Mourinho Considering Midfield Movement?


We might have recently signed Nemanja Matic but according to recent reports, Jose Mourinho has his eye on Sami Khedira for the summer.
Mourinho signed Khedira for Real Madrid at the start of the 2010/11 campaign and before his torn cruciate ligament in November, he’d barely missed a game. Fortunately, in spite of his ever-present status pre-injury, Real haven’t missed him as much as you’d imagine, so a deal is always possible – if the player fancies it.… Read More

Chelsea Transfer Gossip

We’re now 4 days into January and silly season is well under way with transfer rumours galore. Here’s the latest involving Chelsea:

Touchline Talk tell us Napoli will try to lure Mata
Whilst Give Me Sport bring us Jose’s denial of a Higuain bid
The price isn’t so right for KDB according to The Transfer Tavern
The Daily Star have gone all Beano again with talk of a PSG bid for Hazard
Caught Offside reckon we’ll offer cash plus Bertrand for Luke Shaw
And even with our lack of strike power, the Express says Newcastle want Demba Ba… Read More

More Worried About Willian Than Spurs

Imagine this, a player has his travel paid for, gets fawned over by a Premier League club, is completing a medical for them and then decides he’d actually rather sign for a club already in the Champions League than the side which, consistently fails to get there. … Read More

Will he, won’t he? Rooney to Chelsea move still up in the air

Wayne Rooney’s future is still very much up in the air, with the England international forward conspicuous by his absence from Manchester United’s matchday squad for the Community Shield over the weekend. David Moyes says there is no internal rift between player and manager, while it is widely believed that the former Everton prodigy is making eyes towards the Old Trafford exit door.… Read More

Chelsea Updates: Nothing To Roo Pre-season

With the new season now less than a week away, here’s a quick round-up of the latest pre-season stories:

 

EatDrinkFootball ask if Chelsea can afford to Luiz our Brazilian defender?

Clubcall give us Jose’s response to Barcelona’s interest

The official CFC focus on Azpilicueta’s return in pre-season

There’s some inside opinion on our win over Roma from Soccerway

And the Rooney rumblings continue with BleacherReport approving Mourinho’s angle… Read More

Rooney: All Part Of The Plan?

Anyone who’s read this blog over the last six years or so will know I love theories. Call me cynical if you like (people often do) but there’s always a bit more to what goes on in the world of football than meets the eye – and what does go on, usually does so for a reason.… Read More

Rooney: Chelsea’s Priority, United’s Option

I don’t want to go into the new season with a row (although I probably will) but some things just can’t be left unsaid. It’s this whole Wayne Rooney thing – or more to the point, United’s reaction to it – it’s driving me up the wall now and if I bite my tongue any longer, I’ll be talking with a lisp by August 18th.… Read More

Chelsea: The Rationale for Rooney

So, Wayne Rooney eh? Is he coming or not? And more importantly, do we want him to?  Well that depends on who you’re talking to.

I had a conversation with my dad about him the other night and we’re both on the ‘yes’ side of the fence. My eldest son however, whilst inheriting the general football intelligence to support Chelsea from me, must have inherited the logic part from his father because he was on the ‘no’ side of this particular debate.  … Read More

Cavani: Are Chelsea Really In The Race?

The race to sign Edinson Cavani is largely reminiscent of the hare and the tortoise – and the tortoise will come up trumps again. Ok, so there’s 3 or 4 clubs with their eyes on him but the principle is the same.… Read More

Do Chelsea Risk Losing Luiz?

When it comes to David Luiz, he could be the Marmite of centre backs – love him or loathe him, but whilst it might have been the in thing to take pot shots at him after Gary Neville’s ‘Playstation’ comments, in the wake of his stand-out performance in the Confederations Cup, the curly-haired one is hot property.… Read More