The Daily Express are providing us with all the gossip today here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that Chelsea are determined to keep hold of Oriol Romeu.
The midfielder is currently on loan at Valencia in order to get some first team action and further develop his talent.
As one of our punters notes, given the riches in the Chelsea midfield, it is not surprising Romeu needed to go elsewhere to play.
The likes of Ramires and Frank Lampard are Chelsea first team regulars and it is of course hard to break through and usurp players like that.
Now it seems that Jose Mourinho is still a big fan of the player, and despite seeing him in and out of the Valenica side this term, he is determined to hold onto the former Barcelona player and make sure that a permanent move to Spain is not on the cards.
Chelsea are just one of the many sides this season who we would have expected to do a little bit better this season, especially away from home, but as Mourinho keeps telling us, it is a young squad and we are waiting for the eggs to hatch.
Romeu is certainly close to doing that at the Mestalla, and has impressed so much that the club want to make the move permanent.
Will Chelsea fend off the interest in the midfielder? Let us know your thoughts below.
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