But not too long after that, he was linked with a move to Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian, where he was set to earn approximately 500,000 euros per week. That said, one of the reasons it is that way is the tireless, almost shocking dedication to dominance of it's one major team Bayern Munich.
Hopefully nobody held their breath, because it's now July 10th and Bakayoko hasn't arrived. The next obstacle will undoubtedly be the transfer fee, but the Mirror also claim that as long as Arsenal are willing to fork out about 45 million pounds, Lemar could be lining up alongside Alexandre Lacazette at the Emirates next season.
Mourinho was initially keen on a reunion with Blues ace Nemanja Matic, but that deal is unlikely to happen after United hijacked a move to Everton's Romelu Lukaku amid the frustration of Antonio Conte. No greater example of this sums it up better than the see-sawing of targets between Chelsea and Man United.
Morata struggled for game time at the Bernabeu last season. That is how Juventus broke up the deal for Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli. With Eden Hazard injured Chelsea will need another forward but we don't need one who is going to cost too much or be around forever.
This means that Chelsea are likely not to sanction the sale of 28-year-old Serbian, as they won't want to strengthen a direct rival again given the manner in which they have been usurped to the signing of Lukaku. According to the Daily Mail, Ronald Koeman has now set his sights on purchasing Swansea talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Congress makes u-turn; Accepts Rahul Gandhi met Chinese envoy
I met the Chinese ambassador, ex-NSA (Shiv Shankar Menon), Congress leaders from the Northeast & the Bhutanese ambassador. Amid the growing Sikkim standoff, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi met Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui, confirmed Congress.
The topic we're here to discuss is one I know he doesn't want to.
Arjen Robben will bring a lot of experience to our younger leaning squad and my eventual hope will be that he joins the coaching staff following his retirement.
CHEW BAKAJose Mourinho has a taste for it now.
The swoop comes just 48 hours after the Red Devils hijacked Chelsea's move for Romelu Lukaku, landing him for £75m. New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer wants to sign out-of-favour Barcelona centre-back Thomas Vermaelen.
Conte is apparently furious at losing out on Lukaku, but had a transfer breakthrough of his own last night by completing a £34m move for Roma defender Antonio Rudiger.
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