Liverpool were also interested in Brazilian midfielder Bernard this summer, but he played just one minute against Manchester United last night ...
Andriy Pyatov is inconsistent at best, dodgy at worst - United will hope he is off form this evening.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has announced his intention to leave Shakhtar Donetsk this summer, with both Chelsea and Manchester City reportedly keen on singing the 24 year old.
A round-up of news and views relating to Chelsea over the past 24 hours.
A round-up of news and views ahead of the crunch match with Shakhtar at Stamford Bridge.
His Shakhtar teammate Willan has been a subject of fevered speculation about a move to Tottenham Hotspur or Chelsea, but Fernandinho has been superb for his club, and looks well suited to the style of English football.