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.

Feb 162013

Fernando Torres has not exactly been the player that Chelsea were hoping for when they signed him from Liverpool for a British record of £50 million in January 2011. It took him over 900 minutes on the pitch to score his first goal for Chelsea which was his only goal from 18 games in that campaign. He did a little better the next year, scoring 11 goals including the crucial late goal against Barcelona that sent us to the Champions league final. His figures have improved again this year, with 15 so far, but he has never rediscovered the sparkling form he showed at Liverpool and Athletico Madrid.

Jan 222013

Chelsea’s unused star Thibaut Courtois is at the centre of a new internet craze, called Thibauting.

The term, pronounced ‘Tee-bow-ing’, was originally a craze about NFL quarter-back Tim Tebow, where fans would post their pictures of themselves copying the Denver Bronco’s famous diving touch-downs outside of the football field.

“I saw it a few months ago already, but nothing came out of it back then,” Courtois said.

“Since a few days ago, quite some people picked it up. It was in the Spanish newspapers as well for example.”

Jan 162013

Athletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he is happy at his current club, despite being on loan from Chelsea FC.

The 20 year-old keeper was signed by Chelsea 18 months ago, and is yet to make his competitive debut for the club.

The Belgian is currently playing in his second season-long loan at the Vicente Calderon, and with Petr Cech ever consistent in goal, Courtois has said he would be happy to stay at Athletico to continue playing first-team football.

Jan 152013

As Chelsea continually plan their movements for the potential capture of Athletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao, the Spanish club are seeking Fernando Torres as his possible replacement.

Torres is on his last six months at the Blues unless he can become the player he once was, and will have to content with Demba Ba for the lone-striker role at Chelsea until the end of the season.

Ba has 13 Premier League goals so far this campaign for Newcastle, and is expected to be given plenty more opportunities in front of goal at his new club.

Jan 142013

Athletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao has hinted at a possible move to France, leaving Chelsea in fear of missing out on their long-term target.

The Blues are widely believed to be at the end of their tether with Fernando Torres. The striker has been on-and-off this season, mostly off!

Chelsea’s hiring of Rafa Benitez until the end of the season has been deemed as further indication that Torres would be leaving this summer, should he fail to start repaying the faith paid in him at Stamford Bridge.

Dec 212012

Chelsea billionaire owner Roman Abramovich is hoping to persuade Radamel Falcao to sign for Chelsea with a tour of the team’s training facilities, and a further tour of London.

Chelsea are rumoured to be pulling out all the stops to sign the FIFA World Team XI nominee, and It is feared the Blues would miss out on the striker if they tried to wait until the summer for his signature.

The Columbian out-and-out striker has a £48million minimum fee release clause in his contract, and Athletico have told him that they do not want him to join arch-rivals Real Madrid. This leaves Chelsea as firm favourites for his signature, with Manchester City having ruled themselves out of the running.

Dec 172012

Barcelona are targeting Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, who is currently on-loan at Athletico Madrid.

Chelsea bought the Belgian goalkeeper from Genk for €9million in the summer of 2011, and was immediately loaned to Athletico who had just sold David De Gea to Manchester United.

The 20 year-old made his debut for Genk when he was 16, and then two seasons later, he earned his place in the first-team at just 18, starting 40 league games and leading his team to the Pro League title.

Athletico Madrid won last season’s Europa League with Courtois in goal, and he has been a huge hit in his two seasons in Spain.

Dec 142012

Roman Abramovich will seemingly stop at nothing in pursuit of Radamel Falcao, with the Colombian set to earn £10Million a year if he we’re to agree a move.

Chelsea have been linked with Falcao since Andre Villas-Boas was hired 17 months ago, but Chelsea’s interest in the player became much more serious when the Athletico Madrid striker netted a hat-trick against us in the European Super Cup.

Radamel Falcao has a minimum fee release clause of £48Million and Real Madrid and Chelsea are set to trigger it.

Dec 122012

Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid are expected to open the bidding for Radamel Falcao at €45million, with Chelsea also expected to bid.

Athletico Madrid are huge rivals, and are expected to refuse to speak to Real about a deal, should they not meet his release clause, thought to be around €60million (£48million).

That would leave Chelsea as favourites for the Colombians signature, with Falcao previously praising the Premier League.

It is not yet known whether Falcao would be willing to swap Madrid clubs, but Jose Mourinho is apparently confident he can convince the striker to join him.