A round up of the latest news stories surrounding Chelsea.
Marco van Ginkel has completed his move to Chelsea from Vitesse Arnhem. The 20-year-old has signed a five-year deal at the club.
"I know about all the players and will meet them on Monday. I expect a lot, I've watched matches and it's really nice to be here."
New signing Marco van Ginkel has reportedly been told by Jose Mourinho that he is Frank Lampard’s replacement. Lampard signed a contract extension following his performances last season but the Chelsea boss seems to have identified his new signing as his long term replacement.
Chelsea are being linked with a sensational swoop for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. Suarez hit the headlines when he was banned for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and in an ironic twist of fate, some reports are suggesting the pair could be teammates for the new season.
Paris Saint-Germain could be about to pay Napoli’s £54 million asking price for Edinson Cavani. Chelsea have been involved in a tug of war against the Italian side, which could now be over if the French side are ready to trigger the player’s release clause with the huge bid.
Bayern Munich have brushed off the suggestion they will try to sign David Luiz. Reports broke earlier in the week that the German and European champions were weighing up a £35 million bid for the player but club director Matthias Sammer has ruled out the chance of a new defender joining.
Demba Ba’s potential exit to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala could be part of a plan to clear the way for Robert Lewandowski. The Daily Star has suggested the Pole has been identified by Jose Mourinho as the striker to go after if the squad space opens up through Ba’s departure.
Sporting Lisbon winger Bruma has said he will consider his future at the club. Chelsea are one of several teams thought to be going after the 18-year-old who has said he will meet with his lawyer to discuss future moves which will impact his development.
Chelsea will play hard ball with Norwich City over goalkeeper John Ruddy. Chelsea have already been knocked back with a £5 million bid for the player and will try to get Norwich to come down on their £10 million asking price with a £7 million offer in the near future.
Former Arsenal star Marc Overmars has criticised Chelsea’s signing of Marco van Ginkel. Overmars, who works for Ajax, has suggested it would have been better for the midfielder to stay in the Netherlands but Ajax were denied the chance and opportunity to talk to him.
Sky Sports pundit Graham Souness says Chelsea will be the team to watch and beat next season. Souness has tipped Manchester United to put up a fight defending the Premier League title but expects Jose Mourinho to guide Chelsea in a very big season on all fronts.