All the latest news and gossip from the past 24 hours at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea face Everton on Saturday evening and Samuel Eto’o is likely to feature at some point from the bench. It would be the Cameroonian’s debut for the club after the 32-year-old signed for the club from Anzhi Makhachkala on a free transfer in the transfer window.
Jose Mourinho confirmed he would feature, and there are no new injury concerns ahead of the game at Goodison Park.
Romelu Lukaku will not feature against them for Everton, due to rules regarding parent clubs. But Gareth Barry and James McCarthy could make their debuts for the club tomorrow.
Eto’o has been talking about his love hate relationship with Mourinho in this morning’s papers, admitting he used to not like the Portuguese.
‘’Before meeting at Inter, we didn't know each other personally, so our relationship was tense. I even said one time that I'd never play for a club where Jose was coach. But God knows best. He wanted to show me that I was wrong and today Jose is a friend. Now he's my coach again.’’
Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has admitted that Chelsea would not allow Marco Van Ginkel join the club on loan this season. It is believed MVG was open to a switch in order to play regular football - however Chelsea would not allow the deal to go through.
It could be that they would not send him to a rival of close farm club Vitesse Arnhem - from whom they signed him this summer.
Chelsea have opened talks with Islam Feruz over a new long-term deal at the club. The former Celtic man is reportedly being chased by Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and a host of other top European clubs - but they are intent on keeping the Scottish youth international and have offered him a five-year-deal.
Chelsea could be in the running for a player dubbed the ‘new John Terry’. It is suggested that they are keeping tabs on Sheffield United central defender Harry Maguire.
The 20-year-old talent is said to be available for around £5 million and a deal could be compleyed for the New Year.
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