Monthly Archive:: December 2012

Leverkusen determined to keep top-class striker until the summer despite Chelsea interest

Bayer Leverkusen will again turn down any offers for Andre Schurrle in January, according to the Sunday People. Leverkusen are determined to keep the German striker until the end of the season, to help with the club’s fight for Champions League qualification. The German side currently sit 2nd in the Bundesliga, 9 points behind Bayern

Chelsea wait on Petr Cech's leg scan results

Petr Cech was substituted at half-time in yesterday’s 2-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park because of injury, and the Chelsea no.1 is expected to miss the Chelsea versus QPR tie on Wednesday. Petr Cech is undergoing tests today to understand the full extent of his injury, with a short spell on the sidelines expected.

Abramovich still looking elsewhere as Frank Lampard continues to impress

Frank Lampard put in a man of the match performance yesterday in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park yesterday, but admits he still has no offer on the table. The England central midfielder’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, and the 34 year-old is allowed to talk

Chelsea holding talks with Demba Ba in hope of confirming his signature this week

Chelsea are set for talks with Newcastle United’s Demba Ba this evening over a potential move next month, as confirmed by Sky Sports during today’s game. Demba Ba has a £7.5million release clause in his contract, with his advisers expected to pocket an extra £2M-£5M on top. This price is thought to be a bargain

PSG and Real Madrid set to open talks with Chelsea's Ashley Cole

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are set to open talks with Ashley Cole’s representatives in the next week, over a possible free-transfer when his contract expires next summer. Cole is free to talk to foreign clubs from Tuesday, and PSG and Real are reported to be wasting no time in offering the England left-back a

Chelsea emerge as Favourites for Ba signature

Chelsea have emerged as favourites to sign Newcastle United’s Demba Ba, who is available for a bargain fee of £7.5million. Chelsea are widely expected to sign two strikers in January, with Daniel Sturridge leaving the Blues to join Liverpool. Ba scored twice against potential suitors Arsenal yesterday in Newcastle’s 7-3 loss, with Demba levelling the

Barcelona put £15M price tag on Chelsea target Villa

Chelsea are in the hunt for a striker and a forward in the January transfer window, and David Villa has been heavily linked with the Blues in recent weeks. Chelsea were reported to be keen on a loan move for the Spanish striker but Barcelona don’t seem keen on such a deal. The Spanish giants

Chelsea look set to Leigh into Everton for Baines signature

Chelsea are rumoured to be lining up Leighton Baines to take over the Chelsea left-back position, with the expected loss of Ashley Cole at the end of the season. Ashley Cole’s current contract is due to expire next summer and it is said that Chelsea are only willing to offer a one-year extension to his

Chelsea eye up 27 year-old Spanish international

Chelsea have been eyeing up the availability of various striking partners for Fernando Torres of late, and the latest name thrown into the hat is Seville striker Alvaro Negredo. Chelsea are expected to confirm to sale of Daniel Sturridge in the next 10 days or so, and are expected to sign two forwards in his

Cech praises Rafa for Chelsea's defensive organisation

Petr Cech has praised Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez after Chelsea played out two consecutive wins without conceding in the Premier League for the first time in 2012. The Chelsea managers before him were very much attack-minded, in Roberto Di Matteo and Andre Villas-Boas, although Di Matteo did somewhat organise a very profitable counter-attack, based