The Blues have only made relatively minor moves in the transfer market thus far, but Jose Mourinho has his sights set on a couple of potential signings.
The Independent believe that the West London side see £15m-rated [via the Daily Mail] Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman as the man to replace Filipe Luis following the Brazilian’s return to Atletico Madrid.
The 29-year-old full-back made just nine Premier League starts last season, with Cesar Azpilicueta still very much Jose Mourinho’s first-choice for the position
Chelsea continue to pursue Everton youngster John Stones, with the Independent claiming the West London side are ready to mount a fresh bid for the 21-year-old.
The Stamford Bridge side failed with an earlier £20m bid for the former Barnsley man but are preparing a new £26m offer [via The Guardian].
Stones is considered by some to be an ideal long-term replacement for veteran Chelsea skipper John Terry [pundit Andy Gray via the Daily Star], with the 34-year-old centre-back clearly in the latter stages of his glittering career.
Chelsea eased to a Premier League title triumph last season but Jose Mourinho isn’t a manager who rests on his laurels and will hope to mount a genuine push to retain the club’s domestic crown as well as pushing for an extended run in the Champions League.