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Jose Mourino says Cesc Fabregas wants to quit Barcelona

Jose Mourinho would consider becoming England manager

Chelsea manager open to idea of taking on Three Lions job in the future

Ashley Cole salutes the fans on his last game for Chelsea

Ashley Cole transfer latest: Former England left-back Cole 'offered' deals to join Barcelona and AC Milan as former Chelsea defender considers his future

Cole is a free agent after his contract with Chelsea expired and reports claims the left-back has been approached by two of Europe's biggest clubs

Vincent Kompany holds the Premier League title aloft after Manchester City's win over West Ham

Premier League fixtures 2014-15: A complete guide to next season's race for the title as Manchester City prepare to defend crown

Our comprehensive guide to all of the 2014/15 fixtures, plus a detailed look at some of the most important games of the season for your club

Eden Hazard was the key man in 2013/14

Chelsea fixtures 2014-15 Premier League: Blues given easy start against newly-promoted Burnley and Leicester

Our comprehensive guide to all of the 2014/15 fixtures, plus a detailed look at some of the most important games of the season for your club

Fernando Torres pictured in action for Spain

Chelsea latest: Fernando Torres 'excited' by Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas arrivals

Fernando Torres has expressed his excitement at the prospect of playing alongside Spanish teammates Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa at Chelsea next season.

Steaua Bucharest defender Iasmin Latovlevici (right) is reported to be wanted by Chelsea

Chelsea transfer news: Jose Mourinho lines move for Romanian left-back Iasmin Latovlevici as replacement for Ashley Cole

Chelsea are chasing Steaua Bucharest left-back Iasmin Latovlevici as Jose Mourinho seeks to ring in the changes at Stamford Bridge.

Romelu Lukaku transfer: Chelsea striker 'proud' of Juventus interest but is focused on Belgium in World Cup

Chelsea striker has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge

Diego Costa latest: Chelsea one of the 'world's greatest clubs' says Blues-bound striker

£35m move to Stamford Bridge still to be announced

Cesc Fabregas poses with his Chelsea shirt after signing

Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea: Spanish midfielder reveals Arsene Wenger said he would struggle to get into the Arsenal team

Gunners had first option to buy Fabregas before he moved to Stamford Bridge

Cesc Fabregas poses with his Chelsea shirt after signing

Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea: 'Arsene Wenger told me I wasn't needed at Arsenal because he was happy with Mesut Ozil,' midfielder reveals

Spaniard joined Chelsea for £30 last week after Gunners turned down option to re-sign their former captain

Diego Costa, who is currently at the World Cup with Spain, is reportedly on the verge of signing for Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho "extremely confident" Chelsea will complete the signing of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

The Chelsea coach believes that the Spain international will sign for the Blues after asking the club's hierarchy to sign him and insists Thibaut Courtois will be at Stamford Bridge next season

David Luiz completes £50m switch to PSG - and will be leaving Chelsea with all his hair

Brazil defender will join Ligue 1 side after the World Cup

Cesc Fabregas joins Chelsea: Barcelona issue thinly-veiled dig at Fabregas for 'never being as good in the second half of the season as he was in the first'

Fabregas completed a £30m move to Chelsea on Thursday with Barcelona criticising the midfielder for failing to push on during his time at the Nou Camp

Cesc Fabregas poses with his Chelsea shirt after signing

Cesc Fabregas joins Chelsea: Fabregas ready to tackle 'unfinished business' as former Arsenal captain prepares for Premier League return

Spain midfielder l completed his Barcelona departure after joining Chelsea in a £30m move

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