After being linked to Chelsea for another stint as caretaker manager, should Carlo Ancelotti lose his job, Turkey coach Guus Hiddink has stated in no uncertain terms that he is not interested in the position.
According to Mirror Football, Hiddink has said: “I need to make this clear, I know about the whole situation at Chelsea right now. But I am not going to come to London for a second time.”
Hiddink was very successful in his last stint as caretaker, when he was in charge of the Russian national team, but claims that it was much easier then, due to Roman Abramovic’s heavy involvement in both sides.
Pienaar deal near.
Everton have accepted Chelsea’s £3m offer for South African midfielder Steven Pienaar, The Sun reports.
Everton manager David Moyes confirmed that Chelsea have had an offer accepted, whilst Tottenham’s bid has been denied.
Moyes stated: “We have accepted an offer from Chelsea. Steven has not agreed terms. We’ve given his representatives a chance to talk to Chelsea but not Tottenham because they’ve not offered the same money.”
Blues eye Forlan.
Mirror Football understands that Chelsea are considering a double raid on the red and white side of Madrid for Diego Godin and Diego Forlan.
The Uruguayan pair are highly rated by the rojiblancos, and any potential deal would likely set the English champions back around £50-60m.
Forlan is reportedly unsettled at Atletico Madrid and appears to have opened the door for a move: “I’m happy at Atletico, but I was happy at Villarreal and I left.” If Forlan does leave Atletico, there is no guarantee that he would welcome a Premier League move, given his unsuccessful stint with Manchester United.