In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, the Blues are linked with Orkun Kokcu while Mason Mount impresses Jack Grealish.
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Blues interested in Kokcu
Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on Turkish star Orkun Kokcu.
According to media reports in Turkey, the Blues are interested in the 20-year-old after another impressive season in Holland.
Kokcu, who has lit up the Eredivisie for his club Feyenoord, is currently away with his national team at the Euros and will be facing Wales and Chelsea Academy graduate Ethan Ampadu in his next fixture.
The reports state that Blues legend Didier Drogba has been in contact with those close to the player to encourage the midfielder to move to Stamford Bridge.
Kokcu has four more years on his contract and has made 22 appearances for Feyenoord, scoring three goals and getting three assists.
Mount lauded by England team-mate
Mason Mount has received high praise from his England team-mate Jack Grealish.
Speaking to the England national team’s social media, the Aston Villa man pinpointed Mount as one of the most hardworking players in the camp.
‘Mount is one player that trains at 100 per cent,’ Grealish said, ‘He is top class out there.
‘It’s a bit annoying because he probably gets a bit of stick at times from it.’
The Chelsea Player of the Year has been instrumental for the Blues and put in a fantastic display for the Three Lions in their first Euro 2020 game against Croatia.
‘I love Mason,’ Grealish continued. ‘I have always been close with him and I think he is an absolutely terrific player.’
Fabregas praises ‘intelligent’ Jorginho
Blues midfielder Jorginho has been labelled as ‘clever’ and the reason Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas left Chelsea.
Speaking on the BBC, Fabregas praised the Italian’s contribution for Chelsea this season before his classic display in the Euro 2020 opener against Turkey.
‘One of the biggest reasons I left Chelsea was because of him,’ Fabregas said jokingly. ‘He is a very smart player and a good passer of the ball.
‘The only thing I can say about him is sometimes he releases the ball too quickly when he can play forward. He makes the team tick.’
Jorginho has been instrumental for Thomas Tuchel this season, helping him to win his first piece of silverware as the Blues boss. Fabregas also admitted that he is looking forward to watching the midfielder in his national team colours.
‘He (Jorignho) is a really good player and tactically, he knows what to do because of the coach’s methodology, it helps him a lot.’