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Chelsea readying cash-plus-player deal for Radamel Falcao

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

Chelsea have ruined Torres says Benayoun

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

Chelsea stars great displays starts internet craze

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

On-loan Chelsea keeper hints at Athletico stay

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

Torres-Falcao swap-deal key to Chelsea’s Colombian’s capture

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

Chelsea target Falcao hints at PSG move

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

Abramovich plans to tempt Falcao with tour of London and Chelsea’s facilities

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

Barca target Chelsea’s on-loan goalkeeper

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,

Roman going all-out for Falcao with £200k/week offer

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

Real Madrid set to fight Chelsea all the way for Falcao

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