Chelsea transfer news: Mourinho pulls plug on Varane and Miranda, Gunner urges Khedira to choose Arsenal

Kurt Zouma

A round up of transfer stories this morning about Chelsea.

The Express claims Jose Mourinho backed out of potential deals for Raphael Varane and Joao Miranda because of Kurt Zouma.

Zouma signed in a £12.5 million deal from Saint-Etienne last season before going back to the French club on loan.

Zouma has featured in Chelsea’s pre-season plans putting in solid performances in the club’s friendly matches so far.

Lukas Podolski has urged Sami Khedira to join Arsenal and reject a move to Chelsea.

The German Real Madrid star has been heavily linked with a move to London this summer in a potential £20 million transfer.

Podolski says Khedira knows how much fun he could have with the Gunners.

Liverpool are reportedly being frustrated in attempts to sign Ryan Bertrand from Chelsea.

The left-back could link up with the Reds as Filipe Luis means his chances of regular game time at Stamford Bridge are bleak.

Lengthy recent talks between the two clubs are thought to have ended unproductively.

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