Arsenal and Chelsea look towards French striker

Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann’s future still hangs in the balance as the La Liga side have snapped up a new striker. The new signing has opened up speculation according to the Express that the Frenchman may be on his way out of Spain and ready to move to the Premier League. With Arsenal and Chelsea in the hunt for the Sociedad …

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Can Chelsea snatch Bayern star Toni Kroos from the claws of Real Madrid?

Chelsea have been hunting for goal hungry players with Jose Mourinho’s early summer signing of 27-year-old Cesc Fabregas for £27m and Diego Costa (£32m from Atletico Madrid) highlighting the aggressive pro-forward frame of mind he will be taking on this season. Now it appears Jose is after yet another attack-minded player in Toni Kroos. Bayern Munich have apparently had an …

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Harry FinegoldCan Chelsea snatch Bayern star Toni Kroos from the claws of Real Madrid?

Manchester City bid accepted for French defender – but he wants to join Chelsea!

The Daily Star have reported that Manchester City have had a bid accepted in the region of £32m for French and Porto defender, Eliaquim Mangala. Identified as the perfect partner for captain, Vincent Kompany – Pellegrini has been tracking Mangala for a while now and has finally had a bid accepted for his target. However, it is believed that Mangala would …

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Oliver BainesManchester City bid accepted for French defender – but he wants to join Chelsea!

Chelsea to swoop for Nigerian forward?

It has emerged that Chelsea could be set to further add to their strike force with a bid for Fenerbahce’d Emmanuel Emenike. The Daily Star believe that Jose Mourinho has made a £16m offer for the Nigerian who featured at this summer’s World Cup. Emenike is 27 and currently plays in Turkey where he scored 12 goals and assisted 9 in …

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Chelsea hero planning on leaving?

The Standard have reported that Chelsea hero, Petr Cech may be on his way out of Stamford Bridge as young goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois looks set to take over the number one jersey for the Blues. The Czech keeper has been ever present since joining in 2004 and has clocked up well over 300 appearances for Chelsea. However, the 32-year-old has been …

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Chelsea set to re-sign midfielder

According to The Express, Chelsea are in talks to re-sign former midfielder Tiago from Atletico Madrid on a free transfer. The 33-year-old’s contract has expired with the Spanish outfit and the Portuguese man wants to find a new club. It appears that Jose Mourinho has been impressed with Tiago’s performances of late in La Liga and is ready to lure his …

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Chelsea agree fee for Diego Costa

Today Chelsea announced that the club have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid for Spanish international Diego Costa. The fee is believed to be around £32m and meets the strikers buy-out clause in his Atleti contract. This of course is not a surprise deal with Costa being linked to Chelsea heavily over the past few months and even refusing to …

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Chelsea hunt Ukraine winger

The Daily Star are reporting that Chelsea are looking to step up their interest in Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko. However, they are set to face stiff competition from Liverpool, West Ham United and Stoke City before anything can be completed. The 24 year old plays for Dynamo Kiev and was subject to bids from Liverpool last year, however since then Kiev …

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Atletico star set for Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United

The Daily Express are reporting that Atletico midfielder Arda Turan could be off to the Premier League with either Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United. The Turk played 30 league games in the title winning season for Atletico Madrid but this was his least since joining in 2o11 from Galatasaray. It is thought that he may be shipped out of Vicente Calderon …

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Got Fabregas…now they want another? Chelsea place £60m bid on French star!

It seems Chelsea just aren’t satisfied. Jose Mourinho completed the deal to sign midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona earlier this month, now he has been understood to be looking at French star, Paul Pogba according to the Daily Star. The arrival of Fabregas was a sensational addition to the ever-growing list of Chelsea midfielder’s and now it appears that Mourinho is …

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Oliver BainesGot Fabregas…now they want another? Chelsea place £60m bid on French star!
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Football: betting tips on who the favourites are for this season’s Premiership

This is really proving to be an unusual season of Premiership football, but that is not so unexpected, given the major changes that have occurred at many of the biggest clubs. The loss of Sir Alex Ferguson was expected to be earth shattering for Manchester United (16/1), and they have definitely found the transition to the David Moyes era difficult. …

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Arsenal transfer update: Chelsea’s Juan Mata linked by UK paper

Normally I would put this story in the file marked pure speculation. However it comes from The Independent, which isn’t a paper that is usually big on wildly unsubstantiated football rumours. Anyhow the paper is claiming that… Arsenal could be about to launch an audacious bid for Chelsea’s Juan Mata, with manager Arsene Wenger keeping an eye on the midfielder’s …

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Higuain too! Chelsea now chasing the same strikers as Arsenal and Real

Here’s an interesting snippet coming out of Spain tonight. It seems that new Chelsea boss (that really doesn’t sound quite right) José Mourinho really might have it in for both Juventus and Arsenal. After rumours that he might be ready to pounce on want-away Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic (s target for both Juve and Arsenal) it now appears that he …

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AshleyHiguain too! Chelsea now chasing the same strikers as Arsenal and Real

Torres to Arsenal from Chelsea? Surely not…

There are some rather wicked whispers around today about the future of of one Fernando Torres. The Chelsea striker has been the subject of much speculation recently with Barcelona allegedly lining up a £17 million bid. Now however the SportsDirect News site is claiming that Barca have a rival for Torres – Arsenal. The site says Emirates boss Arsene Wenger …

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José Mourninho is back at Chelsea, but is he really the ‘happy one?’

Simon Poulter welcomes back an old pal. But has he cheered up since last time? With, precisely, the very first answer to the very first question posed yesterday at Mourniho’s official Stamford Bridge homecoming press conference, the Portuguese deadpanned, in that Jack Dee scowl way of his: “I am the Happy One.” Instantly, we made the assumption that José was …

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Arsenal update: Jovetic’s Chelsea link, Capoue, Mitrovic

There’s no sign that Arsene Wenger has made his mind up yet as to who is going to be his marquee striker singing this summer. Rooney and Higuain are still in contention and it might be a long shot but Lewandowski hasn’t yet put pen to paper for Bayern. Then there’s the wild card of Michu. The one player that …

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Review of the Premiership part 2: Chelsea and Arsenal – managerial issues…

Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do? rounds up the season Chelsea (75pts, GD +36) 3rd If I were to believe the club and it’s patronizingly-titled “Interim First Team Coach” for the last seven months, all that Chelsea set out to achieve this season was achieved. The reality is somewhat different. Winning the one trophy that, at the beginning …

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Were Jose Mourinho and Chelsea made for each other?

Asks Simon Poulter of the award winning What Would David Bowie Do blog Over the last couple of weeks sports journalists have been trying their best to construct the richest analogy to cover the Will he? Won’t he? Surely he will…? speculation surrounding Jose Mourinho’s supposed or actual return to Chelsea. Most – actually, all of them – have tried …

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ITV gets scoop of the year with Jose Mourinho to Chelsea – then does an Adele

In case you haven’t seen it yet this is the ITV interview in which Jose Mourinho was just about to reveal where he was going to manage next year, but got interrupted as the channel had to shoot off to the news/ads. I think the technical term for this is doing an Adele. Mourinho did say though “I know in …

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AshleyITV gets scoop of the year with Jose Mourinho to Chelsea – then does an Adele

Edinson Cavani drops exit hint – Chelsea, Arsenal and others take note

In form Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has dropped his biggest hint yet that he might be on his way out of Napoli in the summer. The player, who has scored 29 times in 36 appearances this year, told Italian newspaper La Repubblica. “I’m fine in Naples, but in football there are lots of things to consider. I can only say …

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AshleyEdinson Cavani drops exit hint – Chelsea, Arsenal and others take note