Chelsea Rumours Archive August 09 2011

 

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09 Aug 2011 23:29:34
chelsea to offer benayoun as bait to lure modric. Source: daily mail personally prefer benayoun

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If we could get Modric for £25m and Benayoun then i see this as a good deal tbh.

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Id give them £35m and Malouda and Kalou just to get rid of them.

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Have alot doubts this is true but I believe swapping kalou or Anelka would be better than swapping benayoun


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09 Aug 2011 20:25:26
Hey Eds, has there been interest in Florent Malouda if yes then which teams. I know he's looking for staying @ Chelsea but i think the club would rather sell him but maybe i could be wrong, afterall he was a standout player in the Premier League in 2010. One more question, for how much do u think he could be sold.

Cheers - Amazing site {Ed002's Note - I expect Malouda to stay.}

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09 Aug 2011 19:59:28
ED02 is it true Etoo has agreed to join Anzhi on a massive offer now they have to agree a feww with Inter? {Ed002's Note - Sorry, I have been out, but perhaps.}

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09 Aug 2011 22:33:21
Hi Eds. Wouldn't the purchase of Modric have huge effect on McEachrans chances this season....isn't Josh regarded as starting XI quality just yet? Cheers {Ed018's Note - i dont think josh is ready to be a starter every week just yet, i do expect him to see much more action though. and if its been AVB's plan to bring in another midfielder then they already have an understanding on how they want to use josh}

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09 Aug 2011 22:20:16
as we talk about wingers.. e.g hazard/di maria -- is lucas piazon planned to be a winger, or is a winger still needed {Ed018's Note - he is an attacking mid but i did see him play behind the striker on the left in a Brazil U-17 match}

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09 Aug 2011 21:28:23
I think the signings we have made are not huge names now but have the potential to be huge players in years to come.
The only position I think we desperately need to strengthen is LW if we are going to play 4-3-3.
Di Maria or hazard would be good options.ED do you think utd would be interested in selling nani as he would be perfect.Also his playing time maybe cut short with young/Valencia the favoured option for fergie.
By getting some quality wingers,that would give our midfielders more space and would stretch defences,something we didn't do enough last season.Also would just like to say I'm very impressed with the performances of Sturridge and Josh in pre-season. {Ed018's Note - i dont think United want to sell Nani and if they did he would be out of England}

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09 Aug 2011 20:23:43
Sky sports have claimed we may be intrested in guarin from Porto.

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09 Aug 2011 19:45:51
Hi Ed's - In your opinion do you feel AVB is content with the sqaud he has or do you see a few twists before transfer windows shuts. Thanks {Ed018's Note - i still feel like another player will come in, he must be pretty content because he hasn't been getting rid of many players and bring in a bunch of new ones.}

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I still think 2-3 players will arrive and 2 -3 will leave {Ed018's Note - its possible, its just to hard to know for sure}

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09 Aug 2011 19:36:02
apart from modric and fernando, what are chelsea's other targets for midfield?

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Seriously. read the whole page before asking dumbass questions, these are all discussed regularly on here. in the time it would take for a reply, you could just find out yourself.

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09 Aug 2011 20:09:12
Chelsea FC are ready to step up in their attempts to try and land Real Madrid winger Ángel di María despite being told by the Spanish giants last month that the player is not currently for sale. Any truth to the tory ed? {Ed018's Note - unless Madrid are willing to sell, it would probably take a fee that Chelsea are unwilling to pay, so i'm not sure what stepping up there efforts really mean in this}

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09 Aug 2011 19:10:36
Is it just me or does anyone else think
we would be stupid to let Sturridge
go on loan, he will certainly score
more goals than Anelka and probably
Drogba.

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09 Aug 2011 18:59:22
preparing bid for di maria according to footybunker

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09 Aug 2011 18:00:45
Any chance of a move for Samir Nasri if others fail? eds {Ed002's Note - No.}

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09 Aug 2011 16:13:09
Hey Ed, do you know of any current interest in Douglas Costa? Hes a CAM as i understand it, which is a void that needs filling @ the club and i think he would be able to be utilized on the wing too, if need be. Looks a great prospect, young, cheaper than others we have been looking at, and brazilian, so the rest of the samba players should help him settle if he were to come.

Also, any news on hazard being linked? {Ed002's Note - Refer to earlier answers.}

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09 Aug 2011 16:11:47
ed could we give money and rogba for pato wud they accept
bersculonis daughter who said patos not unsellable every1 has a price and she was rumoured to b dating pato {Ed002's Note - It is tough to understand what you are saying, but I think you are saying, if we kidnap Barbara Berlusconi and offer her, Drogba and an indeterminable amount of money to AC Milan, will the give us Pato? Probably, but I am not so sure it is an ethically acceptable way of transfer dealing.}

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Haha great answer from Ed002 :D

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He's gotta have a little fun with the lazy @sses that can't take the time to type out whole words

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09 Aug 2011 15:39:08
Chelsea will make a shock £35million bid for Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder after admitting defeat in their efforts to prize Luka Modric away from Tottenham. Any truth to this rumor ed? {Ed002's Note - Is this a rumour or something off Twitter or a Blog? I really cannot respond to random items found off the internet. It is not a good use of my time, sorry.}

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This is coming from two websites caught offside and fanatix. {Ed002's Note - Fanatix is a blog. I would suspect if you check caughtoffside that their source is a blog - at fanatix.}

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So does this mean that they are unrealible sources?

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What do you think?

Caught offside is about as reliable as Kalou in front of goal-not at all...

Rowey

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Wages too high. not possible.
modric seems to be the cheapest possibility in terms of wages...

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09 Aug 2011 14:41:30
ED02 any news on AC Milan planning a bid for Drogba? As Cassano will be leaving? {Ed002's Note - Nope.}

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09 Aug 2011 14:35:32
{Ed002's Note - Zhirkov was injured more than half of his time at the club and has left because being in England was impacting his international prospects. It was his decision. I don't see Luiz playing at LB and PF has only done so when other options are not available. I cannot answer why AVB has an interest in another left sided defender.}

Ed, i'm aware of Zhirkov's fate while at Blues, but why was he bought for this much in the first place is what i can not understand. We have also bud for Coentrao, now looking at Perreira. There must be some logic before AVB and now with him at the helm.

It is widely consisered that we have hole on the right and we do nothing about it (on all the right side), but continue buying, bidding, scouting for mega expensive keft sided wing backs. Any other ideas maybe?

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09 Aug 2011 14:22:55
i say give santos what they want if its 45 mil give them 20 now and 25 in january when he comes it may well be being held to ransom but the shirt sales he will generate aswell as the incredible talent he already posseses not to mention what he will achieve when he LEAVES his teens ... if adam johnson can be got id say get him aswell homegrown and has bags of ability if not malouda hopefully can hold it down for 1 more season ... if we do get neymar and johnson we literally wont need to sign anyone other than maybe squad players for the forseeable future {Ed002's Note - It is not that simple. (1) the price has gone up; (2) further demands have been made; (perhaps the player won't come; (shirt sales do not go to the club ....}

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09 Aug 2011 14:01:09
ED002: Dear Ed please explain if you can, coz' i'm a little lost over this. It is fair to say we have the best left back in the world. For arguments sake - one of the top and surely a top performer for us. He's at a good enough age to play at this level for at least a couple of seasons.

Two seasons ago we have invested 18 million pounds for his back-up in Zhirkov on Guus advice. Never understood the move, and it took the club a couple of seasons to assess the fact that there was no actual need of his. Grant - he played a few games in the middle and a few up front. Some even good ones. But i would expect at least that from someone who cost us this much.

So finally we ship him out. Have two absolutely magnificent prospects in van Aanholt and Ryan Bertrand, make one available for loan and one would suspect keep the other to groom him, give him cup games, substittute action, a start here ant there. Considering that both Ferreira and David Luiz are capable of providing cover at the left, i would suspect we are fully covered on our left side.

But now i'm reading that we are about to invest into a Uruguayain left back as a replacement for Zhirkov?? I just hope it is bollocks, as i can't comprehend why would anyone including the oil rich guys would invest some 20+ millio n into a back up which don't even need? Please advise, where is the logic, especially when we have glaring needs all over the park, right side, anyone? {Ed002's Note - Zhirkov was injured more than half of his time at the club and has left because being in England was impacting his international prospects. It was his decision. I don't see Luiz playing at LB and PF has only done so when other options are not available. I cannot answer why AVB has an interest in another left sided defender.}

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09 Aug 2011 13:47:03
Hi Ed, Great work.
Your probably sick of this but it was rumoured last week that another bid for Modric was to be tabled.Has this been delayed due to Lukaku deal and the Internationals happening tomorrow. Or is this likely to go to the wire like Carrick and Berbs. Sorry if i'm repeating other comments, been away. {Ed002's Note - I have no knowledge of any bids being made for Modric.}

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09 Aug 2011 12:48:21
Hi ed , Rangers fan here , Scottish media stating AVB is willing to loan us at least one player for a season due to his close friendship with gers coaching staff . Media speculation is mceachrean or sturridge but personally feel they are too good to go on loan to Scottish football . Any ideas who they might be ? Cheers. Good luck for the season {Ed002's Note - No idea at all. It certainly won't be Sturridge. Decisions over loans are still pending with only Bruma and Bertrand confirmed as loanees. Bertrand has no confirmed destination that I am aware of - although Portsmouth are keen.}

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Hi guys.....also heard this and it was Benayoun's name that came up?? thoughts Ed? Ger4life {Ed002's Note - Doubtful.}

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Thank you, thought so.....Ger4life

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09 Aug 2011 12:39:49
Hi Ed. Just wondering if u think the riots in london will have any major consequences with regard to players joining us especially since games are being cancelled at the moment.? {Ed002's Note - No they won't have any impact. I suspect disruption to this weeks games, but that is all.}

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09 Aug 2011 12:22:49
I know Chelsea formation has been 4-3-3 for quite some while and there's a lot of talk about whether Torres or Drogba plays. Why don't we consider changing our formation? Width isn't our department we are gifted in so it would make sense to change. Two other formations I think would work would be, 4-3-1-2 or 4-1-2-1-2. ED and other users what do you think? {Ed002's Note - I have no interest in formations or discussing them - rather like AVB - who equally thinks folks are misled about formations as they constantly need to adapt during a match. I recall a discussion once where it was decided that the only time formations could be considered fixed was at kick off.}.

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09 Aug 2011 12:21:39
Ed002 i know this is not exactly your kind of question. But do you know how comfortable Van Aanhalt is at playing on the right? {Ed002's Note - No idea, sorry.}

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09 Aug 2011 11:43:22
ed any truth in inkoom rumours {Ed002's Note - I don't know how serious they are. I know little of the player. He was in Switzerland for a while at Young Boys or Basel. Perhaps an Emanelo favourite.}

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09 Aug 2011 09:50:21
Hey Ed thanks for dealing to all our questions is there any more news on Fernando is he any closer to signing? Cheers {Ed002's Note - There is nothing new.}

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09 Aug 2011 07:44:29
Ed. any truth chelsea are moving for alvaro perreira of porto. Thanks {Ed002's Note - I know that he has been considered as a replacement for Zkirkov but I am also aware that at least one influential person has reservations about how he would fit in.}

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Is he a left winger or a left back ED02? {Ed002's Note - Actually he is more of a traditional left wing back.}

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If we sign this player we are crazy and wasting money Ok Zhirkov has gone but we have either Bertrand or PVA to cover who are good enough.


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09 Aug 2011 07:19:16
ED,
just a query...
the Premier League starts from this Saturday...
we are still in hunt for an attacking midfielder and a left winger.
if we sign players after the season starts, can they play in the Champions League?
if we sign Modric later (let's say), can he play the CL for Chelsea?
please clarify.
Thanks. {Ed002's Note - They can play in the Champions League as long as they have not previously played for a side that is still in the competition.}

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I think we should b lookin 4 a ryt winger as we dont have 1

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09 Aug 2011 04:53:49
Hey Ed do you think Lukaku will play much games this season ? {Ed002's Note - I cannot sensibly quantify the number of games he will play. I would expect more appearances as a substitute than a starter.}

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What kind of person asks a question like that.

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09 Aug 2011 01:24:40
can anyone tell me what happens now regarding lukaku, he had his medical today i know but, has he passed it and just have to discuss personal terms or what? did he even pass it? {Ed018's Note - i believe he is due back Thursday to finalize everything. the medical went fine}

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Oh good, thanks for the reply ed, look forward to seeing this young lad and sturridge ripping defences apart in the future

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