News is coming in thick and fast about possible transfers in and out of Chelsea, and with 36 hours still remaining in the current transfer window there is sure to be plenty more.
Florent Malouda could be on his way across London to Arsenal. Last week Malouda was rumoured to be on his way to Italy and Juventus as talks over a new contract at Chelsea have failed to materialise. Arsene Wenger has now expressed an interest and according to reports in today’s Sun newspaper is preparing a bid of around £8million.
That makes a total of three players rumoured to be on their way to the Emirates. One maybe, but surely not three.
Another player on his way out could be Salomon Kalou. Lille are reported to be lining up a bid to sign the striker according to talkSPORT. Lille lost Gervinho to Arsenal earlier in the summer and were also interested in Park Chu-Young who is also on his way to Arsenal.
The report goes on to day that even though talks are at an early stage Lille are confident of doing business with Chelsea.
Two players that have been linked with Chelsea over the past few months, but will not be joining are Wesley Sneijder and Raul Meireles. Sneijder has been quoted as saying in the Dutch press, “It was either me or Eto’o to leave Inter and since he has now gone there is no need for Inter to sell me. It would be very strange if something happened now.”
Sneijder went on to say, “Things can move fast, but there is nothing going on behind the scenes. It has been very quiet despite all the rumours.”
Yesterday SkyBet slashed their price on Sneijder joining Chelsea from 14/1 (15.0) into 3/1 (4.0), but after the news today they have closed the book on Sneijder moving anywhere.
The other player who will not be coming to Stamford Bridge it seems is Raul Meireles. Chelsea had offered Liverpool £8million plus Yossi Benayoun for the Portuguese International according to today’s Daily Mail. The report also goes onto say that Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is still keen on doing a deal, but with so little time left in the window it remains to be seen if any deal can be struck.