Chelsea duo of David Luiz and Oscar been linked to Barcelona by Daily telegraph is a surprise and at the same time not a surprise. David Luiz have been linked with a move to Barcelona for 2 windows now and a bid of around 35m pounds was reportedly rejected by Chelsea. It is no secret that Barca are in need of a central defender as Pique is now a shadow of his old self, Puyol is likely to leave, Batra lacks experience and Mascherano and Song are midfielders, they are in desperate need of a central defender.
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Well if ever you needed confirmation that Chelsea are chasing a player in the transfer window then you are not going to get better than Jose Mourinho making a personal phone call to the target in question!
It seems that the 19 year-old French international Kurt Zouma was the lucky recipient, and he has been persuaded by Mourinho that he would love to move to Stamford Bridge.
Zouma, who is tipped to be a future captain of the French National team, disclosed when he was asked if the Chelsea rumours were true: “Well, it’s true. There has been an advanced contact,”
I think it is safe to say that Chelsea Football Club, and especially the manager Jose Mourinho, are not too well liked by West Brom and their fans at the minute. Denied a historic win at Stamford Bridge by an admittedly fortunate penalty decision by the referee last week, the Baggies were already fuming when Jose added a little spice to the row.
Describing the West midlands club and their defender Jonas Olsson as `Mickey Mouse` ensured that the English media made a real meal of the situation, but it was really a storm in a teacup. West Brom have sinced calmed down and the former Chelsea assistant manager Steve Clarke has done well to laugh it off.
With the return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, the atmosphere around Chelsea Football Club brightened like the sun coming out on a cloudy day. Then the signing of some quality players in addition to the strong and talented squad available to the special one made a lot of football experts install Chelsea as their favourites for the Premier League title.
After 120 minutes of drama in Prague on Friday, the European Super Cup eventually ended in agonising defeat, but in the fullness of time the result will be more of an irritant than anything else and so should not be of much concern.
The Cup, ultimately, means very little; it is the European version of the Community Shield. Though credit has to go to the players for making such a spectacle of a game that so often descends into pre-season friendly territory.
Blues’ Rooney chase: Could they do better?
This summer has been an interesting one to date as far as Chelsea are concerned. Eventually, they were able to bring back Jose Mourinho for a second spell as manager, while Roman Abramovich celebrated the 10th anniversary of his takeover of the club. They’ve also managed to sign a couple of young stars in Marco van Ginkel and Andre Schurrle for something in the region of £25m.
It is no secret to Chelsea fans just what a huge effect Jose Mourinho can have when he takes control of a football club. The special one came to Stamford Bridge back in 2004 and brought immediate success with him, claiming Chelsea’s first top flight title in 50 years, so it is no surprise that the bookies have shortened the odds on the Blues winning back the Premier League title considerably this season.
Reports today from Spain are linking Chelsea with a bid of £30 million plus for Luis Suarez, and the story seems to be gathering pace in England. The Uruguayan is desperate to leave Liverpool, while the media seem to have decided that we are desperate for a striker. 2 + 2 = 17. There is no doubt that Suarez is an accomplished forward, and he would score bucket-loads at Chelsea, but the idea that we are contemplating a bid for him is ridiculous. Let’s not forget, this is the same Suarez currently serving a ten match ban…for biting Ivanovic! It simply cannot be true.
It took a while, but as we told you on the 28th May (http://justchelsea.com/mourinho-set-to-make-young-dutch-star-his-first-signing-for-chelsea/6128 ), Chelsea have signed Marco Van Ginkel from Vitesse for a fee of £9 million pounds.
We were not the only club interested in the young starlet, but assurances from Jose Mourinho seem to have sway van Ginkel’s decision. Mourinho informed the young Dutch midfielder that he would have substantial game time this season as we look to develop a natural successor to Frank Lampard. Lampard can’t go on forever, and now is the time to consider replacements. They are huge shoes to fill, but van Ginkel certainly has the potential to do so.
The Guardian are reporting that Chelsea are ready to make a second offer for Norwich keeper John Ruddy after The Canaries turned down our initial bid worth a total of £5 million pounds. Ruddy, 26, is being sought as no. 2 to Petr Cech after the departures of Ross Turnbull and Hilario at the end of the season. We here at justchelsea previously discussed the goalkeeping situation, questioning whether Jamal Blackman could be trusted to be Cech’s deputy while Courtois spends another year on loan in Spain. It would appear that is not the case, and Ruddy is seen as the perfect bench-warmer. Ruddy is a fine keeper…and I don’t want him.