Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 21
Manchester City in for Didier Dorgba?
According to the Daily Star, Manuel Pellegrini wants to add Drogba to his squad after news Alvaro Negredo will be sidelined for four months with a broken foot suffered in pre-season.
The proposed deal for 36-year-old Drogba would be 12 months.
Jose Mourinho Insists Chelsea Will Make No More Signings This Summer
Chelsea's transfer business is done for the summer, Jose Mourinho has insisted.
Speaking on Saturday, the Chelsea boss praised the club's board for their swift transfer dealings in the summer, explaining no more players will arrive at Stamford Bridge after the capture of left-back Filipe Luis.
Per Sky Sports:
I have to say my club did a fantastic job, and not just because of what we bought, but because we did it in almost record time. The transfer market closes 31 August and we close our market on July 19. We finished the market today [Saturday].
The club did fantastic, we knew the targets, we knew the players and the club attacked them and their clubs at a very early stage.
But Didier Drogba's Return Is Imminent
The Ivorian, whose last kick in Chelsea colours sealed the team's Champions League victory in 2012, is apparently considering a one-year deal from the Blues.
Other clubs are also believed to be interested.
L'Equipe reports (via The Guardian) the deal could be agreed by the end of this week, with Drogba given a coaching role at the end of the 2014/15 campaign.
Mario Pasalic to Join Elche on Loan
He only joined Chelsea two weeks ago, but it seems Mario Pasalic is on his way out of Stamford Bridge.
Don't panic—the Blues haven't gone cold on the young Croatian.
According to talkSPORT, he will spend a year on loan with Spanish club Elche to give him the opportunity to continue his development.
Jose Mourinho is eager for Pasalic to gain more experience before returning to challenge for a first-team spot next year.
It seems La Liga is the best place for him to do just that.
Romelu Lukaku to Fight for His Place at Chelsea
They have endured a difficult relationship thus far, but are Jose Mourinho and Romelu Lukaku ready to patch things up?
If Lukaku does remain at Stamford Bridge, it will give Chelsea plenty of options heading into 2014/15.
With Costa, Torres and Lukaku in attack, the Blues will certainly look stronger than last term, when they struggled for goals up front.
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