Rooney or Not Rooney – That Is The Question

July 17, 2013

This morning saw an outbreak of consternation in the Twittersphere over reports that Chelsea had reportedly made a bid of £10 Million plus a player believed to be either David Luiz or Juan Mata in exchange for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. However, sanity was rapidly restored once everyone realised that it was highly unlikely that Chelsea would swap any player who is young, talented, integral part of the team such…


South America And The Future

August 28, 2011

The dust had barely settled on Chelsea’s 3-1 Premier League victory over Norwich City on Saturday when the Blues announced the signing of Ulises Dávila. The 20-year old Mexican joins on a five-year deal from Chivas Guadalajara and is the latest in a recent spate of interesting South and Latin American transfers which offer up some interesting talking points about the club’s transfer and scouting policies. From the moment Roman…


Romeu To Undergo Blues Medical

July 29, 2011

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas confirmed in his press conference this afternoon in Hong Kong that Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu is set to undergo a medical with Blues medical staff after a deal was struck with Barcelona. Newly-appointed chief physician Paco Biosca has travelled to Colombia to put Romeu through a series of tests ahead of finalising his move to London. The player is currently with the Spanish team for the…


In The News: Transfer Madness, Modric & Fan Favouritism

July 22, 2011

With pre-season now under way, footballers have returned from their summer sojourns, managers are again in gainful employment, and journos are pumping out their usual ill informed rubbish. Well, part from those who used to work for the News of the World at least. So we find ourselves raking over the news wires looking to see what changes may be afoot in the coming weeks as Villas Boas starts to imprint his…


A Transfer Window For The Ages

February 1, 2011

Oft-maligned, and for good reason, January transfer windows typically bring about much speculation and no shortage of hot air, but little by way of tangible product. The first business of 2011 has blown that out of the water. An unusually busy few weeks for Chelsea saw the club set a new British transfer record, acquire one of the world’s brightest young defensive talents, and allow a number of youngsters to…


Welcome To Chelsea, Fernando Torres

January 31, 2011

Chelsea have completed the signing of Fernando Torres from Liverpool for a UK record fee of £50million. Torres has reportedly signed a deal to stay at Stamford Bridge until 2016. Chelsea originally enquired about Torres in the summer, however despite the overtures from the club, the Spaniard elected to stay on Merseyside. However with their season collapsing, he submitted a transfer request in order to fulfil his quest for trophies….


Under The Radar

January 23, 2011

With Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka not firing on all cylinders within the last couple of months, my mind turned to a striker with whom nobody has really mentioned, or in fact has linked with Chelsea to my knowledge. Both Drogba and Anelka are now at an age where we should start looking for at least one, if not two proven goalscorers. In my opinion, both Sturridge and Kalou are…


January Sales And Risking The Kids…

January 7, 2011

January is the worst time to buy players. Clubs and managers are reluctant to break up squads, especially let their prize assets go when they are playing so well. But we are getting desperate now; Spurs and Arsenal are sitting above us and were in the Europa league spot with Sunderland and Bolton breathing down our necks. Wow, who would have thought that 6 games into the season? A new…


Ramires Deal Completed

August 13, 2010

Chelsea FC today announced that they have completed the signing of Ramires from Benfica, for a fee believed to be around £16.3 million. The initial hold up to the deal was due to the third party ownership of Ramires contract, held by one Kia Joorabchian, and understood to be 50% of the value of any sell on clause. Joorabchian had played a part in bringing the Brazilian to Benfica, and…


Ramires Granted Work Permit

August 12, 2010

News reaches us that Ramires has today been granted a work permit, and the £18 million deal to bring the Brazilian international to Chelsea should be concluded before the weekend. Chelsea have trailed Ramires throughout the close season and once Benfica agreed a fee to sell him to Chelsea, only a work permit stood in the way as Ramires didn’t automatically qualify for one. With the work permit now reportedly…