on Saturday, new signings Cesar Azpilicueta and Victor Moses were introduced to the Stamford Bridge crowd and today the club's official website confirmed what squad numbers the duo will be wearing this term.
Finally, Here is the City writer Matthew Nash looks at five young players who Blues fans should keep an eye on as Chelsea's FA Youth Cup winner's go in search success in the second ever NextGen Series while Dan Coombs looks at how the West London club have found form at the wrong time.
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