Chelsea morning news: Spurs eye midfielder, Mourinho jokes told in Spain

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A quick round up of the key news stories about Chelsea this morning.

Tottenham Hotspur continue to keep one eye on Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata.

Reports claim that Spurs are interested in the Spanish midfielder despite the number of signings they made over the summer.

Mata has started only one match for the Blues so far this season and speculation over his future continues to grow despite the recent closing of the summer transfer window.

Jose Mourinho is taking a lot of criticism back in Spain, with his old critics already cracking jokes at his expense.

Chelsea have not had the best start to the season as Mourinho looks to get his side to bounce back from back-to-back defeats.

Mourinho’s decision to drop Iker Casillas seems to be the reason hard-line pro-Madridistas are getting on his back after Chelsea’s first blip.

Nottingham Forest have done a deal to loan Chelsea wonder kid Nathaniel Chalobah until January.

The 18-year-old scored five goals in 42 appearances for Watford last season in the Championship, playing a big role as the Hornets nearly secured promotion to the Premier League.

Chalobah is available to make his debut for the club against Doncaster Rovers this weekend.

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