Monthly Archive:: January 2011

Still no progress between Chelsea and Benfica

Talks between Chelsea and Benfica about David Luiz their 23-year-old Brazilian defender have stalled over the transfer fee. Luiz was Carlo Ancelotti’s main target this month, but now it is looking unlikely he will be arriving at Stamford Bridge after all. Chelsea have already settled personal terms with the centre-half, reported to consist of £45,000

Does Ancelotti even want Torres a Chelsea?

In a desperate attempt to strengthen Carlo Ancelotti’s squad before the transfer window closes on Monday, Abramovich has made an audacious £40 million for Fernando Torres. Liverpool have rejected this offer telling Chelsea that Torres is not for sale this month. It is thought that Liverpool would be much more willing to sell Torres in

David Luiz One Step Closer To Wearing Blue?

Having been in and out of talks with the Portuguese champions, Benfica for almost a month, Chelsea seem to be close to sealing the deal for David Luiz. Having originally had a £17 million bid declined at the end of December, Benfica publicly released to the Portuguese stock exchange last night a statement that confirmed

Terry wary of Everton's form against top sides

Chelsea travel to Goodison park this Saturday for the FA Cup fourth round tie. The Blue’s will certainly be looking to continue building upon their recent revival which follows their worst run of results for almost 15 years in the Barclay’s Premier League. However, Chelsea have won their last 3 games in all competitions, scoring

Chelsea's Van Aanholt moves to Leicester

The Chelsea youngster Patrick Van Aanholt enjoyed two loan spells away from Stamford Bridge last season. His first loan spell was to Coventry City where he made 20 appearances in the first half of the season and he then later went onto a short one month loan deal to Newcastle United where he made 7

Chelsea loan Kakuta to Fulham

It has been confirmed that Fulham are to sign Gael Kakuta on loan until the end of the season from Chelsea. Gael Kakuta has currently only had 16 appearances for Chelsea, but has recently signed a new contract for four and a half years. Kakuta is intending to increase his first team appearances and hopefully

Chelsea to make surprise bid for AC Milan star?

It is rumoured that Chelsea could try and sign AC Milan’s 31 year old star, Andrea Pirlo. The Italian world cup winner is out of contract at AC Milan in the summer and it seems no new deal is close to being agreed so Pirlo is therefore currently able to sign a contract with any

Ancelotti plans big changes to Chelsea squad

Ancelotti certainly is keeping himself busy this transfer window. Patrick van Aanholt is set to move on loan to Leicester City and Gaël Kakuta has just undergone a medical before he moves to Fulham for the remainder of the season. It is also expected that Jeffrey Bruma will leave on loan this month as Ancelotti

Roma chase Carlo Ancelloti!

Roma are reportedly about to go under American ownership. It is apparent that Roma need a change and rumours have linked Carlo Ancelotti to the club’s list of potential new managers. Reports from Italian magazine La Gazzetta dello Sport state that: ‘Thomas Richard Di Benedetto, an Italo-American business, is very close to completing an agreement

Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal linked with summer move for Arda Turan?

Following a number of enquiries during January’s transfer period, it is understood that the Galatasaray captain Arda Turan could become available this summer. Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have been perennially linked with the playmaker who has performed well despite Galatasaray sitting only 7th after their campaign this season. Ahmet Bulut has said: “Of