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Pearson plans to strengthen his squad ahead of tough Premier League run-in

Mario Balotelli for AC Milan

Transfer news: AC Milan's Mario Balotelli rejects link to Chelsea

Former Manchester City striker isn't interested in a return to England

Fredy Guarin has been linked with Chelsea

Transfer news: Chelsea target Fredy Guarin set to stay with Inter Milan

Mourinho suffers another set-back as Inter say there's no deal to be done for Guarin

Jose Mourinho becomes 'the Transparent One' for Sambuca commercial

The Chelsea manager appears (sort of) in the advert on Italian TV

Kyle Walker for England

Transfer news: PSG and Monaco set to fight for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker

Spurs on red alert after interest in their England right-back intensifies

Jose Mourinho and Juan Mata avoid making eye contact after the latter is substituted during the 3-0 victory over Southampton

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms there have been no offers for Juan Mata and he wants the Spaniard to stay at Chelsea

Mata reacted angrily to being substituted in the 3-0 win over Southampton and reports link him with a move to the likes of PSG, Inter, Manchester United and Napoli

Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been valued at £25m by his club if any potential January transfer is to be completed

Latest transfer news: Chelsea value Kevin De Bruyne at £25m to pave way for a move for Nemanja Matic

De Bruyne is keen on moving away from the Blues in order to secure more first team football and strengthen his chances of featuring in Belgium's World Cup campaign

Jose Mourinho and Juan Mata avoid making eye contact after the latter is substituted during the 3-0 victory over Southampton

Transfer news: Unhappy Juan Mata could be offered Chelsea exit with PSG prepared to make £30m offer

The Spaniard was furious with Jose Mourinho's decision to substitute him during the win over Southampton and PSG could return for his signature having failed in the summer

Transfer news: Chelsea and Manchester City face battle for Mateo Musacchio

Premier League clubs must compete with Barcelona for Villareal centre-back

Transfer news: Arsenal in contact over Basel star Fabian Schar

Gunners join Dortmund in enquiring about player according to agent

Transfer news: Chelsea lead race for Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia - reports

Blues set to beat Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham in battle for centre-back

Transfer news: Manchester United eye teenage Bulgarian defender

Stefan Velkov is training at Carrington in hope of securing a deal

Transfer news: Newcastle reportedly weighing up move for Inter Milan forward

Algeria international struggling to make an impact at the San Siro

Cristiano Ronaldo opens his own museum in Madeira

European round-up: Diego Costa keeps Atletico Madrid on the trail of Barcelona

Diego Costa scored twice as Atletico Madrid beat Valencia 3-0 to maintain their winning home run this season and keep pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

Samuel Eto'o in action for Chelsea

Transfer news: Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o expected to move to MLS rather than extend stay in Premier League

The Cameroon striker will see his deal at Stamford Bridge expire at the end of the season

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