Not good news for the boozy Chelsea fans inside the Transfer Tavern today, who have stopped their game of snooker to talk about how unhappy they are about the reports coming from the Daily Mail.
Still feeling the pain after a defeat to Arsenal in the Community shield on Sunday afternoon at Wembley, The Daily Mail are reporting that Jose Mourinho has suggested he will not be making a third bid for the Everton and England centre back.
This is being assumed after talkSPORT quoted the Chlesea boss as saying the Transfer window was as good as over for him, saying he doesn’t like the window when ‘competition’ begins again.
This will come as disheartening news to most of the Blues fans inside the Tavern today after a fairly ropey display in defence against the Gunners.
As well as Sunday’s defeat there has been the departure of the likes of full-back Filipe Luis already this window and Chelsea may be exposed at the back if a first team player picks up an injury at the start of this season.
A group of Blues fans enjoying a beer and burger here in the Transfer Tavern all admit they would have liked to have seen the English defender plying his trade at Stamford Bridge, and are somewhat gutted that this deal is not looking likely anymore.
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