Chelsea to use starlets in transfer deal, Real Madrid star defender wanted

It’s been said many times that Chelsea are primed for a massive overhaul during the 2016 summer transfer window, as Antonio Conte will take over as coach of the Blues after the European Championships in France. According to Il Tempo (via Football-Italia), Chelsea could use midfield starlet Ruben Loftus-Cheek and on loan defender Andreas Christensen as a makeweight in a deal to bring in Roma’s Radja Nainggolan. The Blues are not willing to spend more than £28 million, but the Serie A club are holding out for a £36 million fee.…

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Top 10 market value decreases in the Premier League after January window

The winter transfer window has been over for some time now. Not many big names changed teams during January, but considering the Premier League has crossed beyond the halfway point of the season, players’ market values have been given a serious update. Not many football websites keep up with it like Transfermarkt does, so we’re using their adjustments to look at the 10 biggest market value decreases in the Premier League. Check the top 10 market value increases here! The player who received the biggest decrease in the English top-flight is Radamel…

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Chelsea fans are not happy with Branislav Ivanovic’s new deal

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has been one of the biggest let-downs for the club during this season. However, despite his poor form, the club awarded him a contract extension for one year, according to the BBC. The Serbian will earn £120,000-a-week with the Blues, not too bad for the 31-year-old defender. However, the news hasn’t gone down too well with the fans. Had a bad dream that Ivanovic extended his Chelsea contract — Shivam Manghnani (@shivamLM) January 20, 2016 If Ivanovic is getting a new Chelsea contract, then John Terry might…

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Chelsea to offer defender extension despite exit talks

According to The Daily Mail, Chelsea will offer Branislav Ivanovic a one-year contract extension despite interest from other teams. The Serbian had been holding out for a new two-year contract, with talks between the defender and The Blues stalling. But now, Ivanovic now formally received a one-year extension, which he’s expected to agree upon next week. There were numerous teams interested in the services of the experienced wing defender. Among them Manchester City, Zenit St. Petersburg, Inter and AC Milan. Especially City’s interest hurried the talks between club and player,…

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Chelsea gossip: Double defender swoop targeted but international break yields injury woes

Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Chelsea are ready to back manager Jose Mourinho with a fresh move for Everton centre-back John Stones and Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos, both 21, in January, the Daily Mirror reports. The struggling Premier League champions have also made Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos a candidate as they look to strengthen their suspect back four. Chelsea’s ties with Dutch side Vitesse has seen the Blues emerge as favourites to sign wonderkid Thomas Buitink ahead of Manchester United and Arsenal, according to the Metro. The 15-year-old…

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Jose Mourinho insists he won’t drop out of form Chelsea star Branislav Ivanovic

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has vowed not to drop out of form full-back Branislav Ivanovic, but will criticise him when necessary, according to the Daily Express. The 31-year-old has not displayed his usual consistent good form this term and has been on the receiving end of some heavy criticism, with the Express claiming that a number of Blues fans calling for Mourinho to replace him with Cesar Azpilicueta and bringing Abdul Baba Rahman in on the left. However, Mourinho has insisted that he still has faith in the veteran Serb,…

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Chelsea news: Fenerbahce target Terry and Ivanovic, while Man City man refuses to rule Blues out of title race

Here is Friday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Fenerbahce are planning a stunning move for both John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic, according to the Daily Express. The pair are out of contract in the summer, so will be free to discuss a move away from Stamford Bridge with foreign sides in January. Manchester City midfielder Fernando has refused to rule the Blues out of the title race, despite their poor start to the campaign, ESPN report. Jose Mourinho’s men are already eleven points behind the Citizens, but Fernando thinks that…

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Fenerbahce plotting swoop for Chelsea pair John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic

Fenerbahce are plotting a surprise swoop for Chelsea pair John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic, according to the Daily Express. The experienced defenders are both in the final year of their contracts, and will be able to discuss a free transfer with foreign sides in January (via Express), potentially paving the way for a move to Turkey in the summer. Just a few months ago, the idea of the pair leaving Stamford Bridge – even with their respective deals entering their final years – would have been discarded instantly following their…

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Jose Mourinho orders Chelsea’s scouts to find new right-back as Branislav Ivanovic’s future remains in doubt

Jose Mourinho has ruthlessly decided to plan for life without one of his most consistent performers from last season, after telling his scouts to go out and find Chelsea a new right-back, capable of replacing Branislav Ivanovic, according to the Daily Mail. The Serbian – whose contract expires at the end of the season (via Mail) – was an integral part of the Blues’ title-winning campaign last year, but a string of poor performances at the beginning of this campaign has left his future in serious doubt. The struggles he endured…

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Chelsea gossip: Mourinho praises Loftus-Cheek, while Oscar issues rallying cry

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Jose Mourinho praised Ruben Loftus-Cheek after the youngster came on as an early substitute and put in an excellent performance against Maccabi Tel Aviv, according to the Daily Express. The 19-year-old helped the Blues keep a clean sheet, and Mourinho hinted that he’s pushing for a more regular spot in the side. “He played very well which is very good for us,” he said. “He is in conditions to compete with the other players for opportunities and minutes, but he is having…

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Chelsea gossip: Terry among four set to be dropped, while Spanish defender wanted

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: John Terry is among four first-team players that are set to be dropped for the Blues’ Champions League tie with Maccabi Tel Aviv, according to Daily Mail. Nemanja Matic, Branislav Ivanovic, and Diego Costa are reportedly all set to be rested for the game at Stamford Bridge. Asmir Begovic has suggested that it is up to the players to end Chelsea’s poor run of form, rather than Jose Mourinho, according to the London Evening Standard. The champions have collected just one win…

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Chelsea captain John Terry to be DROPPED for Champions League clash

John Terry is set to be one of four first-team players that will be dropped for Chelsea’s Champions League group stage opener against Maccabi Tel Aviv, according to the Daily Mirror. The Daily Express previously reported that Branislav Ivanovic, Diego Costa, and Cesc Fabregas were all set to be left out, but it now appears that Jose Mourinho has decided to change his mind slightly. The Mirror suggest that Fabregas could well be given another chance, but Terry, and Nemanja Matic will both be dropped for the clash at Stamford…

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Chelsea news: Trio could be axed for Champions League tie, and banter banned from training ground

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Branislav Ivanovic, Cesc Fabregas, and Diego Costa are all set to be axed for the Blues’ Champions League group stage opener with Maccabi Tel Aviv, according to the Daily Express. The trio are set to be punished for the side’s poor start to the campaign, with Baba Rahman, and one of either Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy being possible replacements. Jose Mourinho has taken the bizarre step to ban players from joking around on the training ground as the club try to…

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Jose Mourinho set to drop out-of-form trio for Chelsea’s Champions League opener

Jose Mourinho appears to have lost his patience with some of the stars that took Chelsea to the Premier League title last season, as the Daily Express report that Branislav Ivanovic, Cesc Fabregas, and Diego Costa are all set to be dropped for the Blues’ Champions League group stage opener with Maccabi Tel Aviv. Like the rest of the team, the trio have struggled for form during this season. Ivanovic has been a part of the leakiest defence in the Premier League – no side in the top flight has…

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Chelsea gossip: Mourinho in row with fellow manager, and move lined up for Man United man

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: Jose Mourinho engaged in a bust-up with Everton manager Roberto Martinez, after the Toffees defeated the Blues at the weekend, according to the Daily Mail. The Special One was angry that Martinez was the first of the pair to take part in a press conference, as he felt he should have been allowed to go first due to the return journey back to London. The Blues are interested in a surprising move for Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes, according to the Daily Mirror.…

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Branislav Ivanovic says Chelsea just need one big win to get season back on track

Branislav Ivanovic believes that Chelsea just need one major victory to get their season back on track, according to the Daily Express. The Premier League champions’ poor start to the season continued yesterday as they lost away to Everton, but the right-back thinks that the Blues are not playing as badly as the table suggests. “We need one big win to come back to our way,” he said. “We are not playing as badly as the results are showing but we have to wake up. “I think at the moment…

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Everton vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Following the international break, Chelsea will be determined to improve on their none too exceptional start to the defence of their Premier League title as they face Everton in Saturday’s early kick-off. The hosts will be reasonably content to have taken five points from what looked a tough opening four fixtures. They had goalkeeper Tim Howard to thank for earning a point in their last game at Tottenham, with the American stopper making several key saves to preserve a point in a match where his teammates failed to create many…

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Chelsea predicted line-up vs Everton: Thibaut Courtois to miss clash through injury

After the start they made to the new season, Chelsea would have probably been quite grateful for the international break, as it allowed Jose Mourinho the time to assess how the Blues are going to get their Premier League title defence off and running. Three points on Saturday is arguably a must, even at this early stage of the season, but the Toffees will fancy their chances, especially if they can keep things tight at the back, as the champions have conceded at least two goals in everyone of their…

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Chelsea gossip: Willian to be axed following Pedro arrival and SECOND left-back targeted

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Thursday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Telephone conversations with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and midfielder Cesc Fabregas persuaded Barcelona forward Pedro, 28, to snub long-standing interest from Manchester United and move instead to Stamford Bridge, The Guardian reports. The Daily Express also claims that Fabregas’s partner, Daniella Semaan, sold London to Carolina Martin, Pedro’s wife, to persuade the Spain international to join the Blues. With Pedro’s arrival imminent, Chelsea have offered Brazil midfielder Willian to Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain, the Metro reports. The 27-year-old has not impressed…

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Chelsea vice-captain’s future in doubt as clubs line up to bag his signature

Chelsea vice-captain Branislav Ivanovic could be on his way out of the club in the near future, after the Daily Express suggested that talks over a new contract have yet to take place. The 31-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and while offering him fresh terms would have seemed a no-brainer based on his efforts during the last campaign, his performances during this current season may have given Jose Mourinho something to think about. Having failed to deal with the pace that either Swansea City or…

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Chelsea to drop Branislav Ivanovic in favour of Baba Rahman for West Brom meeting

Branislav Ivanovic is set to be punished for his poor start to the season by being dropped for Chelsea’s upcoming clash against West Bromwich Albion, according to the Daily Mirror. The 31-year-old was an ever-present during the last campaign, and was invaluable as the Blues clinched their fourth Premier League title. However, his struggles against Jefferson Montero of Swansea and Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has seen Jose Mourinho ring the changes. The Mirror report that new signing Baba Rahman will come straight into the side at left-back to make his…

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Chelsea gossip: Terry set for SHOCK exit and Blues HIJACK prized United target

Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Chelsea are likely to make a late attempt to beat Manchester United to the signing of Barcelona forward Pedro, 28, the Daily Mail reports. Jose Mourinho is set to delve into the transfer market following the club’s poor start to their defence of the Premier League title. Chelsea will consider making a £40m offer for Everton defender John Stones, 21, after a £30m bid was rejected, The Guardian reports. That would represent the FOURTH offer the club have made for the England…

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Chelsea gossip: Rahman deal confirmed, while Germany international lined up for £20m move

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues have completed the signing of Augsburg full-back Baba Rahman, the Daily Express report. The Ghana international has cost the Premier League champions a reported £21.7m. However, Chelsea remain interested in signing another left-back, with the Daily Star reporting that they made a £5m bid for Galatasaray’s Alex Telles. The Turkish side have turned down the offer, but suggested an improved bid may have more luck. Jose Mourinho also wants to bring Germany international defender Antonio Rudiger to Stamford Bridge, the…

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Chelsea gossip: TWO left-backs incoming and Costa set for Community Shield start

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Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Chelsea have agreed a fee of £17.6m to sign 21-year-old Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman, according to BildSport. The Blues are in need of a replacement for Felipe Luis, who rejoined Atletico Madrid earlier in the week. However, Alex Telles’ agent has reportedly confirmed that the Galatasaray defender could make a transfer move to Chelsea, according to the Metro. The 22-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer. Jose Mourinho is set to risk Diego Costa at Wembley –…

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Chelsea name new vice-captain following Petr Cech’s departure

Chelsea have named their new vice-captain ahead of the new campaign, with Branislav Ivanovic taking the responsibility following Petr Cech’s move to Arsenal, the Daily Express report. According to the Express, the 31-year-old revealed that the appointment made him very proud. “I am very proud of that, to be the vice-captain of this team. This is something extra for me, more responsibility, and I will try to do it well for the team,” he explained. However, he explained that being bestowed with the responsibility will not change what he perceives…

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