Another reported Chelsea rumour rubbished as ‘incessant’

A couple of weeks ago you might remember Chelsea ‘making an offer’ to sign the now Spurs player Gedson Fernandes, according to Sky Sports anyway.

Of course, nothing came of this ‘rumour’, and he didn’t sign for West Ham OR Chelsea!

The rumour was quickly rubbished by the reliable Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law.

So that was that.

Then yesterday, Sky Sports reported that Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare was ‘set to decide between signing for Chelsea or Manchester United before deadline day’.

Which was an odd report in itself, since they had never before reported that Chelsea even had an interest in Soumare, only some whispers from France.

Then, just like the Gedson rumours, the Soumare links were immediately rubbished by Get French Football News, who have many links to happenings in France.

They even claim that the Sky Sports comparisons between Soumare and Paul Pogba are quite wide of the mark, in a detailed few threads on Twitter…