Mourinho targets Chelsea old boys club

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Partners in shame: John Terry and Frank Lampard set out on a misjudged booze benderGettyImagesRumoured incoming Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho wants to keep John Terry and Frank Lampard at the club.

Jose Mourinho, heavily linked to a Chelsea return this summer, has made the retention of veteran stars Frank Lampard and John Terry his first priority on his second stint at the club.

According to The Sun, the current Real Madrid manager wants the two players to help him bring Premier League glory back to London.

Lampard, who has yet to be offered a new contract, has long been rumoured to be leaving Stamford Bridge, while Terry has suffered a season interrupted by injury, falling down the pecking order under interim manager Rafael Benitez.

The news is a blow for Blues' fans who want to see Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso make London home.

And there could be further pain for Chelsea with the Daily Mail suggesting Brazilian defender David Luiz is being targeted by Barcelona.

Barcelona have shown this season they lack any defensive cover and have made the £35 million-rated Luiz their number one target in the summer.

Meanwhile, both Chelsea and Manchester United are set to miss out on Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski with the Mirror reporting the Polish international is on his way to Bayern Munich.

Chelsea's London rivals have also been in the transfer news with Tottenham close to signing Hamburg forward Son Heung-Min.

According to the Mirror, Son has at least a year left on his contract with the German club but has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League.

And Tottenham are ready to swoop, believing a £10 million fee should secure the 21-year-old's services.

However, Arsenal, Inter Milan and Dortmund are also circling the young South Korean.

In another part of north London, Arsenal's Bacary Sagna is ready to commit his future to the club after snubbing the advances of Paris Saint-Germain.

The Mirror is reporting the French international was due to link up with the Ligue 1 leaders but has decided staying in the Premier League is the best thing for his career.

And finally, Manchester City are making an early move in the transfer market with a number of incoming, and outgoing transfers reported in the British press.

First up, manager Roberto Mancini is ready to make a big £27 million offer for Malaga's Isco. The Daily Mail is suggesting the young Spaniard is seen at City as the missing link needed to bring the Premier League crown back to the Etihad Stadium.

However, City will need to fight domestic and European rivals (namely Chelsea and PSG) for the 21-year-old's signature.

Isco may remain elusive, but news on Edinson Cavani joining the blue half of Manchester is more promising, with the Mirror reporting Napoli are interested in a cash-plus-player package for the Uruguayan.

City striker Edin Dzeko is the player Napoli are targeting, with the only stumbling block being German giants Dortmund have already made an offer for the Bosnia and Herzegovina star.

But if Dzeko knocks back their offer, then City are likely to beat Real Madrid to Cavani's signature.

Meanwhile, City's Scott Sinclair is wanted on loan by Swansea, Everton and Aston Villa.

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