Porto president admits star has a price, Chelsea boss slams the fixture list

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

FC Porto have admitted that they would be willing to sell Eliaquim Mangala for the right price.

The defender has been linked with Chelsea over the last couple of months and President Pinto Da Costa has admitted the player does have a price.

“He has a release clause and clubs know that, but if a bid arrives that attracts us then we could sell,” said Da Costa.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has slammed the Premier League fixture schedule.

Mourinho’s anger is due to the fact that Chelsea have had less time to rest than the other English sides that competed in the Champions League last week.

“I feel that our match this weekend is very special because from every English team involved in European competitions, especially the ones involved in Champions League matches, we're the only team that plays on Saturday,” he told the press.

Mourinho has also refused to accept the apology of key midfielder Eden Hazard.

The Belgian left the country without permission last week before losing his passport and missing a training session with the Blues.

“I think he reacted well because he apologised to me and to the club. Of course the apology was not accepted because was it something I couldn’t accept. But it’s over,” said Mourinho.

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