Chelsea Rumours Archive July 14 2012


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14 Jul 2012 22:38:46
It's been a really quiet few days on here!

Nothing new with regards to any players coming or going which is a pity as i'd have like to have seen a few more new faces on the plane to the states.
Hopefully we can get some more faces in next week sometime!

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14 Jul 2012 18:22:27
Ed are Chelsea or any other BPL teams. I interested in Sakho of PSG now they have like 6 centre backs. {Ed002's Note - Arsenal have consdered Sakho in the past - but there is growing interest from Newcastle, Inter Milan and possible interest lingering interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona. PSG are not keen on selling.}

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14 Jul 2012 15:30:38
Ed are Chelsea losing patience with Porto about few for hulk ad things seem to have gone quiet, also I heard hulk said he hasn't spoke with Amy clubs and he leaves that to his agent, have we spoke to his agent and agreed anything in principle, thanks eds {Ed002's Note - Agreement was reached with his agent a while back.}

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Thank you ed, also are we starting to lose patience with porto and there valuation or are we almost agreed with club aswell, {Ed002's Note - Nobody is banging the table. I understand Porto's valuation of Hulk is going up.}

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What was agreed with his agent ED? personal terms? {Ed002's Note -Right.}

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14 Jul 2012 14:34:05
Hi Ed's.

I think it's fair to say that we have some exciting forward thinking players for the next season or two. Is there any plan replace or enhance our defensive midfielders. (Many CFC fans remain unconvinced by the likes of Obi and Romeu.)

Thanks for your persistence. {Ed002's Note - Not that I am aware - if anyone leaves, then maybe.}

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Don't know how anybody can be unconvinced by romeu when he didnt get a lot of playing time last season with injury and illness

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Unconvinced by Romeu? Are you serious? When playing with a designated DM, Romeu excels in the role whereas Mikel doesn't ( it is Romeu's natural position after all). When playing a double-pivot, Mikel looks more comfortable as he doesn't have as much defensive responsibility and can play a little further forward.

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Romeu is extremely talented and Mikel was one of the best players under RDM during the end of the season.

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14 Jul 2012 14:21:00
Ed, did chelsea put in a bid for Lucas Moura in January or was it just paper talk? {Ed002's Note - Chelsea have made two bids for Moura.}

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Ed002 could you please confirm when the second bid was made? I haven't been on here much lately due to the pain it causes to scroll down the page, but I take it a new bid was made recently?

Melbourne CFC {Ed002's Note - Not recently - it has been discussed at length before. Try and break through the pain barrier to use the search function.}

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14 Jul 2012 13:52:08
Ed are chelsea interested in ganso? It looks like he wants to leave santos and they are ready to sell aswell.
Slocfc {Ed002's Note - The situation with Ganso remains pretty much unchanged. He will be allowed to leave because Santos cannot get sufficient sponsorship to cover the costs of both him and Neymar. Ganso's preference is for AC Milan, or Barcelona if MIlan cannot facilitate a move. A 40M euro bid from Anzhi Makhachkala was rejected and Ganso made it clear, regardless of the efforts of Roberto Carlos, that his desire is Italy and preference is AC Milan. Milan do not have the money available to pay the full fee for Ganso and I still think may offer a straight exchange for Robinho. Ganso was not keen on a move to England so there remains little chance that something can be done with Chelsea who had previously agreed a fee with Santos but now have Hazard or Arsenal who see the player as an option. If the player becomes interested in a move to England and if he is not priced out of the market, then Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United may wish to place a bid. There is also reported interest from Inter Milan, Internacional, Real Madrid and Manchester City. As an aside, Luis Alvero Ribeiro made a series of rather bizarre claims about his dream for Ganso (a) becoming part owned by another club who he will join after the Club World Cup (in December); (b) returning to Santos in June 2012 to play in the Olympics as a player of Santos; (c) returning to the other club in January 2013; (d) being sold for $200M in the summer of 2013. The other club is Porto - none of it will come to pass of course.}

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Haha these brazilian clubs and players agents really are ridicoulus, arent they eds:D

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In the majority of games next season we should line up with a 4-2-3-1 formation, here is my first choice eleven for next season.


Not much of an explanation needed here! Cech is the clear number one choice with, lets be honest, not much competition coming from either Turnbull or Hilario.

Ivanovic***Luiz **Terry***Cole

I know, I know Ivanovic would rather play centre half but… a) he is a better right back and… b) I’d edge my bets he’d rather be a right back on the pitch than a centre half on the bench. A new right back will be signed but, given the names we are being linked to, Ivanovic will remain the number one right back. Cahill will also get a lot of playing time but for now Luiz and Terry remain my first choice centre half partnership. Cole will obviously be first choice left back but Bertrand will really start to push him hard.


Ramires is so important for us now and will certainly be one of the first names on the team sheet. Any chance that Lampard might not be a first team regular left as soon as Di Matteo was confirmed manager, I love the idea of McEachran being the long term replacement for Lamaprd and personally hope he remains with the club and gets some game time next season. I also wouldn’t be against Meireles remaining as a squad player. In games against stronger opposition you will see one of the more advanced midfielders come out and the likes of Mikel, Essien or Romeu coming into a defensive midfield position behind a more flat four midfield.


We may not have signed him yet but I see Oscar as the final piece to our attacking puzzle and expect/hope he signs. A lot of people will comment on Mata being better in the middle but I think you could put these three up in any order because during games they would all swap round causing serious match up problems for defensive units. Marin will offer quality backup to these positions and I would also like to see Paizon get a chance next season.


Until such a time as we sign another striker Torres is very much the number one choice with Sturridge backing him up, Lukaku going out on loan. Time will tell who the new striker will be.


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Good lineup, the only thing i would change is to swap oscar and hazard, because eden wants to play the n10 role, oscar is more versatile

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Totally agree with the formation. On a personal note, I prefer Cahill over Luiz. But all three Luiz, Cahill & JT shall play an integral role next season. If I were a ManU, ManC, Gunners or Spurs fan I would wet my pants seeing the formation.

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Didnt realise we owned oscar

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I didn't realise this was an official line-up

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Dont forget de bruyne mark my words future star come on u blues

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14 Jul 2012 12:26:15
Hi ed if bayern munich get dzeko and/or lewandski will chelsea go for muller ( as gomez won't be sold ) ?
Thanks great work here. {Ed002's Note - Manchester United, Lazio and Chelsea failed with bids after the world cup. If he is available this summer there may well be interest from Chelsea at the right price but chances of that are diminishing. Expect a part exchange deal involving Manchester City and Dzeko as one option. Somehow I doubt he will move.}

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14 Jul 2012 11:55:43
ED002 BILD reporting chelsea have put in another bid for andre schurrle is this to your knowlegde? {Ed002's Note - I don't know that another bid has actually been made but I expect it will be. There was a great deal of misreporting the value of the previous bid, so I would not trust in any figures you see in the press.}

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14 Jul 2012 11:44:27
Hi ed, sorry if you've already answered this, but have chelsea officially signed the musonda brothers, and kenneth omeruo? Thanks {Ed002's Note - Someone else answered it - I am really not too well up on or keeping tracks of the kiddies.}

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Yes they have. All three brothers and Kenneth.

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Thanks :D

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14 Jul 2012 10:34:09
Have Chelsea made another bid for Schurrle from Germany..
If not, do you know if they will.

Keep up the good work.

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14 Jul 2012 10:03:14
Ed is it true that Chelsea have made an enquiry for Oscar?
Slocfc {Ed002's Note - Please read the posts.}

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Sorry but can't see any posts regarding this enquiry...

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Search - Oscar.

Problem solved.


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Thanks mate

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14 Jul 2012 09:50:43
Eds, will chelsea prepare a bid for krasic?

Thanks {Ed002's Note - I doubt it.}

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Why would u want krasic he's overated and just another malouda

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14 Jul 2012 09:46:52
hi eds, what position do u think Nathaniel Chalobah will play? ive seen some of the reserves/academy games on youtube and he looks like someone to watch out for. Id love him to replace JT in a few years at CB and Captain {Ed002's Note - I really don't want to speculate - no doubt other will.}

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He's versatile, often plays as a centre-mid for the reserves/youth team but I think he'll eventually become a quality centre-back. Hopefully we'll loan him out this season to a club that can guarantee first team football

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14 Jul 2012 08:23:22
Ed Do you like me believe Robbie is only holding the managers job untill Guardiola is available (unless of course he wins every thing next season then it probably couldn't happen) {Ed002's Note - No.}

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14 Jul 2012 08:08:15
ED, any interest in Affelay from Chelsea as Barca are ready to sell him?

Always Blue {Ed002's Note - No. Afellay has been out injured pretty much all of this season and I think future chances at Barcelona may be limited but the kid is keen to stay and Barcelona seem keen to have him as a squad player. However, I think it is still possible that he will be available in the summer and that Barcelona would listen to offers. Italy looks like one option available to him if he is sold and there may be interest from the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Newcastle. A move to Lille has been rejected.}

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14 Jul 2012 06:32:10
Although i doubt this would happen, i think it would be great to see lukaku and de bruyne loaned to premier league clubs for the upcoming season but be loaned to the same club. They would get game time together and possibly grow a link like torres and mata have. {Ed002's Note - That is not possible.}

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14 Jul 2012 06:01:01
Has there been a bid for Raul Meireles from Napoli? Are Chelsea willing to sell him? {Ed002's Note - There has not been a bid as far as I know, but there has been interest and Chelsea would sell.}

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