In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, transfer speculation suggests the Blues are interested in a couple of wingers while Danny Drinkwater opens up about his loan spell at Burnley.
These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.
Blues reportedly eyeing Porto’s Corona
The Daily Star reports Chelsea are keeping close tabs on Porto winger Jesus Corona and considering a summer move for the Mexico international.
The report suggests the Blues are still keen to bring in Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund but see Corona as another option if the England winger is unavailable.
‘Chelsea have been looking at potential alternatives and scouts have identified Corona as another option,’ states the report.
‘The 27-year-old Mexico winger, who can also play wing-back, has two goals and 17 assists in 41 games for Porto this season.
‘He has also played 42 times for his national team, and is rated at around £26m, making him a much cheaper option than Sancho.
‘Inter Milan and Sevilla have also enquired about Corona, who once turned down a move to Barcelona for the chance of first-team football at Twente.’
Brentford’s Benrahma a Blues target?
A Sports Illustrated report suggests Chelsea have made contact with Algerian forward Said Benrahma over a potential summer transfer from Brentford.
The 24-year-old, who joined the Championship club from French side Nice in 2018, is reported to have attracted interest from several Premier League clubs because of his good form with the Bees.
‘According to La Gazette du Fennec , Chelsea have now contacted Benrahma after making the Algerian a priority,’ states the SI story.
‘He has ten goals and eight assists in 34 Championship appearances this season.
‘Brentford paid £1.7 million for Benrahma back in the summer of 2018.’
Drinkwater doesn’t regret Leicester departure
Danny Drinkwater has insisted he does not rue his decision to leave Leicester City and join Chelsea in 2017, the Leicester Mercury reports.
The 30-year-old was a key player for the Foxes when they won the Premier League in 2015/16 but he has been unable to establish himself as a regular at Stamford Bridge or on loan at Burnley and Aston Villa over the past three seasons.
However, in a Q and A on his Instagram account, Drinkwater said he does not regret the move.
‘I try not to regret things... but learn.,’ he said.
‘Things haven't gone as good as I hoped after I left Leicester because of one thing or another but I had to give it a chance.’
Drinkwater also opened up about his experience on loan at Burnley in the first half of the 2019/20 season, where he managed only two appearances in four months.
‘Difficult . . . I expected to do a few runs, train hard and play,’ he said of his spell at Turf Moor.
‘The gaffer had a certain way and believed in his team.
‘(There is) a great bunch of lads at that club who had a very good team spirit.’