Monthly Archive:: July 2010

Ramires – To play for Chelsea is my dream

The Benfica midfielder Ramires is convinced that Chelsea are in the middle of finalising his transfer to Stamford Bridge, and can’t wait to join his new team-mates in London. Barcelona and Real Madrid were also reported to be interested in the Brazilian international. He said: “There has been a bid for me from Chelsea. “To

Ancelotti – Chelsea must keep winning or it will all go sour

The Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti knows that the team can’t rest on their laurels after winning the Double last year. The World Cup players have to pick themselves up and return immediately to winning ways again. He said: “All my Musketeers, including Drogba, Malouda, Lampard and Terry, have played in a World Cup which has

Tottenham v Villarreal highlights – Spurs lose 4-1

Tottenham Hotspur started their pre-season with a lesson from Villarreal at White Hart Lane this week. Guiseppe Rossi, the ex-Man Utd striker scored twice and only a consolation from Giovanni Dos Santos made the score halfway respectable. Spurs have got a Champions League Qualifier coming up very soon but they will need to improve drastically

Roy Hodgson keen to replace Mascherano with Steven Defour

The Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano is keen to join his old boss Rafael Benitez at Inter Milan, and the Reds new boss Roy Hodgson has targeted the Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour as the first-choice to replace him. According to the Liverpool Echo, Hodgson will be able to buy the experienced Belgian international for about

FK Rabotnicki Skopje v Liverpool highlights – Ngog gets a double

Liverpool’s season started early this year with the qualifiers for the Europa League, and their aim must be to get past their semi-final exit from last season. They started without their big stars who were still resting after their World Cup exertions but they still managed to comfortably win by two goals to nil. Roy

Joe Cole – I can go beyond my Chelsea form at Liverpool!

The ex-Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole believes he has made the right decision in going to Liverpool, and feels that he can give them the best years of his life in the next few years, and thinks he can help them to regain the title that they desperately want. ”The target of a club like this

Bookies say Torres is going to Chelsea, but Hodgson disagrees!

In a very strange turn of events, it seems the bookies have taken so much money on Fernando Torres to go to Chelsea that some bookies have stopped taking bets! VitalFootball’s Chelsea site said this afternoon: Odds have gone in from 2/1 to 1/3 with some bookies that Fernando Torres will move to Chelsea this

Mancienne wants permanent Wolves move

The Chelsea and England U21 defender Michael Mancienne is asking Chelsea to allow him to join Wolverhampton Wanderers on a permanent basis after spending the most of the last two years on loan at the club. Mancienne said: “I’ve been at Chelsea since I was a kid and I’d love to break into the first

Van Der Vaart keen to join Chelsea or Liverpool

The Real Madrid and Holland midfielder Rafael Van Der Vaart has issued a come-and-get-me plea to both Chelsea and Liverpool amid reports that he is unlikely to be guaranteed first-team football at Real Madrid next season. The Dutchman says that he would like a move to the Premiership, and preferably at Stamford Bridge or Anfield.

Hodgson – Torres doesn't want to stay with Liverpool!

The new Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that he has spoken to the Spanish striker Fernando Torres, and says the hitman is very unhappy with the Liverpool club as a whole, and there is little he can now do to persuade him to stay. Torres has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea,