Fernando Torres has been told that there no guarantees that he will be the one to lead the Chelsea attack next season, despite the summer departure of Didier Drogba. Roberto Di Matteo insists that the club have three top quality strikers at the football club and each one will be considered to spearhead the Blues attack next season.
Elsewhere in the news Ajax accept that Vertonghen no longer wants to play in Holland; Roberto Mancini is wanted in Russia, while Chelsea set to enter the race for Luka Modric.
John Barnes fears that England will always be playing catch-up in their efforts to be one of the best teams in World Football – [Independent]
Joe Cole is determined to make an impression at Anfield following his Liverpool return – [Independent]
Tottenham have been forced to remain at their old training ground, as there is a delay in the opening of their new state of the art facility – [Daily Mirror]
Arsene Wenger has insisted he won’t change his ways and won’t be looking to spend big – [Sun]
Vincente Del Bosque has invited Brendan Rodgers to join him and talk football ideas and philosophies – [Mirror]
Roberto Di Matteo has suggested that Torres isn’t guaranteed a starting place at Chelsea – [Guardian]
Arsene Wenger is looking to Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic as the ideal replacement for Robin van Persie – [Express]
Chelsea are re-entering the race to sign Luka Modric in a deal that could kick-start a few big money deals – [Daily Mail]
Jan Vertonghen is closing in on his move to Tottenham after Ajax finally conceded that his head is firmly fixed on a move to London – [Sky Sports]
The Russian national team are putting a £35m deal together to tempt Roberto Mancini to quit City – [Daily Mail]
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