Apr 222013

Chelsea are once again being linked with making a move for Marouane Felliani, with the Belgian available for around £23Million due to a clause in his contract.

Fellaini has made it distinctly obvious that he wishes to play Champions League football, and has proved, this season especially, that he belongs in Europe’s elite club competition.

Manchester United along with the current Champions League holders have been continually linked with the 25 year-old, and I believe his departure from Everton to be likely come the end of the season.

Jan 112013

Chelsea had looked as if they had completed a deal with Metalist Kharkiv for their forward, Taison Freda, but now look set to lose out to Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Blues had agreed terms with the player last week, and was all set to raise their initial £8.4Million bid up to the £11M requested by the Ukrainian club.

Metalist’s new owner Serhiy Kurchenko appears to be the new stumbling block for the deal, with his proposed dis-like of Chelsea oligarch Roman Abramovich. Kurchenko purchased Taison’s club from owner Oleksandr Yaroslavsky who had been assisting the Blues in their bid to sign the Brazilian.

Jan 092013

Arsenal are set to challenge Chelsea in their bid to buy Everton’s Marouane Fellaini, who is reported to be available for a fee of around £22Million.

It has emerged this week that Marouane has a clause in his contract that states if a team playing Champions League football bids £22Million or more than Everton must accept the bid. Chelsea having been eliminated from this season’s competition may have to get the lawyers involved.

Arsene Wenger is reported to be keen on the midfielder, with Arsenal set to make the 25 year-old their record signing. The Gunners are keen to bolster their team having failed to challenge for the Premier League in recent years.

Jan 082013

Chelsea have been alerted to a £22Million buy-out clause in Marouane Fellaini’s contract, and look set to fight it out with Manchester United for his signature.

Chelsea have been strongly linked with Fellaini for most of the season, with the 25 year-old having been in incredible form from week one this season.

The Belgian started the season with a match winning performance against Manchester United, and is currently Everton’s top goalscorer this season with 8 Premier League goals, plus one FA Cup goal scored in last night’s 5-1 win over Cheltenham.

Dec 212012

Shakhtar Donetsk forward Willian has admitted he wanted to jump at the chance to sign for Chelsea when their offer came in, and still hopes to move to a bigger team in the near future.

The versatile attacking midfielder attracted plenty of attention over the summer, with Tottenham and Chelsea very keen on the player.

Chelsea had a bid rejected by the Ukrainian side, and Willian expressed his desire to move away from the club.

The Brazilian said: “My goal is to play for a bigger club in a high level league.

Dec 192012

Roman Abramovich is expected to confirm the £100million budget for January targets, according to the Daily Star.

Chelsea are widely tipped to persue in a contract breaking £48M bid for Radamel Falcao. Roman is expected to try to make him the highest earner in Chelsea’s history, with a £200K a week offer.

The Columbian has attracted plaudits from all across the globe with his amazing ability to score goals, including his goal against Barcelona on Sunday which you can see below.

The striker is firmly expected to be named alongside Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the World XI team of the year to be named in the coming month.

Dec 072012

Russian champions Zenit Saint Petersburg have confirmed they are ready to go head-to-head with Chelsea over a deal for Everton’s Marouane Fellaini in January.

Fellaini is seen as one of the hottest properties in English football ahead of the opening of the transfer window in the new year, having enjoyed a remarkable start to the season.

The Belgian star has scored eight goals in 13 matches for the Toffees, including key strikes against Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City.

It’s form that has not gone unnoticed around the Premier League, with Chelsea said to be seriously considering launching a bid for Fellaini, who would command a fee in excess of £20million.