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

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

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

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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AshleyReview of the Premiership part 2: Chelsea and Arsenal – managerial issues…
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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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AshleyWere Jose Mourinho and Chelsea made for each other?

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

Can Arsenal’s excellent run of form carry them through to 3rd place?

Arsenal fan Julius @OneGunn3r on why the battle for third and fourth is set to get very, very interesting As our North London rivals can vouch, it is remarkably easy to get carried away on the back of a string of good results. Since Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale danced round a hapless and hopeless Arsenal defence 37 days ago, …

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AshleyCan Arsenal’s excellent run of form carry them through to 3rd place?

Chelsea update: Mourinho hints at return, Zola says ‘no contact’

So Chelsea fans – do you fancy having the Special One back at the club? A number of papers are reporting this morning that Jose Mourinho not only knows where his next job will be, but that it will be at one of his former clubs. The Real Madrid manager is expected to leave the Bernabeu at the end of …

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AshleyChelsea update: Mourinho hints at return, Zola says ‘no contact’

Chelsea update: Yaya Toure and Radamel Falcao updates

Well after yesterday’s revelation that Yaya Toure could be about to quit Mnan City the papers today are hinting that Chelsea could be favourites, alongside Real Madrid, to land the 29 year old. ESPN suggests that Chelsea see Toure as the perfect replacement for England international Frank Lampard, who may or many no be with the club after the summer. …

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AshleyChelsea update: Yaya Toure and Radamel Falcao updates

Breaking: Ferguson says Rooney will stay at United

No great surprise this – given that there are very few clubs who could afford him – but Sir Alex Ferguson has reiterated that Wayne Rooney will be an Man United player next season. Fergie told the BBC “He’ll be here next year.You can have my word on that.” The Man United manager added “There is no issue between myself …

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AshleyBreaking: Ferguson says Rooney will stay at United
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Chelsea fans – do you have any sympathy for United and Fergie?Thought not…

Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do says what a lot of non United fans have been thinking all day. It would be dreadfully obvious for me to launch into badinage over Manchester United’s Champions League exit last night, but come on, there is surely nothing funnier than Sir Alex Ferguson in full-blown eruption, the hairdryer set to ‘Kill’. …

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AshleyChelsea fans – do you have any sympathy for United and Fergie?Thought not…

Jose Mourinho could be Chelsea manager this month if Man United win tonight

Some fantastic mischief making from The Daily Star which has today run the story that Chelsea’s favourite son, Jose Mourinho, will be back running the Blues this month if Man United knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League tonight. It is no secret that the ex-Blues man is unhappy at the Bernabeu and is angling for a return to …

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AshleyJose Mourinho could be Chelsea manager this month if Man United win tonight