Today’s Chelsea rumours concern three top-class players that I, for one, wouldn’t mind seeing at Stamford Bridge.
The first as one concerns Chelsea’s attempt to buy the Atletico Madrid youngster Sergio Aguero during the summer, which was refused by the Spanish club.
They were apparently offered 45m euros up front plus another 5m in bonuses, but Atletico decided that they would rather keep the 21 year-old in Spain.
Now, after their atrocious start to the season in La Liga (and the 4-0 massacre at Stamford Bridge!), they have decided that maybe they were a little hasty, and they are basically telling Chelsea to come back with another offer and they will listen to them this time.
Atletico director Miguel Angel Gil Marin said: “Chelsea offered £42m for Kun and Real Madrid bid £33m for Diego Forlan. If they want a new horizon, Atletico will evaluate it.”
I said in the summer that Aguero is a brilliant prospect, and with the right tutelage could become a trueinternational star, and at 21, has lots of room for improvement at the right club, so i would definitely support a move for him.
The second one is the Real Madrid outcast Rafael Van Der Vaart. He has been excellent for Holland in the past, but never really made it in Madrid, and it has been rumoured that the Spanish giants have been trying to force him out since buying Kaka and Ronaldo in the summer.
But Van Der Vaart, who needs first team action to get back into the Holland team for the World Cup, has vowed to stay at Madrid and fight for his place.
“I wasn’t fit at first and there was a lot going on in my head. I didn’t do well in training,” he told the Real Madrid website.
“Now I am very happy and I want to prove I can be important for the team and the coach has allowed me to play several minutes in the last few games.
“I have to take advantage of every chance I get to prove I can play here. I know it’s hard, but I want to fight for Real Madrid and become important on the team.”
“I think it’s normal for journalists to criticise us when we don’t play well,” he continued. “Nevertheless, I don’t believe a bad season proves a player isn’t good for it.”
So it is now looking unlikely that he will be leaving Madrid in the summer, but in football you just never know if they are bluffing…
David Villa is well-known as being one of the top strikers in Europe, but for some reason he just doesn’t seem to want to leave his beloved Valencia, and the fact is that he will be continually be high on any top club’s wish-list, obviously i would just love to see a finisher like him at Chelsea, but, despite the continuing rumours, i don’t really believe he will come to England.
In the light of last summer’s transfer fees, how much would he be worth in todays market? Too much even for Abramovich to consider i fear!
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