In the Papers: Chelsea Talk
In this weeks edition:
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants to dump John Terry, 32, as the club’s captain and replace him with defender David Luiz, 26
I found this in the Daily Star and Daily Telegraph. This upset me little bit as all Terry has done for Chelsea has given his all and put his life on the line for Chelsea (Diaby kicking him in the Head vs Arsenal) and this is how Roman treats him. I do think this is just a fall out to the whole AVB plan going tits up because supposedly Terry, Lampard, Drogba and Cole all pushed him out. This is supposedly the reason why Lampard is not getting a new contract but Cole did? So why isn’t Lampard. Going back on topic, I do believe Luiz will be the Captain of the Future Chelsea team though just don’t dump Terry out of it let him retire.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea career looks set to extend beyond next month and into another season as there is a willingness from the club to offer him a one-year extension, once the new manager is in place this summer.
I found this in the Independent. I hope this is true he deserves it and he said he’s thinking about retiring after the 2014 World cup anyway so what is one more year in Chelsea blue, He also said he’d would take a pay cut to stay at the club, which means he loves the club more than anything else. This also makes me believe Mourinho is coming back as him and Lampard get on very well, with Mourinho saying a few years back during his first season at Madrid that he thinks Lampard is the best professional he has every worked with in the world of football.
Defender Branislav Ivanovic has urged Jose Mourinho to come back to Chelsea and make them champions again.
I found this in the Daily Star. Most of the Chelsea players want to Jose to return and no one is really surprised by players wanting to come back to the club.
Chelsea are closing in on Partizan Belgrade striker Lazar Markovic, 19, with Liverpool and Inter Milan also interested.
I found this in the Sun. For the price we are supposedly going to buy him for I don’t want him (£20 mill if your wondering) he is a very good player though with a lot of potential, it is a massive risk with the price so high though.
Jose Mourinho crashed out of the Champions League last night but will be given a £100m transfer kitty to rebuild Chelsea this summer.
I found this in the Daily Mirror. I hoep he does come back but spends that money on a CB and maybe a Striker if Torres or Ba are sold and Lukaku goes back out on loan. I want Lukaku to stay he will put up a good fight for a place in the team.
Chelsea could land manager Jose Mourinho on the cheap this summer and get former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, 31, as well if the Real Madrid coach returns to Stamford Bridge.
I found this in the Independent. I don’t mind getting Mourinho for cheap but the only way we would be bringing in Xabi Alonso is if we sell Mikel and let Lampard go. I don’t think we actually need him as we have Luiz who is doing a fine Alonso job for Torres.
Jose Mourinho has been told he must accept working under Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo if he wants to return to Stamford Bridge.
I found this in the Daily Mirror. Well it looks like Mourinho won’t be coming back as I think everyone knows what the relationship between these two is like.
Jose Mourinho has a £200million shopping list including the likes of Falcao, Hulk, Andre Schurrle, Sami Khedira and Fabio Coentrao ahead of his return to Chelsea.
I found this in the Daily Star. I look at the 5 names in this list and I think in theory we only need Sami Khedira and thats only if Luiz is not pushed up into midfield. We don’t need Hulk or Coentrao. Hulk is out of form and is expensive, with Coentrao I think we should go someone like Luke Shaw for a long term replacement of Cole. With the whole Falcao thing in my eyes there are Cheaper and Younger Strikers who are in better form that him at the moment.
Barcelona are preparing a £35m offer for Chelsea’s Brazilian defender David Luiz, 25, but the Stamford Bridge club will ask for £40m
I found this in the Daily Mail. I hope Luiz doesn’t leave I think he is our Next Captain and he is pretty godly but he is Brazillian so it is expected.
Jose Mourinho wants to keep both Frank Lampard, 34, and John Terry, 32, at Chelsea next season. However, he has ruled out a move for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, 27, and Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, 31.
I found this in the Sun. I think most people knew this would happen with Terry and Lampard its like a love quartet between Lampard – Terry – Drogba – Mourinho. You could also add Cole into this but im not too sure. With the Falcao and Alonso transfers I can’t see the Alonso one coming to life adn the Falcao one would be expensive.
Agent Jorge Mendes says Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is 80% sure to rejoin Chelsea in the summer and has refused to rule out the possibility of Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, joining Paris Saint-Germain.
I found this on ESPN website. I think Mourinho will come back he is our special one, most Liverpool fans are saying he shouldn’t go back as it would be bad and not work ie. When they did Kenny Daglish, I just think they’re scared we are going to become that ferocious team we where under Jose where we hold the record for the most points in one season.