Chelsea morning news: Report - Juventus to make audacious bid for Lukaku this January

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

Serie A giants Juventus will move for Romelu Lukaku this January according to reports.

The Italian champions are said to have been keeping an eye on the striker’s progress in England, ready to tempt Chelsea with a large bid for the forward.

The rumours have apparently started following Lukaku’s decision to appoint Mino Raiola as his new agent, someone who already represents several players in Italy including Mario Balotelli.

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Chelsea tapped him up at the start of the Roman Abramovich era.

The Scot was approached by an agent to become the new manager at Stamford Bridge but turned the opportunity down instantly due to his allegiance to the Old Trafford side.

“They used an agent to approach me when Abramovich first took over the club and I said ‘no chance’. I always come back to this point – why would you leave?” said Ferguson who retired at the end of last season.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech says he’s delighted to see Chelsea back on track in all competitions.

The Blues secured a good point away at Tottenham in the league last weekend before an emphatic victory over Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League, after defeat to FC Basel in their first game.

“The main difference against Steaua was that we converted our ­chances. Then you can control the game and play with freedom. Every counter-attack we could feel we had a chance to score more. It was a great, mature performance,” said the goalkeeper.

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