Apr 252013

The long- maligned Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has come in for a lot of stick in his few years at the club but now he feels that he has finally regained his old form (although a lot of us may disagree with that!) and he is ready to help Chelsea to win further trophies in the coming seasons.

Chelsea have already acquired competition for Torres with the arrival of Demba Ba, and it now seems likely that the prolific Radamel Falcao is also going to join the Blues strike force next season. Torres is not worried about that and in fact is looking forward to the competition for places.

Jan 122013

Chelsea take on Stoke City at the Britannia today, which in my opinion should be called ‘Fort Britannia’.

Stoke are one of the most organised units in the Premier League, and are yet to lose at home so far this season. We will be hoping to change that.

Chelsea are likely to be boosted by a return of their captain John Terry today, and are expected to give Demba Ba his Premier League debut for the club today.

Jan 082013

Demba Ba has admitted that Chelsea are all but out of the Premier League race, as they sit 14 points off Premier League leaders Manchester United, and also indicated that his move had not been complicated as had been reported in the press.

Chelsea have a game-in-hand on the 3 teams above them, and finishing in third place is the minimum expectation of the Blues this season.

Demba Ba signed for the West London club last week, and has decided to be open and realistic on Chelsea´s chances this season.

Jan 042013

Chelsea today confirmed the Signing of Demba Ba from Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee.

Ba signed a three and a half year deal at the club, and is expected to make his debut in Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Southampton at St Marys.

The only competition the Senegalese international will be cup-tied for is the Europa League, having participated in this seasons competition for the Magpies.

The new signing said: ‘It feels good to be here, I’m very happy and very proud.

Jan 022013

Edinson Cavani´s agent Mino Raiola has admitted he believes Cavani will quit Napoli in June for one of the European giants.

Raiola said: “For now Cavani will stay, but I wouldn’t be so sure about that once June arrives.

“I’m sure there are clubs ready to pay that, but only five clubs in the world can afford to do that in Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

“You are intelligent enough on your own to understand where Cavani will play his football next season.”

Jan 022013

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea today for an undisclosed fee.

Sturridge had long been expected to make this move, and expect to see Chelsea confirm the signing of Demba Ba in the next 24 hours in his place.

The 23 year-old England squad member said: “I’m humbled and happy to be here. I’ve not signed here to play for a couple of years and then move on.

“I’ve signed to be here for as long as possible. It’s a humongous club, for me, one of the biggest in the world.

Jan 022013

Chelsea have today bid £7.5m for Newcastle United’s Demba Ba, breaking the clause in the Senegalese strikers contract, and will now miss tonight’s match against Everton.

The striker is headed to London for talks with the Chelsea hierarchy, and are expected to iron out the fine detail of his transfer in the next 24 hours.

Demba Ba’s release clause became active yesterday, and Newcastle had been expecting the Blues bid.

Chelsea are expected to confirm the sale of Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool, but won’t do so until another striker has arrived in his place.

Jan 022013

Chelsea interim manager Rafa Benitez has confirmed the club will be improving their squad this month, with the view to rotate Fernando Torres.

Chelsea have held talks with Demba Ba last weekend, but failed to agree terms, and are expected to negotiate terms again in the near future.

Agent fees are reported to be the largest obstacle for the move, with his wage needing to be negotiated also.

Chelsea have been linked with a host of strikers, and are widely expected to sign 2 forwards this month. Daniel Sturridge is said to be very close to moving to Liverpool, leaving Fernando Torres as Chelsea’s only recognised striker.

Jan 022013

Alan Pardew admitted Chelsea’s pursuit of Demba Ba was all but complete, before Newcastle United’s 2-1 loss to Everton at St James Park.

Chelsea triggered Ba’s £7.5million release clause today, and were confident of wrapping up a deal with the striker regardless of previous reports of a break-down in talks.

The Senegalese striker will undergo a medical at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, with his signature expected to be confirmed by the weekend.

The French-born forward has scored 13 goals so far this term, regardless of the rest of his team’s faltering performances.

Jan 012013

Demba Ba held talks with Chelsea on Sunday night, but failed to agree on two fronts.

The two parties failed to agree over agent fees, with Chelsea refusing to pay over £2.5million, and a small disagreement over Demba Ba’s starting wage for the club.

Chelsea reportedly offered the striker £65K a week, with the striker seeking nearer £85K to join the Blues.

Ba has been in outstanding form since his arrival at St James Park 18 months ago, scoring 29 goals in his 54 appearances in the Premier League for Newcastle, including 13 PL goals so far this term.