Chelsea morning news: Blues linked with controversial Dani Alves swoop

A round up of morning news stories about Chelsea.

Chelsea are reportedly keen on a deal to sign Barcelona full-back Dani Alves.

The Brazilian has announced that he’s looking to leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season with a number of top clubs having been linked with him.

However, where Chelsea’s interest comes from is unclear considering they have solid options at right-back in Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta.

FC Schalke Sports Director Horst Heldt has talked up his side’s Champions League group chances after Roberto Di Matteo was appointed as their next boss.

Di Matteo led Chelsea to the Champions League title and Heldt believes he will help Schalke achieve their goals.

“We are absolutely convinced that Roberto di Matteo can stabilise the team and reach its Bundesliga and Champions League goals,” he said.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has hinted that he could be close to an exit from the club.

Cech has been confined to the bench after Jose Mourinho installed Thibaut Courtois as the club’s number one.

“I have not spoken to anyone, but I think they know me well enough at the club to know that the situation is definitely not the way I would imagine - If the situation will not start to improve for me, then I will want to solve it,” Cech told Czech Radio.

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