Chelsea news – Blues on Sakin alert, Redknapp dismisses Blues link, Drogba: Title chances slim

Redknapp dismisses Blues link.

Harry Redknapp has laughed of reports linking him with to a move to Chelsea this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The Tottenham manager is odds-on favourite to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager when the Italian steps down in 2012, but Redknapp says he ignores all speculation regarding his future.

“I don’t take a lot of notice, I just get on with it. It’s speculation; I’ve never spoken to anyone from Chelsea. No-one’s come to me and said that Chelsea are interested in me or anything else.” He continued.

“I’ve got a job to do here. I love it here. I’m happy here.”

Drogba: Title chances slim.

Didier Drogba admits Chelsea have given up in their pursuit of retaining their Premier League crown, The Sun reports.

The Blues are eight points behind leaders Man Utd with just six games remaining, and although they still have to visit Old Trafford, the striker is realistic about his sides diminishing chances.

Following the victory at the Hawthorns on Saturday, the Ivorian said: “Let’s be honest, it is going to be difficult to catch Manchester United but we can put some pressure maybe on Arsenal for second place.” He continued.

“It was a good afternoon against West Brom. It was good to start winning again and it is important we secure third place.”

Blues on Sakin alert.

Chelsea are on alert with regards the availability Borussia Dortmund’s Nuri Sakin, after the player failed to agree personal terms as part of his new deal.

The Blues’ disappointing campaign means they are expected to be among the big spenders when the transfer window opens again in the summer and the Turkish international has caught their attention.

The Bundesliga club have now admitted they may have to consider offers for Sakin, as the clubs CEO, Hans-Joachim Watze, explained.

“We have already tried to extend his deal,” he told BILD. “Unfortunately this has still not yet succeeded. If Nuri gets an offer he has every right to talk about it with us.”

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