Chelsea transfer news: Mourinho ready to make call on Cech, Lukaku rejects switch to Blues' rivals

Thibaut Coutois

A round up of transfer stories this morning about Chelsea.

The Express claims that Jose Mourinho is finally willing to axe goalkeeper Petr Cech to make Thibaut Courtois the number one.

The Belgian has made it clear he’s not interested in being at Chelsea as Cech’s deputy, which has placed Mourinho under real pressure.

The paper claims the Portuguese coach is desperate to have Courtois as his long term goalkeeper.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has reportedly turned down the chance to move to London club West Ham.

The Hammers are believed to be interested in the Belgian hit man but he apparently doesn’t want the move.

Lukaku’s desire to play European football next season appears to have worked against the East Londoners.

Valencia have reportedly asked Chelsea about the potential sale of midfielder John Obi Mikel.

Mikel has been pushed down the Stamford Bridge pecking order following the arrival of Nemanja Matic last winter.

Jose Mourinho may be looking to free up space in his squad and Mikel could be the man who makes way.

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