Chelsea morning news: One in one out with PSG? Rabiot linked, £41.5m Oscar targeted

All the latest news and gossip from Stamford Bridge this morning.

Jose Mourinho refuses to suggest his Chelsea side are yet the favourites to win the Premier League title this term.

The Blues are top of the table by nine points from Manchester City in fourth who have three games in hand - which, if they win, will take them top instead.

So Moutinho insists it remains advantage City:

"I would prefer to be in City's position. They have three matches in hand. If they win them all, they are top. We don't have control of our destiny - if we win all our matches then maybe we are not champions. If City win their games, they are champions."

Oscar is reportedly a £41.5 million target for Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazilian international had an excellent start to the current season - and despite a recent dip - is considered one of the key men in the future of Chelsea Football Club.

Oscar has three years left on his current deal and is also reportedly being watched by both AS Monaco and Barcelona ahead of potential big money summer moves.

However Mourinho is believed to be a fan of the former Internacional midfield operator - and will not be keen to sell at any price.

Chelsea are however being linked with a PSG player themselves.

Young starlet Adrien Rabiot is tipped for great things in France - but reported contract talks between club and player are said to have collapsed because of his believed salary demands.

It is believed he wants around £60k-a-week from the mega-rich capital club - while they are not willing to go much above £20k-a-week considering his age and recent injury problems.

John Terry has categorically ruled out a World Cup return for England in a post-game interview with Sky Sports.

The former national team captain retired from international football in September 2012 after the Anton Ferdinand incident and subsequent battles off the pitch.

But he has been in great form this term - prompting calls for a return:

But he ruled such an idea out - passing the baton on to his team-mate Gary Cahill:

"My days are gone and it is down to Gary and the young boys to push on for our country. He seems to get better every day. He is great in the air and reads it well, he is quick and he is the man for England going forward and has been excellent for Chelsea.”

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