Cesc Fàbregas remains hopeful of convincing Chelsea to offer him a new contract. The midfielder’s deal runs out next summer and he is aware the ball is in Chelsea’s court. However Fàbregas is enjoying life under Maurizio Sarri and the 31-year-old, who has dropped down the pecking order after missing the start of the season
Virgil van Dijk has warned his Liverpool teammates they will have to accept being substituted or sitting out games altogether given the greater squad depth at Anfield, after Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson showed their frustration at being withdrawn during the draw with Chelsea on Saturday.
José Mourinho has said Paul Pogba will start Manchester United’s game at West Ham United, with the manager clear that although “no player is bigger” than the club, the midfielder deserves selection after training well since being stripped of the vice-captaincy.
Eden Hazard has given Chelsea hope he could be persuaded to sign a new contract by crediting Maurizio Sarri and the club’s new signings with his outstanding early season form.
Isco has been discharged from hospital after undergoing surgery, Real Madrid have confirmed.