Monthly Archive:: November 2012

Second Chelsea player wants to stay out on loan

Romelu Lukaku last week admitted that he would like to stay at West Brom for the rest of the season, and now Josh McEachran has insisted he would like to see out the season with Championship title contenders Middlesborough. The England U-21 midfielder has a recall clause in his loan contract but hopes Chelsea will

Chelsea to sign Brazilian Taison? – Plus highlight

Chelsea are rumoured to have held talks with Metalist Kharkiv over the signing of Brazilian Taison Freda. It is believed that Chelsea hope to tie up the £10million purchase of the attacking midfielder/striker before the transfer window opens, with the player able to wear the blue shirt from January 1. The only stumbling block is

Chelsea to trial goal-line technology

FIFA have agreed to trial goal-line technology at next months World Club Cup in Japan. Chelsea will become the first Premier League club to trial the equipment at the tournament that runs from December 6 to December 16. The World Club Cup will be Rafa Benitez’s first opportunity to win a trophy at Chelsea. The

Chelsea target Pep Guardiola agrees deal with Man City claims agent

FIFA agent Francois Gallardo has claimed that Pep Guardiola has a preliminary agreement to take over at Manchester City. The Spanish coach quit Barcelona in the summer and pledged to take a year sabbatical out of football to spend some time with his family. Premier League champions City appointed former Barcelona executive Txiki Begiristain as

Ivorian striker holds Chelsea and Liverpool talks

Chelsea and Liverpool have both held talks with Vitesse Arnhem over the possible transfer of Wilfried Bony, according to his agent. Wilfried Bony has been in spectacular form so far this season, with 15 goals to his name already, so it is no surprise that the Ivorian is being linked with various top teams. Bony’s

Brazilian wonderkid: "I'm moving to Chelsea"

Fluminense right-back Wallace has confirmed that his move to Champions League holders Chelsea is imminent. Chelsea are rumoured to own a 40% stake in the player as part of the deal that took Deco back to Brazil, and Chelsea have been keeping tabs on him ever since. Wallace said: ‘It’s always helpful having Brazilian team-mates

Chelsea to renew interest in top French striker?

Loic Remy has widely been linked with various Premier League clubs, with reports suggesting Chelsea failed to sign the striker with a deadline day move last summer. Harry Redknapp is said to have made Remy his top target, but it is yet to be seen whether the QPR owners will be willing to put up

Chelsea's Michael Essien is back

Michael Essien has cut his loan spell with Real Madrid short because he has suffered a mysterious injury. The Chelsea midfielder has been out of action since November 11 and has returned to London to undergo treatment from the Chelsea medical staff. The Ghana midfielder and Jose Mourinho discussed his options, and decided a return

Chelsea's World Club Cup squad means business

Chelsea FC have released their official 23-man squad for next months World Club Cup in Japan, with no surprises. All the big guns at Chelsea have been included, such as Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar, and even the injured pair Frank Lampard and John Terry. Rafa clearly has his sights set on taking the

Oriol Romeu: "We have to keep going forward" and "fight"

Oriol Romeu has demanded more from his team-mates, telling them that they needed to ‘fight’ to get out of this current slump, and admitted that confidence was at an all time low. Chelsea have now gone 3 consecutive games without scoring, and just played out their second consecutive 0-0 stalemate at Stamford Bridge. Midfielder Romeu,