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Blues could announce third signing of the window

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Juan Mata insists he is 'happy' under new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Reports suggested Mourinho was not a big fan of the Spanish playmaker

Cesc Fabregas scores Barcelona's sixth goal against Santos in the pre-season Gamper Cup

Transfer news: Gerardo Martino deals another blow to Manchester United after he confirms Cesc Fabregas will not leave Barcelona

New Barcelona boss was speaking after the midfielder scored a double against Brazilian side Santos

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Transfer news: Chelsea set to return with £40m bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

The England striker has made the Blues his first-choice destination as he looks for an exit from Old Trafford

David Luiz spent four years with Benfica before joining Chelsea in January 2011

Chelsea transfer news: Pep Guardiola steps up interest in taking David Luiz to Bayern Munich

The Brazilian is also reported to be wanted by Barcelona, but Jose Mourinho insists he does not want to sell

Bertrand Traore: The Burkina Faso midfielder cannot be given a full contract until he turns 18

Chelsea battle to keep Bertrand Traoré after teenager excels in Asia

There is anxiety at Chelsea that they could lose the exceptional 17-year-old midfielder Bertrand Traoré over the next six weeks before they are able to hand the teenager a professional  contract on his 18th birthday in September.

James Lawton: John Aldridge still shows the courage of his convictions

Many years ago John Aldridge, a Liverpool striker of formidable application, delivered a stunning riposte when it was suggested that he was wrong to question the value of playing football in the wake of the Hillsborough tragedy.

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho tells Fernando Torres to see competition for places as a challenge

Wayne Rooney could be added to the options in attack

Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires, Lucas Piazon and Nathaniel Chalobah pose for a photo with children at a coaching clinic session

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GUUS HIDDINK: The Dutchman is available to take over at Barcelona after leaving Anzhi Makhachkala

Anzhi billionaires caught short by Guus Hiddink’s sudden exit

Hiddink will be replaced by former Manchester United manager Rene Muelensteen

Fernando Torres

Spanish duo Fernando Torres and Juan Mata set to miss Chelsea's opening Premier League match against Hull City

The pair will only have just returned from international duty

JUAN MATA

Transfer news: Could Arsenal be about to launch an audacious bid for Chelsea's Juan Mata?

Gunners have been linked with the midfielder having missed out on him two years ago

Jose Mourinho has sent a reminder to Wayne Rooney that he can not afford to become second-choice in a World Cup year

Transfer news: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sends reminder to Wayne Rooney that he can't afford to be second choice with World Cup looming

The Blues boss also says there is 'not a chance' that David Luiz or Juan Mata will leave the club

Florentino Perez, has dismissed speculation that Gonzalo Higuain (pictured) is about to join Arsenal

Arsenal transfer news: Wenger could be priced out of Gonzalo Higuain deal with Real Madrid's valuation rocketing to £37m

The Gunners may switch their attention to other targets Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney as Arsene Wenger continues his search for a striker

John Terry and Jose Mourinho

Singha All-Stars 0 Chelsea 1 match report: Romelu Lukaku ensures winning return for Jose Mourinho

Belgian striker scores from the penalty spot

Jose Mourinho, left, jokes with Branislav Ivanovic and Frank Lampard, right, after arriving in Bangkok on Friday

Jose Mourinho gives Chelsea's young stars chance to shine

At 2pm, British time, on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho manages the first game of his new regime at Chelsea, nine years after he took the reins at the club for the first time, with the same ambition to win everything, but a different way of going about it.

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Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
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Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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