Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of May 19
This week of Chelsea transfer news and rumours begins on the anniversary of the greatest day in the club's history. Two years ago this Monday, Chelsea became the first London club to win the Champions League.
Few of the rumours that have emerged so far are as memorable as that night in Munich, but there are a couple of gems. Click through for the latest news and rumours surrounding Stamford Bridge.
Demba Ba Set to Stay at Stamford Bridge
The Daily Star's George Scott has reported that showdown talks between Demba Ba and Jose Mourinho have led the striker to decide to stay at Stamford Bridge next season.
David Luiz to PSG
Ashley Cole Set to Leave Chelsea This Summer
Th clock is ticking for Chelsea to offer Ashley Cole a contract extension before his current deal expires on June 1. After weeks of speculation, the left-back took to Twitter yesterday to reveal that Chelsea is not likely to be one of his options for the 2014-15 season.
Drogba to Return to Stamford Bridge?
In news befitting the anniversary of Chelsea's Champions League triumph, Didier Drogba has announced that he will leave Galatasaray when his contract expires in a few weeks, per Ashley Clements at the Daily Mail.
This would free him up for a return to London, although his role is more likely to be that of player-coach than first-choice striker.
Eliaquim Mangala Would Prefer Chelsea to Man City Because 'Chelsea Is London'
Liverpool 'Open Talks' with Chelsea over Thorgan Hazard
One can only assume that the talks have consisted of Brendan Rodgers calling Jose Mourinho and leaving him a voicemail, which the Special One has no intention of returning.
Thibaut Courtois Contract Talks to Commence After World Cup
Fresh from winning La Liga in a dramatic draw on the final day with Barcelona, Chelsea's highly coveted young 'keeper has attempted to calm the speculation about his future.
Per Sky Sports, Courtois will wait until after the Champions League final and the subsequent World Cup before discussing his future with the club.