The official website of Chelsea football club have engaged in a revealing interview with marquee summer recruit Diego Costa, formerly of Atletico Madrid.
When asked about whether manager Jose Mourinho had given him instruction over what he expected from him in training and in competitive matches, as implied after a session yesterday where the two were seemingly inseparable, the prolific striker said: "[He] is the best manager in the world."
Costa added: "[Mourinho has] spoken to me, but one of the main things he said was that he doesn’t want me to change.
"It was Jose’s and the club’s decision to buy me and the reason they signed me was because of the way I played at Atletico. I don’t feel I have to change much, I just have to improve fine details to become a better player, hopefully I will have a similar season to the last one."
Costa also spoke of his desire to "fight" with former Atletico hitman Fernando Torres, as the Spaniard aims to relish the competition for the primary striking role under Jose.
Elsewhere, Romelu Lukaku has turned up at his former club Anderlecht.
The hulking forward was granted extended leave due to his involvement with Belgium at the recent World Cup tournament and the Express speculate that the player, who spent last season on loan at Everton, would arguably have just been there to maintain fitness and "catch up with old friends" rather than exact a transfer.
Also, it has been revealed that such was Mourinho's intent to sign Francesc Fabregas that he missed an important football match involving his son in order to show Cesc his dedication.
And finally, youth product Patrick Bamford is reveling in training alongside summer signings Fabregas and Costa: "Playing with top players always helps improve your own game, so it’s great to also have the likes of Cesc."