All the latest Chelsea news including transfer rumours linking Adrien Rabiot, Gianfranco Zola wishing Manchester United the best and Loic Remy on Liverpool.
Want-away Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 19, has reportedly sent out his salary demands to prospective buyers - with Chelsea and Arsenal allegedly interested.
The Frenchman's current deal at PSG expires in the summer, yet could be sold for a minimal fee in January as the club look to recuperate some funds, rather than nothing next year when he is free to talk away from the club on a Bosman.
The Express claim "reports in France" state that Rabiot wants a long-term contract that starts at £2.5 million per year.
Juventus and AS Roma are also said to both be interested.
Elsewhere, club legend Gianfranco Zola has implied that he wishes Manchester United do well in the coming months, as the North West club look to restore pride for those who frequent Old Trafford. "The intentions are good, they know the competition in this country is big," he is quoted to have said in the Daily Mail.
"They wanted to make sure they had the quality in the squad to face the challenge. Manchester United want to make sure they are competitive in the next few years. The potential is there but football can be affected by many things.
"I hope for Manchester it will go well."
On Chelsea matters, Zola lauded Jose Mourinho's transfer strategy: "I think it was very clever the way they used their money. They have a strong team, in every position they are very good.
"The quality of the football has been made better and I believe that [Cesc] Fabregas has a lot to do with that. Chelsea look like they will be one of the teams to beat - but the Premier League is long and the tough moments will come."
And finally, Loic Remy has "blasted" Liverpool, who he could have joined in the summer market had it not been for a failed medical.
"I did not understand Liverpool’s decision," he said in The Sun, after the Anfield outfit rejected the opportunity to recruit him after a heart problem was allegedly discovered. "It was not very honest from their side. I was not scared. I know exactly what I have, I met all the specialists in the world.
“A lot of players share the same situation as mine and Liverpool know it.”