Chelsea morning news: Takeover could lead to Torres sale; Brandt still on agenda

All the news and gossip from Stamford Bridge this morning.

Roberto Martinez seemed a little sour after Chelsea stole a late win against Everton at Stamford Bridge. He said: 

“Chelsea have an incredible know-how of how to win dead-ball situations. They use every trick in the book. Ramires was looking for contact when he won the free-kick and it was very soft. The same sort of thing happened four or five times in the second half.”

Chelsea won 1-0 yesterday when Frank Lampard’s late free-kick found its way in via the hands of Tim Howard - under pressure from John Terry - who has tried to claim the goal.

Didier Drogba is going up against Chelsea this week in the Champions League for his new side Galatasaray - and he might be returning to The Blues in a coaching role this summer.

Reports suggest the Ivorian legend could return to the club as an academy and strikers coach.

Jose Mourinho is said to be interested in the move.

Fernando Torres has reportedly been earmarked as a potential summer signing for La Liga side Valencia.

The club are set to be taken over by Singaporean business man Peter Lim in the coming months - and the billionaire sees the marquee signing of Torres as a massive statement of early intent should he snap him up.

Torres has never reached top form since his massive £50 million move from Liverpool.

Chelsea are ready to do battle with Manchester United in the race to sign young German Julian Brandt from Bayer Leverkusen.

Brandt only joined Bayer from VfL Wolfsburg in January - but both Premier League sides are said to be carrying over their interest from prior to that move.

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