A round up of the key news stories about Chelsea this morning.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has taken a stab at Chelsea centre back John Terry.
Speaking ahead of England’s game against Montenegro tomorrow night, Rooney has suggested current England captain Steven Gerrard should have been made skipper earlier.
“I feel he should have been named captain a bit earlier than that. But he is our captain and leader and he is going to be a really important player for us,” said Rooney.
Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has revealed Chelsea approached him to become manager over the summer.
Laudrup enjoys a good reputation for the efficient way his side play football, leading the Swans to the League Cup last season.
“Someone tried to know my availability through intermediaries, but there was nothing concrete. Also, I had given my word that I would be in Swansea,” the Dane told A Bola.
Jose Mourinho is thought to be a keen admirer of the 28-year-old Galatasaray star as he looks for ways to improve the potency of Chelsea’s attack.
The Turkish side are asking for a £20 million price and it’s hoped that offering Ba will significantly bring that price down.
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