Chelsea Rumors & News

  • Dortmund exec: Chelsea wouldn’t sell us De Bruyne because they were salty over Lewandowski

    Pro Soccer Talk "Borussia Dortmund could’ve had Kevin De Bruyne in the fold if they had just forced Robert Lewandowski to choose Stamford Bridge of the Allianz Arena. That’s the claim from Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, who says his former star striker’s choice of Bayern Munich left Chelsea with a..." May 23

  • Atletico Madrid determined to STOP Chelsea's pursuit of star striker

    The Express "Atletico have slapped a £43million release clause on Griezmann's contract and Chelsea are reportedly ready to meet it as they look to retain their Premier League title next season. However, according to sources in Spain, Atletico boss Simeone is determined to do everything in his power stop..." May 23

  • Jose Mourinho, Eden Hazard win Premier League Manager, Player of the Year awards

    Pro Soccer Talk "As expected, Chelsea’s star duo on and off the pitch this season were rewarded for their greatness. On Friday the Barclays Manager of the Year award went to Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho and the Player of the Year award went to the Blues’ sublime winger Eden Hazard. Mourinho, 52, has now been..." May 23

  • Why Chelsea's Petr Cech could join Arsenal and NOT Man United or Liverpool

    Daily Star "Cech is heading out of Chelsea this summer and the Premier League's top sides are all chasing his signature. Starsport reported this morning on the close friendship between the two Czech Republic internationals." May 22

  • Liverpool face Chelsea transfer battle over Aston Villa's Christian Benteke

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho is considering hijacking Liverpool's move for Christian Benteke. Chelsea boss Mourinho wants to bring in another striker this summer to bolster his forward line for next season. The newly-crowned champions have been watching striker Benteke in the second half of the season and..." May 21

  • Chelsea and Manchester City interested in Barcelona midfielder Alex Song due to his homegrown status

    Daily Mail "Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has emerged as a surprise option for Manchester City and Chelsea because of his homegrown status. Song, who has enjoyed a reasonable season with West Ham on loan, will not be staying at Upton Park beyond the summer and has attracted interest from AC Milan and..." May 21

  • Chelsea to AXE two stars to fund bid for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling

    Daily Star "Starsport can reveal the champions will listen to offers for the South American pair so they can compete with Arsenal and Manchester City for the £50m-rated Liverpool and England star. Despite claiming Brazil star Oscar remains part of his plans, Blues boss Jose Mourinho is understood to be..." May 20

  • Cesc Fabregas has ban reduced to one game

    The Telegraph "Cesc Fabregas has had his ban for kicking a ball at Chris Brunt's head during Monday's Premier League 3-0 defeat by West Bromwich Albion reduced from three games to a single match. Chelsea claimed to an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Wednesday that the three-game suspension was..." May 20

  • Arsenal make move for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and open talks over £10m deal

    Daily Mail "Arsenal have opened talks with Chelsea regarding a proposed £10million swoop for Petr Cech. Paris Saint-Germain have also made contact with the Barclays Premier League champions over a summer move for the goalkeeper. Gunners chiefs have made discreet enquiries regarding Cech, trying to..." May 20

  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits he is powerless to stop Petr Cech joining Arsenal this summer

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho insists he is powerless to stop Petr Cech joining Arsenal. Mourinho has admitted for the first time that the decision is “not in my hands” as he gave a huge hint that Chelsea will be willing to sell to their bitter rivals. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants a new No1 keeper this..." May 19

  • Jose Mourinho blasts greedy parents and agents as he promises Chelsea kids big chance

    Daily Star "Jose Mourinho has hit out at greedy parents and agents who demand too much too young for their kids. And he's urged Chelsea's young guns to stay patient because they WILL get a chance with his champions. John Terry is the last player from the Chelsea Academy to make it big at the club, which..." May 18

  • Atlético Madrid move to deter Chelsea interest in Antoine Griezmann and Koke

    The Guardian "Atlético Madrid are attempting to ward off Chelsea’s interest in their forwards Antoine Griezmann and Koke by raising the buy-out clauses to nearer £100m in the new contracts to be offered to both players this summer. The Spanish champions are seeking to renegotiate with the much-coveted pair,..." May 17

  • Atlético Madrid move to deter Chelsea interest in Antoine Griezmann and Koke

    The Guardian "Atlético Madrid are attempting to ward off Chelsea’s interest in their forwards Antoine Griezmann and Koke by raising the buy-out clauses to nearer £100m in the new contracts to be offered to both players this summer. The Spanish champions are seeking to renegotiate with the much-coveted pair,..." May 15

  • Roma hope to beat Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United to £30m Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke

    Daily Mail "Roma are hoping to convince Aston Villa to sell Christian Benteke this summer. Villa boss Tim Sherwood has described the Belgium international as the best striker in Europe on current form and there is no shortage of interest. Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and City have all discussed..." May 14

  • Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech in talks with Turkish club Besiktas

    Pro Soccer Talk "After winning his fourth Premier League title with Chelsea this season, Petr Cech‘s career at Stamford Bridge is likely over. After ten seasons as the Blues’ number-one goalkeeper, Cech had his starting spot taken by Thibaut Courtois this year, and only made 15 appearances in all competitions..." May 13

  • Atletico Madrid reluctant to lose £43.5m Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann

    Daily Mail "Atletico Madrid are reluctant to sell Antoine Griezmann as they look to strengthen this summer. Chelsea want to sign the France international who has a buy-out clause set at £43.5million and agent Jorge Mendes is understood to be poised to enter negotiations on their behalf. Griezmann, La..." May 13

  • Arsenal and Chelsea on transfer alert as Raheem Sterling prepares to put house on market

    Daily Mail "Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling's contract saga has taken another twist after it emerged the youngster is preparing to put his Merseyside house on the market. And the 20-year-old has begun looking for a new property in London, fuelling talk of a potential move to Arsenal or..." May 12

  • Man City ready to break the bank for Manchester United and Chelsea target Paul Pogba

    Daily Star "The big-spenders have made the France and Juventus ace their No.1 transfer target this summer and want him to replace Yaya Toure. Billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour will sanction a British-record £70m deal for Pogba in the hope of luring him to Manchester, as exclusively revealed by Starsport..." May 11

  • Steven Gerrard critical of Chelsea fans despite standing ovation

    ESPN FC "Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard had a dig at Chelsea supporters after he was given a standing ovation by the Stamford Bridge crowd when he was substituted towards the end of Sunday's 1-1 draw. Gerrard, who will leave the Premier League to play for LA Galaxy in the summer, has had a tempestuous..." May 11

  • Man City lead the race for Chelsea and Arsenal target Roberto Firmino

    Daily Star "Etihad bosses have been tracking the Hoffenheim attacking midfielder for several months along with London neighbours the Gunners and Blues. But Starsport understands the deposed champions are in pole position to land him this summer. It is understood City officials have held advanced talks..." May 09

  • Oriol Romeu admits he wants 'dream' Chelsea return like Nemanja Matic

    The Express "The Spanish midfielder, who is currently on loan at Stuttgart, has been chopped and changed since signing for the Blues in 2011. Brought in by Andre Villas Boas, the former Barcelona man has seen four managerial changes at Chelsea and has never held down a regular spot. But he's admitted he..." May 08

  • Gareth Bale's agent issues stern warning to Man Utd and Chelsea over £100m transfer

    The Express "Bale has been the subject of intense speculation that he could leave Madrid this summer and make a return to the Premier League. Both United and Chelsea are said to be willing to pay around £100million to facilitate a move for Bale. But despite inconsistent form that has seen the Welsh..." May 07

  • Chelsea and Man City in race for Paul Pogba after PSG see initial £210,000-a-week wage offer rejected

    Daily Mail "Manchester City and Chelsea remain in the race for Paul Pogba although his representatives are understood to have rejected the initial wage offer proposed by Paris St Germain. Real Madrid, with help from Zinedine Zidane, have made representations, as have Barcelona but the player's camp want an..." May 06

  • Chelsea set to battle Man City in SURPRISE race to sign Tottenham ace Danny Rose

    The Express "Both clubs are reportedly in the market for a left-sided defender this summer with the futures of Filipe Luis at Chelsea and Aleksandar Kolarov at City up in the air. And the Premier League title rivals would prefer any new additions in that position to be English, it is claimed, to boost their..." May 06

  • Chelsea will only sell Petr Cech abroad - Ray Wilkins

    ESPN FC "Arsenal have no chance of signing Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech this summer as the club will only consider offers from foreign clubs, former Blues assistant manager Ray Wilkins has told talkSPORT. Cech, 32, has said he is open to offers this summer after falling behind Thibaut Courtois in the..." May 06

  • Jose Mourinho close to signing new two-year Chelsea deal after Premier League win

    Daily Mail "Jose Mourinho and Chelsea are ready to conclude talks over a new contract with a view to keeping the manager at Stamford Bridge until 2019. Mourinho's current deal expires in two years but after clinching the Barclays Premier League title, there is a will from both sides to swiftly complete a..." May 05

  • Chelsea in talks with Atletico over £30m Koke deal (with Luis going other way)

    The Express "Jose Mourinho, whose side clinched their third Premier League title under his command on Sunday, has already begun planning for next season. The manager has highlighted several areas he wants to strengthen for an assault on the Champions League - the one major trophy to elude his grasp in two..." May 05

  • Chelsea weighing up move for Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert as Didier Drogba replacement

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea are considering a shock move for Rickie Lambert as a possible replacement for Didier Drogba. The newly-crowned Champions had the 33-year-old Liverpool striker watched as he played the whole of Saturday’s 2-1 win over QPR. The west Londoners are set to get an even closer look at..." May 05

  • Didier Drogba on Chelsea future: What now? A good celebration and I will see

    London Evening Standard "Didier Drogba celebrated his fourth title for Chelsea but it may be his last, with the Ivorian refusing to confirm that his future lay at Stamford Bridge. The 37-year-old this summer returned to the club where he gained hero status between 2004 and 2012, though he has not been the dominant..." May 04

  • Chelsea crowned Premier League champions in record fashion

    Pro Soccer Talk "With three matches to go, Chelsea locked up the club’s fourth Premier League championship in front of their home fans by defeating Crystal Palace 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. The win means Chelsea earned the title in nearly a wire-to-wire fashion. They held the top spot in the Premier League table..." May 03

  • Bayern Munich join United, City and Chelsea in race to sign Real star Bale

    Daily Mail "Bayern Munich are set to add a fourth dimension to the race for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale this summer. As reported in the Football Grapevine last week, a three-way battle between Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City is set to start as soon as the Spanish season..." May 03

  • Chelsea to join Man Utd and Liverpool in race for Edinson Cavani

    The Express "As they prepare to be crowned Premier League champions this afternoon manager Jose Mourinho is already targeting two top players to help him conquer Europe as well. He wants a new front man to help take the pressure of the injury jinxed Diego Costa and could join Juventus, Manchester United and..." May 03

  • Chelsea legend Petr Cech set to bow out after a decade of glory - and backs new Blues dynasty

    Daily Mirror "Petr Cech is preparing to bow out after a decade of glory at Chelsea – with a new dynasty in blue ready to dominate English football. Ten years after Jose Mourinho led them to the title in 2005, Chelsea's old guard are still going strong. Goalkeeping legend Cech, skipper John Terry and..." May 01

  • Chelsea interested in £43m Antoine Griezmann after buy-out clause in Atletico Madrid contract is revealed

    Daily Mail "Chelsea are monitoring Antoine Griezmann’s situation at Atletico Madrid because a buy-out clause of just £43m could leave the Spanish club helpless to stop him leaving. The 24-year-old has had a record-breaking first season in Spain and coach Diego Simeone is adamant that the club do not sell..." April 28

  • Chelsea refuse to accept striker's ultimatum and get ready for Premier League loan deal

    The Express "Bamford, 21, has played a full season at Middlesbrough after failing to break into Jose Mourinho's first team. He won the Championship Player of the Year award last week and spoke out about his Chelsea plans for next term. "I don't have any reason not to be at Chelsea," Bamford had..." April 28

  • Eden Hazard says his long-term future lies at Chelsea in Sky Sports exclusive

    Sky Sports "Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports in his first English interview, the Belgium star also revealed that he feels his game has improved under Jose Mourinho as he targets being the best player in the world. Hazard has lit up the Premier League this season, leading to links with Real Madrid as..." April 27

  • Nigel Pearson refuses to rule out playing weakened side against Chelsea

    Daily Mail "Leicester manager Nigel Pearson won’t rule out fielding a weakened team against Chelsea on Wednesday as he attempts to plot the latest ‘great escape’ of his managerial career. Victory on Saturday at Turf Moor was snatched by Jamie Vardy inside a minute of Burnley’s Matt Taylor missing a penalty..." April 27

  • Chelsea face battle for Marseille midfielder

    talkSport "The 22-year-old has emerged as a vital player for Marseille since joining from Guingamp in 2013 and is attracting interest from some of Europe's major clubs. Chelsea were interested in doing a deal for Imbula while he was still at Guingamp and their interest has not cooled since his move two..." April 24

  • Chelsea ‘preparing transfer move for Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao’

    Metro "Coentrao’s first-team opportunities have been severely limited this season, with his Champions League quarter-final appearance against Atletico Madrid one of the few big games he has been selected for. The 27-year-old is widely expected to depart the Bernabeu at the end of the season, and..." April 23

  • Sam Allardyce rubbishes reports of £25m bids for West Ham star amid Chelsea or Man City interest

    talkSport "Sam Allardyce says West Ham have received no bids for Aaron Cresswell - despite reported interest from Chelsea and Manchester City. The left back has been one of the Hammers' star performers this season after arriving from Ipswich last summer for £4m. The 25-year-old's performances have led..." April 23

  • Bayern Munich plan summer swoop for Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic

    Daily Star "But Chelsea will try to head them off by offering the 31-year-old defender a new three year contract worth £90,000-a-week. Chelsea have strict rules regarding the length of contract they offer to players aged over 30. But the threat of losing a player described by boss Jose Mourinho as one..." April 23

  • Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: I've got my eye on Eden Hazard

    Daily Star "The Real Madrid coach reckons that the Belgian ace is one of the top three players in the world. Zidane said: "There are players I keep an eye on and who I like a lot, like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, of course. "They're fantastic players, but I like Eden Hazard a lot too. I enjoy..." April 22

  • Chelsea keen on Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi - sources

    ESPN FC "Chelsea have identified Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi as one of their main summer targets, sources have told ESPN FC. Jose Mourinho will look to bolster his strikeforce again in the transfer window given some of the selection issues he's had following the injuries to Diego Costa, Loic Remy..." April 21

  • £20m bid enough for Chelsea to secure Filipe Luis replacement

    The Express "The former Ipswich left-back has been in top form under Sam Allardyce at Upton Park, and has been linked with a move to west London at the end of the current campaign. Filipe Luis has become the forgotten man at Stamford Bridge, with Atletico Madrid believed to be interested in bringing him..." April 20

  • Chelsea target Marcus Bettinelli to be offered new Fulham deal in bid to nail down keeper's future

    Daily Mirror "Fulham plan to offer a new deal to Marcus Bettinelli to ward off interest from Premier League vultures. Chelsea are one of two top-flight clubs monitoring the England Under-21 keeper, with Jose Mourinho making a personal check on Bettinelli during Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Rotherham. With..." April 20

  • Jose Mourinho: It's easier to manage Manchester United than Chelsea

    Daily Mail "Jose Mourinho claims it is easier to manage Manchester United than Chelsea within the modern confines of UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules. United, as one of the biggest earners in world football, have the financial scope to fund a massive squad, while Chelsea are forced to sell players such as..." April 18

  • Chelsea ready for Oscar transfer as they eye West Ham's Enner Valencia in summer window

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho is finally set to axe Oscar this summer - and reignite Chelsea's interest in West Ham forward Enner Valencia. Attacking midfielder Oscar, bought for £25million in summer 2012 when Roberto di Matteo was manager, has fallen down the pecking order after initially impressing when he..." April 16

  • It's official - Chelsea are the worst behaved team in the Premier League

    The Telegraph "Jose Mourinho might rail at the notion - but official figures appear to back up the theory that Chelsea are the worst behaved team in the Premier League when it comes to respecting officials. The London club have been widely criticised for surrounding match officials this season, although..." April 16

  • Raheem Sterling will NOT be sold to Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United or Man City this summer

    The Express "Chief executive Ian Ayre intimated the England winger would not be sold in the summer which will disappoint the Manchester clubs, City and United, Arsenal and Chelsea. Sterling has turned down a £100,000-a-week deal and pushed negotiations back until the summer. He has since become embroiled..." April 15

  • Mark Hughes: I'll sign Chelsea's Victor Moses despite his injuries

    The Express "The 24-year-old is facing a third spell on the sidelines after going off on Saturday against West Ham with concern over his hamstring. Moses has only played 19 league games on his season-long loan from Stamford Bridge having missed games with thigh and leg injuries. But Hughes is set to press..." April 15

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