Defender Gary Cahill has reportedly declared himself fit for England’s friendly with Brazil on Tuesday night.
Cahill was missing from the starting lineup as the Three Lions recorded a goalless draw with Germany on Friday night after sustaining a back injury in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester United.
However, according to the London Evening Standard, Cahilll has claimed that he is ready to return for the showcase clash at Wembley Stadium.
The return of the 31-year-old – who has won 58 caps for his country – would come as a welcome boost for boss Gareth Southgate after Phil Jones became the latest withdrawal from his initial squad.
As many as five players made their debut against world champions Germany, while Angus Gunn, Lewis Cook and Dominic Solanke have all been given their first call-up since the conclusion of that game.
Chelsea are lining up a move for former Monaco director Luis Campos to replace Michael Emenalo.
Chelsea technical director Emenalo left Stamford Bridge last week after 10 years at the club.
Marina Granovskaia is set to take charge of the club’s transfer strategy through January but reports have claimed Chelsea are looking at their options.
And the Times claim one of those is former Monaco chief Campos.
The 53-year-old is credited with helping the Ligue 1 club build last season’s side which won the title and ran riot in the Champions League.
He is believed to have been influential in identifying the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and Benjamin Mendy, and Chelsea are keen on bringing him to west London.
Goretzka transfer boost
Chelsea are leading candidates to sign Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, reports claim.
The Germany international has courted interest from a number of Premier League after another season of impressive Bundesliga displays.
Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have all been linked with the 22-year-old, but Barcelona-based newspaper Sport claim Chelsea have jumped to the front of the queue.
Goretzka’s contract is due to expire in June 2018, and Germany’s general manager, Oliver Bierhoff, recently suggested the talent will move to England.
Solanke tribunal case
Chelsea will use Dominic Solanke’s call-up to the England senior squad in their tribunal case over his move to Liverpool.
Gareth Southgate added Solanke, 20, to his squad for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil after a spate of injuries.
And that could help Chelsea maximise their compensation fee, according to The Evening Standard.
Chelsea are entitled to compensation, even though his contract expired, because he’s under 24.
It’s claimed Chelsea rejected Liverpool’s initial £3million offer, and are holding out for a fee in excess of £10m.