Chelsea transfer news: Jose for Brazil job? Latest on Madrid links, Schurrle

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All the latest Chelsea transfer news including on coach from Brazil calling on Mourinho to replace Scolari, updates on targets and World Cup recap.

With the resignation of Luiz Felipe Scolari from his managerial post with Brazil now official, there have been suggestions from the South American country's football industry over whom exactly should replace him.

Jose Mourinho, along with Pep Guardiola, have been cited as "the best" candidates for the position by 58-year-old Sao Paolo coach Muricy Ramalho, who told ESPN Brazil: "If not a Brazilian [as Scolari's successor], it has to be the best. Guardiola would be my preference. Or Mourinho. We have to have a top boss, who has those trademarks. A good operator."

Mourinho has only been in charge of the West London side for one season and has unfinished business with the club as he aims to take the Blues to Champions League glory. The chances of him wanting to take control of a national team at this stage of his career are slim. Regardless, he isn't even Ramalho's first choice: "Between the two, I'd say Guardiola."

In transfer news, primary left back target Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis is a medical away from becoming a Chelsea man. Luis is set to join the club for £20 million.

Mourinho's chances of reuniting with former Los Blancos pupil Sami Khedira took a hit after it became apparent the German seemingly wants to link up with international team-mate Mesut Ozil, at Arsenal.

Spanish press claim "Premier League sharks are circling for Raphael Varane" as the centre back reportedly is uncomfortable playing third choice at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, after tasting first-team opportunities for France at the World Cup.

Elsewhere, man-of-the-moment Andre Schurrle, now a world champion with Germany, spoke to the club's official website about "the best moment" of his life. "I had to cry because I was so overcome. I couldn’t stop it. It was always a dream to become a world champion. We are so looking forward to celebrating with our fans in Berlin."

And finally, Chelsea may want to tie Romelu Lukaku to a new contract but are open to loaning the Belgian international out for another season.

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