John Terry has insisted that Chelsea’s generation of 30+ stars still have a few good years left in them.
The Press Association reports that the England defender is irate due to suggestions that time may be running out for many of the ageing players.
When asked about whether or not the current crop still had a future beyond the current campaign, the 30-year-old said: “I certainly hope so. People were saying things that we showed great experience with the players we have in the squad. Three months later we are all too old.
“We have players who are 30, 31, 32. We have young blood coming through as well. We have a great mix of players. One thing you cannot take away from the squad is that winning mentality. That rubs off on everyone coming into the group. You have to win in training, you have to win in games.”
Kakuta joins Fulham.
Gael Kakuta has left Chelsea and moved to Fulham on loan for the rest of the season, according to The Independent.
Talk of the deal surfaced last week, but both clubs and the player have agreed the terms of the deal and the Frenchman underwent a medical yesterday.
The 19-year-old has struggled to make an impact for the Blues this season, starting only four matches in all competitions – and in three of those four he has been withdrawn at half time.
He recently signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract at Stamford Bridge, but it is hoped the loan will provide him with regular Premier League football and experience.
No Aguero bid.
Despite reports to the contrary, Chelsea have not made a £52m double bid for Atletico Madrid stars Sergio Aguero and Diego Godin.
The Spanish outfit’s majority shareholder Miguel Angel Gil claims the champions made an audacious swoop for the pair in the past week, but Mirror Football reports that a spokesman for the Blues said: “We never comment on transfer speculation, no matter how wild it is.”
Press Association Sport understands that no move was made, though Aguero is thought to have been considered a target for some time at Stamford Bridge.