Last season could not have gone much better domestically for Chelsea as they clinched the Premier League title comfortably.
However, things have been much trickier this time around, and some of their star players have failed to hit the ground running.
Today, one of them has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, and that is just one of the stories to have made the headlines, with Liverpool and Manchester City among the other clubs to feature.
PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard wants to quit Chelsea for Real Madrid. (L’Equipe)
His national coach, Belgium’s Marc Wilmots, is growing concerned about Hazard burning out at Chelsea, and would welcome him joining the Spanish giants. (Daily Mirror)
Liverpool lead the way in the chase for 18-year-old Porto wonderkid Ruben Neves, and have sent scouts to check on him. (Daily Mirror)
Man City’s sister side New York City will offer Yaya Toure the opportunity to end his career in America. (Daily Star)
Meanwhile, City are in talks over a deal to sign 15-year-old midfielder Victor Moura from Corinthians. (Daily Mail)
Lazar Markovic has admitted his relationship with former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was strained, but he is unable to return to Anfield early from his loan spell at Fenerbahce. (Liverpool Echo)
Jesus Navas has played down reports linking him with a return to Sevilla from Man City. (talkSPORT)
Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.