Monthly Archive:: June 2011

Abramovich tells Mourinho to get stuffed!

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would like to bring Essien to Real Madrid in order to add some steel to his midfield. However Roman Abramovich, who brought Essien to Chelsea for £24.4 million in 2005 is having non of it. According to the Sun, Real Madrid want to offer the Blues £18 million for the

Villas-Boas – Chelsea will entertain and win with flair..

New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is refusing to be compared to Jose Mourinho. Although both are Portuguese and joined from Porto, Villas-Boas is keen to be his own man at Stamford Bridge. According to the Guardian Villas-Boas called himself ‘the group-one’ emphasising the team effort needed to win trophies in contrast to Mourinho calling himself

Marseille keen to make room for Drogba

Chelsea will try to keep hold of their veteran Ivorian striker Didier Drogba despite interest from abroad and their own efforts to bring in another forward. Drogba has one year left on his contract and the Chelsea management would like to extend that by another 12 months. According to the Guardian Drogba’s old club Marseille

Chelsea go back for a cheaper Aguero?

Chelsea have had their interest in Atletico Madrid’s striker Aguero reignited after his advisers met with the club’s management in order to lower the price of his release clause. The price tag to break Aguero’s contract looks set to drop from £42 million to £32 million. According to the Daily Mail Chelsea were interested in

Serie A giants fighting over Malouda

Chelsea are looking to sell off some of their older players this summer and Florent Malouda may be the first to head for the Stamford Bridge exit. It seems that the Serie A will be the likely destination for the Chelsea forward as the slower pace of the Italian game may suit him. According to

Chelsea close in on Neymar

Chelsea have begun discussions with Santos about their young star Neymar. The forward who was instrumental in Santos’ recent Copa Libertadores win has been of interest to many of Europe’s top clubs for several months and the bidding war has now begun in earnest. According to the Metro the other clubs interested in Neymar are

Villas-Boas starts his job by upsetting Chelsea's friends

The new Chelsea manager Villas-Boas has taken a leaf out of Jose Mourinho’s books and has cancelled an upcoming friendly match with Dutch side Vitesse, simply because it does not fit in with his pre-season plans. The match was supposed to take place next month however it was planned for only five days after all

Chelsea still in market for the top players

Barcelona are claiming that Chelsea made a £27 million bid for their star striker David Villa. Speaking to the Catalan media, Barcelona said that Chelsea called their sporting director Andobni Zubizarreta to make an offer for the forward. According to the Daily Mirror the offer was immediately turned down because the buy-out clause in Villa’s

Chelsea target Coentrao to replace Ashley Cole

The Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is desperate for a top-class left-back at the Bernabeau, and along with the Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas, has been admiring the Benfica star Fabio Coentrao. The Portugese international has a £27m buy-out clause in his contract, which Roman Abramovich is willing to pay in his quest to reduce the

Ashley Cole wants to leave Chelsea

The Chelsea defender Ashley Cole wants to quit Stamford Bridge and move to Spain to play for one of the big teams in La Liga. The defender has two years left on his £120,000-a-week contract and wants to make one final move in his career. According to the Metro, Ashley Cole would like to play