Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has given his backing to the clubs pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, Sky Sports has reported.
The Blues made an official approach for the 27 year old earlier this week, which was rejected out of hand by the Premier League champions.
Jose Mourniho has made Rooney his number one transfer target this summer, and is expected to return with a second bid in due course.
Meanwhile, the Mail Online understands that Fernando Torres will stay and fight for his place at Stamford Bridge if Rooney does sign for the club.
The Spanish international has reportedly told friends that he will not be leaving London, with his family now settled in the capital.
The 29 year old, who scored 22 goals in 64 appearances last season, has three years remaining on his contract with the Blues.
Elsewhere, Jeffrey Bruma’s agent has claimed that the players move to Stamford Bridge is nearing completion, the Metro understands.
Mourinho has been chasing the eighteen year old for the last month, after he impressed scouts whilst playing in for Portugal at the recent Under-20 World Cup.
Chelsea are expected to pay £10m upfront for the winger, with a further £7m due to the Portuguese club in add-ons.
Edinson Cavani is set for talks with Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis to establish whether or not he will be leaving the club this summer, according to Sky Sports.
The 26 year old has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, while Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United are also said to be interested.
However, his buyout clause of £54million has deterred suitors from making a move for the player, who scored in Uruguay’s 2-1 Confederations Cup defeat to Brazil yesterday evening.
Meanwhile, the club have been linked with a move for highly rated Verona midfielder Jorginho, the Express understands.
The 21 year old played in all but one of the Serie B side’s league games last season, scoring twice to help them secure a return to the top tier.
Arsenal had reportedly been considering an approach in January, with Verona requesting a fee of £6m for his services.
Elsewhere, TalkSport have claimed that PSV Eindhoven look set to complete a deal for Chelsea defender Jeffrey Bruma.
The Dutch international made just a handful of appearances for the Blues before being sent out on loan to Leicester City in February 2011, while he has the past two seasons with Bundesliga side Hamburger SV.
With all the recent talk being about players heading to Chelsea, the Daily Mail has reported that up to nine players could leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
The most likely to depart from the club appear to be midfielder Florent Malouda, who hasn’t made a single appearance for the Blues this season, and Paulo Ferreira who has fallen down the pecking order in recent years.
Third choice goalkeeper Henrique Hilario is, along with Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres, highly likely to depart according to the paper, who also predicts that Yossi Benayoun, Marko Marin, Michael Essien and Jeffrey Bruma will be moved on.
Meanwhile, Thibaut Courtois has told Spanish press that he wants to stay with Atletico Madrid once his loan deal with the club has expired.
The Belgian shot-stopper, who at the weekend broke the record for the longest run without conceding at the Calderon, is due to return to London in the summer.
Finally, the club will find out when their FA Cup quarter final replay with Manchester United will take place later this week, with the decision hinging on the result of the Europa League last sixteen second leg with Steaua Bucharest.