Here are your football.london Chelsea morning headlines on Tuesday, December 28.
Jose Mourinho eyeing triple Premier League swoop including Blues midfielder
Ainsley Maitland-Niles may not be the only Roma signing coming from the Premier League as Jose Mourinho has reportedly set his sights on Manchester United youngster Charlie Wellens and Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek,Football Italia reports.
Wellens is a product of Manchester United academy and has yet to make his senior debut with the Red Devils.
Mourinho is looking for midfield reinforcements, and it remains to be seen if the youngster would be the only signing in the middle of the park for the Giallorossi.
No coincidence that, according to Gazzetta, Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also on Roma’s radar, but Tuttosport report the Blues outcast is also being targeted by another former Blues manager in Maurizio Sarri, who would like to take him to Lazio..
Remember- Mourinho already has Tammy Abraham signed from the west London club, so can he complete part two of his Roma rebuild with the addition of the ex-Fulham loanee.
Thomas Tuchel slammed for rant after Aston Villa win
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been heavily criticised after he criticised the Premier League for not having the five substitutions rule in place following his side’s win against Aston Villa.
“Five changes were invented because of Covid. Now we’re in the middle of Covid, and some teams are having games postponed, and others aren’t. Three changes is a big disadvantage,” Tuchel raised in a concerned manner post-Aston Villa.
These comments came under scrutiny from Shearer, who wasn’t holding back when responding to Tuchel after what should have been a happy day for all associated with the club.
“This is what our country is, he knew that before coming in,” the Newcastle legend pointed out on Match of the Day.
“The teams vote that in and they didn’t want that. I think it can be an unfair advantage for the smaller clubs.”
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Erling Haaland ‘doesn’t like’ Chelsea and prefers move elsewhere
Erling Haaland reportedly “doesn’t like” Chelsea or the Premier League amid his big transfer decision looming ahead of the summer window.
That is the view of transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, who has been speaking on the future of the Borussia Dortmund star who is set for a departure from Germany come the end of the 2021/22 campaign due to his €75 million (£68million) release clause coming into play.
Di Marzio told German outlet Wettfreunde: “He doesn’t like Premier League too much. It is not in his dreams. It is not the perfect league at the moment.
“He prefers La Liga – he likes Liga a lot. So, I think in his thoughts, La Liga is the perfect tournament, now, to play in. Or Bundesliga, where he is currently playing.”
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Source by Football London