Villa interested in signing Ba

Aston Villa will consider moving for Chelsea’s Demba Ba if they sell want-away striker Christian Benteke, according to the Daily Star. Benteke handed in a transfer request earlier this week, and will be allowed to leave should a club meet Villa’s asking price of £25million. Ba only moved to Stamford Bridge six months ago, but

Anzhi to move for Ba?

Chelsea striker Demba Ba has emerged as a target for Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, the Mirror understands. The Senegalese forward has only been at Stamford Bridge for six months, though the arrival of Andre Schurrle, as well as the continued pursuit of Edinson Cavani has indicated that he is not in Jose Mourinho’s plans. Ba

Mikel set for Galatasaray switch

Galatasaray are set to finalise a deal for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, the Daily Mail understands. The Nigerian international, who is currently competing in the Confederations Cup in Brail, asked for the advice of former teammate Didier Drogba, who joined the Turkish club in January. Mikel was signed for the Blues by Jose Mourinho

Benitez expecting Mourinho return

Rafael Benitez yesterday dropped a huge hint that Jose Mourinho is set to retake the reins at Stamford Bridge. After telling reporters that “another manager” will be at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard said: “I think everybody knows who will be here. I have to concentrate on my job. It’s not my concern”. Chelsea’s interim manager

Benitez quiet on Mourinho link

Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez has declined to comment in the possibility of former Blues boss Jose Mourinho replacing him in the dugout at Stamford Bridge. Rumours of the Special One’s return intensified following comments he himself made after Real Madrid’s 4-3 aggregate defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. However,