Colombia star Radamel Falcao has been a prime subject of summer transfer speculation and according to latest reports in the Daily Mirror, the former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid striker is nearing a seasonal long loan move to Premier League champions Chelsea.
France winger Franck Ribery is highly unlikely to recover from an ankle injury in time to feature for Bayern Munich in the Champions League fixture against Porto, coach Pep Guardiola said on the eve of the match on Monday.
Thomas Mueller insists Bayern Munich must resist any "kamikaze tactics" against Porto in their desperation to overturn their two-goal deficit in Tuesday`s quarter-final, second-leg, and avoid a Champions League exit.
Injury-hit Bayern Munich will be without stars Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger for Wednesday`s Champions League quarter-final, first-leg, at FC Porto, director of sport Matthias Sammer confirmed Monday.
The quarter-final draw for the Champions League produced some spectacular ties on Friday with holders Real Madrid taking on city rivals Atletico in a repeat of last year`s final while Paris Saint-Germain were drawn at home first against Barcelona.
European footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo helped himself to one goalscoring record and equalled another as holders Real Madrid booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.
As history suggest Jose Mourinho has won every league title wherever he has been in his managerial career when his team are atop during Christmas. And as per the Premier League table goes Chelsea is at the summit three points ahead of Manchester City.