A round up of key transfer stories about Chelsea this morning.
Jose Mourinho has admitted that midfielder Juan Mata can leave the club if he wants to.
Mata has been rotated with Oscar in the attacking midfield position at the club this season, but Mourinho has said he doesn’t want the player to leave.
“I want to keep him. I don’t want him to go. That is my opinion, my wish, but my door is open. The club’s door is open too so when a player wants to speak to us we are there waiting for them,” said the Portuguese boss.
Michael Essien’s agent has hinted that the experienced midfielder could leave Chelsea this winter.
Essien has struggled to gain regular football at Stamford Bridge and his agent has hinted that several top clubs are looking at him.
“It’s true that he could leave Chelsea this winter. Several big European clubs playing in the Champions League have made enquiries and it should play out in the next 10 days or so,” his agent told the Express.
Borussia Dortmund have entered the race to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa according to latest reports.
The Express has suggested the German giants will mount a serious challenge to snatch the Brazilian, with Chelsea one of the sides linked with the in form La Liga striker.
The report suggests that the German side want Costa as cover for Robert Lewandowski who is likely to leave for Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
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