A round-up of news and views relating to Chelsea over the past 24 hours.
Petr Cech has said he is excited at the prospect of Jose Mourinho’s second spell in charge at Chelsea, but the goalkeeper has also admitted he is not getting carried away at the idea of the Portuguese manager bringing stability to Stamford Bridge after seeing so many managers fired during his time at the club.
Cech also discussed the rumours linking Wayne Rooney with a move to Chelsea, saying that he would be delighted to see the England international at Stamford Bridge if he decided to leave Manchester United.
“I could see him in a Chelsea shirt. He’s a great player and you always want to see great players in your team,” said Cech.
“Players can change shirts and obviously he had a fantastic career with United and sometimes players need new challenges.”
It has been another day of mixed news for Chelsea regarding their bid to bring Edinson Cavani to Stamford Bridge. Some reports have suggested the striker now has his heart set on a move to the Blues as he believes his style is better suited to the Premier League than La Liga.
However elsewhere the news is that with PSG entering the race for the Napoli striker, both Chelsea and Manchester City will be priced out of a move for Cavani. The Italian side do not want to sell the player for anything less than his £53million release clause, but Chelsea were hoping to negotiate that price down, something that they unlikely to achieve if PSG enter the race.
PSG’s new manager Laurent Blanc has made his admiration of Cavani clear, saying he would be very happy to see the Uruguayan come to the Ligue 1 champions this summer.
Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer has said the German club have no plans to sign David Luiz this summer. The Brazilian defender has been linked with a move to the Champions League winners along with Barcelona, but Sammer said that Bayern, barring injuries, had completed their transfer business for the summer already.
Chelsea are reportedly prepared to raise their offer for Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy, after being rebuffed with a £5million offer last week. Canaries manager Chris Hughton has said that he intends to keep Ruddy this summer, but Chelsea are keen to bring the 26-year-old to Stamford Bridge as back-up for Petr Cech.
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