Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of April 7
Jose Mourinho's patience with his strikers finally snapped after their Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, making a summer clear-out seem inevitable.
However, a few clubs seem to want to stop that from happening, so let's have a look at the latest rumours involving ins and outs at Chelsea.
Marc Wilmots Did Not Advise Hazard to Move to PSG
This story does exactly what it says in the headline. Reports emerged recently that Belgium national team coach Marc Wilmots had advised Eden Hazard to move to PSG to step up to the "next level." However, The Metro have revealed, via a Belgian journalist, that that's not what he said at all, and that his quotes were taken out of context and blown out of proportion.
That's that settled then.
Inter Milan Want Samuel Eto'o Back
Chelsea Will Negotiate Romelu Lukaku Deal After World Cup
Diego Costa to Snub Chelsea for Monaco
The Independent has reported that Monaco are preparing a £40 million bid for Chelsea target Diego Costa.
The extra money, plus the offer of tax-free wages, could put the brakes on a deal that has seemed inevitable since last summer.
Chelsea Chase Liverpool Target Lazar Markovic
The Guardian's Rumour Mill has reported that Chelsea are prepared to pay up to £20 million to secure the services of 20-year-old Serbian midfielder Lazar Markovic.
The youngster can play in any position behind the striker and would provide cover in case of injury to one of the first-choice attackers.