Midfielder Eden Hazard says he is ignoring negative press and speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid and is working hard to rediscover his form for struggling Chelsea. according to the Daily Express.
On Talksport, former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann says manager Jose Mourinho's 'self-destruction' is damaging his reputation as one of the game's great managers.
However, former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, who is now in charge at Zenit St Petersburg, has backed Mourinho to get through his "crisis", writes the Daily Mail.
Calcio Mercato - via the Daily Star - claims Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, 22, a transfer target for Chelsea, is also wanted by Premier League rivals Liverpool,
Chelsea are among several Premier League clubs monitoring Barcelona players, says London24, as the European champions may have to sell a number of players for financial reasons.
Meanwhile, the Blues hopes of signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, have been boosted, according to The Sun, after his agent said Barcelona were no longer interested in the former Manchester United midfielder.