Jul 152013
 

Branislav Ivanovic has become one of Paris Saint-Germain’s top targets, but the Serbian captain is more than happy to stay in West London.

The Chelsea right-back is a firm favourite of mine, and I would not be happy to see him leave!

The 29 year-old can play as a centre-back or as an all-round right-back. He is strong in defence, and loves to push forward. He is dangerous in the air and scored 8 goals out of defence last season. He also bagged the winner in the Europa League final in the dying minutes of the game, leaving Benfica no time to reply.

May 292013
 

It seems incredible, but it really appears that Radamel Falcao will snub Chelsea in favour of a team that has just been promoted to the top tier of French football. AS Monaco have been successful in the past, winning seven league titles and five French cups, but have had all sorts or problems and were relegated in 2011. They have a new owner in the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev and are throwing his money around lavishly.

May 212013
 

Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho have agreed to part company by mutual consent. Real president Florentino Perez made the announcement this evening at a press conference to hordes of completely unsurprised journalists in Madrid. Contrary to reports that he would be officially sacked, Perez has confirmed that the split was a mutual decision.
“We’ve decided to bring our relationship to an end, nobody’s been sacked, it’s a mutual agreement”

May 202013
 

Mauricio Pochettino has responded to speculation surrounding Luke Shaw’s potential transfer to West London, by claiming Chelsea should be more concerned with keeping their players from his clutches.

The 17 year-old defender has been an outstanding performer for the Saints this season, encouraging praise from many potential suitors and reporters alike.

The teenager made his Premier League debut in November and never looked back, making 25 league appearances in his first season in the Southampton senior squad.

Chelsea have been earmarked as his most likely destination, but the Saints boss responded to the speculation by claiming: “Perhaps we will go and get some Chelsea players ourselves.

Apr 302013
 

Hamburg had been expected to make Jeffrey Bruma’s loan move permanent this summer, having spent the past two seasons at the Bundesliga club, but have declared they will be allowing him to return to Stamford Bridge.

The Dutch centre-back signed for Chelsea from Feyernoord when he was 15, and having failed to make the transition into the first-team, has spent the past 2 and a half years away on loan.

It is yet to be seen where his future will lie, and I imagine a new manager will be appointed before any decision is made. At only 21, he may still be looked at as a hot prospect for the club, having shone in the Chelsea youth set-up.

Apr 262013
 

Arsene Wenger expects Chelsea to make waves in coming transfer window, with lots of speculation regarding high-profile arrivals.

Chelsea are firmly expected to confirm the signature of Andre Schurrle before the season’s end, with talks said to be at an advanced stage. They are also expected to confirm the arrival of Jose Mourinho come the end of the season, and speculation is rife regarding Radamel Falcao and Marouane Fellaini also.

“I’m afraid of what Chelsea can do in the summer,” Wenger said. “We have to be prepared for them to be one of the biggest movers in terms of investment once the window opens.

Apr 232013
 

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is confident of capturing Romelu Lukaku on a second season-long loan.

Lukaku has been in stand-out form for West Brom this season, finding the back of the net 13 times so far this campaign, and has recently come into interest from Swansea City, who are rumoured to be looking into his temporary capture for the whole of next season.

On the Welsh side’s interest, Clarke said: ‘I don’t there is anything in it – it’s idle gossip. I would be very surprised if he ended up there.’

Apr 232013
 

Chelsea are hoping to use Thibaut Courtois as their trump card in their attempt to sign Athletico’s Radamel Falcao who according to paddy power transfer betting odds is likely to join Chelsea ahead of the chasing pack.

Falcao is available for around £48Million due to a clause in his contract, and with Manchester United, Man City and Real Madrid also in the hunt for his signature, the Blues will have to pull out all the stops to win their top target.

Jan 312013
 

Chelsea target Willian had been firmly expected to move to mega-rich Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala, but that failed to materialise today.

Chelsea and Spurs have long been admirers of the Brazilian playmaker, who has been outstanding for Shakhtar Donetsk for some time now. He scored 3 goals against the Blues this season in his 2 Champions League games, and played an integral part in Chelsea’s expulsion from the competition they won only last season.

Spurs are keen to add some creativity to their midfield, having sold the likes of Rafael Van Der Vaart and Luka Modric last summer. They had failed to sign Joao Moutinho on deadline day over the summer, and were expected to add to their midfield options this month.

Jan 312013
 

Chelsea are trying to reach an agreement with Stoke City for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, with the deal appearing to be reliant on Stoke’s capture of Jack Butland.

Chelsea had a bid accepted for the young England keeper yesterday, only for Butland to refuse talks with the club. The 19 year-old now appears key to the Blues latest goalkeeping target.

Stoke City have apparently had a £4Million bid accepted by Birmingham City, and are set to hold talks with the highly-rated keeper on a permanent move.

Butland refused to talk to Chelsea as he did not see the possibility of playing first-team football at the club, and rightly so.