Chelsea Rumors & News

  • Diego Costa is contesting the FA's violent conduct charge

    Fox Sports "Chelsea striker Diego Costa is contesting the Football Association's charge for violent conduct - a move which has the full support of the club. The Spain international is facing an immediate three-match ban for his apparent stamp on the Liverpool's Emre Can during Tuesday's Capital One Cup..." January 29

  • Juan Cuadrado may have choice of Chelsea or Manchester Uniited

    Sky Sports "Fiorentina attacking midfielder Juan Cuadrado faces a difficult choice between Manchester United and Chelsea should he decide to move to the Premier League, according to Tony Cascarino and Paul Walsh. Cuadrado is reportedly interesting both clubs with Fiorentina thought unwilling to sell the..." January 29

  • Costa set to miss City match after FA charge

    The Telegraph "Diego Costa is set to miss Chelsea’s vital Premier League clash with title rivals Manchester City after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association. Striker Costa appeared to stamp on Emre Can in Chelsea’s Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg success over Liverpool and is..." January 28

  • Diego Costa could get retrospective ban, miss Chelsea’s clash vs. Manchester City

    Pro Soccer Talk "After appearing to stomp on two separate Liverpool players during Chelsea’s fiery 1-0 League Cup semifinal win on Tuesday, Diego Costa could be handed a retrospective ban and miss Chelsea’s massive clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and..." January 28

  • Chelsea target Douglas Costa begs Shakhtar Donetsk not to price him out of dream Blues move

    Daily Mirror "Douglas Costa has begged Shakhtar Donetsk not to price him out of a move to Chelsea with the Blues still in for Juan Cuadrado. Fiorentina have already rejected an approach from the Blues and insist Cuadrado will not leave for less than his £26.8million release clause. The 24-year-old wideman..." January 27

  • Manchester United and Chelsea handed Paul Pogba boost as Juventus boss ‘names his price’

    Metro "The ex-United youth star attracted even more attention against Chievo on Sunday evening, putting in a match-winning performance that saw him score one and create another, and Allegri believes that he is only going to improve. ‘Of course, Pogba is only 21 and he’s got the quality to get even..." January 27

  • Didier Drogba: Why I'm NOT ready to leave Chelsea yet

    The Express "DIdier Drogba says he wants to stay at Chelsea beyond the end of the season, because he wants to help inspire the future generation of Blues stars. The 36-year-old forward captained Chelsea on Saturday, but was unable to prevent them slipping up to a shock 4-2 defeat in the FA Cup fourth round..." January 27

  • Chelsea keeping tabs on £4m France Under-21 ace Abdoulaye Doucoure

    Daily Star "Reports in France suggest the Blues have a scout at Stade de la Route de Lorient taking in Rennes' Ligue 1 clash with Caen and 22-year-old midfielder Doucoure is understood to be on their radar. The France Under-21 international, who is valued at around £4m, came through the youth ranks at..." January 26

  • Jose Mourinho admits lack of depth could hurt Chelsea

    The Independent "Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, fears his squad’s lack of strength in depth may undermine their challenge for the Premier League title. His squad’s soft underbelly was comprehensively exposed in Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie against League One Bradford City, who came from 2-0 down to..." January 26

  • Man City prepared to take DRASTIC measures for Chelsea clash after FA Cup exit

    Daily Star "The message to Toure from boss Manuel Pellegrini is clear: Save Our Season. The midfield kingpin's Africa Cup of Nations campaign could be over as early as Wednesday should the Ivory Coast lose a group decider to Cameroon. And the faltering champions, fresh from their shock FA Cup home loss..." January 26

  • Man United, Chelsea AND Man City to battle for Paul Pogba's £75million signature this summer

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City will join a £75million race to land Paul Pogba this summer. Juventus are ready to cash in on one of the hottest young prospects in world football – and Pogba has already been dubbed “the 100million euro man” in Italy. That will spark a battle..." January 25

  • Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea target Sergio Ramos to SIGN deal

    Daily Star "The former Sevilla star, 28, has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in recent months, and according to reports, is unhappy in the Spanish capital. Premier League giants Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are believed to be interested in snapping up..." January 24

  • Chelsea consider £20m bid for Douglas Costa of Shakhtar Donetsk

    The Guardian "Chelsea have sounded out Shakhtar Donetsk over the availability of their Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa as they explore potential recruits in anticipation of losing at least one first-team player before next month’s transfer deadline. Douglas, with the Ukrainian club’s squad on a tour of..." January 24

  • Hammer blow for Arsenal and Man Utd as former Chelsea star's agent RULES OUT move

    Daily Star "That's according to his agent, Patrick Koster, who claims the Belgian international is fully focused on helping Wolfsburg reach the Champions League. When pressed on the rumours linking his client with a move back to England, Koster said: "De Bruyne is feeling very good. "After a difficult..." January 23

  • Chelsea plan £40m bid for former Manchester United ace Paul Pogba

    The Express "With Jose Mourinho's side still on track for four trophies, the Stamford Bridge club have already begun to plan for next year. Pogba, who is also a target for both Manchester United and City, has been on Chelsea's radar for some time, and the club are poised to offer a players-plus-cash..." January 22

  • Liverpool and Chelsea BOOST as Inter cannot afford £2.3m Mauro Icardi contract demands

    The Express "The Premier League duo thought their hold on Icardi was slipping this morning as the player's representatives met with club bosses to thrash out a deal to keep him at the San Siro for four more years. But the 21-year-old could still move abroad if no agreement is reached, with a summer transfer..." January 22

  • Frank Lampard could miss Man City's clash with Chelsea after picking up injury in Abu Dhabi friendly

    Daily Mirror "Frank Lampard is facing a battle to be fit to face former club Chelsea. Lampard was injured during Manchester City's 2-0 win over Hamburg during their warm weather break in Abu Dhabi. City take on title rivals and Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge a week on Sunday, with boss..." January 22

  • Chelsea face fight for Juan Cuadrado as Fiorentina claim £27m winger is staying

    Daily Mail "Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella fully expects sought-after winger Juan Cuadrado to stay at the club despite media reports linking him with a move to the Premier League. The Colombia international has been a rumoured target of Manchester United in the past few years while Chelsea are..." January 22

  • Chelsea and Man Utd battle for £48m Real Madrid star Luka Modric

    The Express "The Blues famously failed to land the mercurial playmaker in 2011 before Madrid swooped for his signature the following year, and Jose Mourinho has made the Croatia international his first-choice midfield target ahead of next season. Chelsea already have a formidable central partnership in the..." January 21

  • Mourinho jokes over Steven Gerrard's Liverpool exit: Maybe I should sign him on loan

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho says he is "not happy" that Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool at the end of the season. Earlier this month 34-year-old Gerrard confirmed that he is to end his 17-year professional career with the Reds in the summer to join MLS side LA Galaxy. The ex-England skipper starred..." January 21

  • Sources: Chelsea monitor Fiorentina star Juan Cuadrado for January move

    ESPN FC "Chelsea are monitoring Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado for a potential January move, sources have told ESPN FC, although any transfer probably remains dependent on the departure of either Andre Schurrle or Mohamed Salah. Stamford Bridge manager Jose Mourinho on Friday hinted at the possibility of..." January 20

  • Jose Mourinho asks Chelsea fans to show Steven Gerrard more respect

    Pro Soccer Talk "Jose Mourinho isn’t always one to dish out compliments, but when you’ve had a career like Steven Gerrard has had, even the “Special One” is paying his respects. Chelsea travels to Anfield on Tuesday in the first left of their of the Capital One Cup semifinal, and Jose Mourinho has asked the..." January 19

  • Roma aim to hijack Besiktas transfer bid for out-of-favour Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah

    Daily Mirror "The Serie A giants have joined fellow Italian sides Inter Milan and Napoli and Istanbul club Besiktas in race to sign Salah who has made just nine Chelsea starts in a year. Roma have joined the chase for Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah. The Italian club have made an enquiry for the 22-year-old..." January 17

  • Juventus to increase Pogba's buy-out clause as Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd ready bids

    The Express "The France international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Serie A giants since the summer. A return to the Premier League seems most likely with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United showing an interest, while Real Madrid reportedly joined the race earlier this week. Recent..." January 16

  • Chelsea striker Islam Feruz has joined Blackpool on loan until May 3

    Daily Star "The 19-year-old, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Greek Super League outfit OFI Crete, will spend the rest of the campaign with the relegation-threatened Championship side. Tangerines boss Lee Clark said: "Islam is a very talented player with the potential to excite the..." January 16

  • Chelsea's £25m-a-year shirt deal with Turkish Airlines stalls over sky-high price

    Daily Mail "Chelsea’s proposed £25m-a-year shirt sponsorship with Turkish Airlines, reportedly close to agreement before Christmas, is understood to have stalled. Turkish Airlines, who have a major individual deal with Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, are still at the table but are believed to be cautious..." January 15

  • Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd target Dani Alves eyeing new deal

    Daily Star "The right-back, 31, is out of contract in the summer and is yet to be offered a new deal by Barca. Premier League giants Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all reportedly interested in signing Alves, who has been at the Nou Camp since 2008. Starsport exclusively..." January 15

  • Man Utd and Chelsea ROCKED as Real Madrid prepare £77m Paul Pogba bid

    The Express "Italian newspaper Tuttosport today revealed the Liga outfit have put together an offer to lure another 'Galactico' to the Bernabeu. It is likely to spark United and Chelsea into action as both clubs scramble to arrange rival bids for the 21-year-old. Luckily for the two Premier League..." January 14

  • Alvaro Arbeloa to REJECT Arsenal and Chelsea in favour of Liverpool return

    The Express "The former Spain international is reportedly frustrated at his lack of game time this season, having started just five La Liga matches. Real boss Carlo Ancelotti currently favours 23-year-old Dani Carvajal, who has done little wrong at right-back this term. And according to sources in Spain,..." January 13

  • Man United to complete £25m deal for Chelsea and Arsenal target Aymeric Laporte

    Daily Star "According to reports in Spain, a deal for the 20-year-old centre-back is "80 per cent done". Laporte, who is a boyhood United fan, is considered one of the best young defensive talents in the world. He has become a mainstay of the Bilbao defence and is tipped to earn a call-up to the full..." January 12

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to speak out over TV demands on managers

    The Telegraph "The Premier League is poised to fine Jose Mourinho for pulling out of his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s game against Newcastle United. Given Mourinho already faces a Football Association charge – and fine if found guilty – then it could be an expensive few days for the Chelsea..." January 12

  • Chelsea willing to offer mega six-year deal to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi

    Daily Star "Sources close to the Barcelona star insist the Blues have made it known they are willing to pay his £200m buy-out clause. But they also claim Chelsea are willing to meet his wage demands - which could double the total cost of the deal. Blues boss Jose Mourinho described stories linking the..." January 08

  • Arsenal ponder summer bid for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech as Liverpool and Roma also target shotstopper

    The Telegraph "Petr Cech will be left to choose his next club if and when the goalkeeper feels his Chelsea career is over, which opens the door to a summer bid from Arsenal. The 32-year-old is contracted to Chelsea until 2016, but Cech may decide he wants to leave Stamford Bridge before that after falling..." January 08

  • Leicester City gazump Chelsea to close in on club-record £9m deal for Andrej Kramaric

    Daily Mirror "Leicester City have seen off competition from Chelsea to close in on a club-record move for striker Andrej Kramaric. The Croatia international was a reported target for the Blues, but the rock-bottom Foxes have moved to secure a £9m deal for the centre-forward who has plundered 28 goals in 24..." January 08

  • Deal! Chelsea set to sign 'new Pogba' ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool

    The Express "According to France Football, the Blues have agreed a deal with his club, St-Etienne, and are confident of completing the move later this week. Earlier reports had suggested that the Gunners were leading the race for Souici's signature, but it appears the Chelsea have pipped their London rivals..." January 06

  • Chelsea eye free move for Micah Richards in summer

    The Guardian "Chelsea are considering whether to offer a contract to former England defender Micah Richards, with the 26-year-old believed to be open returning to the Premier League after spending this season on loan at Fiorentina. Richards, whose contract at Manchester City expires in June and is now free..." January 06

  • Chelsea and Man Utd told they can sign Real Madrid's Varane for £20m

    The Express "Both teams are on the hunt for a new centre-back in January, and Varane has emerged as their top target. Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal are both keen to offer the Frenchman first-team football, something that he is failing to get under Carlo Ancelotti, and were plotting to launch bids this..." January 05

  • Mourinho says “no chance” Cech leaves Chelsea, as Schwarzer leaves for Leicester

    Pro Soccer Talk "Petr Cech is going nowhere in January, with Jose Mourinho confirmed that Chelsea will allow third-string goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer to move to Leicester City. Schwarzer, 42, has been Chelsea’s third-choice keeper this season after backing up Cech last year. With Thibaut Courtois back from his..." January 05

  • Chelsea and Man Utd's £100m Gareth Bale tale takes ASTONISHING twist

    The Express "Reports in recent days had claimed that the two Premier League giants were plotting £100million bids in order to bring the former Tottenham star back to England. However, Bale has already claimed that he has no desire to leave the Santiago Bernabeu after becoming a key player for Carlo..." January 03

  • Tottenham transfer clearout in January is a go after New Year's Day thrashing of Chelsea

    Daily Mirror "Mauricio Pochettino is poised to press ahead with his plans to offload Tottenham’s dead wood after their stunning win over Chelsea. Brazilians Cruzeiro are among a number of clubs interested in midfielder Paulinho, who was only a late substitute in the 5-3 win at White Hart Lane. The..." January 03

  • Blues poised to sign Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric from HNK Rijeka for £7m

    The Telegraph "Chelsea are poised to complete the signing of Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric and will send him straight on loan to Vitesse Arnhem. The news will come as a blow to Leicester City, who had made a bid to sign Kramaric permanently and hoped to take him on loan from Chelsea if the 23-year-old..." January 01

  • Chelsea receive £6.3 million offer for Eden Hazard’s brother Thorgan from Borussia Monchengladbach

    Metro "A Hazard family reunion at Chelsea is looking in doubt after the Blues reportedly received a £6.3 million offer for Eden’s brother Thorgan from Borussia Monchengladbach. Thorgan Hazard moved to Stamford Bridge from French club Lens in 2012, and after two loan spells in Belgium the 21-year-old..." December 31

  • Manchester United plot HUGE January move for Chelsea target Seamus Coleman

    Daily Star "The Manchester United boss considers Coleman to be perfect for either of his formations and a more reliable defender than Rafael. The £25m-rated right back could play further forward in a 3-5-2 or in the 4-4-2. According to reports United were keen on landing Coleman during the summer but a..." December 29

  • Chelsea ‘set to make £7.8m offer for Croatian transfer target Andrej Kramaric’

    Metro "Goal have claimed that Blues representatives travelled to the 23-year-old’s homeland on Saturday to meet the forward’s father and agent as well as delegates from his club HNK Rijeka. The publication believes Chelsea have tabled a £7.8million offer for Kramaric, and have also proposed to take..." December 29

  • £120m Bale to Man Utd, Arsenal's first signing, Chelsea plot £24m bid

    Daily Star "Real Madrid are plotting to sign Marco Reus as a replacement for Gareth Bale. Reports in Spain suggest that Manchester United are prepared to spend £120m in the Welsh winger. It is thought that Bale is unwilling to return to the Premier League after winning the Champions League at the..." December 27

  • Chelsea ‘ready to sign Juventus star Kwadwo Asamoah in £24m transfer deal’

    Metro "Chelsea are set to pay £24million to sign Juventus star Kwadwo Asamoah in the January transfer window, according to reports. The Blues look set to add to their squad in the new year, with Jose Mourinho’s side locked in a fierce title fight with Manchester City. And reports in the Ghanaian..." December 27

  • Petr Cech's agent CONFIRMS transfer talks with Real Madrid for Chelsea legend

    Daily Star "The Blues veteran has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge after being replaced by Thibaut Courtois as the club's No.1. A move to Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal has been mooted, while the likes of Roma, Atletico Madrid ad Besiktas are also understood to be monitoring..." December 26

  • Jose Mourinho: Chelsea couldn't afford Barcelona star Lionel Messi

    ESPN FC "Jose Mourinho has again dismissed any suggestion Chelsea could sign Lionel Messi, telling BT Sport that financial fair play rules mean the Blues cannot sign a "super amazing player." Argentine channel DirecTV had reported last month that Mourinho had approved a deal to sign Messi, which the..." December 24

  • Eden Hazard may miss Chelsea’s derby against West Ham with injury

    The Guardian "Eden Hazard could be a doubt for Chelsea’s Boxing Day match against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge. The playmaker limped off late on in Monday’s 2-0 victory over Stoke City after a tackle from Jonathan Walters." December 24

  • Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech's agent talks up Liverpool, Arsenal links

    ESPN FC "Petr Cech's agent has been quoted suggesting his client is "unlikely" to leave Chelsea in the upcoming transfer window, but he has apparently encouraged Liverpool and Arsenal to make a bid for the Czech Republic keeper. Cech has been demoted to second choice keeper at Chelsea following the..." December 23

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