Chelsea news – Blues want Sneijder, Cole injures student, Drogba future unclear

Cole injures student.

Ashley Cole shot and injured a work experience student whilst playing with a powerful .22 air gun, the Mirror reports.

The incident happened last Sunday after Cole brought the gun into their Cobham training ground, the pellet hit Tom Cowan and left him rolling on the ground in agony.

The boys father, Ronald, was angry at events having approached training ground officials and consequently had heated discussions.

Following two days off, Tom had a three and a half hour meeting with officials but was said to want to avoid unwelcome publicity.

Blues want Sneijder.

Wesley Sneijder is set to leave the Inter this summer as Chelsea top of the list to sign the playmaker, as they try to rejuvenate their ageing squad, the Metro report.

Although the Dutchman has struggled for form this year, Inter president Massimo Moratti will slap a £35m price on his head, which Roman Abramovich is happy to pay.

Fernando Torres and David Luiz were brought in to replace the ageing Didier Drogba and John Terry respectively, and the massive overhaul looks set to continue to find a long-term replacement for Frank Lampard.

Man Utd were also interested in the 26-year-old but the price tag will ward Sir Alex Ferguson off as Utd grapple with a restricted transfer budget.

Drogba future unclear.

Didier Drogba has reportedly said if he is dropped again for the Man Utd clash, he will seek an exit from the Stamford Bridge outfit, according to ESPN online.

Chelsea are refuting the claims saying they are helping him ease back form a minor knee injury as well as assisting him to conquer the effects of malaria which he suffered earlier in the season.

A source told the club: “I doubt very much that Didier Drogba wants to leave Chelsea; he is being rested rather than dropped at the moment.”

He continued, “Drogba has had malaria, he has had a sore knee and a couple of weeks of rest, easing himself back makes sense. However, it is true that he won’t like being on the bench, even if it might be for his own good.”

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