Chelsea Rumors & News

  • Agent of Porto hitman Martinez dampens transfer talk

    talkSport "The prolific Colombian has scored 58 goals at club level since the summer of 2012 and has been tracked by a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham. Roma, who have enjoyed a great season in Serie A and are set to return to the Champions League next term, are..." April 19

  • Croatian starlet Mario Pasalic to have Chelsea medical in May ahead of summer transfer

    Daily Mirror "The agent of Croatian youngster Mario Pasalic has confirmed that the Hajduk Split starlet will undergo a medical in May ahead of signing a permanent deal with Chelsea. Just 19, the Croatian under-21 international, who was born in Germany, has signed a pre-contract agreement to join the Blues on..." April 17

  • Chelsea confident £50m transfer of Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid is in the bag

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho is confident Chelsea have tied up a stunning £50million deal for Diego Costa. Atletico Madrid striker Costa is poised to agree a contract worth £185,000-a-week to move to Stamford Bridge this summer. Atletico boss Diego Simeone has even admitted they cannot stand in the..." April 16

  • Chelsea are very keen on Diego Costa and we want Fernando Torres, admits Atletico manager

    The Telegraph "Atlético Madrid manager Diego Simeone has confirmed Chelsea's interest in "rebel" striker Diego Costa, and says Fernando Torres "would love" to rejoin the Spanish club. Chelsea expect to make Spain striker Costa their major signing this summer and Simeone claims he will support Costa if he..." April 15

  • Stones wanted by Chelsea and Arsenal as interest hots up in young Everton defender

    Daily Mail "Chelsea have joined the race for Everton defender John Stones but will face a difficult task prising him away. Arsenal also have an interest in the 19-year-old, who is being tipped as an outsider for Roy Hodgson's World Cup training squad. Stones was bought from Barnsley by David Moyes in..." April 15

  • We're Inter Torres! Director of Italian giants admits interest in signing £50m Chelsea flop

    Daily Mail "Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is a target of Inter Milan, according to the Serie A club's general director Marco Fassone. Torres has been strongly linked with a move away from the Blues' outfit this summer despite having two years left on his contract with the London club. Inter are..." April 14

  • Diego Costa ‘set for £50million Chelsea transfer’

    Metro "Blues’ boss Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to recruit a top-class forward for next season, and according to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial, Chelsea have struck an agreement for the Brazilian-born hitman. Costa, who will represent Spain in this year’s World Cup, will come..." April 14

  • John Terry says he told Phil Dowd to send off Chico Flores in Chelsea win

    The Guardian "John Terry admitted that he told Phil Dowd, the referee, that Chico Flores deserved to be sent off prior to the Swansea City defender receiving a second yellow card. The Chelsea captain intervened when it appeared as though Dowd was going to allow Flores to stay on the pitch, despite the Spaniard..." April 14

  • Chelsea's Jose Mourinho is the most hated manager in Europe says Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho is the most hated coach in European football, according to one leading boss. But Ronald Koeman, the former Barcelona star now in charge at ­Feyenoord, has revealed he’s been won over by ­Mourinho’s sharp brain and winning tactics. The Chelsea manager’s touchline and verbal..." April 13

  • Champions League semi-finals: Chelsea face Atlético and Bayern tackle Real

    The Guardian "Chelsea have been drawn to face Atlético Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, having been told by Uefa that a clause requiring the Spaniards to fork out up to €6m for the goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to play against his parent club is "null, void and unenforceable". Unlike in the Premier..." April 11

  • Chelsea want to strike Atletico deal after UEFA block blues' demands

    Daily Mail "Thibaut Courtois has been given the green light to face Chelsea after UEFA warned the Blues their demand of £5million from Atletico Madrid to play the on-loan goalkeeper was against the rules. UEFA have acted quickly to block off the Stamford Bridge club's move, before the two were drawn..." April 11

  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho fined over $13,000 by FA

    Pro Soccer Talk "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined $13,410 (£8k) by the Football Association for re-entering the field of play during the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on March 15th. English soccer’s governing body issued the statement on Thursday: “Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been fined £8,000..." April 10

  • Chelsea's Champions League hero Demba Ba preparing for Stamford Bridge exit

    Daily Star "Ba was the hero in midweek as his all important 87th minute strike earned Chelsea a 2-0 victory over PSG to send the Blues through to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals. In truth it has been a frustrating season for the Senegalese striker, having made just two league starts since..." April 10

  • Porto goal machine Martinez monitored by Premier League giants United and Chelsea

    Daily Mail "Manchester United and Chelsea will run the rule over Porto striker Jackson Martinez at the weekend. The Colombia striker is suspended for Porto's Europa League tie at Sevilla on Thursday but United watched him in the first leg. The 27-year-old is not top of either club's list but he is an..." April 10

  • Belgium boss urges Eden Hazard to quit Chelsea and join PSG

    Metro "Belgium boss Marc Wilmots has backed Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea and join PSG in the summer – in order to become a better player. Wilmots is set to build his Belgium team around Hazard ahead of the World Cup at the end of the season, with the Blues winger enjoying an outstanding season. But..." April 10

  • Courtois will NOT play against Chelsea if we draw them, Atletico president confirms

    Daily Mail "Chelsea will be hoping to get Atletico Madrid in Friday’s Champions League semi-final draw after it was revealed the two clubs’ loan agreement could prevent brilliant goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois playing in the game. The news took the shine off one of the greatest nights in the club’s history..." April 10

  • Samuel Eto’o set for Chelsea exit after holding Besiktas transfer talks

    Metro "Chelsea look set to lose striker Samuel Eto’o at the end of the season after he opened talks with Besiktas over a move. The 33-year-old, whose contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer, has established himself as the Blues’ top scoring striker this term with 12 goals. But despite..." April 10

  • Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o a transfer target for former club Inter Milan

    Daily Mirror "Samuel Eto'o is wanted back by his old club Inter Milan - and they have started trying to woo him. The veteran forward’s one-year deal at Chelsea expires in June, and the Blues' manager Jose Mourinho is planning a major summer shake-up of his strike-force. Cameroon international Eto’o, 33,..." April 09

  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard claims he was being cautious with calf knock that drove him off in PSG clash

    Daily Mirror "Eden Hazard has claimed that the injury that forced him off during last night's Champions League quarter-final isn't serious. The Belgian winger was withdrawn after just 18 minutes of Chelsea's clash with Paris Saint-Germain, with his replacement Andre Schurrle coming on to score the vital..." April 08

  • Liverpool prepare move for Chelsea target Lazar Markovic

    Metro "The Benfica winger has long been a target for the Blues but the Sunday People reports that Rodgers is now on the 20-year-old’s trail as he looks to add depth to his squad with Champions League football beckoning next term. The Portuguese giants value former Partizan Belgrade man Markovic at..." April 07

  • Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool to go transfer war over Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno

    Metro "The 21-year-old left-back is wanted by Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, according to the Daily Star. In addition, Real Madrid are also said to be interested in Moreno, who is valued at around £30million by Sevilla. Moreno’s destination could well be..." April 07

  • Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho weighing up PSG recall for injured striker Samuel Eto'o

    Daily Star "Eto'o, 33, has not played since he suffered a hamstring injury in the 6-0 thrashing of Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on March 22. He is only expected to be back in training today, but is in contention to play against Paris Saint-Germain with the Blues trying to launch a quarter-final rescue..." April 07

  • Mourinho believes John Terry will sign a new deal and see out his playing days at Chelsea

    The Independent "Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is confident that club captain John Terry will sign a new deal and finish his career at Stamford Bridge. The Blues’ centre-back will see his current contract end in June but Mourinho is confident that Terry will pen a new deal soon. It is understood that Chelsea..." April 06

  • Eden Hazard: I will let wife decide on Paris Saint-Germain move

    Metro "The Belgian international has been linked with a switch to Laurent Blanc’s side in recent weeks, with the Parisian club reportedly willing to pay big money to get their man. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho last week joked he would allow both Hazard and team-mate Oscar to leave Stamford Bridge if a..." April 06

  • Chelsea manager José Mourinho ready to spend £50m on strikeforce

    The Guardian "José Mourinho has indicated that Chelsea will spend heavily in the summer to lure a new striker and will not have to sell key players such as Eden Hazard to fund the transfer. The introduction of financial fair play rules means Chelsea do not intend to splurge as freely as they did earlier in..." April 05

  • Jose Mourinho to buy a completely new strike force.. and will have to fund it by selling his special ones

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho could be forced to sacrifice Oscar or Eden Hazard to fund his summer spending spree. Mourinho has received the green light from Roman Abramovich to offload ALL four senior strikers on the Blues' books after his repeated complaints about his forward options were accepted. That..." April 04

  • Torres will dig his heels in: Chelsea must pay £10m to get unwanted striker off their wage bill

    Daily Mail "Chelsea face a staggering £10million bill to get Fernando Torres out of Stamford Bridge as the forward prepares to dig in over his £175,000-a-week contract. Manager Jose Mourinho has made it clear Torres has no future at Chelsea and questioned whether he is ‘a real striker’ following the 3-1..." April 04

  • Everton ahead of Tottenham in transfer chase for Romelu Lukaku — because Chelsea misfit wants Champions League

    Daily Mirror "Everton will beat Tottenham in the race for Romelu Lukaku – if they reach the Champions League. The 20-year-old striker’s agent has admitted holding talks with Spurs, among other interested parties. But clubs keen on the marksman have already been told he is seeking Champions League football..." April 04

  • Torres has no Chelsea future - Ray Wilkins

    talkSport "Fernando Torres’ turbulent Chelsea career is as good as over, according to the Blues’ former assistant manager Ray Wilkins. The Spaniard came under heavy criticism from boss Jose Mourinho following last night’s 3-1 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, despite only playing the last..." April 03

  • What a joke! Beaten Mourinho rages at defence and slams Torres

    Daily Mail "Jose Mourinho labelled Chelsea’s defending 'a joke' and then launched an extraordinary attack on Fernando Torres. Mourinho blew his top after Chelsea’s chaotic defending led to three goals that leave his side with a mountain to climb to avoid a Champions League quarter-final exit. The..." April 03

  • Thibaut Courtois to announce Chelsea future next week

    The Express "The 21-year-old stopper is currently on his third successive loan spell at the La Liga leaders, who can boast the best defensive record out of the 20 sides. Courtois has also helped his side to the quarter-finals in the Champions League, holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw at the Nou..." April 03

  • Chelsea ready to offload Lukaku to arch rivals Spurs... but only if Jose lands £31.5m Costa

    Daily Mail "Romelu Lukaku will be allowed to join Tottenham this summer - but only if Chelsea land £31.5million target Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid. Jose Mourinho will look to revamp his forward line ahead of next season, with Atletico hotshot Costa top of his list. The Portuguese is happy for..." April 02

  • Chelsea's on-loan goalkeeper Courtois expects a decision to be made over his future next week

    Daily Mirror "Thibaut Courtois has confirmed a decision will be made over his future next week. The Belgian goalkeeper, currently on loan with Atletico Madrid from Chelsea, insisted an announcement would be made as to where he will play his football next season. The 21-year-old was speaking to Spanish..." April 02

  • Chelsea plot David Luiz sale to fund summer spending spree as Blues eye Diego Costa transfer

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho will sacrifice David Luiz to find the funds for a Chelsea summer overhaul. Luiz's insipid display at Selhurst Park on Saturday, when he was hooked at half-time, was the final straw for Mourinho, who will now hope to set up an auction for the Brazilian after the World..." April 01

  • Luke Shaw shoots down Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea interest

    The Express "The 18-year-old has attracted the likes European heavyweights Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid after becoming a stand-out performer in the Saints' back-four this term. But Shaw, who made his senior debut for England earlier this year, insists he is only concerned on..." April 01

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho ready to cut his losses on misfiring striker Fernando Torres

    The Telegraph "Chelsea will consider letting Fernando Torres leave on loan if they cannot find a buyer for the misfit striker. Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid have shown an interest in Torres, but neither club would be prepared to match his £175,000-a-week wages and pay a £20  million transfer fee. Chelsea..." April 01

  • Rafa Benitez's feud with Jose Mourinho rumbles on after Spaniard says Chelsea boss has flopped in Europe

    Daily Mirror "Rafa Benitez has branded Jose Mourinho a specialist in European failure – and mocked the Chelsea’s boss’s claims that he needs to spend more money to build a winning team. The Spaniard hit back after Mourinho claimed the Blues had underperformed under Bentiez, despite winning the Europa..." April 01

  • José Mourinho set for clearout of Chelsea strikers in summer reshuffle

    The Guardian "The future of Chelsea's current strikeforce looks bleak after José Mourinho confirmed he intends to revamp his side's front-line, as well as instil fight and focus into his other attacking talents, for an assault on the title next season. Mourinho conceded his team's hopes of winning the..." March 31

  • Manchester United eyeing up former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti

    Daily Star "The United board are weighing up their options for the summer should they decide current boss Moyes has to go. And Real Madrid coach Ancelotti, himself under serious pressure at the Bernabeu, is one of the names being considered at Old Trafford. Real have just suffered back-to-back defeats..." March 31

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's mind games are fooling nobody, says Manchester City's Manuel Pellegrini

    The Telegraph "Manuel Pellegrini’s English might still lack some of the fluency of Manchester City’s football but he is already well acquainted with one of the Premier League’s favourite phrases. “Mind games?” he said. “I don’t think important managers can give any importance to those mind games. I don’t know if..." March 31

  • Chelsea to tempt Everton with transfer swap of Ross Barkley for Romelu Lukaku

    Daily Mirror "Romelu Lukaku will be allowed to quit Chelsea and join Everton this summer – but only if Jose Mourinho lands Ross Barkley in return, writes Neil Moxley in the Sunday People. That is the deal shaping up between the clubs as Mourinho looks to breathe new life into his squad at the end of the..." March 30

  • Manchester United hijack Luke Shaw's transfer to Chelsea from Southampton

    Daily Mirror "Jose Mourinho was a ­broken man on Saturday night as he conceded the title – and was beaten to the signing of top target Luke Shaw, writes Dean Jones in the Sunday People. The Special One accused his side of lacking ‘balls’ as they were beaten at lowly Crystal Palace. And the Blues' boss..." March 30

  • FFP gives Chelsea ability to resist PSG's advances for £300m pair Eden Hazard and Oscar

    The Express "The FFP have been put in place by UEFA president Michel Platini in part to help level the playing field and help protect smaller clubs being outspent by clubs living beyond their means. But Mourinho clearly believes they can also come to the aid of clubs like Chelsea and help them retain their..." March 29

  • Liverpool set to hand Ashely Cole escape route for Chelsea, but MLS links persist

    Pro Soccer Talk "One of the world’s best-ever left backs is fed up of sitting on the bench at Chelsea, you can’t blame him. Ashley Cole, 33, has 107 caps for England, has won the UEFA Champions League, three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and pretty much every other trophy on offer. But this season his..." March 28

  • Mourinho: Ferguson came calling but he knew I wanted to return to Chelsea

    Daily Mail "Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that ex-Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson knew from last season that he planned on returning to Stamford Bridge at the start of this campaign. Mourinho's comments follow after questions have been asked why the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid..." March 28

  • Get Hazard and Oscar! PSG duo want Chelsea stars at the Parc des Princes

    Daily Star "Hazard and Oscar have enjoyed superb campaigns for Chelsea, playing pivotal roles in the Blues' Premier League title challenge having netted 17 and 14 goals, respectively. Chelsea meet PSG in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final next Wednesday in Paris. And ahead of that..." March 27

  • Arsenal favourites to sign Balotelli ahead of Chelsea

    Give Me Sport "Paddy Power have the Gunners priced at 5/2 to be Balotelli's next permanent club, while Chelsea have drifted out to 10/3 after being the 3/1 frontrunners last month. The Italy international was linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in February, with reports claiming that Arsenal's sponsors..." March 27

  • Chelsea close in on Costa as Mourinho plans £40m move for Atletico star

    Daily Mail "Chelsea are in pole position to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa in a staggering £40million deal this summer. Jose Mourinho's search for a top-class centre-forward has been narrowed down and he is ready to take the plunge on the Spain international. Chelsea will watch him again on..." March 27

  • Ryan Bertrand to consider quitting Chelsea at the end of the season

    The Express "The 24-year-old has fail to nail down a regular role at the Blues, going out on loan six times with Ashley Cole and Cesar Azpilicueta favoured in the pecking order. Boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that Bertrand still has a future at Stamford Bridge, but the England full-back admits he will use..." March 26

  • Chelsea ready to battle Manchester United for Southampton ace Adam Lallana

    Daily Star "Lallana has been a driving force behind Southampton's excellent season, catching the eye with a number of outstanding performances. The Saints midfielder's form has not gone unnoticed and, as Starsport revealed in December, is interesting United manager David Moyes, who is keen to overhaul his..." March 26

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