A round up of the key news stories about Chelsea this morning.
Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne says he hasn’t thought about leaving the club on loan.
The Belgian has been linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge after losing his place in the first team.
“To be honest, I haven't thought about it yet. I know something has to change. Sooner or later, I will have to play,” he told Het Laatste Nieuws.
Chelsea transfer target Xabi Alonso has revealed he’s ready to talk about a new contract with Real Madrid.
The Spaniard has been linked with a Stamford Bridge switch due to his connection with Jose Mourinho, when Mourinho was in charge of the Spanish club.
“Now is the moment to begin to talk to the club about my future. While I was not fit I did not feel up to talking. I have good communication with the club,” he told Canal Plus.
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel says Jose Mourinho’s mentality will bring more success to the club.
Mourinho is notorious in football for winning silverware despite not always playing flamboyant and attractive football.
“This game is all about winning and the manager that brought this transformation of winning to this club is back now. He still has the same idea of how he wants us to approach every game with a win, win mentality,” said Mikel.
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