Chelsea Rumours Archive July 29 2011

 

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29 Jul 2011 19:51:55
ED018 what do you know of the Pastore deal media have it split at the moment? {Ed018's Note - at this point i know what you know. There were meetings today but i havent heard anything worth while since then.}

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I have been nervous all day hoping some news will come out i hope to god we strike a deal

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I wouldnt say the media has it split mate, nearly all sources claim that he will sign for PSG. Unfortunately for us weve again dragged our feet when it comes to signing a deal and again got outgunned by another club

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All the players that would improve our team will have gone by the time we start buying will Lakuku improve our team? No....typical Chelsea poor transfer policy shocking {Ed018's Note - Lukaku will be for the future and i consider to be a very important signing, but i agree that they need to bring in 2 players this season that will have immediate impact.}

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Mate i no you have been asked this several times but with us playin 4-3-3 we need a winger man city wont sell adam johnson to us Mata is a no go realistically the only other viable option who can play both right and left flank are Hulk And Hazard {Ed018's Note - yes it makes sense that we need at least one winger. AVB did say he will play with 3 true forwards up top though so im not sure what he may be thinking. I'd expect Sturridge to get a good chance at RW or RF this year. I'd be happy with Hulk, Johnson needs to mature a bit, and Hazard seems content to stay in France for another season}

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Do you think Josh Mc will go on loan? And do you think Lamps will play 30 plus games? we need a succesor to the great man {Ed018's Note - At this point, no. I think we will need a good contribution from him this season, and i do thin this kid is gonna be great. Lamps, its hard to say. he needs to stay healthy first and foremost, but obviously he is slowing down a bit, can't help but wonder if AVB playing him in the holding role last match is a sign of things to come}

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Does AVB play with 2 holding mids normally he hasnt seen Ramires yet i thought he would play in the holding role with 2 men in front creating chances {Ed018's Note - well he has played a variety of formations in preseason, at Porto he used one holding mid, which was Fernando}

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29 Jul 2011 18:07:01
metro reporting we are in for m'villa, good on FM but is he good in real life?
p.s im just reporting what metro says so dont slaughter me ed

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29 Jul 2011 18:17:06
any updates on modric? {Ed018's Note - nothing right now}

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29 Jul 2011 17:55:32
Il Corriere dello Sport claims Pastore has agreed to sign a contract with the French side worth around 4.5 million per annum. The transfer fee is said to be around 42m.


HOWEVER it aint over till its over ... so fingers crossed ... ed just keep us posted about the signing ...

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29 Jul 2011 16:57:15
Everyone should stop asking the pastore questions eds know as much as we do, agents are discussing it with chelsea reps now within next few hours we will find out how the talks went and late tonight or early morning tomorow you'll find out he has signed for, heres all the information you need now everyone can stop asking these questions. {Ed02's Note - There are no discussions going on with Chelsea right now.}

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I believe there are Palmero Offside has reported this, their bad.

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Fact is, psg beat us in the bidding, says it all when a groupstage champs league team has more ambition than a club with a billionaire owner

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Yeah Agreed, Chelsea should of bidded up, Chelsea are missing out on everyone we'll be going for fourth if were lucky this season.

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29 Jul 2011 16:54:44
Zamparini and the palermo sporting director have said the Pastore deal is imminent within the next few hours who will he sign for ed02 {Ed02's Note - Give me a break.}

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Just wait then

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Is this a rumours forum or an "ed 002" knows it all forum? ether way, your replies are rude and arrogant mate {Ed02's Note - In what way. I have tried to be honest. You can't even sign your posts. So please eaxplan.}

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Awnswer the questions ed its your job {Ed02's Note - Why is it "my job". Why are you a moronic vegetable who cannot sign their posts You are as I see from your multple abusive posts why the Editors make no effort.?}

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Why does everyone abuse ed anyway. Imagine if a small 6 year old boy kept asking for something that's right infront of him but is to lazy to get it. Just scroll down the page and you will most probably find your answer.

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29 Jul 2011 16:44:51
Talksport are the only site reporting Pastore to join PSG.
Metro reporting agent still in discussions with us
Until it's 100% and on the Skysports Infobar were still in with a shout...
We are seriously the better option and we have to go the extra mile for this guy

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The problem is he may see psg as a short term option for a year or two where he can earn double what chelsea would pay him and get his ideal move to a spanish or italian giant :(

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29 Jul 2011 16:43:42
ED002 is bosingwa to have an contract extension? {Ed02's Note - I don't know - he is contracted to next summer I think.}

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29 Jul 2011 16:41:36
Ed, with regards to the Pastore thing, do you believe that any deal may be finalised today or it will just become apparent where his next destination will be? ta {Ed02's Note - I have no idea - it is impossible to guess at timescales.}

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29 Jul 2011 16:29:50
I dont understand why chelsea arent signing or bidding for some of europes top talent. Apparently AVB has a warchest of 100m if he wants to spend it.

Pastore - £40m
Hazard - £19m
Gregory Van Der Wiel - £5m + Bosingwa
Romelu Lukaku - £19m + Gael Etoch Season Long Loan
Luka Modric - £22m + Mikel
Juan Mata - £15m
Kevin De Bruyne - £9m Season Long Loan To Genk

I believe any of these signings is easily possible i would encourage AVB and Chelsea to get moving before we lose out on any of our targets :( {Ed02's Note - There is no war chest. There is no interest in some of these players but the is in others and bids have been made for some. However, this is not like a computer game.}

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Agreed with ed02's, cant see all these getting done in 31 days only player that looks likely currently is pastore, others I doubt in this transfer window

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Yes to the pastore, hazard and mata rumour but modric is not woth 37million

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29 Jul 2011 16:27:54
Ed, any news of the meeting of Chelsea with Pastore agent? {Ed02's Note - Please see earlier answers.}

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29 Jul 2011 16:27:54
Ed, any news of the meeting of Chelsea with Pastore agent? {Ed02's Note - Please see earlier answers.}

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29 Jul 2011 15:56:10
hey ed 002
do you think after what has happened between pastore and chelsea today do you think chelsea might do one of these three things:

1)make a final improved bid for modric

2)put an offer in for jauo moutinho

3) finnaly try and get scott parker on a season loan deal to chelsea where he would return to west ham if they got promoted back into the premier league next season {Ed02's Note - No idea, sorry.}

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29 Jul 2011 15:38:41
ed 002 has there been any bids made from chelsea for jauo moutinho and aturo vidal? {Ed02's Note - No and Vidal has already moved once this summer.}

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29 Jul 2011 15:30:54
Ed, Talk Sport are stating that Pastore has almost joined PSG and have won the race to sign him. In your opinion is talk sport a reliable source. Thanks {Ed02's Note - I gave my opinion earlier on where we are. ARe cannot comment on TalkSport.}

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Wouldnt even be surpriced if talksport writes that just to spite us.. they seem to hate chelsea

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29 Jul 2011 15:12:41
hey ed
i am so frustrated with the situation regarding javier pastore.
i was reading on talksport as i was shocked at what i heard from the other notes and it says "villas-boas dealt blow as psg pip chelsea to pastore."
it is set to be because psg have offered an extra 5 million euro's. did you know anything about this {Ed02's Note - See earlier posts.}

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29 Jul 2011 15:11:48
From what is understood chelsea are offering 40 mil euros which is about £35 mil PSG are offering 43 mil euros which is bout 37.5 mil and a 4 mil euros salary {Ed02's Note - The salary is a little higher and critically net of tax. So about double what Chelsea would offer.}

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Any new info ED002 have the meetings with agents finished? {Ed02's Note - I have not heard anything at all. I have explained that the only matter put in front of Chelsea is to do with the financials and Chelsea are not in a position to match the wages PSG have on offer. I don't know that he has signed with PSG as everyone here is suggesting. Perhaps it will become clearer this evening or tomorrow. I will not be in a position to post updates for a few hours so someone else can deal with the panic attacks. But please try no to believe everything you read on the internet. Wait for a statement from one of the clubs.}

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Thanks once again Ed 002 for really explaining it all in a nutshell as to why Pastore would even consider PSG.Im surprised the tabloid hacks dont just plagiarize your posts that way their readers would think they really do know something about what goes on in the murky world of football transfers.
Tax free salaries are certainly a powerful bargaining tool. {Ed02's Note - Interestingly, you have really nailed it with the after tax salary comment. Aside from Manchester City, English clubs can not mach the higher end continental wages and have to offer up "packages" of equivalent value. Chelsea have typically structured these based on performance and resale value - so the player gets a % of his resale price above a certain value. The trouble is, many of the agents want to push for the short term solution which sees money paid during the contract as salary.}

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But chelsea can offer Champions league football surely this must be taken into thier consideration

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Chelsea offer better football( champions league) and better players and chelsea would end up offerimg more than two million in wagesthats less than 50,000 a year

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29 Jul 2011 15:04:23
ed 002 is there or has there been interest in michel bastos of lyon? {Ed02's Note - Yes periodically.}

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Imo he would be a quality purchase but cant see it happening

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29 Jul 2011 14:35:22
ed are your notes that you post scheduled or whenever you recieve new information {Ed02's Note - Sorry, I don't understand the question. Much depends where in the world I am. There will be better information under certain circumstances than others.}

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I meant are your notes a weekly/monthly occurance or random when you get information {Ed02's Note - As and when there is anything worth reporting I guess. Depending on my strange mood things I may not say anything at all. I have not considered making stuff up but may start doing that to amuse myself aswell.}

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29 Jul 2011 14:18:49
Hey Ed, Apparently Pastore's agent is flying into london today to discuss and finalise the deal hopefully looks like we might get our man . {Ed02's Note - And have you read any of the other posts today?}

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Ed002 by your comment are you suggesting that psg signing pastore is a valid story or still 50 - 50 {Ed02's Note - No I was suggesting reading the other comments before writing this comment. I thought it was clear what I suggested.}

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Alright keep yer wig on misunderstanding

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29 Jul 2011 13:59:41
Ed002. Why did we drop our interest in Sneijder? {Ed02's Note - I don't know that there was that much interest in the player and I suspect Chelsea would not be willing to match his wages.}

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Allright thanks. Do you know how big the difference there is between Modric and Sneijders demands? {Ed02's Note - I know nothing of the Modric situation at all.}

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29 Jul 2011 13:59:03
Ive just been on the talk sport website and the news of Javier Pastore is just rehashed information that we already no. I wouldnt suggest that anything has be confirmed yet at all. I would be heavily dissapointed if we cant sign Pastore due to the lack of creativity we have at Chelsea. The wings is also another area of real concern. We need to be doing more than watching or monitoring the situation of players and start putting out feeler bids and actual concrete offers on talent. Players such as Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and even Thiago Alacantara seem to be available at the right price. It is the last year we can spend big, we dont need to be bidding 60/70m for messi or ronaldo but 15/20 m for the players above. Please chelsea bid and sign these players up before our competition signs them.

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29 Jul 2011 13:39:34
Hey Ed, some news just came in from talksport just now, and they said:

"New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to miss out on yet another major transfer target, with Palermo s Javier Pastore on the verge of a move to Paris St Germain."

What do you make of this Ed? Thanks

{Ed02's Note - We knew that he would join one club or the other.}

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Has he agreed to join psg then ed02? {Ed02's Note - I don't know. We knew that he was not keen on a move to England and the thought is that the wages offered by PSG are significantly higher than Chelsea would pay the perhaps he will.}

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When will a decision likely to made? is his agent currently in talks with both clubs or yet to meet? {Ed02's Note - They have met with Chelsea and were in discussions with PSG's owners over lunch.}

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Reports are saying we are 55-45 in favour of signing him

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Any idea what was said? {Ed02's Note - No, but I suspect it was a further request for Chelsea to bid higher and a request for wages which Chelsea have already said they will not pay.}

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Whats your gut feeling ED02 where do you think he will end up? {Ed02's Note - Probably PSG. I would guess that Chelsea are not going to go close on wages.}

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29 Jul 2011 13:37:15
Pastore will not be joining Chelsea we have been out bid by psg

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29 Jul 2011 13:35:53
Ed as you say we have no interest in mata anymore would that be because we are in negotiations with someone else who plays on the wings? {Ed02's Note - No, not because of that.}

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Then what is the reason we have a lack of interest In him? {Ed02's Note - There is no explicit reason, just a decision not to make a bid.}

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29 Jul 2011 13:17:25
hey ed, wouldn't ganso cost about as much as pastore? If so, might we take a chance on him if we fail in our bid for pastore, as his talent is unquestionable, it would give us a slightly better chance of getting neymar due to the Brazilian influence and although he has no experience in europe, pastore only has experience in playing at a small club, not a big one like chelsea so he would also be a gamble. Thanks {Ed02's Note - Ganso has his heart set on AC Milan and will likely move there next summer. Chelsea, PSG, Anzhi and others have enquired to no avail. Clubs can not just simply buy any player they want.}

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29 Jul 2011 13:14:15
so just to clear things up ed u said earlier no longer any interest in mata so there is zero chance of us signing him this summer? {Ed02's Note - I would not think there is zero chance, but as we stand at present, there is not going to be any further consideration of the player.}

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29 Jul 2011 13:00:23
Ed, do you know if we can expect anything progressive from the meeting with Simonian? and roughly when the meeting is? thanks {Ed02's Note - I am not going to guess if or when anything will be heard from either meeting.}

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29 Jul 2011 12:46:40
Ed002: you are right the trasfer window still has a month to run, while the stoke game is two weeks away. I would suggest no need to panic, other than our targets being unavailable, too expensive for our valuation, or most painfuly signing elswhere. Nothing much to cheer, if frankly.

I suspect you are aware of Simonians meeting today, but whom is he talking to if Gourlay and Buck are in Honk Kong. Is it Emenalo? If so then good ridance. {Ed02's Note - It is not Emanalo so don't worry.}

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HA Tell me he's meeting with our isreali "super agent" ... {Ed02's Note - To the best of my knowledge, there are no Israeli's involved in the meeting.}

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29 Jul 2011 12:38:25
When is this alleged meeting regarding pastore ? {Ed02's Note - "Alleged"? There are meetings with both Cheslea and PSG in London today.}

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29 Jul 2011 12:06:25
Ed, are you worried about the way chelsea havent brought anyone in yet (apart from oriel and thibaut)? {Ed02's Note - And Lucas Paiazon and a couple of youngstrers. No, the transfer window is not even half way through.}

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29 Jul 2011 12:05:50
Can anyone tell me how old Petr Cech is? Thanks {Ed02's Note - 29 - and why didn't you just Google him?}

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Hahahha Wow, in all my time of monitoring the site, i have Never come a question just like that...

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29 Jul 2011 11:45:15
Pastore looking more likely to join psg. god knows why. Is it because of money ?? Cheers

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Accoding to a couple of sources he might not want to be in England, a i dont really understand it, if he doesnt want to move to Chelsea he might as well stay with Palermo, going to PSG would be a step down in my opinion. And from the point of view of looking to the future the English and Italian league have far better exposure than the french league. I just dont get it. If he doesnt come i hope we have another option other than Modic, i would hate us to panic buy him for 30+mill. {Ed02's Note - He will certainly be leaving Palermo. Whilst you have a low opinion of the French League others, fortunately, do not.}

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29 Jul 2011 11:43:11
Ed2 is it true that Pastore's agent is in London to see Chelsea? {Ed02's Note - Yes, but Simonian is not only in London to see Chelsea but also PSG.}

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29 Jul 2011 11:31:57
If buy out clauses do not apply overseas why dont we bid for hulk ?? Cheers {Ed02's Note - Porto can still ask anything they wish for the player.}

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29 Jul 2011 10:55:03
ED you keep telling us we are watching players, which is what I don't understand.why the he'll are we watching players instead of putting bids in.
Mats is available 15m for someone of his quality is a bargain.
Neymar is not interested otherwise he would be pushing for a move.
Pastore still possible.But could be beaten by a championship quality team in PSG
Modric who I would like to seejust for the sake of buying someone, but is not worth 35m
Falcao who buy dragging our feet will now cost us 20m more than his original price.
Hazard looks a quality player, but now it looks as though Barcelona are showing an intrest
What we need to do is put our money where are mouth is or be left behind by city and utd maybe even lfc.
If malouda and anelka won't find new clubs and want to stay picking up there big wages, then they need to be told there not going to be in the 25 man squad and maybe allow anelka a free with malouda going for about 5m.
I understand this is not championship manager but it's not hard to see our squad need help sooner rather than later.
I don't see city as a bigger club than us in fanbase and stadium income and sponsorship, so why can they pay aguero's wages but we cannot.I am confident on pastore, but one signing is far from what we need. {Ed02's Note - You say you understand that this is not championship manager - I don't think that you do at all.}

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29 Jul 2011 09:49:27
Ed will today be the day we fnd out if we are getting Pastore or not then ??

Also cannotbeleive AVB thinks the squad does'nt need a make-over , i'm all forgiving him a chance but dont give us that BS, when every CFC fan knew from mid las season what was needed for a successful season ahead. Adam Johnson , Turan or Di Maria isn't goingto win you the CL or the EPL i would take Mata over them any day for probably less money and less wages, and now it looks like Arsenal are getting a steal, the wole Chelsea transfer saga is become a little to much for us fans, so far we have only purchased players who are not even going to be playing this seasons, we need 1st team purchases and big ones at that lets hope we get a few if and when we capture Pastore, if we lose out on him to PSG the football world will be laughing at CFC

Apologies for the rant this was only supposed to be a single question about Pastore lol {Ed02's Note - I refer to earlier answers.}

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29 Jul 2011 09:43:39
seems that barcelona is trying to get Hazard (ESPN sources). I thought that after the buy of Sanchez they hadn't got more money... Barcelona's war chest was small this season

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29 Jul 2011 09:14:03
Hi Ed002

on sky sports its confirmed PSG have signed the palermo keeper Sirgiu (spelling) and at the end of the article it says they believed to be close to a deal for Pastore? is that just lazy press or do you think it has any substance? also do you think with them signing Menez, sissoko, matuidi would reduce the possibility of Pastore going der?

I honestly think that if Javier chooses them over us its his loss

blues for life {Ed02's Note - Nothing has changed overnight. Pastore will move to Chelsea or PSG unless a late bid arrives from elsewhere, which seems unlikely. Simonian has been trying to get both clubs to raise the bids and has been encouraging others to bid. He will have a meeting with Chelsea today. It some point we will find out what the decision is. As I said yesterday, reports that he had signed for PSG were premature.}

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Hi ED have Palermo accepted both clubs bids then? Personal terms worry me a bit do PSG have the capabilities to offer the player a deal we cant match?, a way which City did for Aguero. {Ed02's Note - As I understand it they would like more money. PSG can offer a good package for the player but the biggest issue still probably relates to his not being keen on a move to England.}

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29 Jul 2011 05:29:58
i know this has been posted on here like a million times but why the f**k are we not trying to sing f**king juan mata if he is only going to cost around 15 mil

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29 Jul 2011 05:01:54
Does anyone else hate the phrase "keeping a watching brief"? It seems our idea of a watching brief is watching the player go to another club, whilst doing nothing. It's getting really annoying, at least to me, especially with Mata seeming heading to arsenal. I know the eda say don't believe everything you hear, but I'm hearing it a lot... {Ed02's Note - I can probably help you as it looks like Chelsea have dropped any interest they had in Mata now.}

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29 Jul 2011 03:21:22
I know I'm p*ssing in the wind a bit but anything on Gareth bale. During champions league every top club un europe wanted him, any teams inquired about him. I love sturridge but 40 m plus sturridge?? Be nice hey. {Ed02's Note - Nothing.}

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29 Jul 2011 02:16:41
Hi ed, is there a possibitliy whether you can tell me if chelsea are looking for a winger? we all know they need one, just want to know your thoughts {Ed018's Note - we have been over the wingers many times on here, there is interest in Di Maria, has been interest in Turan. They are keeping a watch on Mata and apparently possibly Adam Johnson}

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29 Jul 2011 01:56:21
Hi Ed, we all know you don't like guessing but is this Pastore deal likely to happen or what? if Pastore goes to PSG over Chelsea he's showing a complete lack of ambition in my opinion. in the past Pastore has said he'd only leave Palermo for a big club, well I realise PSG have money but they're hardly a big club anymore. {Ed018's Note - i think we may have agood idea very soon}

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29 Jul 2011 01:39:07
Ed am I right in thinking that AVB is thinking of using Lampard in the holding role until Essien returns? Good idea if so as he can spray a 50 yard ball from a deeper position and drop it on either wing with his eyes closed. {Ed018's Note - it may be a good idea, but i do question lampards defensive abilities.}

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I agree Lampard is caught out alot when the opposition run at him

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29 Jul 2011 01:05:45
As of this moment, who are likeliest to sign pastore, chelsea or psg? {Ed018's Note - nobody knows}

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