In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, the Blues are reportedly interested in Miralem Pjanic, while Wayne Bridge compares Timo Werner to Didier Drogba.
These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.
Blues linked with Pjanic
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic on loan.
According to Le10Sport, the Blues could be in line to bring the midfielder to Stamford Bridge after a tough debut season in Spain.
Pjanic has been limited to 600 minutes in the league across 18 appearances and less than 500 minutes in the Champions League from eight games.
The Bosnian signed for the Catalan club for £60 million just 11 months ago but has failed to get in favour of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman.
The report states that the Blues and Paris Saint-Germain are both keen on a season-long loan move with Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino both interested in the midfielder.
Chelsea were reportedly interested in the former Juventus man last season before his move to Barcelona.
Bridge compares Werner to Drogba
Wayne Bridge believes Timo Werner should take inspiration from Didier Drogba after the German’s first season in England.
Speaking in a report in the Metro, the former Blues left-back thinks Werner will score more goals next season.
‘I think luck is a factor in Werner’s season,’ Bridge said. ‘His attitude is brilliant, the way he’s worked for the team means he has played well.
‘I look back at Drogba’s start at Chelsea and he didn’t hit the ground running and he got there in the end, so I think Werner will get there.’
The Ivorian scored 104 Premier League goals in 254 appearances, he netted 44 times in the Champions League too.
‘He gives defenders nightmares,’ Bridge continued about Werner. ‘He’s still a very good player and when something clicks his confidence and attacking instinct will come back and he’ll be finding the back of the net.
‘That will come and with his attitude, it will click in the end.’
Foden names Kante his toughest opponent
Phil Foden has named N’Golo Kante the toughest opponent he has faced in his career.
Speaking in a Q&A on Sky Sports, the 20-year-old revealed how difficult the battles are with the Frenchman.
‘He’s probably the most obvious one, but it’s Kante,’ Foden said. ‘He’s just everywhere. You think you’ve gotten away from him, and he is just always by your side.
‘He does everything, he runs everywhere, and he is such a great player and that’s why he’s probably my toughest opponent.’
Kante has been phenomenal again this season and has been a crucial player in big Champions League games.
Foden and the 30-year-old will face each other again in the Champions League final in a week in Portugal.