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According to various reports, Chelsea are again eyeing Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Even if the Portuguese coach said that he is not interested in the winter transfer window as he is pleased with his players but there are some rumours that the 26-year-old player has a strong position on Mourinho’s wishlist. Aubameyang is currently Borussia Dortmund top scorer with 15 goals in 13 games this season.

The Sun claims, the Blues will weigh up a £20million bid for the Gabon striker.While, SportsBild revealed last week that Borussia Dortmund have placed a €60m price-tag on their striker. What is more, the paper claims that Aubameyang whose contract expires in 2020 certainly will not leave the club in the winter transfer window.

Chelsea have already shown their interest in the striker on summer but the deal was not successful. So, as this remains mere speculation for now, Chelsea’s striker issue remains unsolved.

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ESPN FC reveals that Chelsea are keen on securing the services of the Argentinian striker Jonathan Calleri currently playing at Boca Juniors. According to their sources, Chelsea scouts were present during Boca’s last game to see the young player in action.

Calleri is considered one of the best young strikers in South America with an impressive record of 21 goals and provided 11 assists during this season.

Due to the fact that Diego Costa, Loic Remy and especially Radamel Falcao are not currently at their best, and it is possible that at least one of them will leave Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho must look for a high quality replacement.

However, Chelsea must act quickly, because the young player found himself in the crosshairs of such giants as Inter Milan and Arsenal.

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said that any of his best players will not be leaving the team during winter transfer window. And this means that the potential transfer of John Stones to  Chelsea once again seems unreal.

The Blues have already tried several times to lure the young Englishman at Stamford Bridge but each time their offers were rejected by coach Martinez. And there is no indication that in January something can change about it.

Martinez said:

“I’m not worried at all – our best players will not be leaving in January,”

“We’re not in a position where we have to make financial decisions and our focus is on being as strong as we can together and keeping the continuity.”

“From our point of view the window in January will be to see if there’s anything to help our squad. We don’t look on it as a window to be really involved whether that’s buying or selling, it’s more a matter of continuity. It’s about developing competition for places between the ones we already have.”

Everton coach also commented on the mood in the team after last week’s bombings in Paris:

”We all experienced the feelings surrounding the game with England and France which showed what the game of football can do – showing humanity in difficult circumstances,”

“This weekend will be exactly the same. It is the perfect way to show the game of football has a strong role in bringing humanity together.”

 

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According to the various reports, Jose Mourinho is considering making a move for Galatasaray star Wesley Sneijder.

The attacking midfielder has been linked with Chelsea since Jose Mourinho returned at Stamford Bridge. The Dutchman worked under Mourinho at Inter Milan where they won the treble together and there is no secret that they are in close friendly relations.

The Dutchman has signed a three-year contract extension with the Turkish giants last month but according to the Turkish paper Fanatik, Chelsea are ready to pay Sneijder’s £14million release clause from Galatasaray.

Information was not far confirmed by any of the interested parties, but latest Sneijder’s words on Mourinho may suggest that the transfer is just around the corner as former Inter Milan player was quoted by O Jogo as saying:

“Mourinho deserves more respect, it would be a mistake to fire him. People love it when he fails… but for what he did in every club where he worked, he deserves respect.”

“It’s difficult when you lose, when players are not one hundred percent fit, but he will react. That’s why Chelsea won’t let him go: he’s the only person able to react and to get it  back.”

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According to the reports, Chelsea are lining up a surprise £20m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

The England Under-21 international has been identified as Chelsea’s new transfer target. It is said that the Blues are considering a £20million bid for the West Bromwich Albion forward.

Due to the fact that Falcao’s loan deal from Monaco is set to be scrapped after a disappointing spell, Jose Mourinho is looking for a suitable replacement and Berahino is understood to be on his radar.

The 22-year-old was valued over £25million in the summer but it is said that Albion may reduce the price. According to the rumours even if he will have only 18 months left on his contract in January, it is unlikely that he will extend his contract at the Hawthorns which may be a chance for Chelsea to lure the striker.

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According to the reports, Chelsea are in pole position to sign Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara.

It is said, that Diawara’s agent Robert Visan has reached an agreement with Pini Zahavi, an agent close to the Chelsea owner.

Also Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzo reveals that this agreement puts Chelsea in pole position to sign the Guinean player.

It seems that Jose Mourinho wants to bring the 18-year-old Diawara at Stamford Bridge as a substitute for Nemanja Matica.

According to the rumours, young player is also said to be a target for the two Serie A giants. Juventus and AC Milan.

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Sunday Express reveals that Chelsea ace Diego Costa could be set for a transfer at Atletico Madrid in swap for Antoine Griezmann.

According to the reports, Jose Mourinho is ready to agree to sell Diego Costa if he can get Antoine Griezmann in return. It is said that the Portuguese coach is tired of the controversial behavior of the Spanish striker and considers selling him.

The paper claims Chelsea are ready to bid £40m for Griezmann. However Atletico Madrid have raised his release clause to £56m over the summer.

Also Sunday Mirror reports that Mourinho is ready to offload the 27-year-old if replacements can be found. And the French player is on the wish list of Portuguese coach since a long time.

However it is also said that Costa will leave Stamford Bridge only if Mourinho will be able to find world-class replacement for him.

 

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According to Besiktas former Sporting Director Sinan Engin, the Turkish club have reached an agreement with Chelsea summer signing Papy Djilobodji.

It is said, that Chelsea defender will join Besiktas during the winter transfer window. The information was given by the former sporting director of the club on Beyaz TV’s ‘Beyaz Futbol’ show.  According to his words, Djilobodji will move to Turkey in January.

Djilobodji joined  Chelsea from the French side Nantes in the last hours of the summer transfer window. However, Jose Mourinho commenting on his transfer said that Djilobodji has never been his choice and he has no knowledge about the player. What is more the Senegal international has never made a debut for Chelsea.

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According to the reports, Chelsea have agreed to sell their winger Juan Cuadrado on permanent deal to Juventus in January.

Cuadrado joined Chelsea from Fiorentina for £26.1m last January but failed to impress at Stamford Bridge. That is why the Blues agreed for his season’s loan to the Italian giants Juventus.

According to the London Evening Standard, Cuadrado’s agent Alessandro Lucci met for talks on Saturday in order to secure the permanent deal for the Colombia international.It is said that his permanent transfer to the capital of Piedmont will cost £15.75million but the Italian papers reveals, that Juventus are trying to receive a discount to sign Cuadrado permanently.

The potential permanent move to Italy, seems to please Cuadrado,who said today:

“[My situation is] all in the hands of God, but I hope my former Chelsea teammates and Mourinho recover as soon as possible, they are strong and will react.”

“I must admit my love for Serie A, Italian football, for a country that feels like my second home. Yes here I give my best, I’m fine.”

 

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AS Monaco shareholder Alessandro Proto has revealed that he is ready to pay Chelsea the release fee in order to sign Jose Mourinho as their new manager.

As ChelseaNews24 reported a week ago the French giants are trying to do their best to lure Mourinho to Ligue 1. And today one of the Monaco’s shareholders has added fuel to the fire saying that he is ready to pay Abramovich the release clause in order to bring the Special One to France.

Proto said:

“Mourinho is the best coach in the world”

“If necessary, I’ll pay Abramovich the release clause straight up so that he lets Mourinho go.”

 

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