CHELSEA have left their rivals trailing in their wake this season on the way to winning the Premier League title.
And now they are hoping to beat their competitors in the transfer market, with the Blues reportedly hoping to beat Manchester City to one of the most sought-after players in world football.
That is just one of the stories to have made today’s headlines, though, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Celtic among the other clubs to feature.
Man City are set to bid more then £50m for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. (Daily Mirror)
However, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid are ready to rival the Manchester club for Pogba’s signature, with the Frenchman having already turned down an initial offer from Paris Saint-Germain. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal could face a blow in the transfer market, with Inter Milan and Roma set to rival them for the signing of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech. (Daily Mail)
Man United could extend the loan of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao until January. (Daily Mirror)
Celtic manager Ronny Deila says he is planning for life without John Guidetti, with the Man City loanee set to leave the club in the summer. (The Times)
Inter Milan want to sign Man City midfielder Yaya Toure on a free so they can afford his wages. (Daily Telegraph)
Chelsea are hopeful Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi will reject a new deal with the Italian club in the summer in order to join them for £22m. (London Evening Standard)
Nani, who has spent this season on loan at Sporting Lisbon from Man United, says he does not want to stay with the Portuguese club beyond this season. (The Sun)
Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam believes team-mate Asmir Begovic would only leave the Potters for a top four club if they offered the goalkeeper a guaranteed starting place. (talkSPORT)
The future of Palermo striker Paulo Dybala – who has been linked with Chelsea – will be decided in the next two weeks, according to the Italian club’s president. (The Guardian)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.