Have Chelsea moved ahead of Arsenal in the race of Khedira?

Earlier today we reported that Arsenal’s move for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira had stalled. It was believed that the wage demands of the German was too high as he asked for £150,000-a-week, which would’ve made him the Gunners highest paid player. Whilst Arsenal have a tight wage structure their London rivals Chelsea, don’t. This means with Arsenal falling out …

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Gareth ThomasHave Chelsea moved ahead of Arsenal in the race of Khedira?
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Was the World Cup good for Chelsea?

So how have the Premiership clubs fared in this World Cup? Well, it has been a good one for Arsenal with three of their stars in the winning German squad, and several others (Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain) reduced to a bit part roles which in theory means they will be nice and fresh for next season. It hasn’t been so great for …

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Is Drogba coming back to Chelsea?

Reports from the Daily Mail have today insisted that former Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba could make an exceptional return to the club as a second striker and coach. Apparently, Chelsea have already opened up negotiations with the Ivory Coast international at a potential return for the fans favourite. The 36-year-old would be used a squad player in a second striker position …

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Chelsea sign 19 year old Croatian

Chelsea have this afternoon confirmed the deal for young Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic from Hajduk Split. He arrives for an undisclosed fee. Pasalic has only played one season of full, professional football but impressed in the Croatian league where he made 32 appearances and scored 11 times. He was born in Mainz, Germany but represents Croatia for whom he is …

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Chelsea find Cole replacement

ESPN have today suggested that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has found a suitable replacement for Ashley Cole who left the club to join Roma. Felipe Luis is that man to fill the big boots of departed Ashley Cole. The Brazilian was a surprisingly axed from the World Cup squad after his impressive league form for Atletico Madrid. After missing out on Luke …

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Is Lukaku about to leave Chelsea?

The Metro have suggested that Romelu Lukaku’s future at Chelsea may not be as straightforward as it seems. Opening up a Pandora’s box of possibilities, Lukaku has said that he isn’t sure what his future holds. Asked whether he will be at Chelsea or another club come the start of the Premier League season, the Belgian responded, “I have a few …

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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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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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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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