Chelsea will bid for James Rodriguez in the summer and could offer Thibaut Courtois to push through the move.

Spanish outlet AS claim the Blues want to add the Real Madrid ace to their ranks at the end of the season.

But Jorge Mendes – Rodriguez’ agent – has ruled out any move being agreed this January

He said: “James will not be leaving Madrid in January.”


How Spanish press reported the shock Chelsea news this morning

It was last week claimed Courtois had told his Chelsea team-mates he was set to move to the Bernabeu.

John Terry will turn down a mega-deal from China to help Chelsea win the Premier League.

The Sun claim skipper Terry, 36, will reject an offer from Guangzhou Evergrande, who are managed by ex-Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.

That’s despite the club legend being restricted to just five games this season.

Terry has won four Premier League titles with Chelsea and is on the hunt for No.5.

Frank Lampard wants to return to Chelsea – and is keen to play again.

The 38-year-old has been offered deals at Newcastle and Brighton but is still weighing up his options.

“I am very relaxed about it, which is a nice place to be,” he said on Soccer AM.

“I’m not kind of eager that the end of my career is coming and thinking, ‘What’s going to happen now?’

“I’m relaxed and if the right thing comes, then I’ll take it. Obviously Chelsea, I would love that, but it doesn’t always work that way.”