Chelsea Transfer News/Rumours Update – 7 January 2013

All the Chelsea transfer stories from papers and websites
All the Chelsea transfer stories from papers and websites
  • Chelsea approach Everton for Fellaini price
    • The Daily Star Sunday says Chelsea have been told they will have to pay £30million to sign Marouane Fellaini from Everton.

      A source close to the Merseyside club say they can afford to play hard-ball over the Belgium midfielder because he still has over three years left on his contract.

      Everton turned down £20m for Fellaini, 25, in the summer and, despite posting a £9m annual loss last week, are trying to hold on to their asset.

      Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich hopes boss Rafa Benitez can use fellow Belgian Eden Hazard to persuade Fellaini to join him.

  • Reading swooping for Chelsea’s Benayoun
  • Reading are swooping for Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun.

    The Daily Star Sunday says Royals boss Brian McDermott wants the Israeli midfielder, 32, after Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin rejected a move.

    Turkish club Galatasaray would like the Russian, 31, after having a £4million bid rejected last summer.

    Benayoun’s time with the Hammers has been plagued by injuries.

  • Chelsea paid huge money to Ba agents
    • The Sunday Express says Blues were forced to pay £10million to take Newcastle United striker Ba to Stamford Bridge.

      Ba’s advisors received a £2.5m pay-out – and it didn’t come out of the £7.5m transfer fee.

      Chelsea triggered Ba’s escape clause of £7.5m, one which Newcastle’s hierarchy made strenuous attempts to remove with talks over an improved deal, once the January transfer window opened for business.

      At first the move fell down when Chelsea were made aware of the extra payment on top of the agreed fee, but the European champions, anxious to bring in support for Fernando Torres, decided to stump up more cash.

  • Agent says Drogba in talks with AC Milan, Juventus
    • “Didier has a termination agreement with the Chinese club and I think he has a lot of possibilities to arrive in Italy in January,” his agent Carlos Arino Bajo told tuttomercatoweb.com.

      “There is real interest from Juventus and AC Milan, and it is the same from Didier regarding the transfer.

      “There have been contacts with both clubs and next week we will hear from them again. He would love to compete in one of the world’s best leagues, such as the Italian Serie A.”

  • Watford extend deal for Chelsea’s Chalobah ~ Zola
  • Lampard admits uncertainty over future is distracting but is still relishing every moment on the pitch for Chelsea ~ Daily Mail
  • Man City, United and Chelsea consider move for £33m Madrid flop Modric ~ Daily Mail
  • Luka Modric has put Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City on alert for a summer move ‘home’ from Real Madrid. ~ The Mirror
  • Chelsea are also close to announcing the £15million signing of Malaga’s Spain Under-21 international midfielder Isco. ~ The Mirror
  • Chelsea have agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract for highly-rated youth midfielder Conor Hunte, a 16-year-old who was also interesting the Manchester clubs and Liverpool. ~The Mirror

Do let us know, what you think about them and which faces you’d love to see at Stamford Bridge. Isco? Lampard? Modric? Which deals do you think will go through? Let us know!

57 Comments
  1. Dave says

    I’d love to see isco @stamfordbridge but that will @ de cost of promisin young players.

  2. Anonymous says

    I prefer modric

  3. Henry Adu Gyamfi says

    Isco and Lampard

  4. SunneyLamps says

    We don’t need both Isco and Modric… Is Willian available?

  5. celestinho says

    †ђǝ̥ isco sound like a done deal giving to the fact that they are about anoucing him as a done deal. I don’t see modric in to chelsea, i can’t imagin madrid allowing him to go so soon. Its possible that chelsea will orffer frank lampard a new deal giving to his recent performance. Felliani, i don’t.see him coming to chelsea at least for now we already have some mid fielders though he can offer some thing different to the team, but as we all are aware, demba ba is already in the team, him (demba ba) can also offer chelsea with different option….

  6. Akinyemi Akinpelu says

    I prefer to welcome Isco from Spain league….because they play good football and Isco as a youth is going to be additional for Stamford bridge.

  7. Matthwe joseph says

    Both Isco and Modric if possible

  8. Matthew joseph says

    If possible bring the two players

  9. Esther okon says

    I love the blues

  10. bello olalekan says

    modric may move 2 man u ,bt lampard shud stay

    1. George Simwanza says

      Lampard should stay he is expirenced player we need players like him

  11. Enuma williams says

    Drogba can still b useful 2 chelsea.he can as well come back home.

  12. Zane says

    I don’t see the need to spend alot of money on all these star players. Chelsea only needs a player who can pass fast and accurately from deep in the double pivot. Oscar is already getting limited game time since Rafa took over the reigns so where will Isco play? Can he play deep? Benat seems like a sensible player for the pivot role who has been linked with Chelsea but that position is already covered by Josh and Kevin. Chelsea should just recall one of them,preferably Kevin. I doubt Modric will leave Madrid and for me,that’s just sensation seeking journalism. Chelsea will only make one more major signing after the arrival of Ba and that’s probably for the regista role. Other than that,the team is covered in my opinion.

  13. Anonymous says

    Isco SMS a done deal get fellaini since Frankie is leaving

  14. abhi says

    we need fillaini &william becoz both player play strongly & also need two playmaker striker two win premear league

  15. Osemwegie Herbert Osaze says

    Lampard should not be allowed to leave please. He is still very much needed as his experience will go along way to helping the team to excel. Younger mildfielders will still learn from him too. Management should atleast allow great players to retire at the club. Lampard, Terry have done much for the club, they deserve to retire at stamford bridge

    1. George Simwanza says

      Lets be like Mun United Liverpool they keep there players even if old even chelsea needs exprience players

  16. Shiloh says

    I think we should get Isco, and hopely keep Lampard too. But all these young signing will hinder the progression to the 1st team of our young academic players.

  17. jamesgatdet says

    i like to see both

  18. Rueben Akshak says

    I know lampard is our legent but I known I prefer modric now.

  19. Hh says

    Gew

  20. jamesgatdet says

    Hi to all CHELSEA fans it was a good day for me went i see blue boys were playing on Saturday i asked myself what happen to them today us the truths Fans i would like manager to bring this good player to CHELSEA CLUB they are 1 Radame Facao 2 Fellaini 3 Modrice andthey should not let Lampard and ashel cole not go this are the heart of the CLUB and thank to all CHELSEA FANS I LOVE CHELSEA CLUB

  21. Moigong Davido Dungwim says

    Hi to all chelsea fans,for me I think Rafael Benitez should told Roman Abramovic to sign like two or three players,especially the likes of Radamel falcau,Maroune Fellani and Willian,and please not him keep Frank Lampard and Ashly Cole because they are experience players in the team,they are also legends especially super Frank Lampard,I remain the blues till eternity.

  22. Fineskills Tochukwu says

    I will love to see isco at chelsea

  23. AMOSUN KABIR says

    jos Abrichete d chelsea

  24. AMOSUN KABIR says

    I am like chelsea d blue Iwant tolike you Demba ba replace
    torres .

  25. Muhammad Sharko (@sharkezoo) says

    we only need Fellaini to fill in for lampard

  26. Kolawole popoola abdulafeez says

    dat is good idea bt chelsea need 2 buy Faicao..Fallaini….Willam…Neymar…Walcott bcs dis seson and next seson is too hand dat is why i need 2 sign good one

  27. Kolawole popoola abdulafeez says

    Chelsea need a good striker and more midfilder Falcao.Nermar.Fellaini.Wallam.Walcott

  28. Godwin says

    Chelsea still need Modric in a blue colour, bring in three more players such as Felleini, Modric and Falaco or Cavani

  29. matthew says

    isco

  30. Charles says

    1st of all,let me apricat rafa for capturin d signatur d cf dam ba by dsplyin a vry impressiv game,in his 1st game in cfc he dpostd 2goals,whil d flop we dn as a cf for 2&half years since he join scor his 1st goal,so rafa dnt bost yet cos troess may cours u to lose ur reputabl position,instead bench him,d ider of parin bot ba wit flop toress is nt favorbl&it wuldnt,why toress ll posion ba zeal wit his lazness,frusatin,dpressin,waistin, flop&wit his inability to scor goals so rather ply jst ba,dn combinib him wit d flop toress,dn captur ds signaturs, cf bony,wit modrick,lb dt plys bot legs, Atlotico madrid keeper rcal him.dn loan turn bull, our team re ok now wit d higest no of mf dts ok,bt we stil need another cf,lb dt plys bot legs,amf. Cfc 4 cfc?4live

  31. John Confidence says

    I would like to see the likes of Isco which is a perfect replacement for Frank Lampard, Taison, Willian and Fellani. Nevertheless, i would still like to see super8 at least as the club’s hero.

  32. Mustapha' ismail says

    We dnt’ need fellani but modric is good addition

  33. Kobbyhans says

    Isco.

  34. Anonymous says

    modric he would be a great player at chelsea he does not play in la liga

  35. Anonymous says

    Find another striker like messi..more speed

  36. Anonymous says

    I,m need another strick assist ba

  37. Jude Tarseer says

    I will like chelsea to complete the signing of malaga mildfielder.ISCO,And everton playmaker maroune feilani, In the january transfer market?

  38. Slim says

    SHAURYA. Y RE WE NOT TALKIN ABT D SIGNING OF THEO WALCOTT I TAUGHT WE WANTED 2 SIGN HIM B4 WATS GOING WRONG WITH HIS DEAL. WE SHOULD BETA SIGN TAISON, CALL BACK LUKAKU LOAN PIAZON, CALL BACK KEVIN STILL LEAVE JOSH ON LOAN. NO FELLAINI NO ISCO YES DAT SHOULD BE OK AD PLS LEAVE MARIN AD IF HE IS 2 GO ON LOAN CALL BACK THORGAN HAZARD I HAVE WATCH HIM WELL AD HE IS GOOD. CHELSEA GOODLUCK WITH UR SIGNING AD SIGN WISE OO

  39. Raheem Abass Adewale says

    Isco will be a great player at chelsea, Abrahimovich shld do all possible to buy Isco with Taison, am sure if we secure d service of dis players chelsea ll be d next team to rule d world for long.

  40. Likimi galadanchi says

    Everton necessary to allow fellaini to join chelsea in janaury 2013 30m is not smoll money

  41. Anonymous says

    I’ll want to see Modric and Fellaini

  42. Anonymous says

    We need Luca Modric nw as its confirmed Lampard leaving the club and as well we need more striker like Falcao to help Demba.

  43. Massi says

    i wud like to see neymar comes to bridge.

  44. John adah says

    lampard shuld be given anoda deal instead of modric and failani.

  45. Anonymous says

    Falcoa is d ansa 4 chelsea.up blus

  46. arul says

    yess..falcao go 2 chelsea..good job falcao

  47. arul says

    yesssssss…

  48. adc nymar says

    hello for chelsea fns chelsea nd 2 by neymar ,falcao,stelling pablo hernandez ,

    1. Anonymous says

      we need ashly replacment we ned felani we ned modric an falcao

  49. natisisay says

    modric + chelsea=awsome

  50. Ceejay Fadiga says

    I want to see torres leave the bridge while we welcome falcao, contrao, isco to the bridge.

  51. ekpeki anthony says

    i want lampard to stay,

  52. Nikhil says

    torres should definitely leave for a swap deal with cavani or falcao.one of them needs to come to the bridge

  53. Anonymous says

    da bezt

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