Schürlle → Chelsea
André Schürrle believes Chelsea can compete for honours at home and abroad under José Mourinho's stewardship next season after the Germany forward was formally confirmed as the first signing of the manager's second spell at Stamford Bridge. The 22-year-old, who will wear the No14 shirt, has signed a five-year contract after Chelsea reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month at a fee of around £18.7m. The paperwork has now been completed on the deal, with Schurrle eager to make an impact at his new club. "I think we have a great team with some very talented young players," he said. "We can all improve ourselves, and under José Mourinho I'm confident we can have a really great season.
"For this club, winning titles is always the main objective. We have a great young team with so much quality. We are capable of doing well in the Premier League, Champions League and the cup competitions as well, and I hope to play a big part."
Schürrle, who was speaking to Chelsea's official website, admitted that he had spoken with the former Leverkusen and Chelsea player Michael Ballack before opting to move to London, the former Germany captain having urged him to join. He could be joined at Stamford Bridge by the promising Holland midfielder Marco van Ginkel, 20, from Vitesse Arnhem this summer. The London side enjoy a close working relationship with the Dutch club, who have taken a number of players on loan from Chelsea in recent years, and would appear to be his likeliest destination if, indeed, the player is permitted to depart the GelreDome ahead of the new campaign.
Bilic → Besiktas
Slaven Bilic is set to become the manager of Besiktas on a two-year contract worth a reported €800,000 (£680,500) per season. The Turkish club released a statement on the Istanbul Stock Exchange confirming they are in talks with the former West Ham defender. The statement read: "We are in talks with Slaven Bilic for the Besiktas managerial role." The Besiktas director of football Onder Ozen and the board member Ahmet Nur Cebi reportedly travelled to Zagreb to secure the deal after the Croatian was sacked by Lokomotiv Moscow last week. Bilic, 44, took charge of Lokomotiv last summer but could only guide the club to a ninth-placed finish in the 16-team Premier League, the club's worst finish since 1991. Staff
Wanyama → Southampton
Victor Wanyama will not be moving from Celtic to Southampton, according to the player's agent. The midfielder, 21, looks set to leave the Scottish champions after Celtic accepted a fee believed to be in excess of £12m. However, Wanyama's representative, Ivan Modia, maintains there are no longer any talks with Southampton, and the player, who scored in Celtic's Champions League win over Barcelona last season, is likely to look elsewhere. PA
Forster → Rangers
Richard Foster has sealed his return to Rangers after agreeing a two-year-deal. The full-back has been released from his contract with Bristol City and will be registered on 1 September. PA