No way, Jose. Chelsea's Ruddy bid rejected

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Jose Mourinho has been turned down in his attempts to bring Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy to Chelsea, according to a report in the Sun.

It is claimed Norwich rejected a £5 million bid on Thursday evening, but would be willing to part with their shot-stopper for double that fee. Ruddy, who has attained a full England cap, would come in as back-up to Petr Cech, who remains the club's only senior goalkeeper.

Manchester City are also in the market for a man between the sticks, with the Daily Mail reporting new boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen on acquiring Malaga's Willy Caballero to challenge Joe Hart. The 31-year-old played under Pellegrini last season, displaying excellent form, and the manager is now exploring the option of bringing the Argentine with him to the Premier League. Meanwhile, City remain interested in Real Madrid Pepe, though the Liga giants are holding out for a bigger transfer fee.

The Daily Mail states Thomas Vermaelen may get another chance at Arsenal after Arsene Wenger's approaches for Swansea defender Ashley Williams have stalled. Talks between the clubs over Williams have been ongoing, but appear to have reached an impasse as the Gunners refuse to meet the Swans' £10 million asking price.

Finally, Scott Sinclair will request to leave Manchester City on loan next season, according to the Sun. West Brom are believed to be favourites to sign the winger, who is recovering from surgery to fix a blood clot. Sinclair has started just three matches for City since moving from Swansea a year ago, and is evidently desperate to pick up maximum game time next term.

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