Chelsea Rumours Archive August 24 2012

 

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24 Aug 2012 23:31:53
I like the thought of us signing Falcao. Is there any chance of this happening Ed? {Ed018's Note - very little chance}

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24 Aug 2012 17:37:24
Well come back ed......Is Azpi allowed to play with chelsea in group stage of champions league??

BlueFox {Ed018's Note - yes}

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24 Aug 2012 21:32:53
Hi Ed, Was wondering will moses and azpilicueta be available for tomorrows game? {Ed018's Note - Azpilicueta is avalible, still haven't heard if Moses is. depends on if the paper work got turned in on time}

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Ok, thanks Ed

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On Chelsea tv they said azpilicueta ain't available for tomorrow's squad cause the vital paperwork wasn't completed in time.
MB {Ed018's Note - thanks, then i doubt Moses will be avalible either}

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24 Aug 2012 21:56:25
what time does the transfer window close is it midnight or 11?
thanks
matt {Ed018's Note - 11pm British time}

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Maybe a stupid question, but is that when the paperwork must be submitted by, or the deal completed. E.G if paperwork is submitted at 22:59:59 would that deal be allowed to go through?

Thanks if anyone thinks my question isn't daft and answers this :) {Ed018's Note - yea pretty much}

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Paperwork would include registration forms, contract, medical details ........ etc?

Also, can it be submitted at 10.59 and approved by the FA later? {Ed018's Note - i believe so, hence why sometimes you might not hear about a transfer until hours or even a day later.}

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24 Aug 2012 21:30:39
It's official Chelsea sign Victor Moses

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24 Aug 2012 21:29:38
Hey Ed, is there any truth of Liverpool being interested in sturidge? Ed02 has being telling people on their page that there is. Surely we wouldn't get rid of another striker? Unless we have a plan up our sleeves. Anyway cheers for the good work ed18. Hopefully all the Cavani, hulk questions will not scare you off.

Dan73 {Ed018's Note - if Ed002 is saying that, i would believe it to be true then}

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Ed 018 Surely the club wouldnt let Sturridge go and leave us with only one striker? {Ed018's Note - i certainly would hope not}

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I suppose the club might gamble on signing one experienced striker for this season in the hope that Lakaku makes the grade at West Brom this season.

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Ed surely we thn sign two strikers if sturridge left? :/

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24 Aug 2012 21:54:36
Eds 002 018
I notice Hodgson has been quoted as saying he will pick JT for the next England game.
Does he know something we dont and do you have any inside info ?
Thanks {Ed018's Note - I'm not sure what your question is}

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Isnt JT case due to be decided shortly and before the next international? {Ed018's Note - yes, but I doubt Hodgson has any idea what they will decide. i think it's more of a statement by him saying he will stick by JT's side and that he's still a part of the England side}

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24 Aug 2012 20:46:49
We have now signed Moses it's official.

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We've been after these 2 for some weeks and they sign them both on the same day! What are the chances

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24 Aug 2012 20:19:01
Hi Ed: thanks for giving such valuable opinions to this site...just one question is hulk's bid accepted of anzhi by porto...and is we are really in the race for schrulle? {Ed018's Note - i thought it was Zenit who were rumoured to have made the bid. i heard it was accepted but would Hulk really want to go there is the question. thats not really taking the next step for his career, and i believe he was quoted in saying he wants to come to England or Spain. Leverkusen have made it very clear that they do not wish to sell Schurrle}

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Thanks Ed for you insight to the matter...

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24 Aug 2012 20:03:36
Hey Eds,

Have we ever been interested in Luuk de Jong? For me he has a great first touch and link up play.he would also be cheaper and younger than many of our targets and would be a great squad striker! {Ed018's Note - he joined Borusia Moenchengladbach just this summer}

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Around how much did he go for? {Ed018's Note - 15 million}

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24 Aug 2012 17:36:41
Hey ed. Just a question about Azpilicueta, Can Cesar play in the champions league or is he tie down When Marselle played him in the Europe league? Thanks ed for your great work

MAFIBOY {Ed018's Note - i thought he only played in two league matches and was left out of the squad for the Europa league match}

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Correct. He didn't play Europa league

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Thanks ed018 I was a bit worried n confused great work Bro

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24 Aug 2012 18:23:19
Di Matteo has said on SSN that Moses and Azpiliqueta will be the final pieces of business in the window. Do we think that he is just being coy? As we clearly require that new striker and hopefully Cavani.

Thanks for all your work Ed's, it's muchly appreciated and it's great to see Ed002 back!

Mattiago {Ed018's Note - they will continue to try to buy a striker}

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Since when did di mateo have a say in who chelsea buy? There will be another signing.

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Cavani is ment to be signing a new contract with napoli

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24 Aug 2012 17:32:28
Hey Ed I saw a post about these players leaving well would chelsea? buy other players to fill in there spaces?:Malouda, Kakuta, benyoun {Ed018's Note - i'd view Hazard, Marin, and Oscar as those replacements}

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And Moses to replace Kalou :P

Scruffy

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24 Aug 2012 17:15:41
Eds 002 018
Reports in the Greek press that Olympiakos are interested in Kakuta & Benayoun.
Is there any truth in that ?
Thanks {Ed002's Note - Some.}

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Thanks and good to see you back on the site 002.

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24 Aug 2012 17:14:11
Hi Ed002, Ed018. Any news on Malouda, Kakuta, beneoune(not sure spelling) or loan out anybody?
Thanks . Peter Tomic {Ed002's Note - At least two will leave - probably all three.}

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If they were to leave would replacements be brought in. 1 out 1 in. Webster.

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Thank you Ed002. I am happy your back.
Peter Tomic {Ed002's Note - We will see how it goes Peter.}

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Hazard for malouda, marin for kakuta and oscar for benayoun like that you mean

curt

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Ed002, I hope everything goes the way you wish. I wanted to add some words,...but Ed018 said: stop welcoming.. Ed002 and so.... but anyway... brief note..your great Ed002. 2 ton thank you.
Peter Tomic {Ed018's Note - i said for all the whining about Ed002 to stop, believe me i'm glad he is back answering questions}

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Ed 018, I am so sorry; some words to avoid any misunderstanding. When I saw your note about poems and etc, I was embarrassed to write any brief note. That's it. You were around and really saved our site from collapsing by your concrete and correct notes. This is a fact-without any kind of exaggeration. This is the way I see both of you. Thank you Ed018. That's it
Peter Tomic {Ed018's Note - thanks man. i just needed for everyone to calm down a bit. hopefully everyone can behave themselves and Ed002 will stick around}

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Ed018.I understand it-You were absolutely right.Thanks Ed002,Ed018
Peter Tomic

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24 Aug 2012 13:40:42
Any idea if moses and cesar are available for saturday Webster
{Ed018's Note - Ceaser will be avalible, not sure that Moses will}

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Thanks ed018 and nice to see ed002 back. Webster

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Isn't it by 12pm today that the paperwork had to be in so that they could play this weekend? i think i saw that on here before from you Ed018. You're a top geezer {Ed018's Note - Ed002 had made a comment on that. As long as the paper work is in today he will be avalible for tomorrow, and i believe all of that has been done for Azpilicueta}

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Nice one cheers Ed!

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We havent actually signed moses anyway we still need to discuss personal terms with him

curt {Ed018's Note - correct Curt, it'll will get done though, but probably not in time for him to be included in the squad for tomorrow}

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To be honest id be surprised if he turns down the wages we will offer

curt

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24 Aug 2012 13:32:06
hi Eds

Has there been any progress on the Malouda front? Has he faound a club willing to take him off our hands yet?
Also as he will be allowed to leave does this mean he could leave after the English transfer window closes?

thanks
James {Ed018's Note - no not yet, although it remains a possibility that he will move on, and it really does need to happen}

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Yeah it really does need to happen.

thanks ed

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If Malouda was to leave do you think we may go for another midfielder.1 out 1 in {Ed018's Note - doubtful, we have brought in quite a few already}

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Do you know if the Brazilian transfer window is different to the European one i.e opening and closing so we don't have to worry about Malouda leaving in the next 7 days, cheers Ed's

Rich {Ed002's Note - The Brazilian window is closed for purchases but he can still move there as a free agent.}

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24 Aug 2012 12:46:22
Hi, I'm not a Chelsea fan just wondering if there's any truth about Sturridge to Liverpool.

Cheers.

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We've basically got one other striker. Why would we sell one of our most promising?
BlueDUDE

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The conversations I have had with Ed 002 boils down to if an acceptable offer is made hes available.
Guess that would be in the region of £15m plus which maybe more than you have available unless Carroll is sold.

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The club would not let us have just one striker for the season , even if we did sign cavani that would only leave us two. city and utd both have four as do most of the top flight teams. Studge will still be here come sept 1st.

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If Danny goes then we may well sign more than one striker.
Remember he is in the last year of his contract and there is a risk of him going for nothing next summer.

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Hope so, although even he couldn't ruin liverpool's squad much more..... ;D

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24 Aug 2012 12:03:51
Chelsea to bid for brazil u18 star Bruno SabiŠ of palmerias. However Palmerias may be reluctant to sell after a fine run of games for Sabia in the brazil youth team.

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Source!

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24 Aug 2012 11:48:20
Welcome back freelance rodeo clown / gentleman adventurer.

IB.

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24 Aug 2012 11:46:15
Hi ed as you have said all along Moses and cesar signed I hope you hit the hat-trick with cavani I am a bit worried about Sturridge his body language isn't great at the minute and with more speculation about him leaving is there any truth in it and will we look to replace him too , for me as a young man being in this squad with the talent around him he should thrive not sulk
Cheers
Mickeydroyledge

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24 Aug 2012 11:39:43
expect a big money man signing on deadline, Jay J

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24 Aug 2012 11:19:37
2 signings down 1 to go.

Personally I hope its Hulk but I certainly wouldnt be dissapointed with Cavani or Schrulle or Falcao or whoever*

*To a point obviously

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I agree and think hulk or either of them would be a great addition to the squad

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Not sure about hulk plays well in portugese league plays poor for brazil i dont know if he would thrive here cavani would hes the closest player to didier out there althogh hulk wouldnt threten torres because he can play in various positions just want us to
Hurry up and sign 1 !!

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Lots of great players have been signed from Porto over the years not just for us

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I expect there to be 2 more signings, a striker(obviously) and a midfielder(if benayoun,malouda and meireles leave).

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Schurlle won't sign for us. The other two are distinct possibilities although it would be no surprise if we did not sign anyone else this transfer window.

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24 Aug 2012 11:19:36
Hi All, Its official we have completed the signing of cesar azpilicueta.
True CFC

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24 Aug 2012 11:13:58
BBC: Chelsea sign Cesar Azpillicueta. I am still trying to get my head round this deal. So he will replace Bosingwa in the squad but people seem sure he will also take Ivanovic's place as right-back. I admit he can be a bit flimsy in defense but as an out and out bombing forward defender he is awesome. I think he is a good buy as he will increase the competition in the defense places. Bosingwa never posed a threat to other defenders.

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Ivanovic wants to play CB. He is a CB and only wants to fill in at RB. He was bought as a CB and the Ed's have explained this multiple times.

Azpillicueta will be first choice, probably, and Ivanovic only wants to play there for cover.

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Ivanovic is without a doubt first choice right-back. Azpilicueta is there to add competition. Bosingwa played 40 something games last season cause of injuries, fitness and suspensions so you can expect Azpilicueta to play a similar amount. He will push Brana for that right-back spot if he performs well or if Brana is needed at centre-back.

If Ivanovic was so unhappy at right-back, don't you think he would have handed in a transfer request or something? He clearly doesn't have a problem playing there

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Have you not seen how many goals he has scored. When playing as RB or LB you have the opportunity to go forward. Ivanovic has succeeded in that on multiple occasions. As a CB he would be encouraged to stay back a bit. To be honest I don't think he would be as good as say Luiz or Cahill.

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Ivanovic is a centre back. He's only covering.

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24 Aug 2012 11:12:04
Chelsea have ended their search for a right-back with the signing of Cesar Azpilicueta from Marseille.

Azpilicueta, 22, fills the gap in Chelsea's squad created by the decision to release Jose Bosingwa earlier this summer.

Marseille have confirmed the transfer on their official website, but there are no details as to the transfer fee involved or the length of contract he has signed. Reports this week suggested the fee is in the region of £7 million.

The defender played for Spain at London 2012 - where they surprisingly exited at the group stage - after missing out on selection for Euro 2012.

He made 41 appearances for Marseille last season, including eight in the Champions League, and scored one goal.

Prior to joining Marseille, he was a regular at Osasuna for three seasons, shifting into the backline after beginning life as a midfielder.

His arrival continues Chelsea's summer spending spree, with Victor Moses and another striker expected to also make the move to Stamford Bridge before the transfer window slams shut.

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24 Aug 2012 11:10:03
Just broke on talk sport news is that Azipilicueta is now a Chelsea player, CFC since 78

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24 Aug 2012 11:05:18
Marseille have said azpilcueta has joined Chelsea !! Moses and azpilcueta in two day's, now one last target a striker, I think cavani will come in and will be confirmed with next 3 days

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24 Aug 2012 10:50:16
a web site are reporting that Cesar Azpilicueta has signed for Chelsea!

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24 Aug 2012 10:22:24
Going to try this again.

Dear Eds, can I make a suggestion that may make your lives and the regular users of this site lives easier. Why don't you have a static section of this site that you update as and when it is needed. So when we are in talks with a club about a player you put this info in a place that is easy to find and update as and when the status of that deal changes. This would surely stop repetive questions. It would also mean people like me wouldn't have to wade through acres of nonsense in the fruitless search of latest news, which is what puts people off using the search function. {Ed002's Note - We have tried it and it did not work. It does not stop the repeat questions.}

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Then the users of this site must be dense.

No offence fellow users.

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Why not write in big capitals letters use search function before asking

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ED002 welcome back mate, yet again with what has happened in the last 12 hours regarding Moses and Azpilicueta you have shown your the most reliable during the transfer window.

ELI

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Glad to see you are back ed002.

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Welcome partially back Ed002

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24 Aug 2012 10:07:41
ed018 will there be any players in/out after the moses, azpilicueta deals are done, we desperately need a frontman too cheers for your time, Jay

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There are obviously still targets. Hulk, Cavani and Schurrle spring to mind. Whether or not we can actually get a deal done is another question.

IB.

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24 Aug 2012 09:56:54
if we signed hulk and cavani we will be unplayable, wonder what the chances are.....

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Nah, it would be one of them, can't see the both of them joining. However, with either of them we would be un playable.

ELI

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Now that Moses looks close to completion I highly doubt we will get Hulk.

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Stranger things have happened...

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24 Aug 2012 09:54:25
Chelsea will attempt to sign Arsenal ls Theo Walcott in a swap deal with Daniel Sturridge as Chelsea feels his pace fits well with the managers counter attack tactics

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Wouldn't want sturridge to leave after his good passing perfomance on wednesday, plus we only have two strikers

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I hope that this comes about because we keep being linked with both these players and I do not want either

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Why not puzzled it would certainly be a step up from the likes of maxi and downing

curt

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Not being funny but this doesn't make nuch sense as Walcott probably ain't much faster than Sturridge and both have 1 year remaining on their contracts.

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Sturridge is surely quicker than theo!

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Id probably say walcott is fastest in the league to be honest but thats all hes good at no point having him running on a counter attack when he cant pass cross or shoot

curt

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24 Aug 2012 09:43:31
Big question is woud you be happy with £30 mill for Luiz?
Having seen he play on many many occassions I cant argue with his skills but he isnt a top top quality central defender. For me GC, JT and BI are ahead of him. I have always thought it would be worth giving him a go as a holding midfielder but that doest seem to be on the agenda.
So take the £30 mill(if indeed such an offer is on the table) buy a first choice right back and take a chance on one of the youngsters for 4th back up at CD. For once make a good profit on a player.
Thoughts

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40 mil and I would consider but he is a great defender and is only going to become better.

Best defender in the PL by 2014

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Id take it with out a doubt he to rash!

KevinCFC

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Are you forgetting how valuable he was during our champs league games?!

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I would definitely sell him for that amount and then spend that cash on hummels or another young but elite defender

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24 Aug 2012 08:08:38
are we gunna sign cavani?

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I REALLY REALLY HOPE SO CAVANI AND TORRES

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24 Aug 2012 08:03:47
sad news guys my cat who i have had for 9 years passed away.its so sad.

carPetman

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Condolences to you my feline loving friend.

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24 Aug 2012 11:00:37
soz to hear that and dont wanna b rude but that should be for your twitter not this page, no wonder edds arent bothering with the page to much J J

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WHO CARES

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24 Aug 2012 08:01:01
are we or any other club interested in alan dzagoev?
thanks
matt

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I believe when this was asked in the past the idea was that he may move in Jan but not his summer... I could be wrong but i believe this is what was said.

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He is in the last year of his contract at CSKA and can move in January for free. I think ED said Arsenal (amongst others) had shown interest in the past, and there is speculation at the minute Spurs are having a look him. Can't see us going in for him considering the players that have been added to the squad this summer.

Blue25

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24 Aug 2012 07:53:58
Hi ed apart from the 3 forwards spoken of hulk cavani and shurrie , is there any others were looking at as all three of these seen to have complications , and you have said yourself we all know we need another striker .
Cheers
Muckeydroyledge

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I think Shurrle is of the table, his club have said no and he is not desperate to leave.

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I agree with you and with Porto playing hardball as usual and napoli nit wanting to lose cavani with not a lot of time to replace him , the club must have something up there sleive

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24 Aug 2012 06:28:40
Javi martinez transfer to byern has broken down! Please god let us sign him! Just wot we need


KevinCFC

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Would be nice.
But expect city to bid by sunday for him.

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Fellaini would be fantastic and 10 to 15 million cheaper

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24 Aug 2012 00:50:35
THIS IS A JOKE , OUR QUESTIONS ARE NOT GETTING ANSWERED ! ED 018 I KNOW YOU DO AS MUCH AS YOU CAN BUT WE NEED ANOTHER , WHY CANT ANOTHER ED COME IN TO REPLACE ED 002 FOR THE TIME BEING .. MAKES A BITTA SENSE DONT YOU THINK ?!?! {Ed018's Note - Ed002 will be back soon stop panicing. We signed Moses like he said, Azpilicueta is close like he said and we continue to pursue a striker. Stop acting like your missing out on some top secret information}

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Well Ed 018 , you must know a bit , I heard today our bid for Azpi was rejected so will we pursue him and follow up ? Pretty sure it's just a load a BS tho !
Cheers !
CFC ! {Ed018's Note i question the info that came out today saying that a 4 million bid was rejected. not sure where chelsea would think a bid that low would get them. either way i expect them to continue this pursuit and eventually secure the deal}

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Ed018 you're doing a fantastic job lad.

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"This Is a joke our questions are not being answered" Hey maybe you should stop asking the same questions everyday, and scroll down. Ed has gone over who our targets are 100s of time.

Scruffy

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We got ed18 hes doing a great job in ed002 absence

curt

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Calm down you lunatic

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007 secret information ?

Blue con

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24 Aug 2012 00:46:57
Eds, would you happen to know when chelsea's representitives might have a meeting with either porto or napoli regarding cavani or hulk joing chelsea?

Thank you {Ed018's Note - Monaco maybe}

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24 Aug 2012 00:04:16
Editors,i think what you are doing is not the BEST,U didn't make this page ENJOYABLE any more,INSTEAD of that why don't you CLOSED the page DOWN?since three days ago everything is just boring without editor,MAN THINK WELL {Ed018's Note - if everyone can focus on Chelsea and football the page will be fine. people arguing over pointless rubbish and writing poems for Ed002 is whats making the page a problem at the moment. and your contributing with this nonsense post. if it's that bad then stay away. plenty of people are getting on just fine here}

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Well said ed018.

Mikeyblue

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Did someone leave their computer on and their 5 year old child write this? This is the most painful thing i've read in a while!

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23 Aug 2012 23:13:01
My prediction for the rest of the transfer window:

Moses to be confirmed in the next couple of days. £9m
Azpilicueta to be completed early next week. £7.5m
A striker (Cavani/Falcao/Schurrle) big money deadline day move. £25m+

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Forget falcao, it won't happen, Anzi are willing to pay 50mil and ge has never said he was remotely interested in moving. Hulk and Cavani remain our best chances...

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Falcao is more likely than Hulk.

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So basically your predictions are what we have been getting told from the Eds for weeks, thanks Mystic Meg

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