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Have Chelsea got the most potent strike force in The Premiership?

United may have been splashing the cash today and it is possible that Arsenal and Spurs might grab some last minute deals, but it seems highly unlikely now that Chelsea will be strengthening their squad. Mourinho has already signed Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy, and the side looks a lot more balanced (and clinical in front …

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Harry FinegoldHave Chelsea got the most potent strike force in The Premiership?

Chelsea’s Petr Cech to stay or go?

Jose Mourinho has made his feelings clear about who is his number 1 keeper at Stamford Bridge this season. He has picked Thibaut Courtois, who spent 3 seasons on loan at La Liga club Atlético Madrid playing 111 league games. Now though, despite Mourinho confirming Petr Cech is going to remain at Chelsea, will their 10 year veteran be off …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea’s Petr Cech to stay or go?
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Champions League Draw – Who did they get?

Yesterday saw the Champions League Group-Stage draw, an nervy few minutes for all the clubs involved who anticipate whether their fate lies in Europe or not. England were represented this year by Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City – four sides who all have potential to do well in the competition. The only big name who didn’t make the cut, …

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Oliver BainesChampions League Draw – Who did they get?
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Chelsea transfer target – Roma’s Mattia Destro

image: Calcio Streaming Chelsea are rumoured to be in touch with Roma negotiating to bring £20 million forward Mattia Destro to the Bridge. Despite signing Diego Costa and Didier Drogba, Mourinho may be signing yet another forward before the transfer window closes. With Torres’ departure likely, it makes the 23-year-old Italian’s move over more probable. Destro only started 15 matches last …

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Harry FinegoldChelsea transfer target – Roma’s Mattia Destro

A.C. Milan approach Fernando Torres

Breaking News is emerging from BBC Sport’s Twitter page this morning – .@acmilan confirm they have made an approach to @chelseafc for Fernando Torres – more soon pic.twitter.com/rQT6RMGMLD — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 27, 2014 It appears that A.C. Milan are interested in signing Fernando Torres from Chelsea. The Spaniard joined Chelsea in 2011 for a record fee of £50m …

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Oliver BainesA.C. Milan approach Fernando Torres

Frank Lampard retires from England duty

Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from England at the age of 36. Lampard has won an impressive 106 caps for his country and has been a fine servant for the Three Lions. Frank Lampard retires from International football. A fine player, an outstanding finisher and a credit to the game of football. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 26, 2014 …

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Oliver BainesFrank Lampard retires from England duty
Pictured scoring against Everton here, Eto'o will now be aiming to bag the goals for the Toffees after signing for Everton yesterday.

Everton sign Samuel Eto’o

Samuel Eto’o has completed his move to Everton on a free transfer after being released by Chelsea at the end of last season. BBC Sport have announced that Eto’o has penned a two-year-deal with the Toffees and the Cameroon international will now link up once more with former Chelsea colleague Romelu Lukaku. Everton boss Roberto Martinez said of Eto’o: “I met …

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Oliver BainesEverton sign Samuel Eto’o
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The uncertain future of Chelsea’s Fernando Torres

Blues flop Fernando Torres’ future at Chelsea is apparently in the balance due to interest from AC Milan. The Italians have tried to bring the Spaniard to the San Siro on loan, though the player allegedly favours a permanent move. The key issue appears to be Torres’ current wage at Chelsea, which at £150,000 a week is clearly a problem for the Milanese. …

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Harry FinegoldThe uncertain future of Chelsea’s Fernando Torres

Cambiasso nearing move to Leicester City

Leicester City are poised to sign former Inter Milan legend, Esteban Cambiasso. Reports from BBC Sport have suggested that a deal is closer than ever and the Argentinian could be nearing a move to the newly promoted Premier League club. Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has this week said, “There has been a bit more encouragement in terms of the Cambiasso situation,” …

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Oliver BainesCambiasso nearing move to Leicester City

Manchester United agree £59.7m fee for Di Maria

Manchester United have agreed a £59.7m deal for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria. The Argentinian is said to be undergoing his medical today, meaning the deal could be completed imminently according to BBC Sport.. If United complete the signing of the 26-year-old, it would rocket their total summer spend to in excess of £130m. Di Maria could be involved …

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Oliver BainesManchester United agree £59.7m fee for Di Maria

Samuel Eto’o set to sign for Everton

Yesterday we reported that Everton remained tight lipped over any deal for Samuel Eto’o and now we know why. Last night,  news broke out from BBC Sport that the Cameroon international is set to join the Toffees on a two-year-deal. Released by Chelsea last season and left without a club, there was heavy interest from Liverpool and Arsenal regarding Eto’o, however, it has …

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Oliver BainesSamuel Eto’o set to sign for Everton

Chelsea in control? Reflections on the first week of the Premiership

If you can accept the inclusion of a Monday night into the concept, the opening weekend of Premier League season 2014-15 has come and gone and already every pundit is installing Chelsea as champions. So, shall we just go straight to 2015-16 instead?  Well, no. Because as, literally, all managers and players are saying in disjointed, clichéd unison, “it’s a long …

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Sadie HaleChelsea in control? Reflections on the first week of the Premiership

Chelsea lead race of Portuguese starlet

Both Chelsea and Arsenal are two of the Premier League teams heavily linked to 22 year old defensive midfielder William Carvalho. Portuguese media Abola state that Chelsea have bid £35m for his services. The Angolan born midfielder currently plays for Primeira Liga club Sporting CP and is another successful product of their immensely impressive academy system. For a player who has …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea lead race of Portuguese starlet

Chelsea’s Number 1 confirmed, the end for Cech?

Last night we saw José Mourinho’s Chelsea beat Premier League new boys Burnley 3-1 at Turf Moor. In the process, one of the questions of the summer was answered as Thibaut Courtois was chosen as the Blues’ first choice keeper. José Mourinho has now called for Petr Cech to remain at the club and fight for his place. The goalkeeper …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea’s Number 1 confirmed, the end for Cech?

Have we just witnessed the winners of the Premier League already in Chelsea?

Chelsea came through what appeared to be a tricky affair against newly promoted Burnley, with some ease despite going 1-0 down. Jose Mourinho’s men cruised to a 3-1 lead before half-time and should have had more in the second half. A starting line up that looked strong in every position, Chelsea must be taken seriously this campaign as their squad …

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Oliver BainesHave we just witnessed the winners of the Premier League already in Chelsea?

Lavezzi still a target for Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool

Paris Saint Germain are still trying to tie up a contract for Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi but the Daily Star are reporting those talks are breaking down. If that were the case it would certainly interest Premier League clubs Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea. Lavezzi, 29 years of age, is set to become a victim of PSG’s financial overspend that saw them …

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Gareth ThomasLavezzi still a target for Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool

Chelsea star on the verge of Atletico Madrid move?

La Liga winners and Champions League runners up Atletico Madrid are attempting to bring in Chelsea star Andre Schurrle to the Spanish capital this summer. Schurrle who was a sensation for Germany at the World Cup was out to prove a point to club boss, Jose Mourinho, that he is worth it. After shelling out £18m on the German attacking …

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Oliver BainesChelsea star on the verge of Atletico Madrid move?

Everton & Spurs after Salomon Kalou?

We all knew and loved Salomon Kalou during his 156 Premier League appearances for Chelsea between 2006-2012 but is he set for a return? According to the Daily Mirror, Everton and Tottenham could be ready to offer Kalou a contract after he has been told Lille no longer require him. Kalou would join French club Lille in July 2012 on a …

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Gareth ThomasEverton & Spurs after Salomon Kalou?

Remy a surprise Chelsea target?

Loïc Rémy was on the verge of becoming a Liverpool player after he flew out to Boston to undertake a medical with the Reds. However, after surprisingly failing his medical and seeing his big move collapse, Goal.com believe Chelsea could now be in the mix for the Frenchman. With Arsenal and Tottenham still keeping tabs on the 27 year old …

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Gareth ThomasRemy a surprise Chelsea target?

Chelsea close to landing Benatia

Manchester City have now finally completed the deal for Eliaquim Mangala from Porto for a massive fee of £32m. Before looking to Mangala they were in negotiations with Roma over Mehdi Benatia but now the Daily Star suggest Chelsea are close to an agreement for the defender. It is believed that Chelsea are on the way to deciding a fee …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea close to landing Benatia