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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I have to admit I know nothing about Marco van Ginkel but Jose obviously knows a lot more because the 20 year old Vitesse Arnhem midfielder looks set to become Mourinho’s second signing of the summer. Rumoured to be worth somewhere in the region of £8 million, the youngster who was a regular for the [...]
So, Jose Mourinho’s first signing will arrive with Andre Schurrle set to join from Bayer Leverkusen for £18million. We know Schurrle, 22, has been on the Chelsea radar for at least a year anyway but before everyone starts with the ‘Roman’s signing’ drivel, we’re told Mourinho had the final say so and sign-off on the [...]