Crespo did not report for training to Stamford Bridge and he missed his flight for Chelsea's tour to the US. Reportedly, Crespo is desperate to return to the Serie after his AC Milan loan spell. Crespo has made no secret of his desire to return to Italy and has successfully pursued similar tactics in the past, missing a breakfast meeting on Mourinho’s first day in charge two years ago and being loaned to AC Milan within a matter of days. Inter Milan are his most likely destination this time, with Mourinho making it clear that the Argentinian does not feature in his plans, although securing a transfer fee could prove more of a problem.
“I have enough forwards, so Hernán stays behind,” Mourinho said. “If the club receives the right offer for him then they will consider it, but if not he will return for training when we get back.”
Wayne Bridge is getting unsettled by the rumours of Ashley Cole joining up Chelsea and is now trying to seek a way out. Newcastle United might be his calling card. Shaun Wright Phillips is another player that Newcastle is seeking after Michael Owen's rather horrible end in the World Cup. Owen is now an injury liability, and Wright Phillips will be a wlecome addition. Jose Mourinho seems to be considering the Newcastle offer.