Today is the last day before the summer transfer window comes to an end and lots of clubs are rushing to complete final day signings. Here at 360, we will cover every transfer news, rumors and deals regarding Chelsea. Hope you enjoy and stay with us on this frantic last hours of the transfer window…
Victor Moses completes season long-loan to Liverpool
Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Victor Moses from Chelsea on a season-long loan.
The winger is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge after Kevin de Bruyne and Andre Schurrle arrived to compete with Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar. ‘First and foremost, I’m delighted to have made the loan from Chelsea to a big club like Liverpool,’ Moses told the club’s official website.
‘The most important thing is for me to be professional about it and I’m here to do a job for the club. ‘The target is to get into the top four and for the club to compete in the Champions League and I’m delighted to be here.
‘The manager has done very well and the formation and players here will help me and I just want to gel in, get to know the players and play with them. ‘There are a lot of quality players here. They’re winning games and creating chances. It’s a massive thing for me to be here.’
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Jose Mourinho planning a deadline day surprise in the form of Sami Khedira
According to Daily Mail, Chelsea could snatch German midfielder Sami Khedira from Real Madrid on a transfer dead line day.
There are suggestions that Sami Khedira could also be on his way out and that Stamford Bridge may be his destination.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho signed former Stuttgart midfielder Khedira for Real Madrid and is thought to be interested in sealing a reunion with him before Monday’s deadline.
If this deal goes through, it would be a major coup for the Blues’ as Sami Khedira had been a favorite of the Special One during his time at the Bernabeu and he can provide the same service that Makelele provided after moving from the Madrid Giants 10 years ago. Let’s see how this deal may materialize in the remaining few hours of the transfer window.
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PSG in talks to sign Juan Mata from Chelsea
French newspaper, L’Equipe are claiming that PSG are in talks with Chelsea over signing Juan Mata. Jose Mourinho has over many times claimed that the Spaniard maestro will remain at Chelsea but, his status as a starting player in Jose’s team had been put into question in the first stages of the new season.
Oscar had been favored ahead of the Spaniard for that no.10 role Mata wants but, the Special One has insisted again and again, Mata is a key to Chelsea’s success and that the two time player of the year winner will remain at Stamford Bridge.
If this deal goes through though, Javior Pastore who had been out of favor by PSG might move to Arsenal who had made inquiry about the Argentine.
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Chelsea sent out Sam Hutchinson on-loan to Vitesse for remaining season.
Reports claim Chelsea have officially loaned out English center back Sam Hutchinson on-loan for Vitesse Arnhem making the youngster 6th Chelsea player who is on-loan at the Dutch club.
The defender will spend the season on loan in the Eredivisie. Hutchinson is a versatile defender as he can play as RB similar to the way he bossed the defensive line while he sent last season on-loan at Middlesbrough and when he was in reserves team at Chelsea.
Let’s hope he will capitalize on his chance to learn and impress in the Dutch league and put Mourinho into notice what he has for the future back-line of the Blues.
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Arsenal target Chelsea’s Demba Ba on a season long loan deal.
Arsenal have inquired about the possibility of signing Chelsea striker Demba Ba on loan, according to Sky sources.
Chelsea want 3m pounds for a season long loan for Ba and that has as reported put off Newcastle to bring back the Senegalese to St. James Park. Newcastle had offered 1.5m pounds for Ba and Chelsea couldn’t allow him to move to another club on loan for half a price they want from him.
Also another stumbling block for Newcastle has been the weekly wages of Demba Ba which stands at 80,000 pounds a week at Chelsea. But, Arsenal who are desperately looking to add a goal scorer upfront after missing out on Higuian, Suarez and Rooney, will be able to match his wage demands and secure his signature on a loan deal if Chelsea agree to give him to our London arch-rivals.
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Romelu Lukaku set to join Everton on season long-loan
Lukaku has been told by Chelsea that he can leave on a permanent basis while he has been told he will stay at the club this season all summer long. Here is the report from Daily Mail about this loan deal waiting to happen…
‘Romelu Lukaku is evidently torn over what to do next after West Brom’s last-minute attempt to hijack his proposed loan move to Everton.
‘The Belgium striker was already dismayed at being told he could leave on another temporary transfer less than a week after apparently receiving assurances that he would spend the season at Stamford Bridge.
‘His closest advisers are believed to be urging him to stick with the original plan of joining Everton, but the prospect of another campaign at The Hawthorns does appeal to him.’
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Demba Ba set to stay at Chelsea
Sky Sport reveal that Arsenal had pulled out of race to sign Chelsea outcast Demba Ba on a season long-loan move.
The Blues’ are looking a bid in the region of 3m pounds to take Ba for the remaining season, but Arsenal aren’t interested in paying that amount of money.
Surprisingly though, Sky Sport said Spurs are also interested in taking Demba Ba for the rest of the season on loan from Chelsea. Let’s wait and see if there is any official statement from clubs.
The 28 year old had garnered a lot of interest from West ham, Valencia and AS Roma recently during the transfer window as he is surplus to requirements in Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea squad after the arrival of Samuel Eto’o last week.
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Jose Mourinho reportedly blocked Demba Ba’s transfer to ‘title rivals’ Arsenal
According to a news coming out of Daily Mirror, It’s Jose Mourinho who has reportedly blocked the loan transfer of Demba Ba to Arsenal as he sees the Reds as title rivals. The Senegalese striker, who joined Chelsea from Newcastle United, was encouraged to move to a club not in direct competition with the Blues, while Wenger must look elsewhere for a striker.
Arsenal were keen to sign Ba, offering Chelsea a £1.5million loan fee and were hopeful of signing the striker as back-up for Olivier Giroud.
But Chelsea held out for £3m and made it clear they ultimately preferred him to go elsewhere rather than Arsenal, with West Ham United and Napoli also interested.
This is a great move by the Special One as Ba could have helped Arsenal in the Premier League and various tournaments. Arsenal have confirmed the block-buster deal of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for their record fee and adding Ba in the ranks would have usurped their title credentials.
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Done Deal! Romelu Lukaku loaned out to Everton on a season long deal.
Romelu Lukaku’s season long loan switch to Everton has been confirmed and the striker wrote he is excited by the opportunity on his official twitter account.
Signed @Everton on a season loan 🙂
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) September 2, 2013
The Belgian striker was close to joining West Brom on a season long loan for a 2nd successive season before the Toffees came at the 11th hour of the window to complete a mouth watering loan deal that will surely help their fortunes in the Premier League. Many well wishes had been coming towards Lukaku as well and here is one from Chelsea TV presenter, Gigi Salmon…
— Gigi Salmon (@gigi_salmon) September 2, 2013
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Juan Mata close to sealing a surprise PSG switch
According to Daily Star, A deal worth £45m has been reported in France as the price which will see the Blues 2013 player of the year leave the club.
It was revealed earlier today the two clubs were locked in negotiations over a possible transfer.
Mata has seen his starting place be threatened by a flurry of new signings joining the club, Willian last week.
Transfer dead line day completed!
The summer transfer window has been completed and the frantic period fans had been anticipated and bemused has finally come to an end.