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Chelsea news - Neymar to snub Blues, Kalou praises Gunners, Riijkard options open

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By Bryan Waters

Monday 13 June 2011

Kalou praises Gunners.

Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou admits he is a big fan of the way Arsenal play football. The Ivorian told the club’s official website, chelseafc.com, that the game between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium was his favourite of the season.

Kalou has been at Chelsea since 2006 after signing from Dutch club Feyenoord, but he has failed to hold down a regular starting berth at Stamford Bridge and is generally seen as an impact substitution. Kalou could find himself slip further down the pecking order with Daniel Sturridge’s loan spell at Bolton ending and the England under 21 striker returning to Chelsea for next season.

The Ivorian said: ‘I loved watching Arsenal vs Barcelona, the first leg this season. Both teams wanted to play football; it was a beautiful game with non-stop action. Arsenal were pushing all the way in the second half and then to score two goals in the final 15 minutes having gone behind in the first half was fantastic.’

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Neymar to snub Blues.

Brazilian wonderkid Neymar is now expected to snub Chelsea’s advances and move to Real Madrid, Sky Sports reports.

The player’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro, believes that the highly-rated Brazil international forward should join Jose Mourinho’s Madrid side and reject Chelsea, who have been courting the player since last summer. Chelsea are still keen on the £20 million forward, but with Ribeiro looking to ship his talent to Spain, Chelsea may find it difficult to get Neymar’s signature.

Ribeiro said: ‘If he was my son, I would want him at Madrid. They are the best club in the world; they have no equal. I know their president (Florentino Perez) well, he is a serious man and a great fan’.

In recent days, Neymar has played down a move to Europe and is happy to stay in Brazil for a little while longer. Ribeiro, however, is keen to push a deal through to a top European side to continue to increase the development of Neymar, who has dubbed himself to be as good as Lionel Messi.

Riijkard options open.

Potential Chelsea manager Frank Riijkard has played down any move towards Aston Villa, Dutch website Voetbalcentraal.net reports.

Riijkard managed Barcelona to victories over Chelsea in the 2005-06 season, where he won the Champions League with the Catalan side, and he certainly has the European and international experience that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is looking for. Villa and FC Twente are both interested in the former Holland international, but Riijkard has ruled out a move to Villa Park.

The Dutchman’s agent NuSport said: ‘We have not had any contact with Aston Villa. We play everything around my client, but not from that club‘.

Turkey manager Guus Hiddink is still the favourite for the job at Stamford Bridge, but with the legal tussles Chelsea and the Turkish FA are locked in, Riijkard could be the simpler option and bring just as much experience as his compatriot Hiddink.

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I see modric putting on chelsea jersey and Guus managing chelsea football club.

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By djsav on 13 June 2011 at 19:24

Roman forget Neymar, let him rot in Madrid, on the subs bench i cant believe his agent is making decisions for him. I thought he was his own man, meaning any decisions about his future he will make. Clearly not at Chelsea he has Alex, Ramires, Luiz, and the new wonderboy Piazon coming in. Yeat he is being advised to join Madrid does he really think he will replace Ronaldo in that team. The answer to that is no way. He will be used as a sub, and his dumb agent does not realise this. In the end i hope he makes his own decision and joins Chelsea and than get rid of his agent. Only time will tell, but wht i have heard it looks like madrid is his destination.

By musembi mutinda on 13 June 2011 at 13:01

love to recieve all the chelsea fc transfer new . im areal fun of chelsea fc . and i wish drogba will stay for more fun and success for chelsea fc he is a true perfomer. i comment neymar to join . chelsea represents world has players from all over unlike manchester united where africans are never given consideration. pls i beg roman to let the team stay as it is.these players has the capacity to grab all trophies.may be litle reinforcement .no sales

By Felix on 13 June 2011 at 12:18

I heard Chelseafc is going in for Everton Jack Rockwell. Hmmm... that's a good one. He has the height, strength, and understands the Premier League already. I think this could be one of the best signings of the summer. Go Blue, go get him.

By Felix on 13 June 2011 at 12:13

I personally think Frank Riijkard could be the best if we can't get Guus. He also has what we want. Accept, when appointment, he needs to control his dressing room. He is a brilliant coach that is capable of turning Chelsea into a better attacking team.

By bolaji on 13 June 2011 at 11:18

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By Kazeem olayode on 13 June 2011 at 11:10

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