Thursday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup.
Chelsea forward Pedro, 28, has told friends he regrets moving to the club from Spanish giants Barcelona in the summer and would be happy to return to the Nou Camp, the Daily Express reports.
The Spaniard signed for the Blues in the summer in one of the most drawn-out transfer sagas of the window.
Chelsea’s France striker Loic Remy, 28, has urged the club not to sack manager Jose Mourinho, despite the Stamford Bridge side’s struggles so far this season, the London Evening Standard reports.
Mourinho’s future at the club is under severe threat after Chelsea suffered their eighth defeat of the season last night as 10-man Stoke knocked them out of the Capital One Cup Fourth Round on penalties.
Former Chelsea keeper Carlo Cudicini says Mourinho deserves time to turn around the Premier League champions’ fortunes, talkSPORT reports.
Cudicini is urging Roman Abramovich to keep faith with the ‘Special One’, as he believes it is just a matter of time before the reigning champions rediscover their winning mentality.
Former Chelsea forward Gianfranco Zola, currently manager of Qatari club Al Arabi, is interested in signing central defender John Terry, 34, from his old club but says no contact has been made, the London Evening Standard reports.
Brendan Rodgers is in the frame to become the next Chelsea manager as pressure grows on Jose Mourinho, the Metro reports.
The Blues have endured a miserable start to the season and speculation is rife that Mourinho will be sacked if the club lose to Liverpool at the weekend.