Several players have been linked with a move to Chelsea in today’s newspapers as speculation over who Jose Mourinho will bring in to kick start his second spell at the Blues has gathered pace.
Yesterday the Portuguese boss had his first press conference since his return to Stamford Bridge was confirmed. He declared that he was the ‘Happy One’ as he has returned to a club where he is loved.
However, for all his quotable lines the media are keen to see what moves Mourinho is set to make in the transfer market.
Sneijder could join from Galatasaray
Firstly, the Daily Mirror report that Wesley Sneijder could be joining his former boss and could be available for £12.75m. Chelsea will face competition from Tottenham who are also monitoring the situation.
However, as Chelsea can offer Champions League football to Sneijder as well as the chance to reunite with the boss who led him to treble glory at Inter, they will be favourites to sign the Dutchman.
Mourinho a fan of Rooney
The Daily Express say that Mourinho would be interested in bringing Wayne Rooney to the club if the England striker fails to reach an understanding with new United boss David Moyes.
Mourinho said: “Rooney is at a fantastic age. He has maturity, big experience, and he’s still young.
“Where will he find more happiness to have the ambition and drive him? I like him as a boy. I wish him well and hope he is happy.”
German wonderkid Julian Draxler
German magazine, Kicker say that Mourinho may be ready to spend £38m on Schalke 04 teenager, Julian Draxler.
Draxler is one of the hottest properties in German football and has already been capped six times by his country. He has scored 21 goals in 109 games for Schalke including the opener in a 5-0 win in the German Cup final in 2011.
Real Madrid ready to bid for Cavani
However, one Chelsea target could be about to slip through their fingers. Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has been linked with both the Blues and Manchester City. The Daily report that Real Madrid are ready to make an offer for the Uruguayan.
The Spanish giants are Cavani’s preferred destination and they are ready to meet the £53m buy out clause in the striker’s contract.