Roman Abramovich Archive

Ashley Cole extends Chelsea stay until summer of 2014

Chelsea Football Club have today confirmed that left-back Ashley Cole has signed a one-year extension to his current deal, which was set to expire at the end of the season. Cole had firmly expected to leave at the end of the season, along with Blues legend Frank Lampard, following rumours that the Chelsea hierarchy were

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas blasts Chelsea hierarchy

Ex-Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has started the mind games early in the battle for third place, with the Portuguese manager claiming Chelsea have no long-term plans. The Spurs boss was sacked after only 9 months into a 5 year deal, in which he had been promised time to build his own team to fit his

Chelsea to pay Sturridge £1.5M to make sure he leaves the club

Chelsea are surprisingly willing to pay Daniel Sturridge £1.5Million to make sure the unwanted striker leaves the club. Chelsea are rumoured to have agreed a £12M+ deal with Liverpool, and the England international underwent a medical yesterday. Liverpool are expected to confirm his capture in the next 24 hours, with the striker joining Liverpool on

Daniel Sturridge’s proposed move from Chelsea to Liverpool hits the rocks

Daniel Sturridge was hoping to be able to travel to Anfield for a medical this week, but it is reported that Liverpool’s representatives have had a disagreement over his agent fees. Liverpool are supposedly cutting down the fees that they pay to agents, after a report recently revealed that since the 08/09 season, they have

Chelsea target Falcao hits five in La Liga game – Plus highlights

Long-time Chelsea target Radamel Falcao scored five goals in Athletico Madrid’s 6-0 win over Deportivo on Saturday night. This is the first time a player has scored five La Liga goals in 10 years, when Fernando Morientes scored 5 in Real Madrid’s 7-0 win over Las Palmas. Falcao was rampant, scoring four goals with his

Andriy Shevchenko may make surprise return to Chelsea

Andriy Shevchenko is being lined up as a possible member of Chelsea’s backroom staff. The recently retired Ukrainian has spent considerable time at the club’s Cobham training base as he works towards qualifying for his coaching badges. Owner Roman Abramovich has held talks with the 36-year-old about a possible role at Stamford Bridge. The Russian

Ex- Chelsea manager “Jose Mourinho will not coach Real Madrid next season”

Spanish newspaper Marca, who have strong links with Real Madrid, claim: “Jose Mourinho will not coach Real Madrid next season. “Both Mourinho and Florentino Perez believe the Portuguese’s cycle on the bench at the Bernabeu is exhausted and that the current situation cannot continue beyond June 30.” The speculation is sure to alert Roman Abramovich,

Avram Grant to return to save Chelsea’s season

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is losing sleep at the thought of leaving Rafa Benitez in control of his Chelsea team, and is reportedly re-hiring Avram Grant into a supervisory role. Grant was sacked as Blues manager after he came within one penalty kick of lifting the Champions League back in 2008, but it is believed

Chelsea losing grip on the market – Man City emerge as favourites for Barca wonderkid

Since the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea have fallen behind in their attempts to sign 18 year-old Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona, with Manchester City taking prominence. Deulofeu is considered to be the stars of the Academy and is being billed in Spain as the heir to Lionel Messi’s throne. He has played briefly in

Anzhi Makhachkala target Fernando Torres – Please take him…

Anzhi Makhachkala have emerged as front runners to sign Fernando Torres if the player becomes available. Roman Abramovich is rumoured to be at the end of his tether with the Spaniard, and Rafa Benitez is said to be Fernando’s last chance to prove himself. Rafa was Torres’ last manager to have the player in form,