New recruit David Luiz says moving to Chelsea is a dream come true after being introduced to his new teammates on Wednesday, Sky Sports report.
The former Benfica centre-back said: “I am very happy to come to Chelsea. But now I need to make it my job to show everybody why the club wanted me to come here.”
The defender – capped four times by Brazil – had a light training session with fitness coach Chris Jones, but is not expected to train with the first team until today.
The 23-year-old was also impressed with the facilities at Cobham: “The training ground is amazing, it is an excellent facility and gives you everything you need to play football,”
Rooney: Blues still in it.
Wayne Rooney claims Man Utd have not written the Blues off in the title race, following the latter’s important away victory at Sunderland, the BBC reported.
The striker, himself scoring a double against Aston Villa, is adamant their rivals still have a say in the destination of the Premier League crown.
The former Everton forward said: “We certainly haven’t written Chelsea off,” he admitted. “They are a big, strong side and we know if anyone is capable of going on a run it is them. But we know it’s up to us where the title goes.”
The Old Trafford side have a ten-point advantage over Carlo Ancelotti’s men, but have yet to face them in the league this season.
Lukaku bid failed.
Anderlecht snubbed renewed interest from Chelsea in January for starlet Romelu Lukaku, according to Sky Sports.
The Blues ultimately snapped up Liverpool’s Fernando Torres in that £50m deal, but the Belgian club claim the Stamford Bridge side came knocking for the 17-year-old, during the transfer window.
General manager Herman van Holsbeeck, explained: “Chelsea wanted to buy him this winter, we said no.” He continued. “He is not ready and we will keep him for one to two season’s, his price? £25m.”
The youngster is one of the most highly rated players in Europe and scored 15 goals last season.