Chelsea encouraged to make Burak Yilmaz move

325612_heroaGalatasaray are prepared to listen to offers for striker Burak Yilmaz, amid reported interest from Chelsea.

Chairman Unal Aysal revealed that he will not stand in Yilmaz’s way if a suitable offer is tabled for the prolific forward.

Speaking at the Leaders in Football conference, which is being staged at Stamford Bridge, Aysal said: “If he wants to go and Chelsea are interested then of course, why not?

“I favour Turkish players going to Europe to play in European leagues.”

Asked if the Blues had already made an approach, he added: “No, not yet.

“We had some requests from Lazio at the end of the summer, but the deal didn’t go through because the conditions were not satisfied.”

But according to Eurosport Turkey, Mourinho is a long-term admirer of Yilmaz and is ready to sacrifice Ba in a bid to get his man.

Mourinho was dissuaded from bidding for the 28-year-old striker during the summer because he was told that he would cost £20m, but that fee could drop somewhat should Ba be included in any deal.

Yilmaz scored 32 goals in 39 appearances for Galatasaray last season and Mourinho praised the player ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final clash against the Turkish side, saying:

“Drogba, Sneijder and Burak [Yilmaz] could play for any team in the world.” – Jose Mourinho

Meanwhile, Ba has fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea and was linked to Arsenal, West Ham, Newcastle and Roma as the transfer window drew to a close.

With playing time still difficult to come by it is thought that Ba would be open to the idea of a move to Turkey to link up with new Galatasaray coach Roberto Martinez.

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  2. Christopher Nwanganga says

    We dont need him. Lukaku will come back to fight for his place.

    1. zyte says

      if we can swap him with Ba,then the deal is acceptable but if millions of pounds is needed to acquire him,then it will show that we are not including Lukaku in the future plans of chelsea fc.tank you.

  3. Jeff says

    he is already cup tied, but a swap with demba ba won’t be a wrong choice

  4. @imitor4us says

    Why is chelsea not going for Lewandowsky?
    I think guy will be interested in moving to chelsea if a good offer is tabled for him. Chelsea should pls go for Lewa and leave Yilmaz alone.
    Burak Yilmaz is a good striker no doubt bt I see Lewa a better striker than him. Considering his age Lewa will be more suitable for me to be a chelsea striker than Yimaz.

    1. alexcfc8 says

      Cos Lewandowski is signing for Bayern at the end of the season he has already signed a pre-contractad his mind wont be changed

  5. Ola says

    All die be die let check er problem from inside if they er with us they can score goal but when they leav they start performing then what do you people think is going on 2me i know what we need is prayers 4all er players

  6. Ralph says

    Its good

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