Journalist Gabriele Marcotti claimed Alexis Sanchez is Chelsea’s alternative to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
“In the case of Chelsea, Chelsea are still sitting there saying ‘you know what, there might be other options’.
“If they want an Aubameyang-type, then maybe Alexis Sanchez becomes viable given some of his quotes back in Chile.
“They’re kind of sitting there working on multiple fronts and they’re pretty confident they can bring in the right deal at the right price.”
Gary Neville believes Chelsea won’t be in the title race next season
“I said last season that the title would come to Manchester and I was wrong — but I think this year it will.
“I think Chelsea will dip a little bit. Not in a negative way, but just having the Champions League will bring different challenges. I think Tottenham will be strong, but I feel that either United or City will win it, but I’m not sure who.
“I say it every year, whoever recruits best wins the league. Chelsea getting N’Golo Kante was a masterstroke and Eden Hazard and Diego Costa came back to form. All the clubs are going for the same players, they’re all expensive and controlled by agents.
“So, whoever has the best relationship, the best contacts and is willing to put the money in will probably do it.”
Jose Mourinho revealed what he said to former Chelsea player Ashley Cole before Manchester United’s pre-season win over LA Galaxy
“I wanted to know about him, how he is…is he enjoying. He is a good friend and he gave his blood for me.
“I will never forget the players that give blood for me and I’m pleased that he’s enjoying his experience.
“He is a family man now. He has a kid and he’s happy.”
Willian reflected on his first week back in pre-season at the club
“I felt good. It was a friendly training game, but we did our job well. It was a good start.
“I felt a little bit tired but it’s normal after the first week of pre-season, you always feel better after more time, and now I am ready to do more work.
“I say thank you to Michy who passed to me very well for the first two goals against Fulham. I felt in good touch and I hope more goals come for me this season. I will try to beat the number I scored last season.”
Chelsea youngster Mason Mount claimed he knew the England U19 side would win the European Championship
“I knew 100 per cent that we would get to the final and win. We had so much confidence and the morale in the group was so good that I knew if we got through the group and the semi-final, we would win if we reached the final.
“Having that winning mentality helps the group a lot and it comes from the boys at Man City as well, who are always getting to finals.”