Today’s fluff is struggling to make ends meet
Confusion reigned at Cobham this week, with Antonio Conte taking Chelsea training as late as Thursday morning before, finally, getting the boot later that afternoon. The players had been left in the dark, supposedly. So, where does Willian stand in all this? Well, Barcelona are still thinking he is the man to keep the good times rolling at Camp Nou and are happy to throw £60m at Chelsea for him, as they hope their second bid makes more of a splash than their first one did with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy.
One man who has experienced the ups and downs and trials and tribulations at Chelsea, José Mourinho, has been busy quietly doing some half-decent business this summer but it could be about to get a whole lot better for Manchester United. Frankfurt are happy to flog Ante Rebic and Tottenham Hotspur are not hellbent on keeping Toby Alderweireld and would consider a deal, as long as its the right price for the notoriously stoney Daniel Levy, the Spurs chairman. And, naturally, after an impressive maiden World Cup showing, Leicester City have upped the asking price and want a mouthwatering £50m for the England defender Harry Maguire.