Chelsea Transfer News/Rumours Update – 10 January 2013

1) Man City threaten Chelsea deal for Taison :

Manchester City are making a late move to trump Chelsea for Metalist Kharkiv midfielder Taison. The Daily Mail says an £11million deal had been agreed in principle between Chelsea and the Ukrainian club for the Brazilian midfielder, but Metalist are understood to have demanded more money after City made their own move for Taison. Benfica and rival Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk have also made enquiries. However, Chelsea remain determined to sign Taison and have reopened talks with Metalist chiefs over an improved offer. Metalist are believed to want an extra £2m from Chelsea and want the new deal agreed by tomorrow. If Chelsea refuse to stump up the extra cash, Metalist will explore interest from the Premier League champions.

2) Chelsea target Fellaini has buyout clause in Everton contract :

It’s been revealed Marouane Fellaini has a £22 million buyout clause in his Everton contract. The Daily Mail says England’s top clubs are on alert over reports that Fellaini has a £22million buyout clause in his contract. The Everton midfielder is interesting a number of teams but the clause, inserted in a five-year contract in 2011, can only be triggered by a club who play in the Champions League. Holders Chelsea are likely to be at the front of the queue. Chelsea have been rumoured to have a 27 million Euro bid accepted by Everton for Marouane Fellaini would join the club this week.

3) Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to make a bumper contract offer to Pep Guardiola : 

The Daily Mail says Abramovich has been given the green light to make another approach for Guardiola after the former Barcelona coach confirmed he will return to management next season. Abramovich has made several attempts to recruit Guardiola and Chelsea are at the front of a queue of clubs hoping to secure him as manager next season. Manchester City are also monitoring his situation, but Chelsea will offer Guardiola £15million a year to become the club’s next boss and they are confident of getting their man.

4) Chelsea may cash-in on De Bruyne : 

Chelsea may be prepared to sell winger Kevin de Bruyne, currently on-loan at Werder Bremen. The Daily Star says Chelsea could be tempted into offloading De Bruyne, as they have since added Victor Moses, Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and Oscar to their squad since signing the Belgian. As a result, De Bruyne is likely to find first-team football hard to come by should he return to the Champions League winners.

Other News : 

1) Lampard to Manchester United :

Ray Wilkins was asked about the recent rumour that has Lampard linked to United –

The 34-year-old’s deal expires in the summer and there is no sign of a contract extension. Wilkins, who played for Chelsea and United, says the midfielder would win more medals if he moved to the Reds :

“He’ll want to continue to win and play at a high level, and there’s no higher level than Old Trafford,” said Wilkins.

2) Lukaku to finish season on-loan at West Bromwich Albion :

Steve Clarke has been handed a transfer window boost by keeping hold of Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season. The teenage forward, who is the Baggies’ joint top-scorer, had agreed a year’s stay at the Hawthorns. However, there is a break clause in every Premier League loan agreement and the deadline the Blues to activate his return expired on Monday.

3) Villas-Boas SLAMS Chelsea :

Andre Villas-Boas has slammed his former club Chelsea over its lack of long-term planning. The Portuguese was appointed by the Blues ahead of the 2011-12 season but was sacked and replaced by his assistant Roberto Di Matteo after just nine months and, after Di Matteo suffered the same fate this term – despite having led the west London side to its maiden Champions League triumph – Villas-Boas has hit out at the club’s hierarchy.

“There are no plans at Chelsea,” Villas-Boas told The Sun. “It’s results that rule. There are times in football when it’s easier to replace the coach, but when you embrace a project you believe in people.

“There was a commitment from Abramovich and his word was given, yet there was a premature departure.”

What do you think about Taison, Fellaini and Guardiola possibly joining Chelsea? Should Chelsea sell De Bruyne? Is it a good idea to allow Lukaku to finish the season at WBA? What do you make about Villas-Boas’ and Ray Wilkins’ comments? Let us know in the comments

  1. caleb ezeh says

    we need fellaini nd lets fukingly sell torres cos he is a pain in d ass..many coach’s nw cm 2 chelsea 2 make dia moni..gv a coach tym then he wil gv u trohpies@abramovic

  2. bello IDU says

    Get taison and fellani. Get off d failed Torres as pep is always as usual come get ur money and go.

  3. Akintoye says

    Che shud buy fellaini and taison.torres sud b offloaded at the end of the season.let guardiola come

  4. Henry Adu Gyamfi says

    Chelsea don’t make mistake to sell De Bruyne he is most talented.

  5. Akinyemi Akinpelu says

    Get taison,felani & dont sell Kevin de bryne his a young talented player loan torres out from England ,so that i will calm

  6. Snowhite Obi says

    Chelsea should leave Lukaku till the end of the season. And De Bruyne is better than Marko Marin,so instead of Selling De Bruyne,Chelsea should rather sell Marin. Cos De Bruyne have extremely much to offer to Chelsea compared to Marin. Lampard can’t play forever,there lots of young players 100% better than Lampard for now. So,he’s FREE to join United if he likes. Finally,for Chelsea to be a complete Team and the BEST in the world,the NEED: Taison, Willian and Fellaini. We dont need to buy any other striker,cos Lukaku will return and Taison is also a striker.

  7. Snowhite Obi says

    Chelsea should leave Lukaku till the end of the season. And De Bruyne is better than Marko Marin,so instead of Selling De Bruyne,Chelsea should rather sell Marin. Cos De Bruyne have extremely much to offer to Chelsea compared to Marin. Selling De Bruyne will be a Huge mistake. Taison, Willian and Fellaini will be a great addition to Chelsea.

  8. Anonymous says

    we should pay someone to take torres

  9. Snowhite Obi says

    My fears is…all Spanish coach are sentimental…thats why Rafa failed against Swansea,instead of Ba,he used Torres. He also did the same to using Romeu,instead of Mikel. Rafa even tried bringin-in David Villa to Chelsea,(another Torres),instead of Demba Ba. Thats what Pep will also do,when he comes. Thats why Di Matteo will remain the best coach for Chelsea,cos he uses players form to make selection. Lampard is a great guy,and I like more him more,cos he’s English. I’ll be glad if Chelsea can keep him as Chelsea’s Giggs or Paul-S. But let it not bring problem to the team,especially when benched. Josh McEchraen is a World-Class player if given a chance and I think at the end of the season,he should make final return to Chelsea,even De Bruyne. At that point,Lampard will have less to offer,cos I believe,Fellaini,Mc Echraen,De Bruyne,Willian,Taison would have return to Chelsea.

  10. Wale moses says

    Pls dont sell de bruyne his gud playr.sign Guardiola as coach is gud idea and taison

  11. levi says

    Fernando Torres is a flop, i’ll be glad if we can recruit Taision and Fellaini, though i ‘ve nt even seen Taison play b4. It would be a costly mistake if we allow Super frankie to join our rival utd. Lukaku spending the remaining part of the season with westbrom is nt a bad idea. Pls dnt ofload kelvin Debrume o. KTBFFH

  12. Peter oluyomi says

    Why you can sale torres chelsea.

  13. Peter oluyomi says

    Chelsea is have a best player in the have. But Chelsea have a problem, that torres is the problem. Please and please sell torres by tomorow sell it.

  14. Anonymous says

    we still want lampard at chelsea

  15. adeyemi adewunmi says

    we need fellani and taison at chelsea, pep guardiola as coach, let torres go at the end of the season, and chelsea don’t make mistake to sell de bruyne he is talented player.

  16. Zane says

    You cannot compare De Bruyne with Marin,Moses and Hazard. Compare him with Lampard,Josh and even Mata and Oscar who plays behind the striker. The best position for him in my opinion is in the midfield in the trio of a 4-3-3 or where I’d like to see him play in the double pivot next to a defensive midfielder in the current 4-2-3-1 system. He has outstanding long passing ability and can score the odd goal from outside the box. For me,the perfect replacement for Lampard. If Chelsea can’t see this then they are extremely blind but I honestly don’t think he’ll be sold. It’s just a fabricated rumour.

  17. robben16 says

    I hope Lampard not go to MU and not sell De Bruyne because I hate MU, Lampard is a true Blues and De Bruyne is a very talented player. One more thing, why Roman Abramovich wanted Pep Guardiola? Pep is not a good manager at all. He succeeded because he has quality players at Barcelona. Without Pep, Barcelona remain the best team in La Liga and Europe. It’s all about player compatibility.

  18. Anonymous says

    I will be happy to see pep,taison and felani at chelsea before the end this season.and i will be glad to see benitez and toress out because the want to damage the mustapha

  19. Anonymous says

    sell torres wit any amount, sell bruny,lamperd and cole nowand buy top midfeeder and one top sriker ,defender and top n serius choach dat know hw to handle the players

  20. Raheem sodiq says

    I wil b happy if chel should sign felaini

  21. Anonymous says

    yeah….. if they go 4 fellaini gud 4 the club if the relly on Torres a very big flop. i prefer the special one to Guadiola.

  22. Adam says

    Firstly, che shld send torres n rafa out, evrybdy are sayin fellaini!! 4getin de bruyne, mc echran n lukaku wil b bak nxt season. Nw if lmpd shud go de bruyne s d prfct replcmnt. Shud A.cole leave, we had no replcmnt yet, i suggst che. F.c shud sign Taison, Willian, iker munain/isco, diame/tiote, mapou yanga mbiwa, baines. I urge lmpd to accpt pay cut n stay @ chelsea abrhmvich may nt need ur u bt d fans nd u mst, u cnt feature al games as a legend. As per coach, c.fc dnt d lyks f pep. I strngly bliv in RDM (c.f.c legenf)

  23. Jude Tarseer says

    I we feel happy to see taiso,failani,and guadiola at chelsea?

  24. Monday james says

    Pls chelsea loan torres use ba out benitez gdla u,re welcm 2 d blue n fellaini, taison, sneijder, n then big boy ramadel falcao pls dod,nt sell our legend lmpard, bryn, use dem ba na so our legend d. Drogba start pls chelsea.

  25. Egoro moses says

    Pls bring williams, taison, bains and fellaini sell chelsea badluck toress but don’t sell our players on loan pep is ok but don’t forget that lamp and cole should retire at chelsea.

  26. Anonymous says

    de only thing i hav to say is dat taison and cavani can develop chelsea 4get fellaini, bains,sanchez,villa,etc just cavanni and taison must and will solv our problem thanks…

  27. david says

    If it is possible to dash out a player..that should be done to Fernando torres!

  28. johnad says

    we dont want guardiola at chelsea he is a racist, a spaniard he ll want inject only spaniard in his squad base on likeliness nt capable of delivering.

  29. johnad says

    if any coach gat to come 2 chelsea, he shld ask Roman 2 give 100percent power over selectn of his player, cus using torres as striker is vulneral to d team. Wen d rest of team are playing well n torres is nt deliverin it would b painful. Wen Ba started, how was d team spirit compare to torres? Think abt it

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