Chelsea weekend round-up: Rooney 'a great player', Falcao linked again and starlet gets Dutch call

Wayne Rooney

All the latest news and gossip from the past 48 hours at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to burst the bank to bring Radamel Falcao to the club. The Colombian only signed for AS Monaco in the summer - but a potential change in tax laws and the poor standard of Ligue 1 are said to have him considering an exit.

However he would cost a whopping amount of money and all interest is currently unsubstantiated.

Chelsea full-back Patrick van Aanholt has been called up to the Dutch squad for the first time. The talented left-back has spent the majority of his career at The Bridge out on loan with several teams - and is currently with Vitesse Arnhem in the Dutch Eredivisie.

He comes in after Bruno Martins Indi and Jetro Willems withdrew from the squad earlier today.

Willian has scored his first goal for Brazil as Selecao routed Honduras in Miami, Florida.

He scored in the 70th minute of the 5-0 triumph - his first goal for his nation on what was his third cap.

Willian said of the achievement:

"I'm very happy; to start with a victory was very important. I'm ecstatic we scored five goals. The whole group should be congratulated. Brazil played well and my debut could not be better.’’

Is he treating this as a new beginning to his international career by calling it his debut?

Kevin De Bruyne, who is struggling for first-team football at Stamford Bridge this season, has been linked with several moves away from London this winter.

However he says he and Jose Mourinho will decide if a loan move is the best option:

“Maybe. But Chelsea is my employer and they decide my future. I don't have to talk about what could happen in January now, as it's only November. A lot can still happen. I feel quite good. The fact that I'm playing at Chelsea is proof I always performed well. The manager told me in July that I had to stay, so I'm not a difficult person. I've no regrets.”

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle believes that England striker Wayne Rooney would not get into the German team.

The two nations meet on Tuesday and he was quoted as saying:

"Rooney is a great player, but we have good quality, too, in every position, and maybe twice. So I don’t know if he would play."

However he denied the quotes saying he has been misinterpreted and that Rooney ‘is a great player’.

Reported Chelsea transfer target Blaise Matuidi has not yet agreed a new deal with French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

The French international has also been linked with Manchester City - and admits that as yet he has not dedicated his future to PSG, although wants to stay.

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