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29 Jul 2015 18:03:27
Stones second bid of 25 mill rejected by Everton for Stones! We are not 1/4 on now tho.
I personally think Stones will ask Everton to let him go to us.

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29 Jul 2015 18:09:19
I would leave it now it's not like we're sort in that area why wouldn't he want to come to Chelsea let him stop at Everton

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29 Jul 2015 21:44:08
I don't see him playing week in week out for Chelsea so why spend £30m plus on potential to warm the bench. A little more could probably get us the best young defender out there in varane who could come straight into first 11. But after saying this zouma has done a great job when he's played so hopefully he will get more game time this season.

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29 Jul 2015 21:54:40
Maybe because he'll learn more in a year, through rotation and daily training with Terry/Mourinho. you're not buying a player for one year, it is a long-term investment with a view to him becoming a mainstay in the team for years to come.

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29 Jul 2015 23:32:40
we already have young centre backs we don't need any more

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28 Jul 2015 18:48:25
Well ed02 has said on the Liverpool page "that Chelsea are in the process getting new players including a left back". At least it's a plural and not singular.

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28 Jul 2015 22:09:33
Hopefully plural and not just a spelling error!!

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28 Jul 2015 23:53:42
I think maybe those players mostly youngters and youth players.

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29 Jul 2015 00:29:18
True Daton.

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28 Jul 2015 11:35:31
Hi ED's. Is there any interest in Alex Telles as a replacement for Luis? Many thanks

{Ed018's Note - possibly, there was another option other than Rahman but I didn't ask who it was}

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28 Jul 2015 13:43:09
According to Slovak paper, Chelsea is supposed to sign young forward Leon Bailey that will be immidiately loaned to Racing Genk. Not sure how much true in that but text was unusualy direct and detailed.

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28 Jul 2015 19:38:26
That report also did the rounds in some Belgian papers 2 days ago. According to the report, he's supposed to sign for Chelsea when he turns 18 in August and then he'll join Genk for the season. That'd be pretty cool as I could easily watch him then.

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28 Jul 2015 08:13:29
Is there any truth in the rumour were signing Alex Telles from Galatasaray?

Di Marzio reported it so there must be something in the pipeline.

Cheers Ed.

{Ed018's Note - it's possible. I was told that there was another option at left back other than Rahman last week so It could be Telles}

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28 Jul 2015 12:55:36
Apparently he's fantastic offensively but very suspect defensively. Doesn't sound like a defender that Mourinho would like to me.

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28 Jul 2015 13:46:34
Different build but similar to Alberto Moreno of Liverpool who we looked at. Very quick and surges forward but can get dragged out of position easily so it does not sound like a Mourinho man.

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28 Jul 2015 15:49:58
You seem right there Jackson. Personally though I still want Rahman he's got bags of potential.

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28 Jul 2015 19:38:49
I'd like Rahman as well.

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27 Jul 2015 13:49:19
Ed018, is there any news on outgoings? Loans or otherwise. Thanks as always.

{Ed018's Note - I've got nothing right now. I still think Rahman will come in as it stands and another bid for Stones at some point}

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27 Jul 2015 19:45:12
Thanks Ed. I think Rahman will turn out to be a very good signing if it happens.

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27 Jul 2015 16:03:23
During the last transfer window it appeared that we were very close to buying Marco Reus, at one stage with the possibility of Schurrle going the other way, it was then stated that it had collapsed for a non-footballing reason. Can you remember/know what that reason was?

{Ed002's Note - It is unimportant to you.}

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27 Jul 2015 16:35:24
OK, I'll try another route. Would it impact any attempt to buy him again?

{Ed002's Note - Try the search engine.}

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27 Jul 2015 16:46:25
Hi ed002 am happy to see a post from you (but don't want to jump the gun if you are not "back"). Is there any update/progress Chelsea are making with any signings that you would be able to update us with?

Thanks for your help, you have been missed.

{Ed002's Note - I have no interest in answering questions about Chelsea transfers any longer.}

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27 Jul 2015 20:27:15
Any chance you'll be back after the window Ed?

{Ed002's Note - I rather doubt it now.}

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27 Jul 2015 22:59:05
Has there been further abuse ed? Please would it be possible to introduce an instant permanent ban on any posters who abuse the eds? I think any genuine fan of this site would prefer to loose them than your input!

{Ed002's Note - Move on.}

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28 Jul 2015 00:56:48
Ed002,
This is a rumour site & for most of us the first and last port of call for all things Chelsea Transfer related.
I mean no disrespect to any of the others Ed's but You are clearly the most well informed of the bunch, at least on Chelsea Related issues.
If You're not going to be posting on here it's quite clearly not going to be the same and that is a real shame.

I dunno what some joker has said to offend You but I like to think the vast majority of posters here are genuine and just want proper quality insight from someone in the know.

I thought the whole point of having to have a sign on was so that We all know whose posting and what they're posting?

I ask You to please reconsider letting some internet oik have You turn Your back on Fans who just want quality info on Our Club.

{Ed002's Note - It really doesn't work like that. There has been a lot of abuse and for now I have no intention of returning. My time is limited in any case.}

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28 Jul 2015 08:30:45
Ed002, real shame to hear that(not returning for now)however, it is entirely your choice. It seems that no matter how much(and often)the regulars on here voice their support for you the "knuckle draggers" seem to override the good people. It is disappointing from my point of view that whilst the posts of your supporters here seem to have little effect on you the posts of a few idiots are taken to heart. Perhaps the posts should be shown rather than deleted, then look out, cause we on here will have your back.
Really hope to see you back at some stage, but if we don't then a huge Thank You from us and all the very best.

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28 Jul 2015 11:21:48
I respect Your decision as no one should have to take abuse in Life but I do not agree with it.

I don't know if the Ed's own this site, work for the site or volunteer for the site but I understand that any comments posted go through a filter process, so any rude, nasty or disrespectful comments should not be making it through and the poster if possible should be blocked/banned.

I appreciate someone still has to view the comments in order to prevent them being posted but people will always make stupid comments in Life, especially with the anonimity of the internet.
It's not OK but it happens unfortunately.

I only hope You will continue to keep us informed with any valuable info as & when it becomes available as that's why the majority of us are here.

As for the time constraints well that can't be helped I guess.

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28 Jul 2015 12:08:41
Are there any sites left that Ed002 will post on?

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26 Jul 2015 19:01:16
Do Chelsea have interest in Callejon? Seen it come up a few times in recent months. Thanks for all hard work on here eds - we all appreciate it.

{Ed018's Note - yes}

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26 Jul 2015 19:57:45
Cheers ed - much appreciated.

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26 Jul 2015 21:23:30
Old, pretty average player that won't improve our first team for a fair bit of money. Sounds about right for chelsea recently!

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26 Jul 2015 21:30:18
Completely agree Spearce96

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26 Jul 2015 23:29:17
Agree with you spearce!

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24 Jul 2015 23:50:39
Hi eds I was wondering if we were still going to sign aranguiz and whether you think we will put a bid in for pedro.
Thanks in advance

{Ed018's Note - I have no idea what's going on with Aranguiz right now I kinda thought a deal would've been done but maybe something changed. A decision regarding Pedro was to be discussed last week. I have no idea what that decision was but it sounds like United is the team making an effort right now for him}

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25 Jul 2015 00:11:21
I for one would be happy with not purchasing either.
We're in a position were it should be world class starting quality players only.

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25 Jul 2015 03:52:21
PB good to see you back man and I completely agree. Neither player make sense to me as Pedro isn't a vastly superior player to Willian like a griezzman or Reus would be. For aranguiz while he is intriguing I question why the club would be willing to take such a gamble when another club will and we can make the move once we get a better look.

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25 Jul 2015 07:19:11
Don't worry mikel is staying! I really don't understand how the club can't see that we must sign a new rw and cm as a minimum.

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25 Jul 2015 08:43:58
I still believe Aranguiz will join, but if he doesn't then I hope that the club turn their efforts towards Witsel. Him I'd love with us.

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25 Jul 2015 08:55:47
I've never been away just haven't been posting :)
I don't understand our transfer policy at the moment, I love our youth purchases and the link with Vitesse is fantastic, but being liked with average players who are aged 27 doesn't make sense to me!

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25 Jul 2015 11:11:30
Last season we were fortunate with very few injuries as our squad lacked depth. Our starting 11 could only be improved by 1 or maybe 2 new players. What we really need is experienced, good level players like Aranguiz and Pedro who would put competition on the rest at a fraction of the cost hence that's why the club are interested in them.

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25 Jul 2015 15:51:34
Aranguiz at 26 is a big risk considering he has never played league football outside South America and Pedro a light weight winger who I cannot see tracking back as Mourinho likes; would these two have been on our 'must have' list two months ago? I seriously doubt it and I am another who hopes we do not go down either route.

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25 Jul 2015 18:28:55
I just don't see how £40m spent on these two would be adding quality depth. Pedro's stats when he's played in the most dominant team for the last 10 years are very poor. There picking Munir at 17/18 over him. Aranguiz is a complete unknown as well, who from what I have seen is a Chilean Ramires.

If we wanted quality depth go get Vidal for £26m, we don't need Pedro either if Traore and Moses are staying not that I prefer them.

Can anyone clarify to me what the hell is going on with Varane, seems a bit of a joke. We've been linked with the guy for 3 years now, every window we have talks with Real Madrid. He's either for sale or isn't and we either pay the price or not!!

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24 Jul 2015 23:04:28
Hi ed, is there any chance of us being interested I'm Hulk or Gotze

{Ed018's Note - no}

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23 Jul 2015 22:11:47
Transfer update. Pantic signs and goes straight to Vitesse o loan.

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24 Jul 2015 09:35:10
I've posted the same information ten days ago.

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24 Jul 2015 19:18:51
What a disappointing transfer market for cfc fans

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22 Jul 2015 15:25:48
Hi ed is there any update on Chelsea interest in El Ghazi? Think ed002 said a while ago that a bid might be going in?

Thanks for your help.

{Ed018's Note - I haven't heard anything recently about him}

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22 Jul 2015 21:34:34
We had to stick a centre half I. Zouma in defensive mid a few times last season surely this is the main area Jose must no we have to improve what are your thoughts who will it be witsel or aranguiz

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22 Jul 2015 12:19:25
A lot of paper talk stating with have agree a 4 year deal with Pedro.

I can see us getting Stones, Pedro and Baba Rahem

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22 Jul 2015 17:09:37
I'd be happy with that, although don't see how Stones would develop I'd prefer to see him loaned back for a year to Everton.

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22 Jul 2015 17:15:52
If u believe paper talk your deluded

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22 Jul 2015 18:37:15
Stones will get enough game time. Certainly more than Shaw did for ManU last season. A starter for sure after a first season. Worth every penny.

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22 Jul 2015 19:04:41
Welshcarefree - are you serious?! He'd develop working with (predominantly) Terry and Cahill. Spending a year under Mourinho and learning his methods would benefit him massively in the long term.

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22 Jul 2015 19:29:08
Magicandshurley people like your self ain't welcome on this site if your going to insult people. It was a simple rumour going around in the papers that I posted on the site.
Did not once say it going to happen.

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22 Jul 2015 19:36:28
Welshcarefree

I don't see us spending between 28-34 mill on Stones to loan him back but could be wrong.

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22 Jul 2015 21:32:28
Don't mean to offend just saying if we posted everything we see in the paper then the site will be full of rubbish . leave the rumours and updates to the fantastic eds is all I'm saying that's what they do best

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23 Jul 2015 00:32:07
Wheely cfc

Agree with you that magicandshirley should stop insulting people and he should stay away from this page.

Stones coming would only hinder Zouma's development. That's why he should stay at Everton and get regular game time.

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23 Jul 2015 08:37:51
Agree mate but don't see it happening

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23 Jul 2015 22:29:36
Wheelycfc and welshcarefree I am going to apologise for any negative comments towards u or anyone else I enjoy the site and the banter but some times I come across way to stubborn or judge mental just d way I am but don't mean offence I just say it without realising I might offend someone anyway were all on the same team guys

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21 Jul 2015 13:03:40
Hi guys,
It seems CFC will get John Stone in coming weeks for on around 30 m. And with report suggesting Fillipe Luis will be on his way out for a fee on around 12 m. We will be getting replacement in form of Baba Rahman for same amount.

Though it may finish our transfer businessfor this summer, I think we need two strong players to compete in Champions league in form of Paul Pogba and Antonio Griezman.

We may find difficult to land Pogba with so many clubs interested in signing him, but we can get Griezman for 42 m(that's his reported buy out clause) Surely Griezman can walk into our starting XI. We can off load Salah and Cuadrado for combined fee of 40 m and use same money to buy Griezman.

Whats your opinion guys.

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21 Jul 2015 14:09:07
Already pulled out of race for Pogba (who seems to be off to Barcelona) and Griezmann won't happen neither. Pedro may happen if Caudrado goes. But stones and Baba only two to be incoming.

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21 Jul 2015 14:43:25
We might have a chance to land bot Pogba an Griezman if Jose requests a higher budget from the board. I think they will only grant that if he agrees to the season objective of Winning all trophies both domestically and on the European level.


:P :P :P :P :P

lets get serious you are talking anything between £100-130 million there.

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21 Jul 2015 15:48:42
I'm pretty sure we're also bringing in Axel Witsel.

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21 Jul 2015 16:59:44
I hope Witsel does happen. An added physical presence in midfield but also a ball player. Fingers crossed.

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21 Jul 2015 17:01:08
This isn't football manager whoneedshistory 😂

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21 Jul 2015 17:19:08
I want Witsel to happen, but I think it'll be Aranguiz instead. Can't see 2 central mids joining.

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21 Jul 2015 18:52:48
exactly what I was thinking Danny haha

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21 Jul 2015 20:36:16
If it was football manager I would just become Juve manager, use there whole transfer budget to buy Mikel and player exchange Pogba as part of the deal. Job done .

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21 Jul 2015 20:36:35
I was talking to Mrs Fabregas in the shower this morning and she says Rahman, Stones, Aranguiz and Pedro are on the way in, Mikel, Luis, Salah are going, with Cuadrado returning to Italia on loan.

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21 Jul 2015 21:10:11
Mrs Costa, you know anything about Witsel by any chance? He'd really improve us IMO.

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21 Jul 2015 21:27:16
Witzel going to Italy - the Aranguiz deal won't be announced until the Copa Libertadores is completed (August 5) or July 22 if Internacional are knocked out in the semi-finals (they lead 2-1 from the 1st Leg).

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21 Jul 2015 21:47:23
You sure about this? :)
That would make it a pretty good summer IMO.

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21 Jul 2015 21:51:34
Another interesting rumour has reached my ears: Cambiasso won't commit to going back to Leicester because he's waiting to see if Chels fail to get Aranguiz and he has been approached about coming to Chels on loan for the season - makes sense as Jose has a good relationship with Cambiasso.

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21 Jul 2015 22:09:05
Cambiasso? Really? :-P sure he wasn't bad for Leicester but I fail to see how he's an upgrade over Mikel. I like him though as a player.

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22 Jul 2015 07:05:08
I fail to see how Cambiasso can join a club on loan when he's unattached to be perfectly honest.

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22 Jul 2015 09:38:54
On the European page Ed002 has stated that Chelsea have agreed deals for 6 yes SIX players to come in.

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22 Jul 2015 09:54:18
No he hasn't?

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22 Jul 2015 10:03:51
Six new signings or six including Manea, Kennedy, Nathan, Begovic and Falcoa?

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22 Jul 2015 10:15:49
Would say six not inc them. ?!? But not 100% sure. And yes he has. Look closely!!

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22 Jul 2015 10:16:55
{Ed002's Note - Chelsea has agreed the move of six players and Arangaiz is close to happening but there are some difficulties. It would be difficult for l'OM to make the transfer happen but perhaps something can be orgainsised still. I would not read anything in to what Mr Mourinho says.}

There ya go. Read into that what you will.

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22 Jul 2015 10:31:24
kenedy hasn't been fully completed yet has it? So I would say him, Pedro, Stones, Arianguez (spelling!), Baba (not babyaro though haha!) not sure on other one.

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22 Jul 2015 11:13:37
U say kenedy ain't completed but he's training with us in Canada

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22 Jul 2015 11:34:13
Kenedy's signing isn't official yet I think. His club (I think it's Fluminense) gave permission for him to train with our first team. So that's why he's there.

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22 Jul 2015 11:47:16
Isn't there still an issue to sort out with his 3rd party? Who now owns him. Not his previous club I believe. All complicated anyway but no he's not been officially signed and completed.

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22 Jul 2015 14:27:11
Mc93, he has here:

other european soccer rumours page.

When accessing the European pages it defaults to the La Liga page - there are 3 buttons at the top of the page: La Liga; Serie A & European. You need to European one.

Ed002 has confirmed 6 potential players coming in on top of those already agreed it seems.

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22 Jul 2015 15:46:51
I think one of them could be Zivkovic (Partizan Belgrade) with him being loaned back or elsewhere.

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22 Jul 2015 16:08:01
Andrija Zivkovic would be an excellent pickup by the club. Exciting talent out of a very good academy, namely Partizan. Indeed Steve, he'd probably be loaned but it'd be exciting nonetheless. We'll see.
I'm more excited by our first game tonight to be honest, even though I can't watch it :-)

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22 Jul 2015 16:41:08
So do we all think that Stones will join us this window? Who else will go out? Seems to be plenty of sellable players. Romeu, Marin, Moses, Salah, Cuardrado but it's whether other teams want to buy them I suppose. I don't believe Jose for one second that it will be one in one out and that's it.

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22 Jul 2015 17:33:07
Yes, really looking forward to the game tonight. it'll probably be quite open as I expect more of the fringe players to get a run out before PSG and Barcelona.

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22 Jul 2015 19:32:57
Ed002's Note only says "Chelsea has agreed the move of six players"

He doesn't say whether those players are moving in to or out of the club.

Maybe the Wallace and Bamford loan deals are included in the six players moving?

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22 Jul 2015 21:55:10
Ah I see thanks!

Nathan,Kennedy, Falcao, who else you people think?

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22 Jul 2015 21:58:50
Forgot about begovic. Been a Long day

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20 Jul 2015 18:34:24
ssn

Chelsea agree to sell Luis back to A Madrid.

BABA RAHMAN must be in the pipe line then :))

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20 Jul 2015 18:44:15
I would say so I don't see what we need him for ake is more than capable

{Ed018's Note - Ake will most likely be going on loan}

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20 Jul 2015 19:06:40
Agree to a degree but as much I like Ake . I really don't see him ever being more than a squad player at Chelsea.

I would have loved to see him develop into at great player at chelsea.

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20 Jul 2015 19:16:22
Whilst Ake is versatile, LB is probably his weakest position IMO

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20 Jul 2015 19:19:12
I think Ake's best position is in central midfield :)
Baba would be an awesome signing for the name alone haha

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20 Jul 2015 20:36:57
Ake - please no. Don't think he'll ever be good enough for the first team I'm afraid not unless he goes out to a championship side and proves himself.

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20 Jul 2015 20:46:45
How many of you even seen baba play that's the problem people getting hyped up on YouTube videos who watches ausburg in fairness like we should of never sold Bertrand I always liked him shame but I no Jose wasn't to keen and I no he didn't want to be a squad player

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20 Jul 2015 22:58:38
I agree with Magichandshurley, I bet hardly any of you have seen Baba Rahman actually play. CFCAdam you clearly don't keep your eyes out when our youth go out on loan. Ake played 5 games for Reading last season and was officially named MOM in 3 of them, so quite clearly he's good enough for the championship. The kid is 20 and needs to play, I'm willing to bet he eventually gets a chance because he's talented and Mourinho likes him. This is the problem with Chelsea fans nowadays, everyone wants signings, you're all hyping up Rahman - fact is he'll come to our team, sit on the bench, and you'll all complain. We have possibly the best full back in Europe playing LB so nobody is going to take his place - proved right with Luis, he's not had a kick all season! I think you all need to calm down, if you're good enough you're old enough, quite rightly Ake will go out on loan to a prem side, where he'll make a big difference to any team in the bottom half!!

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20 Jul 2015 23:10:26
Wow 5 games. Josh looked good in 5 games too and look where he ended up. Getting ahead of yourself mate. If Nathan was as good as you make him out to be we wouldn't need a back up for left back. Playing 5 games at the end of season is completely different to playing a full season. Let's see if he will get his chance to prove himself while out on loan then we'll talk whether he's good enough for the 1st team squad.

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20 Jul 2015 23:12:20
And also I'll be honest, I've never heard of Rahman before now. And have no judgement on him what-so-ever. But if Jose decides a player isn't good enough or won't break into the team then I'll take his opinion rather then a supporters view.

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21 Jul 2015 01:09:14
Jose's signings don't always turn out well do they. De Bruyne was never given a chance under mourinho and we sold him and never should have. We sold Mata too. Both Mata and De Bruyne were sacrificed for a player who a lot of Chelsea fans would happily see sold (Oscar).
To be honest we shouldn't even be having to have this discussion, seeing as we sold a great LB in Bertrand, a player who's excelled at Southampton! I love Mourinho as much as the next Chelsea fan but sometimes he doesn't give players the chance they deserve. You've got people like Mikel taking minutes from players who potentially have good Chelsea careers in front of them.I mean is there a Chelsea fan who actually rates Mikel?
Are you a fan of the Falcao deal Adam? I can't work out what the hell was going through his mind when he signed him - it's not even worth the risk. I'm just praying Remy stays because he's a far better striker than the current Falcao. I'd have even preferred to have seen Bamford get a chance, he's guaranteed to get you some goals and he's English!
At the end of the day I'll obviously trust in Jose but I'm a little underwhelmed at the moment. I don't want many signings, just a couple of players who strongly improve the starting 11 would have done fine!

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21 Jul 2015 02:42:45
I think what's harmed ake is his versatility as he's been interchanged as a centre back, left back, and centre mid. You can see it with multiple others but I think generally the best thing for a players development is to keep him in one position. With that said I think some of the criticism of mourinho is unfair. For starters Bertrand wanted to go as he wasn't ever going to be ahead of Dave/ivanovic and I stand behind the club not holding on to a player against their will. Mata was absolutely good business once you get past the emotional part of it. Nobody in their right mind would say he's worth 37m right now or at any point since he's been there. Even with Kevin I think a lot of people forget that he was our 6th attacking mid at the time and at that point in the year Oscar was our best player by a country mile. Obviously hindsight is 20:20 but you still have to take into account that he plays in a free role at Wolfsburg which is very different than oscars role here.

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21 Jul 2015 07:00:49
I agree about Bertrand we should of never sold him but again very hard to keep a player who wants to start week in week out and de bruyne was the same except when he got time on the pitch he didn't do anything to show why he should be a starter to be honest and I still wouldn't want him back his attitude stinks for a young guy

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21 Jul 2015 07:14:59
I'm a fan of Mikel. Or was shall I say. He was immense in the champions league final and also played a big role in getting us there. Think people forget that. He's there to do a job, just like Makelele, nothing fancy. Win the ball back and pass it off. I do find it strange that he only passes sideways but maybe that's due to the coaches telling him that?

De Bryune - was too demanding. Wanted to play every week when everyone knows that he wasn't good enough at that stage. Should of kept his mouth shut, worked hard in training and then he would have gotten his chance - same as lukaku.

Mata - never tracked back and couldn't/wouldn't change his work-rate. Just look at Willian and especially Hazard and their work rate. Up and down (especially Willian). That's why he was sold.

Bertrand - totally agree. Did his time out on loan/didn't moan/ took his chance. But if the best rated left back in European football 2 seasons ago - Filipe Luis couldn't shift Azpilicueta what chance had Ryan got? He had to go for the sake of his career and I for one hope he hits the heights that we knew he would and could.

Falcao - think it's a pretty shrew bit of business. First season was always going to be tough. Just coming back from a major injury, new team, new country, new league. I'm 100% sure he will be a lot lot better this season.

We don't need the Marquee signing that everyone craves. We are champions. Yes other teams are strengthening but we looked near on perfect in a few matches last season. Also nearly all the players have had a good rest. This is oscars first pre-season with us properly yet he's been at the club 3 years!

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21 Jul 2015 09:25:47
I rate Mikel, Nick. And I love Oscar and desperately want him to stay. If Remy does stay, then the Falcao deal is a good one IMO. He can start out as 3rd choice, and will only gain more playing time if he plays better than Costa and/or Remy, which is a good thing.
Bertrand is a good player, but the Soton defenders almost always look good in their system. Sure he's good, but he wanted playing time and Azpi is better. So I don't blame him nor the club for doing a deal to see him move on.

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21 Jul 2015 21:27:55
Chelsea Nick, you complain that Chelsea fans nowadays always want signings and yet you complain that you're underwhelmed by our signings so far. No-one gets signings 100% right, as there are invariable amounts of things that could go wrong, such as the player not settling etc but I certainly trust Jose.

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19 Jul 2015 13:33:51
According to the Corriere Dello Sport in Italy our owner has agreed a deal, in principe, with Zenit for Witsel.

There was interest in Italy for the player, but when the Italian press release a story that doesn't involve an Italian club or player it generally has some substance!

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19 Jul 2015 16:07:36
Chelsea u mean when u say we?

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19 Jul 2015 17:02:31
Given it was posted on the Chelsea rumours page I think that would be a safe bet. Also, at no point did he say "we".

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19 Jul 2015 17:09:58
Ders a lot of other supporters on this page lately aswel so when he asks that questions
Then u generally would t no who they could be on about half the time

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19 Jul 2015 17:22:51
J is Chelsea supporter. One of 25 regular posters.

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19 Jul 2015 18:30:01
Obviously I wasn't aware of that

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19 Jul 2015 19:04:21
I most definitely am a Chelsea fan!! 💙

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19 Jul 2015 19:14:36
That blue heart made it the post of the day for me! Good job, J ;-)

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19 Jul 2015 20:30:55
Anyway do ye think Witsel is a good or bad idea when u see the like of Vidal available I would say. Witsel is a bad signing all day long

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19 Jul 2015 20:41:15
How is he a bad signing when :

1. He hasn't even signed yet.
2. Even if he does hasn't kicked a ball.
3. Is a really decent player and he is a huge step up from the backups we had.

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19 Jul 2015 20:43:18
Vidal plays in a prominent team, in a semi-prominent league, so he gets much more publicity. Witsel is an excellent player who would be, in my opinion, a very good signing.

Part of me still thinks he'll end up in Italy but, for reasons stated in the original post, I defo think we are interested.

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19 Jul 2015 21:15:36
They're totally different players. Vidal is a box to box, all around worker. He harrasses the opposition and is all over the place. Many fans feel we need someone who can deputise for Matic and play next to him in big games. I think Witsel can do both. Vidal IMO can't deputise for Matic. Yes, he'd do well next to Matic but he can't perform that role. So I'd actually prefer Witsel. I'm a big fan of his and I think he'd be great under Mourinho.

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19 Jul 2015 21:39:35
I never said we signed him just said I don't really rate him he plays in Russia he never stood out in World Cup or euros for me so I would think Vidal is way above his level and the better premier league player of he came because of his harassing style were as Witsel looks like a lazy git at times just my opinion don't eat me if ye don't like it lol I just hope Jose improves that position next to matic an who knows Witsel or aranguiz could be the answer time will tell if we sign either

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19 Jul 2015 23:22:43
Think Jackson nailed it. Vidals role allows for additional prominence but witsel gives Jose additional flexibility. While Vidal is the better player, bringing in Witsel and integrating RLC would allow the club to move on rami and Mikel while upgrading and adding midfield depth. This was seen with fab and Oscar struggling late in the year as Jose wasn't confident in rotating them with his other options.

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19 Jul 2015 23:43:34
Well Magic, Willian played in the Russian league when we signed him and back then he wasn't even in the Brazilian national team. Now he's one of our and Brazil's most important players, so that argument of yours is invalid

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19 Jul 2015 23:55:39
I don't see what Witsel can offer more than Ramires to be honest he might be able to use the ball better than rami but rami is quicker and an established pl player were as Witsel could be out of his dept with the pace of pl football he's not a player I'd like to be honest I think Vidal would suit better next to matic but that doesn't matter cause he's off to bayern so maybe aranguiz and rlc will fight it out with matic for them 2 spots I can't believe what a beast matic is since he came back 👍

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20 Jul 2015 06:53:49
I definetly wouldn't say Brazil see Willian as an important player when they didn't start him in any game of the World Cup last year only the 3 rd place play off so my argument is valid plus he seems to be the one we all agree is our weak link going forward he never scores goals he often looks half afraid to take someone on ya. His work rate is exceptional and he defends the wing well but u need your rm attacking defenders and scoring goals

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20 Jul 2015 08:37:03
Witsel is better defensively than Ramires. His positional sense is quite good and he's an imposing presence. His passing is also better than a lot of people realise. He often keeps it simple, but I've seen him hit some very good passes. He isn't the most technical dribbler, but he's strong and can use that strength well to break from midfield. Ramires does that as well, but Rami does it with pace. And Witsel also has a pretty good shot (not sure on this last one though).

I'll add to that though that I don't watch Witsel in Russia but I've followed Witsel a bit throughout his career as I'm Belgian and he was a very promising player once in the Belgian League. He'd add a lot to our team and I'd take him over Vidal at this point in time. Vidal isn't the same player he was before his injury IMO.

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20 Jul 2015 16:19:39
Sometimes Jackson I think we all agree keeping it simple makes a player look good just take a look at Francis coqeluin for arsenal he got in the team defended well and with the ball at his feet he kept it simple so I see your point and the fact he's a big lad would mean we would have quite a presence in free kicks and corners in the box both defensively and offensive

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20 Jul 2015 16:21:13
Also u don't want a dribbler in defensive midfield keep it simple get it fabregas or wide to hazard Willian etc

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20 Jul 2015 16:51:08
Witsel is one of the most important players for Belgium NT. His role is even more important than Eden Hazard's. Without Witsel Belgium looks weak.

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20 Jul 2015 18:34:31
Don't be so stupid anti bot that is a ridiculous statement witsel wouldn't tie hazards boots he's less important than kompany de bruyne courtois etc

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20 Jul 2015 22:22:53
It is irrelevant is Hazard better player but you have just named all players who are creating Belgium NT play. And Witsel is one of them.
I was talking about impact.
Or you have never watched Belgium.

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20 Jul 2015 23:28:47
I watch Belgium on every major tournament they have been in an a lot of qualifiers an I don't see what witsel offers sorry man don't get me wrong here so antibot if he did come I would wish he turns out to be a monster like matic he couldn't be worse than mikel surely biggest bluffer ever how he last so long at our club is beyond belief

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18 Jul 2015 21:31:58
Hi Ed, Is Isco interest real?

{Ed018's Note - I don't think there is any interest in Isco at this time from Chelsea}

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18 Jul 2015 21:57:22
Shame think he is a great player. Is there any Chelsea interest in gotze or lacazette?

Thanks for your help ed018.

{Ed018's Note - None in Gotze that I've heard of. There is interest in Lacazette but not at the price they want for him }

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18 Jul 2015 17:54:23
Hi eds what's the latest on Pedro are we out the race now other sides are making bids or do we still stand a chance of making the signing?

{Ed018's Note - no we are not out of the race and there remains every chance Chelsea will make a move for him. Maybe it will become alittle clearer this week}

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18 Jul 2015 21:01:56
I think everything was bound to speed up after the elections at Barca. Things will probably become clearer this week as Ed said.

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20 Jul 2015 17:50:41
seems to be looking less likely as time goes on.

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18 Jul 2015 14:23:08
Bamford will be going out on loan with Crystal Palace, Norwich, and Middlesborough being considered

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18 Jul 2015 14:31:13
If he returns to Boro I'll be terribly disappointed. Palace is a very interesting option IMO. They have quite a good team and Pardew is a good manager. They'd be my pick (unless of course they buy some bigger name striker).
Thanks for that update, Ed018 :-)

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18 Jul 2015 14:36:02
If this is true and remy leaves than we should sign another striker this transfer window

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18 Jul 2015 14:38:13
Id love to see him at Palace! Bolasie, Cabaye, Zaha etc supplying him would be great. Mourinho seems to get on well with Pardew so hopefully itll happen.

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18 Jul 2015 16:58:08
I personally don't think we need another striker if Traore's in the squad because he could be emergency 3rd choice.

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18 Jul 2015 17:43:23
Agree that we don't need another especially with it sounding like solanke will be with the youth rather than on loan. I just hope wherever he goes, he gets plenty of playing time. He had a really good year but I don't want him to have what happened to chalobah following his really positive spell at watford.

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18 Jul 2015 12:42:08
Hi edo18 have we heard any more progress Charles Araguiz (spelling).
Many thanks

{Ed018's Note - no last I heard it was close so maybe it'll be done this next week}

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