The defender has lifted the lid on how he decided to commit to Chelsea after it previously appeared like he would be wanting to follow Andreas Christensen to Barcelona.
Some need attacking players, others need defenders, some don't need anything at all. Less than three weeks to go, people...
Barcelona begin their La Liga campaign in just a few hours’ time amid a backdrop of financial uncertainty. The club’s lavish summer spending despite reportedly owing wages to a number of their current players has dominated headlines over the last few months, while there has even been a doubt as to whether or not the likes of Robert Lewandowski could be registered. Expected to challenge Real Madrid for the title this season, it is Rayo Vallecano up first at the Camp Nou as Barca look to block out the noise.
They have triumphed over racism, sexism, threats and physical violence to reach the final of Argentina’s Copa Salta – but equality is still a long way off