Chelsea Rumors & News

  • Chelsea reopen talks with Juventus and ready eye-watering £87.5m bid for Paul Pogba

    Daily Star "That's according to respected Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri, who claims the Blues held talks over a potential deal last night. Boss Jose Mourinho is known to want some new star names before the transfer window slams shut. And, former Manchester United midfielder Pogba has been..." August 31

  • Victor Moses to join West Ham on loan from Chelsea, according to Sky Sources

    Sky Sports "The Nigerian international arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2012 but has spent time on loan at Liverpool and Stoke since then. The 24-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Wigan, did make an appearance for the Blues in their Community Shield loss to Arsenal at Wembley, replacing John Terry in the..." August 31

  • Chelsea to give up on John Stones as Jose Mourinho turns attention to £15m-rated Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour

    Daily Mail "Chelsea are set to give up their attempt to sign John Stones and instead take Monaco defender Aymen Abdennour in a deal worth £15million. The Premier League champions have decided to look elsewhere for a top-class central defender after Everton turned down their latest bid worth £38m. The..." August 29

  • Chelsea target Paul Pogba demands £82.5m five-year contract at Stamford Bridge

    The Express "Paul Pogba wants a contract worth an astonishing £82.5million over five years from Chelsea. And the Stamford Bridge club are set to have to pay a mammoth £72m if they are to bring the French international to Chelsea before Tuesday's transfer deadline – which would mean an outlay of some..." August 29

  • Chelsea turn from Stones to Zhang Linpeng

    ESPN FC "Chelsea may not be getting very far with their bids for John Stones, but Chinese media reported on Friday that they have made an offer for China and Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng. The 26-year-old right-back has been given the nickname "Zhangmos" in China due to his similarity to..." August 28

  • Chelsea and Juventus held secret talks in Monaco over Paul Pogba transfer

    Daily Star "Top brass from both clubs were in the French principality for the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday. And Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has revealed talks took place over a potential offer for Juve's star midfielder. He wrote on Twitter: "Chelsea and Juventus had a meeting..." August 28

  • John Stones: Everton to reject Chelsea target's transfer request

    BBC "Everton manager Roberto Martinez says the club will turn down defender John Stones's transfer request. The England international, 21, asked to leave on Tuesday after the Toffees refused offers of £20m, £26m and £30m from Premier League champions Chelsea. However, the Blues will reportedly..." August 27

  • Chelsea will continue to chase Paul Pogba despite seeing £54m bid rejected by Juventus

    Daily Mail "Chelsea will continue to press for Paul Pogba after seeing a £54million for the towering French midfielder rejected by Juventus last week. Despite the insistence from Juventus that Pogba is not for sale, the Premier League champions will try again before the window closes as Jose Mourinho looks..." August 26

  • Pogba to Chelsea: Blues to pursue £70m deal as concerns grow over Matic-Fabregas partnership

    London Evening Standard "While the form and fortune of captain John Terry continues to take centre stage, it is Chelsea’s problems in front of the back four that need urgently addressing most of all. With no clean sheets since returning to pre-season training and seven goals conceded in just three League games, the..." August 26

  • Blues to pursue £70m deal as concerns grow over Matic-Fabregas partnership

    London Evening Standard "While the form and fortune of captain John Terry continues to take centre stage, it is Chelsea’s problems in front of the back four that need urgently addressing most of all. With no clean sheets since returning to pre-season training and seven goals conceded in just three League games, the..." August 25

  • Juventus exec: Chelsea’s Juan Cuadrado is coming to Juve on loan

    Pro Soccer Talk "After just six months at Stamford Bridge, it looks as though Juan Cuadrado‘s time with Premier League side Chelsea is coming to an end. Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta confirmed Sunday that not only has the defending Serie A-winning side made an approach for the 27-year-old, but that..." August 24

  • John Terry fears for Chelsea future if boss Jose Mourinho leaves him out at West Brom

    Daily Mail "Chelsea skipper John Terry's future will become clearer on Sunday as Jose Mourinho selects his starting XI to face West Bromwich Albion. The defender's position in the manager's plans was cast into doubt after he was substituted at half-time during last Sunday's humiliating 3-0 loss at..." August 23

  • Chelsea make Victor Moses available for transfer offers - sources

    ESPN FC "Chelsea are ready to listen to offers for Victor Moses following the signing of Pedro, sources have told ESPN FC. The arrival of Pedro from Barcelona has pushed Moses further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge and with Chelsea needing to trim their squad Moses could be..." August 22

  • Chelsea to make stunning £100m double swoop for Paul Pogba and John Stones

    Daily Star "The Blues will sign midfield superstar Paul Pogba from Juventus if the Italians are prepared to let him go for £60m. And Jose Mourinho's champions are also set to splash out £40m in a third attempt to land Everton centre-back John Stones. With the arrival this week of £21m Pedro from..." August 21

  • Pedro completes £21.1m transfer to Chelsea from Barcelona

    The Guardian "José Mourinho has been granted his wish of a grand statement signing, with Chelsea confirming on Thursday afternoon they had completed the capture of Pedro from Barcelona in a deal worth £21.1m. Mourinho has spoken about why Chelsea have made a slow start to their defence of the Premier League..." August 20

  • Willian ‘offered to Bayern Munich and PSG after Chelsea Pedro transfer’

    Metro "Chelsea have reportedly offered Brazilian winger Willian to European giants Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. The 27-year-old has not impressed for the Blues this season, and now faces increased competition for a place in the team as the club near a deal for Barcelona star Pedro. " August 20

  • Chelsea set to seal £21.1m Pedro transfer as Manchester United give up on Barcelona forward

    Daily Mail "Chelsea will sign Pedro from Barcelona on Wednesday in a £21.1million deal. Manchester United pulled away from the deal on Tuesday night with the 28-year-old Spain international keen on a move to London. United manager Louis van Gaal and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward held more talks..." August 20

  • Pedro set to join Chelsea as Man United end interest - sources

    ESPN FC "Chelsea are close to usurping Manchester United in the pursuit of Barcelona winger, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC, with the Old Trafford club ending their interest in the Spain international. Chelsea have agreed to pay a fee of €28 million (£19.7m) with a further €2m (£1.4m) in add-ons to..." August 19

  • Chelsea consider making final bid of £40m for Everton’s John Stones

    The Guardian "Chelsea are considering whether to lodge a final bid worth £40m for the Everton defender John Stones after seeing their third offer of the summer for the England international flatly rejected by the Merseyside club. Everton made it clear, yet again, on Tuesday that they are not interested in..." August 19

  • Chelsea wait to see if John Stones requests to leave Everton before making fourth bid

    The Telegraph "Chelsea want to see whether or not John Stones asks to leave Everton before submitting a fourth offer for the central defender. As revealed by Telegraph Sport, Chelsea have had a third bid of £30 million turned down by Everton and are now considering their next move. Chelsea are willing to..." August 19

  • Chelsea's early-season woes set to see Branislav Ivanovic dropped by Jose Mourinho

    Daily Mirror "Branislav Ivanovic is set to become the latest player axed by Jose Mourinho, with new signing Abdul Baba Rahman poised to go straight into the Chelsea team and Cesar Azpilicueta shunting over to right-back. With the champions’ early-season form a growing concern, manager Mourinho is ready to..." August 19

  • Signings of AT LEAST three players approved by Roman Abramovich after sloppy start

    Daily Mirror "Roman Abramovich is ready to green-light a spending splurge after seeing his Chelsea side outclassed by title rivals Manchester City. The champions were left reeling by Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at the Etihad. And manager Jose Mourinho’s shock decision to sub captain John Terry at half-time has been..." August 18

  • Everton eyeing Ashley Williams as potential replacement if John Stones joins Chelsea

    Daily Star "Centre-back Williams, 30 played under Toffees boss Roberto Martinez at Swansea. The Wales skipper is under contract at the Liberty Stadium for another three years and is valued at £10million. But sources close to Williams believe Martinez will move for him if he loses Stones." August 17

  • Chelsea and Man City braced as Juventus move in with £28m bid for Real Madrid star Isco

    The Express "Spanish newspaper La Repubblica claim the Italian giants are willing to pay £28.4million to tempt him away from the Bernabeu. Both Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked with the 23-year-old, with Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini though to be huge admirers. Pellegrini has previously..." August 16

  • Chelsea worried that Manchester United and City secretly want to sign John Stones

    Daily Mail "Chelsea fear both Manchester clubs are secretly plotting moves to snatch John Stones from under their noses. The Barclays Premier League champions are pursuing the England defender having already had two offers rejected by Everton. Jose Mourinho is set to return with a third offer in the..." August 16

  • Roma launch £25m bid for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma - but could settle for loan deal

    Daily Mirror "Roma have launched a £25million bid for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma – who joined the Blues for just £12m in 2012, writes Steve Goodman in the Sunday People. The France centre-back, 20, is third choice at Stamford Bridge – with boss Jose Mourinho also seeking to land Everton prodigy John Stones." August 16

  • Paris St-Germain keeping an eye on Jose Mourinho's situation at Chelsea

    Daily Star "The Special One signed a new four-year contract earlier this month but has been in a fiery mood around the training ground. Apart from the flare-up with club doctor Eva Carneiro, Mourinho was annoyed with his team's performance against Swansea last weekend. And believes more should have been..." August 16

  • Mourinho: Medical issue overblown, banned medical staff could return

    Pro Soccer Talk "The fallout from Jose Mourinho‘s comments about team doctors in the wake of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Swansea on Opening Day is (hopefully) playing out its final scenes on Friday in Cobham. Our own Joe Prince-Wright was on the scene for Mourinho’s prematch press conference, in which the..." August 14

  • Everton insist Chelsea target John Stones is not for sale

    Pro Soccer Talk "With defender John Stones continuing to be linked with a move to reigning Premier League champions Chelsea, Roberto Martinez has issued a “hands off” warning to Jose Mourinho. Everton’s boss has previously revealed his displeasure in Mourinho publicly revealing his interest in Stones, and ahead..." August 13

  • Chelsea star Ramires on verge of Juventus move as club close on Arsenal target Draxler

    The Express "Corriere dello Sport claim the Brazilian will arrive in Turin imminently to complete the switch. The same report also reveals the Italian giants will step up their pursuit of Schalke attacker Julian Draxler once a deal has been completed. Draxler, 21, has long been linked with Arsenal but..." August 12

  • Jose dumps the Doc: Eva Carneiro axed from Chelsea bench after Mourinho blast

    The Express "Carneiro, 41, will retain her title of first-team doctor but will no longer sit on the bench during matches, attending training games or report to the team hotel ahead of fixtures. Mourinho was angry that Carneiro rushed on to treat Eden Hazard when Chelsea were already down to 10 men late in..." August 12

  • Thibaut Courtois will be suspended for trip to Manchester City after the FA reject appeal

    Daily Mail "Chelsea will be without goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for the trip to Manchester City on Sunday after the FA rejected their appeal against his one match suspension for being sent off against Swansea. Belgium keeper Courtois fouled Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis when he was through on goal..." August 11

  • Reports: Chelsea to appeal Thibaut Courtois red card against Swansea

    Pro Soccer Talk "Multiple reports across England expect Chelsea to appeal Thibaut Courtois’s red card he received in the 52nd minute of the 2-2 draw with Swansea on Saturday. Courtois was sent off by referee Michael Oliver after tripping Bafetimbi Gomis on the edge of the penalty area, and many contended that..." August 10

  • NBC retains U.S. Premier League TV rights for six more seasons

    Sporting News "American soccer fans can get comfortable turning to NBC's networks for Premier League coverage. NBC Sports Group has reached a six-year extension of its rights to broadcast Premier League games in the U.S., the network announced Monday. The network is in the third and final season of its..." August 10

  • John Stones transfer: Chelsea to make Everton an improved £30m offer for the defender

    Daily Mirror "Everton are bracing themselves for a fresh attempt by Chelsea to snatch John Stones, with the London club lining up a £30million bid this week. Jose Mourinho's reigning champions struggled to contain Swansea at Stamford Bridge in their season opener on Saturday evening, and saw their defence..." August 10

  • Arsene Wenger refuses to single out ex-Chelsea star Petr Cech for Arsenal defeat

    Daily Star "Cech's arrival after an 11-year trophy-laden spell at Chelsea was met with great optimism by supporters and hailed as the missing piece in Arsenal's quest for a first Premier League title since 2004. But the Czech international was far from his commanding best at the Emirates, failing to deal..." August 10

  • Jose Mourinho furious with Chelsea physio for treating Hazard late

    Pro Soccer Talk "While Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to speak on the red card that sent off goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, he had thoughts on something else at the end of the match. Strong thoughts. The Portuguese boss was seen absolutely irate as physio Eva Carneiro and her crew ran onto the field..." August 09

  • Everton's John Stones WILL be allowed to leave — but only for £34m

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea will finally land John Stones – if they meet Everton’s £34million valuation. A public spat has developed between Roberto Martinez and Jose Mourinho – but the Special One could have the last laugh as the Blues are convinced he fancies a switch to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have seen two..." August 09

  • Chelsea have £25m bid for defender Abdul Baba Rahman rejected

    The Express "The Guardian suggest Augsburg are holding out for a fee closer to £30m, despite the player already agreeing personal terms with the Blues. The Ghana international is expected to be a replacement for Filipe luis who returned to Atletico Madrid after just a single season at Stamford Bridge." August 09

  • Chelsea ‘see €65m transfer bid for midfielder Koke rejected by Atletico Madrid’

    Metro "Chelsea have had an ambitious €65million bid rejected for Atletico Madrid midfielder rejected according to sources in Spain. Spanish newspaper Marca claim that Jose Mourinho has been secretly chasing 23-year-old Spanish international Koke, confident he will be able to lure the Atletico man to..." August 08

  • Jose Mourinho: Chelsea boss signs new four-year deal

    BBC "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has signed a new four-year deal at the Stamford Bridge club. The new deal will keep the 52-year-old in his post until at least 2019. The Portuguese, who had previously been in charge from 2004-2007, rejoined in 2013 on a four-year deal, leading the Blues to the..." August 07

  • Baba Rahman agrees to Chelsea move from Augsburg, agent confirms

    Sky Sports "Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman has agreed to join Chelsea - all that is left is for the clubs to agree a fee, according to the player’s agent. Rahman, 21, is understood to be have been of interest to Blues boss Jose Mourinho for some time after a standout season for a side who finished fifth in..." August 06

  • John Stones’ head has been turned by Chelsea transfer interest, admits Everton boss Roberto Martinez

    Metro "Everton boss Roberto Martinez admits Chelsea’s pursuit of John Stones has affected the young defender ahead of the start of the Premier League season. The 21-year-old is a target for Jose Mourinho’s side and the Toffees have turned down two bids for the young defender in the past..." August 06

  • Jose Mourinho reveals Chelsea striker Diego Costa is an injury "concern" ahead of Premier League opener

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho admits Diego Costa is an injury concern ahead of Chelsea's Premier League opener against Swansea. The Blues kick off their title defence at home to the Swans on Saturday, but the Spanish striker is a big doubt after limping off against Barcelona last week. Costa smashed 20..." August 05

  • Chelsea have agreed terms with Augsburg's Baba Rahman - agent

    ESPN FC "Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Baba Rahman, the Augsburg defender's agent has confirmed. Chelsea are seeking a replacement left-back after allowing Filipe Luis to return to Atletico Madrid and are closing in on a deal for Ghana international Rahman. The player's representative,..." August 05

  • Chelsea transfers: Tottenham told to name their price for left-back Danny Rose

    Daily Mirror "Chelsea have asked Tottenham to name their price for Danny Rose. Blues boss Jose Mourinho is desperate to sign a left-back before the start of the season on Saturday, and it is believed that the Premier League champions are willing to pay around £15million for Rose. Mourinho currently has..." August 04

  • Manchester United's interest in John Stones could drive up price to £34m for defender

    London Evening Standard "Chelsea have been frustrated in their efforts to sign Everton defender John Stones, with a second bid of £26m turned down on Wednesday. However, the Premier League champions are prepared to bid up to £30m which includes a series of add-ons. " August 01

  • Manchester United's interest in John Stones could drive up price to £34m for defender

    London Evening Standard "Chelsea have been frustrated in their efforts to sign Everton defender John Stones, with a second bid of £26m turned down on Wednesday. However, the Premier League champions are prepared to bid up to £30m which includes a series of add-ons. This is still short of Everton's £34m valuation for..." July 31

  • Chelsea hope third bid for Everton defender John Stones will convince Bill Kenwright to sell England international

    The Telegraph "Chelsea have attempted to smooth their bid to sign John Stones by holding talks with Everton about how the two clubs can avoid any more mud-slinging over the central defender. Everton have rejected two bids for Stones, with a third expected to follow, and discussions are understood to have..." July 31

  • John Terry backs ‘top, top player’ Radamel Falcao to succeed at Chelsea

    The Guardian "John Terry has said it took him only 120 seconds to decide his new Chelsea team-mate Radamel Falcao could succeed in the Premier League. When the former England captain came up against the Colombian in April, during Manchester United’s visit to Stamford Bridge, Terry was left in no doubt as to..." July 31