Real Madrid & Stamford Bridge

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Royal Madrid Football Club), commonly known as Real Madrid, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. Stamford Bridge is a football stadium located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London. 5.0/5

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Real Madrid striker Álvaro Morata has told friends that he expects to move to Stamford Bridge in the summer. [Telegraph]
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AS: Conte will pull out all the stops to try to bring Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos to Stamford Bridge next summer.
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid. (Independent)
Eden Hazard to remain at Stamford Bridge despite overtures from Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid. (Telegraph)
-AROUND THE WORLD- * Chelsea have entered talks with Fiorentina's Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado, 26, as they prepare for the departure of Mohamed Salah, 22, or Andre Schurrle, 24, during January. * The Premier League leaders have increased their efforts to sign Cuadrado after having a £20.6m bid rejected on Wednesday. * Germany winger Schurrle is set for a move back to his native country to join Wolfsburg. * But Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella says there is no chance of Cuadrado moving to Stamford Bridge. * Chelsea are planning a £40m move for Juventus' 21-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, who left Manchester United on a free transfer in 2012. * Spanish side Valencia are ready to try to beat Liverpool to the signing of Manchester City and England midfielder James Milner, 29. * Manchester United have not received a single official enquiry during January about Brazilian midfielder Anderson, 26, who has not played for the club since August and is officially for sale. * United have opened discussion ...
The SEVEN reasons why Lionel Messi could make £200MILLION Chelsea move: 1) There are suggestions the Argentine is unhappy with his pay packet at Barcelona. He signed a new contract in May that earns him £16m a year after tax - but his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo earns £19m a year at Real Madrid. This has apparently caused friction between Messi's camp and Barca. 2) Messi is the all-time top goalscorer in La Liga and the Champions League. But he wants to play in the Premier League and turning 28 in June he could feel the timing is perfect for a move to England. 3) Barca have slapped an astonishing £200m price tag on their star man. But according to sources close to the player, Adidas (Chelsea club sponsor and kit supplier) are ready to help fund the deal in order to steal Messi from their big rivals Nike (who sponsor Barca). 4) Cesc Fabregas left the Nou Camp for Chelsea this summer and is trying to persuade his close friend, his future lies at Stamford Bridge too. 5) Messi wants to live in London. H ...
Chelsea's Nathan Ake has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Turkish outfit Besiktas credited with interest in the young Blues starlet, that is according to the Daily Express. Jose Mourinho isn't particularly famed for bringing through youth players, however, it is believed the former Porto and Real Madrid manager is keen on keeping Ake in the first-team picture at Stamford Bridge – seemingly, this is due to Ake's versatility with the former Feyenoord player capable of playing at left-back, centre-back and in the midfield role. [ 58 more words. ]
Jose Mourinho makes contact with Sergio Ramos Chelsea boss wants to sign Real Madrid defender Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has personally contacted Real Madrid star, Sergio Ramos, and has told him that there is a place for him at Stamford Bridge if contract talks go badly in Spain. The Spanish international is currently holding talks with officials at the Bernabeu regarding a new deal, but after rejecting their first offer due to a decrease in weekly-pay, it's reported that the defender may be keen on an exit from the club. Ramos was so frustrated about the contract offer, he went and spoke to Madrid's former Sporting Director, Arrigo Sacchi, but after holding talks with him, he was urged to stay at the club. According to reports, Sacchi told Ramos: “You have to stay where you are. Look at Shevchenko and Kaka, who left solid situations for greater salary, and it cut short their careers. You’re in the right place at Madrid, so you should stay.” Despite being urged to stay, Ramos has been told by M ...
Nemanja Vidic, 33, is on the verge of making a shock return to Manchester United. (Daily Star) -- Roma's Champions League exit could also clear the way for United to snap up long-term target Kevin Strootman, the 24-year-old Holland midfielder.(Independent) Arsenal and Liverpool face competition from Juventus to land Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya, 23. (Daily Express) -- Chelsea winger Thorgan Hazard is open to a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge after impressing during his loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach. (Daily Mail) Italian club Napoli are weighing up a move for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie, 25. (Evening Standard) Chelsea are monitoring the progress of AFC Wimbledon's prolific 17-year-old striker Daniel Agyei. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United are set to battle it out with Real Madrid for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer, 23. (Talksport) - Forward Raheem Sterling is set to turn down a new Liverpool deal worth £70,000 a week. (Daily Telegraph) Aaron Ramsey ...
Chelsea v Tottenham: Blues do not intimidate me, insists Mauricio Pochettino Mauricio Pochettino has urged Tottenham to take the bull by the horns at Chelsea tonight. Spurs have not beaten the Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge since February 1990 but Pochettino gave no hint that he would adopt a cautious style against Jose Mourinho’s team. As coach of Espanyol, Pochettino took on Real Madrid and Barcelona at their peak, famously leading his side to a 2-1 victory at the Nou Camp in February 2009, shortly after he had taken charge of Barca’s unfashionable city rivals. “They do not intimidate me,” said Pochettino, who has led his team to back-to-back wins in the League for the first time since the start of the season. “I have full respect for sides like Chelsea and Manchester City but I always believe we can beat them. “This is my mentality. It is difficult to play against sides of this quality but always, you need to believe you can win. That is what we want to show.” As Tottenham appr ...
The Chelsea keeper could be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge in January, with AC Milan thought to be keen on securing his services Petr Cech could be heading for Italy after Arsene Wenger insisted Arsenal are not interested in a January deal. Chelsea keeper Cech, 32, could be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge after losing his place to Thibaut Courtois. That has alerted the Gunners who were keen on signing the keeper before he went to Chelsea and Wenger remains a big admirer. But when recent links to Cech and stories were put to him, Wenger snapped: "no" when asked whether there was any truth in Arsenal signing the Czech keeper. That could leave the door open for AC Milan to make a move for Cech who could command a fee of around £7m with 18 months left on his contract. Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain and Monaco have all been linked with Cech who remains one of the best keepers in the world. But AC Milan are keen to get him in January and have made an enquiry with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho currently insis ...
FOOTBALL NEWS & HEADLINES ***Manchester United Injury News: Luke Shaw Feared Out for Three Weeks with Ankle Ligament Damage. ***Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has insisted that he will be back training with the club as soon as possible after picking up yet another injury which has ruled him out till the end of the year. ***Uefa Team of the Year 2014: Angel Di Maria, Alexis Sanchez and Diego Costa among BPL players Nominated. ***Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was close to joining Barcelona before eventually completing his move to Stamford Bridge, according to former Camp Nou scout Bojan Krkic Sr. ***Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has reacted to the comments made by Sergio Ramos recently, saying the Real Madrid defender should have said to him personally rather than going public. ***Arsenal are already struggling badly this season, courtesy of their worst start in the Premier League era, and more bad news await the Gunners, with midfielder Jack Wilshere could face an injury lay-off up-to three mo ...
-AROUND THE WORLD- * Manchester United are weighing up a bid for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, with the 27-year-old Belgium international said to be unhappy at a lack of first-team action with Spurs. * Netherlands international midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, has already "shaken hands" on a move to United from Roma. * Arsenal are preparing to beat Liverpool to Benfica defender Maxi Pereira. The 30-year-old Uruguay international is out of contract at the end of the season. * AC Milan will rival Arsenal for the signature of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, who has found himself on the bench for much of the season at Stamford Bridge. * Queens Park Rangers are in talks with the Argentine defender Pablo Alvarez. The 30-year-old former Catania man is currently a free agent. * Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, has signed a pre-contract agreement to join Bayern Munich. * During the international break, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gave the likes of Didier Drogba and John Terry eight days off in orde ...
1.What do you make of Jason Cundy's comment? 2.Do you see Cech moving to Arsenal? 3.Do you agree that Arsenal is not Premier League title rivals? Jose Mourinho wouldn't try to block Petr Cech from moving to Arsenal, according to ex-Chelsea defender Jason Cundy, because he doesn't see the Gunners as Premier League challengers. Cech, 32, was linked to the likes of Real Madrid, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain in August after losing his number one spot to Thibaut Courtois, but Mourinho has continued to express his desire to keep the veteran at Stamford Bridge. "By signing for Arsenal, Cech could stay in London and he'd get regular playing time at a big club.” "Would Cech be a good signing for Arsenal?
CECH: CHELSEA WILL DECIDE MY FUTURE The Czech international still has two years remaining on his current contract Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has been under heavy speculation regarding his future at Stamford Bridge hence the return of Thibaut Courtois to the club. Courtois, who spent three seasons on loan at Spanish side Atletico Madrid, has removed Cech as Chelsea's first-choice keeper since returning to West London at the start of this campaign, starting in all the Blues' Premier League fixtures this season. The Belgian has also recently signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea, which has increased the chances of Cech making a move away from Stamford Bridge; with both PSG and Real Madrid highly interested in signing the 32-year-old. However, Cech has assured to the media that any decision regarding his future will be made by the club. "As concerns my future at Chelsea, it depends entirely on the club. Everyone is asking me what if and what will be," the Czech international said. "As a player, who has ...
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Real Madrid would be willing to offload Gareth Bale to Manchester United if it means they can sign Eden Hazard to replace him. The Chelsea winger is high on Carlo Ancelotti's wishlist and, according to reports in Spain, he will try to tempt Louis Van Gaal into a record-breaking deal for Bale to fund the move. Los Blancos would be looking to receive more than they paid for Bale, and would probably ask for upwards of £90million. It is unlikely that Jose Mourinho would be willing to sell Hazard, so it would take an enormous offer to lure him away from Stamford Bridge. The Belgian spoke of his desire to play in Spain earlier in his career when Real Madrid first came knocking, but has recently said Chelsea are the only club he wants to play for. "I made the choice to join Chelsea because I knew I was going to play. This is my third year here. I can take pleasure by playing in this team." "I never said that if I left Chelsea it will be for Real Madrid. The only club that makes me dream is Chelsea."
Chelsea may sell Ramires Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for Ramires and could be prepared to sell him in January, Goal understands. Jose Mourinho has told Stamford Bridge chiefs that he would be prepared for the Brazilian to leave if a proven midfield replacement can be found. Spanish clubs, led by Real Madrid, are understood to be monitoring the availability of Ramires. The 27-year-old has struggled with injury and poor form this season, starting just three of the team's 16 matches in all competitions. He has been overlooked in favour of Premier League ever-presents Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas for the central midfield slots and has had to fight with the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian and Andre Schurrle for an attacking midfield position.
TOP FIVE PLAYERS REAL MADRID ARE TARGETTING IN English Premier League. 5) Eden Hazard (Chelsea) With reports that Real Madrid could be ready to sell Gareth Bale to Manchester United in a somewhat surprising deal, it is thought that Chelsea's wing wizard Eden Hazard would be their first choice to come in as a replacement. The Belgian international has been world class since his move to Stamford Bridge in 2012, and would certainly fit in well at the Bernabeu. 4) Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Despite being in talks to sign a new contract at Anfield, Liverpool's exciting young winger Raheem Sterling is believed to be high on Real Madrid's list of potential transfer targets. The England international is an outstanding prospect and could be a real star of the future befitting of the famous white shirt. 3) David de Gea (Manchester United) Linked recently as Real's ideal replacement for the struggling Iker Casillas, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea could be a top class signing by the Spanish giants after h ...
‘Now I understand why at the the age of 19, 20 or 21 he was the Arsenal captain. He is not the captain here because we have a different philosophy, but his personality and his profile is fantastic. His brain is connected to my brain during the matches. Chelsea manger Jose Mourinho has hailed Cesc Fabregas after his hot start to life at Stamford Bridge, and admits that the Spanish midfielder’s professionalism has exceeded even his own high expectations. Owing to his time in charge of Real Madrid, Mourinho was thought to have a tense relationship with the then-Barcelona star prior to this summer, but the Portuguese boss jumped at the chance to bring him back to England when it became clear that his services were no longer required at the Camp Nou. Arriving in June for £30 million, after Arsene Wenger opted against re-signing him for Arsenal, Fabregas has since been in fine form on the other side of London, recording a remarkable eight assists in 10 total appearances, moving Mourinho to praise not just ...
look poised to sign midfielder Silva 21 after hijacking his proposed transfer to Real Madrid. The star, dubbed the new had been in with over a switch to the club, with the player being lined up to replace Khedira. But reports in Spain now say have stormed in on the deal, and are now looking to bring Silva to Stamford Bridge in the new year. It’s thought that Mourinho convinced the Chelsea board to do business and are believed to be unhappy at such a move.
Manchester United are keeping an eye on Petr Cech’s situation at Chelsea as rumours persist that Real Madrid want to sign David de Gea, according to the Daily Express. The Red Devils could be set to lose their Spanish shot-stopper to Madrid in a £24m deal if recent reports are to be believed, and the club are said to be considering the sale if Cech is available. United would no doubt need a top class replacement for the in-form de Gea if he were to leave for the Bernabeu, and with Chelsea finding no place for Cech in their starting lineup this season, he could be an ideal signing. The experienced Czech Republic international has been linked with several clubs since falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, with Belgian youngster Thibaut Courtois taking his starting spot this season after a fine run of form in a three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid. Cech will no doubt be unhappy at dropping to the bench after a long career as Chelsea’s number one, during which time he has shown himself to ...
Real Madrid in talks to sign Chelsea pair in sensational January Double SwoopOct 16, 2014 Real Madrid are understood to have held talks with Chelsea over a possible double raid on Stamford Bridge this January, according to reports in Spain. The La Liga giants are desperate to strengthen their squad…
Latest Transfer Talks, Updates and News. Ronaldo must wait two years for Man Utd return Real Madrid have no intention of letting Cristiano Ronaldo leave either in January or next summer, though are likely be more open to his departure in two years' time and might be willing to cash in on a player who would then be 31-years-old. Source: Sky Sports Tuesday, 30 September 2014 01:28 Chelsea chasing Anderson Talisca Chelsea are tracking Benfica attacker Anderson Talisca. Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the youngster to Stamford Bridge despite work permit issues after he made a flying start to the season, scoring three goals in five league games. Source: Daily Star Tuesday, 30 September 2014 01:23 Giroud signs bumper new Arsenal deal Olivier Giroud has penned a new two-year contract extension with Arsenal which will be announced imminently. The France international, currently recovering from a broken foot, will see his salary bumped up to £80,000-a-week. Source: Daily Mirror Tuesday, 30 September 2014 01:20 Man ...
David Moyes is being lined up as the frontrunner to take over the top job at Newcastle if results don't improve and owner Mike Ashley sacks Alan Pardew. Arsenal and Everton are closely watching Fabian Delph who has yet to sign a new bumper contract at Aston Villa and could leave on a free transfer at the end of the season. Mauricio Pochettino has been watching Valencia hitman Paco Alcacer as he scours Europe to bring a new frontline striker to Tottenham. Manchester United will only bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford if Real Madrid and the Portugal star drop their asking price. Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne looks set for an England call-up this week as Roy Hodgson sends Arsenal's Calum Chambers and Manchester United's Luke Shaw to beef up the Under-21s. Paris Saint-Germain's highly-rated midfielder Adrien Rabiot is set to disappoint a clutch of English admirers and move to Serie A. The French star has been on the radar of the Premier League's top clubs, with Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, champions Man ...
Champions League holders Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a bid for Chelsea midfielder Ramires, reports Daily Mirror. It was the Italian who brought Ramires to Stamford Bridge in the first place and he now wants to be reunited with the highly rated footballer. Despite being dropped from the starting line-up, the 27-year-old is valued at £25 million
IS JOSÉ BUILDING THE GREAT ENTERTAINERS FOR ABRAMOVICH? ~ HAVING SCORED 16GOALS BUT CONCEDED 7. Jose Mourinho might not appreciate the comparison but right now his Chelsea team more closely resemble Newcastle United in their heady days under Kevin Keegan than anything he has assembled before. Chelsea so far are the great entertainers&have scored&conceded more goals after 5 matches than any previous Mourinho team. Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw vs Schalke in the Champions League means Chelsea have found the net 16 times but had their own defence breached on 7 occasions. For a man so focused on tactical tightness that total is anathema to Mourinho,even if his side remain unbeaten. Only in his 2011-12 season at Real Madrid has Mourinho started a season anywhere like this 1 at Stamford Bridge. Back then after 5games in all competitions Real had scored 15goals&conceded 6. Ominous signals for the Premier League chasing pack; Real won La Liga that season,scoring a frankly ridiculous 121 times for a plus 89goal di ...
Mourinho: i may go back to mardrid. the Portuguese trainer left the Champions League holders after three seasons in charge to take over at Chelsea but has hinted that he has unfinished business in Spain Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has suggested that he would jump at the chance to return to former club Real Madrid . Mourinho spent three years in the hotseat at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2010-13, winning the 2012 Liga title and 2011 Copa del Rey. However, a failure to secure a Champions League trophy - Real were eliminated in the semi-finals in all three of Mourinho's seasons in charge - ultimately cost the Portuguese coach his job. Chelsea moved to bring Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge quickly and after a third-place finish in a campaign of transition last term, the Blues are red-hot favourites for this season's Premier League title. Though expressing delight at fulfilling a career goal in securing league titles in England, Italy and Spain, Mourinho has suggested he has unfinished business in the Spa ...
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is planning to get Angel Di Maria to convince close friend Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid next summer, Express reports. Ronaldo has been recently linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu after expressing his frustrations with the Real for the way the club allowed Di Maria to leave. The conflict has also alerted Manchester City and Chelsea, with the Blues already putting aside £60million to lure Cristiano Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge instead.
RONALDO TO CHELSEA: Is the story nosense? Even when the Transfer Window slams shut, the rumour mill continues to churn. This weeks major story is linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth £60 million plus £290,000 per week wages. Chelsea allegedly feel confident of hijacking Manchester United’s proposed move for Ronaldo, who is destined to return to the club before he retires. Ronaldo himself remarked: “I love Manchester. Everyone knows that – I have said it many times. Manchester is in my heart. I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing and I wish I can come back one day.” So in a week where he has said this, it seems bizarre for him to be linked to Chelsea. It is rumoured that Ronaldo might be unhappy about the transfer strategy at Real Madrid and he has won everything on offer in Spain, including the much coveted Decima. So a move away from Real Madrid in isolation isn’t completely impossible. The move to Chelsea seems very unlikely. Jose Mour ...
Today's Football Titbits Manchester United are preparing a £100m package to bring Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria to Old Trafford, which would cover the Argentina international's £50m transfer fee and wages. Manchester United have reignited their interest in Roma's Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman with Juventus confident they will hold onto 27-year-old Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal. Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are on alert after Paris St-Germain's contract talks with their 29-year-old Argentine winger Ezequiel Lavezzi broke down. Senegal striker Demba Ba who left Chelsea to join Besiktas in the summer, insists he only struggled at Stamford Bridge because manager Jose Mourinho picked players on reputation rather than performance.
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Transfer News & Stories •Ipswich Town have now announced they have signed Republic of Ireland international striker Conor Sammon on loan from Derby County. •Cardiff City have completed the signing of Sean Morrison from Reading. •Hull City boss Steve Bruce has played down talk linking him with a move for Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, Watford striker Troy Deeney and Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart. •Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he is happy with his squad at Stamford Bridge. •Sami Khedira's contract dispute with Real Madrid could persuade Arsenal and Chelsea to launch a cut-price bid for the German midfielder. •Alan Pardew has been told he would have to ship out one of his four centre-backs if he wanted to introduce a Micah Richards into his back four. •Leeds United were closing in on the signing of forward Kieran Agard last night after further talks with Rotherham United. •Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is remaining tight-lipped over a possible move for Southampton midfielder M ...
Chelsea will tell Petr Cech to find a new club in the final weeks of the Transfer Window after deciding to make Thibaut Courtois their No.1 this season, Goal can reveal. Jose Mourinho is to put his faith in Courtois at the start of the campaign, spelling the end for Cech at Stamford Bridge following a decade spen as the club's undisputed first choice. Cech will be encouraged to move as Chelsea stand to receive a more significant transfer fee from selling the Czech goalkeeper now than in 12 months, when he would have just one year to ru on his contract. Courtois, who played 90 minutes in goal for the Blues in their final pre-season match on Tuesday night, will get the nod over Cech for Monday's Premier League curtain-raiser against newly promoted Burnley. The West Londoners value Cech at around £10 million. Real Madrid and wealthy French duo Paris Saint- Germain and Monaco are closely monitoring the 32-year-old's situation but no formal bids are expected until Cech's downgraded status is confirmed at the ...
Central defender Raphael Varane has been unhappy with his playing time and wages at Real Madrid, and a move to Chelsea could be in his future. Reuters As manager Jose Mourinho said earlier this week, possessing two of the best goalkeepers in the world in Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois is a good problem for Chelsea to have heading into the new Premier League term. The Great One meant it more from a competition standpoint, with the Czech and 10-year Stamford Bridge netminder and budding Belgian 22-year-old pushing each other to greater heights. But now Mourinho’s phrasing has taken on new meaning, with the Blues leveraging the position battle into a possible deal for a young, top-flight defender. Mourinho has been enamored with Real Madrid central defender Raphael Varane well before he brought the French international to the Bernabeu in 2011, and now he could facilitate a move to London with Los Blancos keen on acquiring the 32-year-old Cech for their coming La Liga and Champions League runs, The Express ...
could use Real Madrid's interest in Cech as a way to bring Raphael Varane to Stamford Bridge, according to reports.…
KATUMBA NEWS # Spanish champions Atletico Madrid are looking to sign Arsenal winger Santi Cazorla, 29, Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, 30, and Manchester United's 26-year-old striker Javier Hernandez.And Mexico international Hernandez admits he is unsure whether he will remain at Old Trafford next season, saying "only God knows" about his future. # Marouane Fellaini, 26, has agreed to join Serie A side Napoli but Manchester United are holding out for £18m on the midfielder they signed for £27.5m in September last year. # Arsenal's bid to sign Sami Khedira, 27, could be back on as Real Madrid want to sell the German World Cup midfielder this summer and Bayern Munich will not buy until next year. # Manchester United have had a £47m bid for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, accepted and the Chile international is happy with the personal terms on offer at Old Trafford # Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku, 21, was "not motivated" to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge after the striker ...
Jose Mourinho: Chelsea summer spending complete, says manager Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his side's summer spending is complete following the signing of left-back Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid. Luis is the Blues' fourth new player after midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Mario Pasalic and striker Diego Costa. "We finished the market today," said Mourinho. "The transfer market closes 31 August and we close on July 19. "My club did a fantastic job, not just because of what we bought, but because we did it in almost record time." Chelsea have been linked with several other potentially expensive transfers this summer, including Real Madrid's German World Cup winning midfielder Sami Khedira and Monaco forward Radamel Falcao. Chelsea's summer transfers Ins Filipe Luis - £15.8m from Atletico Madrid Mario Pasalic - Undisclosed fee from Hajduk Split Diego Costa - £32m from Atletico Madrid Cesc Fabregas - £30m (reported) from Barcelona Outs David Luiz - £40m Paris St Germain Demba Ba - £4.7m Besiktas Samuel ...
Jul 19, 2014 09:51:00 Goal's weekly column examines the impending outgoings at the Santiago Bernabeu and discusses the future of Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal after the exit of Juventus boss Antonio Conte By Peter Staunton | International Football Writer REAL MADRID FIRESALE COULD TRANSFORM TOP OF Premier League There is nothing subtle about Real Madrid's transfer campaign this summer. Toni Kroos has arrived to occupy the No.8 shirt vacated by Kaka for a fee of around €20 million (£15.8m) but the European champions will not stop there. James Rodriguez, one of the outstanding players at the World Cup, is reported to be on the verge of a €90m (£71.2m) move to the Santiago Bernabeu after Monaco accepted the Colombia international will leave once his buy-out clause is met. There is still the strong possibility that Radamel Falaco could sign from Monaco along with James, with an agreement said to have been reached in early July for a move. Madrid's doubts over the state of the Colombia forward's knee follo ...
Chelsea are monitoring Raphael Varane's situation at Real Madrid. The £25m-rated Frenchman only earns £25,000-a-week and if talks over a new deal are unproductive he would consider a move to Stamford Bridge where he can expect to treble his salary.
TRANSFER GOSSIP Italian forward Fabio Borini, 23, looks poised to sign for Sunderland after the Black Cats agreed a £14m fee with Liverpool. Sky Sports(external) After signing Filipe Luis on Friday, Chelsea are in talks over a £20m bid for another Brazilian Atletico Madrid defender - 29-year-old Joao Miranda. Daily Star(external) Real Madrid are considering a move for Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, as a potential replacement for Juventus-bound Alvaro Morata, 21. Metro(external) Liverpool have told French striker Loic Remy, 27 to lower his wage demands if he wants an £8m Anfield move from Queens Park Rangers. Daily Mirror(external) QPR have been offered 34-year-old Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, but are unlikely to pursue the deal owing to his wages. Daily Mail(external) Arsenal face last-minute competition for goalkeeper David Ospina, 25, from Valencia.Metro(external) Everton are closing in on a deal to bring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, back to Goodison Park on a permanent bas ...
CHELSEA are ready to sell John Obi Mikel as they look to muscle in on Arsenal's move for Real Madrid and Germany star Sami Khedira. Blues boss Jose Mourinho is keen on adding another midfielder to his squad before the start of the new Premier League campaign, and with a £60million move for Juventus' Paul Pogba starting to look unlikely, the Special One is keen to land £20million Khedira. Chelsea have a number of players competing for places in the centre of the pitch, including former Gunners hero Cesc Fabregas, but one man who looks set to leave is Nigeria international Mikel. The 27-year-old started in just 11 league games last season, and reports in Italy claim he has been offered to a number of Serie A teams including Inter Milan for around £10million. Mikel, who joined Chelsea from Lyn in controversial circumstances after initially agreeing a deal with Manchester United, has made 206 appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge, picking up a Premier League and Champions League winner's medal as ...
Filipe Luis has signed for Chelsea in a deal worth £20million, according to reports. After months of negotiations with Atletico Madrid, it seems Jose Mourinho has finally caved in and paid full asking price for the man who he sees as a direct replacement for Ashley Cole. According to The Sun, Luis, 28, has agreed terms at Stamford Bridge and will compete with Cesar Azpilicueta for the left-back spot next season. The Brazilian full-back was instrumental in Atletico’s march to La Liga glory last season, and shone in their astonishing run to the Champions League final, which they lost in extra-time to Real Madrid. Luis will become Chelsea’s fourth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Croatian youngster Mario Pasalic.
Five Chelsea players face the AXE as Jose Mourinho plans ruthless £75m squad restructure Jose Mourinho will wield his Stamford Bridge axe this summer by selling at least FIVE players in an audacious £75million squad restructure. Below is a list of players, fees and interested clubs that have all been linked with moves away from Chelsea. Fernando Torres - £15m - Interested clubs: Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan It is no secret that Mourinho's patience is wearing thin with Spanish international Fernando Torres. The striker has struggled to impose himself on the Premier League ever since his £50m move from Liverpool. The 30-year-old has only managed 30 goals in 110 appearances for the West London side, and with the new signing Diego Costa's £32m arrival - it appears that Torres' time may be up. Romelu Lukaku - £32m - Interested clubs: Everton, Atletico Madrid, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Juventus Jose Mourinho's willingness to sell Romelu Lukaku is decision many Chelsea finds find baffling. A trio of misfirin ...
Tottenham green-light Adebayor sale to finance £32m move for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku Reports claim that recently appointed boss Mauricio Pochettino is in favour of wiping Adebayor's extortionate £170,000 per-week wages from the books and remodelling his side around the youthful Belgian. However, Spurs are unlikely to recoup much of the £25m spent on Adebayor and so heavy investment from Chairman Daniel Levy will be needed to meet Chelsea's £32m valuation of the player. Lukaku has been a the centre of fierce speculation in recent weeks, Everton, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are just a few clubs who've been linked with the 21-year-old. Pochettino has first-hand experience of the devastation the Belgian can cause Premier League defences. He netted a total of 15 league goals, including 74th minute strike to sink Pochettino's former side Southampton. Jose Mourinho's addition of Diego Costa and continual links with Edison Cavani has increased the likelihood that Lukaku will be heading for the Stamf ...
Here's the top transfer tales in Saturday's papers... Santi Cazorla has told Arsenal he wants to quit the club and join Atletico Madrid this summer. (Metro) Chelsea are looking to rub salt in Arsenal's wounds by following up the signing of Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas with former Gunner Alex Song, despite interest from Manchester United. (Daily Express) Chelsea are weighing up a £12million move for Dinamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko. (Daily Mail) Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho also wants to bring Real Madrid ace Sami Khedira to Stamford Bridge this summer. (Daily Star) Thibaut Courtois insists he WON'T return to Stamford Bridge to be second-choice keeper behind Petr Cech. (Daily Mirror) Liverpool are set to open talks with German club Hoffenheim over a deal for midfielder Roberto Firmino. (Metro) But Liverpool are in danger of missing out on Southampton defender Dejan Lovren after Barcelona unexpectedly joined the race for his signature. (Daily Express)
Chelsea News Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has rejected a summer move to West Ham for the second year running but could go to German side Wolfsburg. (Mirror) Liverpool are hoping they can win the race for Schalke's £8m-rated Max Meyer ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea. (Express) Valencia have now made enquiries about Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel. (Mail) Jose Mourinho will look to take advantage of Real Madrid's interest in Ramires by asking for Luka Modric in exchange. (Express) Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea sign ex-Arsenal midfielder from Barcelona Chelsea have signed Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona on a five-year deal. Jose Mourinho will make Petr Cech available for transfer in a bid to tempt Atletico Madrid loan star Thibaut Courtois back to Stamford Bridge.
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Fabregas seals Chelsea switch 12 June 2014 Chelsea have signed Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas on a five-year deal from Barcelona. Fabregas, currently away with his national side at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, returns to the Premier League after a three-year stay at Camp Nou. The 27-year-old joined the Catalan giants from Arsenal in 2011, and won La Liga in 2013, as well as the Copa del Rey 12 months earlier. Fabregas' final season in Spain ended in disappointment as Barca finished the campaign second behind Atletico Madrid, having failed to beat Diego Simeone's men on the final day when a victory would have seen them crowned champions. Manchester United had reportedly also been mulling over a deal for the midfielder, while Arsenal turned down the chance to take up a first option on him. However, Fabregas will instead move to Stamford Bridge, linking up with Former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho. He told the club's official website: "Firstly I would like to thank everyone at FC Barcelona where I enjoyed ...
Stamford Bridge side chase former White Hart Lane man. Check in to Brazil vs Croatia Chelsea are reportedly in talks with Real Madrid over Jose Mourinho's apparent interest in midfielder Luka Modri...
Stamford Bridge side would do well to consider Bernabeu bid. Check in to Brazil vs Croatia Though Jose Mourinho has reportedly no intention of selling Real Madrid target Ramires the latest offer fr...
According to the Telegraph, the only process that has to be completed is the medical in order for Diego Costa's 32 million pound switch to Chelsea to be completed. Stopping at Stamford Bridge, Demba Ba wants to leave the club, while Fernando Torres wants to fight for his place (Mirror) Manchester City close to signing Fernando for £15 million from Porto (Mirror) Also at City, the deal with Bakary Sanga is yet to be completed as joined up with the French squad earlier today (TalkSport) PSG set to offer Chelsea £61 million to lure Eden Hazard away from the London club. Javier Mascherano has put Liverpool and Napoli on high alert. According to reports in Italy, his representatives are meeting new Barcalona boss Luis Enrique over his future. (TalkSport) A blow for Arsenal as Alvaro Morata iof Real Madrid is set to join Italian champions Juve. Sevilla president has confirmed that Liverpool have made an approach for 17 million pound rated Alberto Moreno. Bayern and Chelsea st to slug it out for ex Arsenal mid ...
Waw saan aya rabaa aniga abaah Welcome to blues libaax Mourinho wants to land £54 million Spanish superstar for Chelsea Sergio Ramos, Ramos was courted by the Blues in the summer, with the Spaniard revealing he spoken over the phone to Jose Mourinho before snubbing a move to Stamford Bridge. The Blues have been leaky as of late, shipping six goals in their last two games. Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has already made it explicitly clear that Ramos is not for sale, when he told the Spanish press last week: “Everyone knows the importance of Ramos, technically, and what he has achieved at this club. “ (Daily Express)
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has decided that Thibaut Courtois will be his number one goalkeeper from the start of next season - and has subsequently put Petr Cech on the transfer list. The Portuguese coach is keen to avoid a repeat scenario of what happened at his former club Real Madrid, where long-serving ‘keeper Iker Casillas was dropped to the bench in favour of Diego Lopez, causing a huge amount of unrest at the Bernabeu. This is according to well-connected Spanish newspaper Marca, who claim Atletico Madrid have reluctantly accepted Mourinho’s decision to bring back Courtois after he wooed the young Belgium international with two magic words: stater status. Courtois, despite arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2011, has not made a single appearance for his parent club, spending the last three years on loan with Atletico instead. The 22-year-old was not interested in returning to Chelsea unless he was guaranteed first-team football next season with the West London outfit. And after another wonderful ...
Transfer corner! -Swansea City have signed Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski after his Arsenal contract ran down. -Chelsea plan £50m raid on Atletico: Chelsea are closing in on a triple raid on La Liga champions Atletico Madrid after indicating a willingness to pay close to the £19.4m buyout clause in Filipe Luis' contract. The Times reports that a £32m deal for striker Diego Costa has already been in place for some time while negotiations are also under way to bring midfielder Tiago back to Stamford Bridge. Defender Luis has been monitored by Chelsea for several months, and with Ashley Cole's announcement last week that he will move on this summer, the need for a quality, experienced left-back is apparent. -Real set to bid £60m for Aguero: Manchester City are bracing themselves for a £60m bid from Real Madrid for Sergio Aguero after the European champions gave up on Luis Suarez. The Daily Star's back page claims that Real have cemented Aguero at the top of their summer shopping list with Carlo Ance ...
London Evening Standard Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama feels the club should have tried harder to keep Mauricio Pochettino, conceding his departure to Spurs is a "big blow". Dean Moxey, Jonathan Parr and Aaron Wilbraham are among 12 players who will leave Crystal Palace when their contracts expire next month. Carl Jenkinson wants to become Bacary Sagna's long-term successor at Arsenal if, as expected, the right-back leaves Emirates Stadium this summer. Chelsea have stepped up their bid to sign Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis and are prepared to offer the Brazilian a salary of £78,000 a week to convince him to move to Stamford Bridge. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Florentino Perez has insisted Real Madrid are not chasing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero this summer. Sir Alex Ferguson wanted Carlo Ancelotti to replace him at United, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed. City will not enter into talks over a new contract with Manuel Pellegrini over the summer. LIVERPOOL ECHO Liverp ...
- Juventus have decided to hold on to Paul Pogba and sell Arturo Vidal, who is being watched by Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Chilean is said to be valued at €50 million (£40m). (Gazzetto dello Sport) - Chelsea are set to make a £16m bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, as Jose Mourinho wants to pair him with Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Star) - Arsenal are willing to spend €30 million (£24m) on Benfica striker Rodrigo, but will face competition from Valencia for the Spanish youth international. (Superdeporte) ~AO~
I want to leave! Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois eyes up permanent move to Atletico Madrid. CHELSEA goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted that he wants to stay at Atletico Madrid next season according to club Chief Executive Gil Marin. The news of Courtois' intentions to stay in Madrid will set alarm bells ringing for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. He will be reluctant to let Courtois leave Stamford Bridge as first choice keeper Petr Cech currently has a shoulder injury which will rule him out the start Chelsea's Premier League campaign. The news of Courtois' desire to stay at Aletico comes less than 24 hours after their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. But Marin revealed that the Chelsea star made his intentions known to them after them before the defeat to their local rivals. He said: “Courtois wants to stay and he’s told the directors that. "But it all depends on him and Chelsea have an injured goalkeeper.” - [via Daily Star]... As for me let the ungreatful little boy stay wt them if he w ...
Arsenal: Potential 2014/2015 starting XI. Arsenal's potential starting XI for the 2014/2015 season. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will have as much as £100 million to spend on new player this summer and the rumour mill is already in full swing, with speculation intensifying as to which household names will arrive through the doors of the Emirates Stadium before the Transfer Window slams shut on 2nd September. Last summer, Wenger stunned us all by splashing out an astronomical £42.5m on Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil. But who could be among the Gunners’ shock signings this summer? The following is a starting line up that Arsenal could field should all go to plan on the opening day of the 2014/2015 campaign: Goalkeeper: Petr Cech Chelsea will no longer need Petr Cech once Thibaut Courtois returns to Stamford Bridge. But Arsene Wenger should make a move to replace Wojciech Szczesny with the Czech Republic international for the next few seasons. Right back: Serge Aurier Hugely promising Ivory Coast interna ...
THE LESSON FROM D GAME Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelloti was sacked by Chelsea and he went to real madrid an won Champions League. Josep Mourinho was sacked by real madrid and was immediately hired by chelsea to give dem trophies but his season at Stamford Bridge was trophyless. At last who laughed last?? It was the rejected stone Ancelotti that became the Pillar of the house. Today I declare that where ever u are, u shall be a success in jesus name Amen. Happy sunday guys.
GOODBYE FOLKS - As David Liuz prepares to become the highest signed defender in the world. World's most expensive defenders : 1. Thiago Silva from AC Milan to PSG £36m in 2012 2. Rio Ferdinand from Leeds United to Manchester United £33.1m in 2002 3. Marquinhos from Roma to PSG £27m in 2013 4. Fabio Coentrao from Benfica to Real Madrid £27m in 2011 5. Pepe from Porto to Real Madrid £25m in 2007 Chelsea have agreed a deal with Paris St-Germain, worth in the region of £40m, for the sale of defender David Luiz to the French champions. Luiz, 27, joined the Blues from Benfica for £21.3m in January 2011. "The move is now subject to David Luiz agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical," a statement on Chelsea's official website. The Brazilian has three years left on the five-year contract he signed at Stamford Bridge in September 2012. Luiz is not part of manager Jose Mourinho's first-choice central defensive pairing and his exit would provide funds to strengthen in other areas, especially as ...
Schurrle's CL final regret. Chelsea's Andre Schurrle admits he will be full of regret when he watches Saturday's Champions League final in Lisbon. Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will lock horns in a battle to be crowned European kings, with the game live on Sky Sports 1HD. Diego Simeone's La Liga champions booked their place in the final after overcoming Jose Mourinho's Chelsea 3-1 over two legs, with all the goals coming in the Stamford Bridge leg after a goalless draw in Spain. Chelsea's campaign unravelled after the defeat to Atletico, as Norwich held on for a 0-0 draw in the following game to put a huge dent in the Blues' Premier League title bid. Schurrle, who scored in the final-day win at Cardiff City to ensure they at least finished on a high note, has promised Chelsea will 'come back stronger next season'. But he admits he will be wondering what could have been when he watches the European showpiece on Saturday. Schurrle told the Daily Star: "We're disappointed because we didn't w ...
Atletico Madrid are genuine contenders for the UEFA Champions League trophy, judging from the ways they humbled a trophy hungry Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and the ease with which they earned a draw at the Camp Nou against a determined Barcelona side that had a season of trophylessness staring them in the face. Their consistency and dynamism worry me, and I urge Real Madrid to not take them for granted come 24th May. Madrid must not miss this once-in-a-decade opportunity to lift this season's trophy. We will not forgive them especially after missing the opportunity to win the La Liga.
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Former Chelsea and current Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is a transfer priority for Louis Van Gaal when he becomes Manchester United manager, reports the Guardian. The Dutchman has sent a wish list of signings to the Red Devils Chief Executive Ed Woodward and his fellow countryman features prominently. Van Gaal knows Robben well having managed the 30-year-old in the national team since 2012 and was also the man who brought the attacking midfielder to Bayern from Real Madrid back in 2009 for £22m. The boss has identified that creativity in the middle is a real issue for United currently, with the likes of Luis Nani and Ashley Young failing to impress. In Robben the 2013 Premier League champions would be able to rely upon a player who has been recognised as one of the best in the world over the last decade, winning trophies in England, Spain , Germany and his native Netherlands. The Dutch international is particularly well known to Blues fans having spent three years at Stamford Bridge between 2004 and ...
Ashley Cole has plenty of options this summer Out of contract and not on the plane to Brazil... what next for Cole? Ashley Cole is out of contract at Chelsea this summer, but has plenty of other options in terms of where to go when he leaves. He's been left out of the World Cup squad, and left out in the cold at Stamford Bridge, so what is next for the 33 year old? Wherever he goes, he can almost guarentee first team football. He's been targeted by several big Premier League and European clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Real Madrid. This list goes on, with Monaco also showing interest. City aren't short of left backs, while Brendan Rodgers has shown strong faith in young left back Jon Flanagan this season. Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger needs a replacement for the injured Kieran Gibbs, though could Cole return to a club he left on such bad terms? Stranger things have happened. Cole has often considered going abroad, in his 2006 autobiography 'My Defence' he wrote: 'I ...
Stamford Bridge boss wants to reunite with former Bernabeu charge. Check in to France vs Honduras Chelsea are thought to have set their sights on Real Madrid youngster Raphael Varane who could well...
WORDS WITH: JOSE MORAIS When Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea last summer, there was just one key person involved in the preparation of the first team who needed an introduction. The manager and his methods were of course well known at Stamford Bridge and assistant first team coach Steve Holland, goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon and first team fitness coach Chris Jones provided continuity from the preceding seasons. Returning with Mourinho were his fellow Portuguese assistants Rui Faria and Silvino Louro, who have been with him from prior to his first time at Chelsea. However there was one new face in the backroom team as this season commenced, another Portuguese with a wide football experience from managing teams on different continents, including a national side. He first met Mourinho in the early days of their respective coaching careers, and joined him at Inter Milan where he assisted in the winning of the Champions League and domestic league and cup honours, and at Real Madrid where league and ...
Stamford Bridge side chase Bernabeu centre-back. Jose Mourinho is readying a summer bid for his Former Real Madrid charge Raphael Varane according to Spanish source Marca . The 20 year old emerged as one of the hottest prospects in European football when Mourinho was in charge at the Bernabeu but under Carlo Ancelotti the French international has barely featured and could therefore be open to a move to Stamford Bridge. Just now via internet
Atletico Madrid set up a Champions League final against city rivals Real Madrid after coming from behind to win 3-1 at Chelsea in their semi-final second leg. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, former Atletico striker Fernando Torres put Chelsea ahead in the 36th minute at Stamford Bridge on Wednesd…
After a 0-0 stalemate in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg, Atletico Madrid prevailed 3-1 over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the second leg, to set up a clash with fierce rival Real Madrid in the final in Lisbon on 25 May (AEST).
The Dream Of La Decima is on for Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti has succeeded where Jose Mourinho failed as Real Madrid coach. Tonight, Bayern Munich were battered and destroyed before home fans at the Allianz Arena. Pep Guardiola has failed to re-enact the brilliance of Jupp Heynkes as his dream of a treble this season was shattered by a resilient Real Madrid. The focus now shifts to Stamford Bridge where another Madrid team will attempt to break traffic against a Chelsea team that will fill the bridge with luxurious buses hoping to qualify for the finals via penalties. There can't be a better final than the Madrid derby between Atletico and Real. I love this game and will like to see the game flow.
Interesting 2014; 1. Undertaker's streak ended 2. Arsenal is one step closer to end their 8 years trophy less streak 3. Atletico Madrid is gonna win Laliga after approximately 19 years later 4. Liverpool about to win the English Premier League after 25 years 5. Barcelona lost three games in a row after nearly 9 years 6. Mourinho lost a league game at Stamford Bridge for the first time 7. Guardiola lost to Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu for the first time 8. And nothing to say about Manchester United, despite of the above facts they're the one who's making all the headlines :P Next : La Decima FOR REAL MADRID PLEASE ;)
Sorry for Borussia Dortmund who came so close in pulling off a 'miracle' in their 2-0 home win over star-studded Real Madrid and yeah what a night for Mourinho's Chelsea in a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge winning the tie on away goal advantage.good football overall and next Bayern Munich vs Manchester United; BRING IT ON !
The Second leg of the quarter-finals bring to the limelight four of Europe's plum sides in the continent's elite club competition this evening. Its Jose Mourinho's Chelsea hoping to overturn a two goal deficit suffered at the Parc des Prince last week when they plot against the placid Laurent Blanc Paris Saint Germain. The second pairing of the evening brings to the fore nine times champions Real Madrid defending a resounding three goal lead when they face troubled Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalen stadion. Though PSG will be without talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic due to injury sustained in the corresponding fixture and also Marco Varatti, Les Parisians who will be itching to qualify to the semis since 1995 when a certain George Manneh Weah led them to such stage at the expense of the Nou Camp Giants, Barcelona, the French Champions will be really tested against Eden Hazard and co. The Blues did overcome similar margin against Napoli a couple of seasons ago when they produced the 'Stamford Bridge miracle', ...
Victims of the weekend! 1.Real Madrid were choked ny Messi 2. Kaizer Chiefs met their new killer in Mubele name. 3.Arsenal were forced to jump the stamford bridge 6 times and i ws the biggest victim here. Tel me where u were a victim?
Chelsea are looking tie down 22-year old Eden Hazard, who still has 3 years left on his deal with the Blues, to a bumper new deal, which will make him the club’s highest paid player and also extend his stay at Stamford Bridge to 5 years. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is a huge fan of the former Lille winger, who has had a stellar campaign for the West London club so far, and is doing all in his power to shield Hazard against the temptation of making a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona or even to cash-rich French Ligue-1 giants PSG. Hazard has scored 13 and assisted 7 league goals so far this season and has been a key figure in almost all of the Blues’ successes. Hazard too seems happy with life under Mourinho at the moment and maybe it is just the right time for the Blues management to act and tie the talented Belgian to a new deal. Hazard’s great physical attributes, trickery and top notch technical quality, are second to none, and the Belgian international wants to get even better and ...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is the best-paid coach in world football, according to a new list released on Tuesday. French weekly sports publication France Football have published their annual rich list, which shows Mourinho is now out-earning his coaching nemesis, Bayern Munich's Pep Guardiola – who has the second-largest coaching salary in the world game. The Blues boss – who earns a cool €17m a year – had suggested he took a pay cut to return to Stamford Bridge last summer, but that assertion has been dashed by the latest index. Arsene Wenger is the next best-paid Premier League boss, receiving little over half that of Mourinho, while former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is enjoying a bumper pay day at Galatasaray, having left the Etihad last summer. Mancini squeezes into the top three, edging ahead of Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti on €14m a year. Despite receiving a €1.5m pay rise after quitting Paris Saint-Germain for the Bernabeu, Ancelotti - who was on the podium in l . ...
Happy Hump Day! Last night Chelsea and Real Madrid progressed to the Quarter Finals of the Champions League. Tonight sees Man Utd try and over turn a 2-0 deficit to Olympiakos and Dortmund take on Zenit. Christiano Ronaldo scored his 50th goal for club and country! Didier Drogba received a hero's welcome at Stamford Bridge, including a hug and a kiss from Mourinho. Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers have defended their bid for the tournament in the wake of fresh corruption claims. Aaron Ramsey has become one of Arsenal’s top earners with his new £100,000-a-week contract Inter sent director Piero Ausilio to Chelsea v Galatasaray to scout Fernando Torres & Obi Mikel Manchester United’s will Patrice Evra will join Vidic at Inter Milan this summer Pep Guardiola has come out and explained that he left Barça because he could no longer motivate the players. Let us know your predictions for tonight's games in the comment box below
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Chelsea eased into the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Galatasaray on Tuesday, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid completed a comprehensive win against Schalke 04. First-half goals from Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill gave Chelsea a 2-0 victory as they saw off their Turkish opponents 3-1 on aggregate to succeed where fellow Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester City failed and make it into the last eight. Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid defeated Schalke 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to advance 9-2 on aggregate and extend their long unbeaten run to 31 games. The build-up to the game at Stamford Bridge had been dominated by the return of Didier Drogba to the ground where he is still hailed as a hero and the Ivorian - scorer of the winning penalty when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in a shoot-out in the 2012 final - was presented with a silver boot prior to kick-off. Chelsea's away-goal advantage from last month's meeting in Istanbul meant they had no obligation t ...
Champions League scores: Chelsea 2 Galatasary 0 Drogba receives a huge applause from the fans at Stamford Bridge, but still lost to The Special One. Real Madrid 3 Schalke 1 Schalke managed to save more embarrassment as they scored a goal to prevent Real Madrid from keeping a clean sheet.
Didier Drogba returns to Stamford Bridge, while Schalke travel to Real Madrid looking to overturn a seemingly impossible 6-1 deficit. What are your predictions for tonight? You can follow all of tonight's action in our Tuesday live! blog here:
Real Madrid went to Germany to face off against Fc Schalke 04. In what was a easy win for Los Blancos as CR7,Bale,Benzema all scored twice. Match result was 1-6. Chelsea went to turkey to get 3 pts but ended up with 1pt when Galatasaray scored in the 64th min. Galatasaray may pull off an upset at stamford bridge in the 2nd leg, who knows. Which team do you think will progress to the next round?
Real Madrid blow away schalke 04 ? The attack call BBC each netteing a Brace! And good to see EL Nino Fernando Torres scoaring Drogba see you at the Stamford Bridge for second leg go blues time to fhight!!!
Friends turned enemies! Wesley Sneijder wants revenge on Jose Mourinho GALATASARAY midfielder Wesley Sneijder is out for Champions League revenge on Jose Mourinho... for a defeat inflicted before he was even at Chelsea. Sneijder was part of the Galatasaray team that was defeated 5-3 on aggregate by Mourinho's Real Madrid side at the quarter final stage of Europe's top competition last season. And with the Turkish side facing Chelsea in the last 16 of the same competition this season, Sneijder sees it as the perfect opportunity for revenge. He said: "We faced Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid last season in the Champions League and Mourinho emerged victorious. "This time we want to get our revenge on Mourinho and knock Chelsea out of the competition in the process." The 29-year-old Dutch international previously worked with Mourinho during his time at Inter Milan and there were rumours last summer that Sneijder could even join his former boss at Stamford Bridge. There were also rumours more recently linking Snei ...
Kwa wanachelsea tu The brilliant Belgium international, who has been one of the undoubted stars of the Premier League for the high-flying West London club so far this season, moved to Stamford Bridge from the northern France outfit in June 2012 for a whopping transfer fee of £32m. However, in the months leading up to the 23- year-old's departure from Lille, speculation was rife across the Continent regarding just which European giants Hazard would sign for, with the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid and Arsenal all understood to be competing for the player's signature. And now following a recently published book by the former Lille head coach Rudi Garcia, it has been revealed just how the Blues ended up getting their man, with Ivory Coast international Gervinho playing a key role. As it turns out, Gervinho took a phone call from compatriot Didier Drogba while in the Lille dressing room. "Pass the phone to him," Drogba is said to have demanded, referring to Hazard. "There's someone who wants to talk t ...
MOURINHO'S FRENCH SPEAKING CONVINCED ZOUMA Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho used his ability to speak French to seal the deal for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma. In an interview conducted by beIN SPORTS as reported by Le 10 Sport, Zouma revealed a phone call with Mourinho helped to persuade him to join the Stamford Bridge club ahead of other suitors. "Mourinho called me,he clearly told me he wanted me,&I jumped at the chance," said Zouma. "He called me at night,&he speaks French very well,I understood&responded but I had nothing prepared. "He told me to keep playing&we would keep up-to-date." Zouma agreed a 5/half yrs deal with Chelsea after St Etienne&the Blues agreed a fee. The France under-20 intn'l has remained with St Etienne&will report to Chelsea preseason training in the summer. Mourinho also sold Zouma on Chelsea by selling himself as a nurturer of talent. The Chelsea boss helped to develop Raphael Varane at Real Madrid&gave him his 1st big break. And Zouma admitted that example was a factor in his dec ...
Manchester City v Chelsea: Will Mourinho outfox Pellegrini again? By Phil McNulty Chief football writer Comments (234) Manuel Pellegrini must reverse the course of his past history and prove he is not "spooked" by nemesis Jose Mourinho when Manchester City meet Chelsea in the FA Cup at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Pellegrini has won only once in nine meetings as Malaga and Manchester City boss against the man who succeeded him at Real Madrid. And Mourinho's game plan as Chelsea completed the Premier League double over City with a 1-0 away win on 3 February was regarded as a tactical masterclass which left Pellegrini outmanoeuvred. City and Pellegrini have the opportunity to make amends for that first home league defeat this season by turning the tables on Mourinho and demonstrating the magnificent attacking football that has made them such a force at home. But Former Chelsea winger and BBC Sport pundit Pat Nevin believes Pellegrini must overcome his past as well as the present when he confronts Mourinho on ...
Citing reports in Belgium, the Daily Express claims Jose Mourinho is keen for Hazard to continue his development away from Chelsea. But after impressing on loan at Zulte Waregem in Belgium, Mourinho wants the younger Hazard to adapt to football in England. And, under the watchful eye of former-Real Madrid coach Aitor Karanka - now manager at Middlesbrough - Mourinho believes Hazard will shine. The plan is for Hazard to continue to progress away from Stamford Bridge, much like Romelu Lukaku has done at West Brom and Everton over the last two seasons. The younger Hazard, currently 20-years-old, has been excellent for his Belgian club. He leads Zulte Waregem with nine goals in 25 appearances in the Jupiler league so far this term. ★Source: Daily Express
Still no exciting movements on the Transfer front but the newspapers are still full of rumour: TRANSFER GOSSIP Real Madrid plan to make a £25m move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, in the summer when he enters the final year of his contract. Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata has been a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho England international Rooney will not sign a new deal with United even if they bolster their squad with the acquisition of Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata, 25. Manchester United are ready to break their transfer record with a £37m bid for Spanish midfielder Mata, but Chelsea are thought to want £40m for the player they bought from Valencia for £23.5m in 2011. Atletico Madrid hope to hijack United's attempts to sign Mata by offering David Moyes first option on striker Diego Costa, 25, and Brazilian full-back Filipe Luis, 28, if they drop their interest in the Chelsea midfielder. Arsenal hope to sign Benfica striker Rodrigo, 22, from Benfica but face competitio ...
Chelsea youngster joins Omeruo at Boro Championship side Middlesbrough have made another swoop for a budding talent from Chelsea as they have announced the signing of England Under-21 international Nathaniel Chalobah on loan from for the remainder of the season. Chalobah is the second player to join Boro on loan from Chelsea this month following Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo who is likely to get his debut for the promotion chasers this weekend. The new acquired player will be working under Aitor Karanka, formerly Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho’s assistant manager at Real Madrid. The 19-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at Nottingham Forest, where he made 12 appearances. Chalobah who is seen as an utility player can conveniently feature in either defence or midfield, the Blues youngster spent the majority of the 2012-13 campaign on loan at Watford where he was tipped for greatness by then-manager Gianfranco Zola . In Zola words, Chabolah could be the next Lampard at Stamford Bridge
Jose Mourinho Pledges Future To Chelsea, Says "I Will Only Leave Stamford Bridge If I Get Sacked" Joint Arena Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has pledged his future to the Stamford Bridge side insisting that he doesn't want to manage any other club.The Former Real Madrid manager who assumed the managerial position at the London club for the second time, said that he will only leave Stamford bridge
Sunday's newspapers THE MAIL ON SUNDAY The Gunners are reportedly chasing the signature of Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata to partner Olivier Giroud up front. Sunday Mirror Tottenham are hoping that Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal would consider taking over as manager at White Hart Lane following next summer's World Cup. SUNDAY EXPRESS Real Madrid boss Carlos Ancelotti is hoping to secure the services of Chelsea's Ashley Cole who played under the Frenchman at Stamford Bridge. SUN ON SUNDAY Crystal Palace are showing an interest in signing Newcastle central defender Mike Williamson. Sunday Mirror Ian Holloway could return to football management at Millwall or Sheffield Wednesday - both of whom have vacancies following the departures of Steve Lomas and David Jones. Daily Star SUNDAY Struggling Fulham are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon's Zakaria Labyad with a view to signing him during January. SUN ON SUNDAY Sir Alex Ferguson has apparently advised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not to take the vacant manager's role at ...
Exclusive - Chelsea must give 100 per cent backing to Mourinho, insists Stuart Former Chelsea midfielder Graham Stuart has told talkSPORT the London club have to completely back manager Jose Mourinho as he looks to steer the side through their current sticky patch. Blues fans have become impatient with the club’s misfiring strikers, with forward trio Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba all struggling for goals in the league this season. The most recent evidence came against Sunderland in the League Cup, as Chelsea failed to finish off the Black Cats who came from behind to knock Mourinho’s men out in their quarter-final tie. Many are questioning whether the ex-Real Madrid coach has lost his magic touch following his return to West London, but Stuart, who spent four seasons as a player at Stamford Bridge, believes the club has to stick with the Portuguese after putting everything on the line to retain his services. “Jose Mourinho was wanted by Chelsea and, if that’s what the club wanted, t ...
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The group stage for the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League is now complete with all 16 spots in the first knockout phase sorted. Turkish giants Galatasaray caused somewhat of an upset earlier on Wednesday as they beat Juventus 1-0 in Group B to join Real Madrid in the next phase. The match in Istanbul was abandoned on Tuesday night due to heavy snow with the replay, from the 31-minute mark, taking place in the afternoon. Wesley Sneijder scored a late goal to see Roberto Mancini’s Gala side edge the Serie A champions who will now drop into the Europa League which they will be favoured to win. In Wednesday night’s action proper, Chelsea managed to finish top of Group E thanks to a 1-0 home win over Steaua Bucharest who finished bottom of the group. Demba Ba scored the only goal of the contest in the 10th minute at Stamford Bridge. German outfit Schalke joined the Blues in the next phase by beating Swiss champions FC Basel 2-0 in Gelsenkirchen. In Group F, Borussia Dortmund topped the standings courtesy of a ...
All the latest news and views from Stamford Bridge. Two key transfer stories this morning as Express move Chelsea's pursuit of goal- poacher Radamel Falcao on by claiming that AS Monaco want Demba Ba or Fernando Torres in return and Jose Mourinho is ready to raid Internazionale for a towering 25-year-old centre back; a potential replacement defender for David Luiz, perhaps, say The Mirror. SEE ALSO: Chelsea latest: Mou on key to pushing Arsenal, former AM drug appeal The highly-anticipated talks between Roman Abramovich and Monaco owner Dmitri Rybolovlev are yet to take place, but Express claim the meeting is 'set'. article continues below There were a number of lucrative transfers that occurred during the summer market and, even though Falcao has spent less than a half season on the yacht-strewn French Riviera, Rybolovlev believes his nine goal return in 14 Ligue 1 matches coupled with the Colombian's heightened fame and the alleged interest Real Madrid has in him, ensures his valuation is now anywhere b ...
Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti admits he ‘tried to kill’ one of his players during his tenure at Stamford Bridge. The Italian guided Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double during his first season in West London, but was sacked just a year later following a slightly more disappointing campaign. But while Ancelotti has enjoyed good relationships with players during spells at the Blues, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and now Real Madrid, he admits there was one unnamed problem player at Stamford Bridge. ‘We’ve never had any problems with the players, just one time at Chelsea,’ he said. ‘One player didn’t show respect and I tried to kill him but it wasn’t possible. ‘The player is the property of the club and sometimes you cannot do what you want.’ ABIDI
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Essien: I’ve no problem with Mourinho The Ghanaian has rubbished claims that his relationship with the Portuguese has soured in recent weeks following his lack of playing time at Chelsea this season By Kent Mensah Nov 12, 2013 3:06:00 PM Michael Essieninsists all is well between him and Chelseamanager Jose Mourinhodespite his lack of regular first team action at the Stamford Bridge. Essien, who was on a season-long loan at Real Madrid last term, has made just two appearances in the Capital One Cup for the Blues since he and Mourinho returned to West London. But the Ghana international is adamant warming the bench has not bothered him since it is a situation every footballer is likely to experience in his career. “I am not worried to sit on the bench at Chelsea,” the 30-year-old told Accra-basedAsempa FM. “I am an experienced player to cope with this situation. “I will continue with my hard work and training and I hope my time will come to start games for Chelsea.” When asked whether Mourinho h ...
What to watch this coming weekend? 26 Oct 2013 •15:30 Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates »FNB Stadium (Soweto Derby) •18:00 Barcelona vs Real Madrid »Camp Nou (El Clasico) 27 Oct 2013 •18:00 Chelsea vs Manchester City »Stamford Bridge. This are some of the games not to miss this weekend.
Swansea’s Laudrup was Chelsea’s preferred choice ahead of Mourinho News that may shock Blues fans. Despite the hero status Jose Mourinho has at Chelsea, it was actually Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup that the Blues approached first to take over as manager this summer. Mourinho came back to Stamford Bridge following a six year absence managing Inter Milan and Real Madrid and was well received by fans who had enjoyed the success that the 50-year-old had brought last time round. However, it turns out that the hierarchy at the West London club actually wanted Laudrup to take the hot seat, after the Dane had enjoyed a great first term with the Swans. “Someone from Chelsea wanted to know about my availability, but there was never anything concrete,” the 49-year-old was quoted by ITV. “Either way, I had already given Swansea my word that I would be not be leaving.” Laudrup guided the Welsh side to their first ever major trophy in 2012/13 when Swansea lifted the League Cup – beating Chelsea in th ...
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho made attempts for three of his Former Real Madrid players last summer, it has been revealed. Spanish transfer experts Fichajes.net say Mourinho made attempts for Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira and Fabio Coentrao. Chelsea's move for Ozil came in the final week of the summer market, with Real already in the middle of negotiations with Arsenal ahead of selling the Germany international. An attempt for Khedira was made earlier in the Transfer Window, but like Manchester United, they were given short shrift by Real. Mourinho also made a personal request for Coentrao, but that fizzled out to nothing with Chelsea chiefs pointing out Ryan Bertrand and Patrick van Aanholt being behind England left-back Ashley Cole at Stamford Bridge.
6 REASONS MOURINHO’s STRUGGLING Having endured a tumultuous few years at Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea and declared himself the ‘Happy One’. However, just a mere three months into his second tenure at Stamford Bridge all appears not to be well in: Here are six reasons why: 1 WILLIAM Chelsea made some substantial signings this summer – £61million worth of substantial, in fact. In the furore surrounding Manchester United’s apparent lack of cohesive transfer dealings, Chelsea’s own transfer wranglings were glossed over. While they signed, they didn’t sign well. They bolstered an attacking midfield that already had the potential to be the best in Europe. Maybe United’s transfer dealings weren’t so haphazard after all. 2 Romelu Lukaku Lukaku does of course come under the banner of transfer dealing. However, such was the size of this blunder, it deserves a line in its own right. Put simply, Lukaku scored 17 goals in 35 Premier League games last season for West Bromwich Albion ...
Champions League 2013-14: 10 things we are looking forward to Moyes at Manchester United, Guardiola at Bayern, Ancelotti at the Bernabéu, Mourinho at Chelsea, and Benítez at … Napoli? It's all change, but the Champions League is back So just how special are you this time, José? José Mourinho has spent the first few months since his return to Chelsea stressing how he is overseeing a young team in transition, as if offering the world a reminder that any silverware claimed this term should constitute a bonus rather than a necessity. Yet, as a manager who has claimed all the domestic trophies on offer, the chance to claim a European Cup for the London club will be enticing. It would be his third, after those won with Porto and Internazionale, and he would surely delight in achieving at Stamford Bridge what he could not quite manage with Real Madrid. Chelsea appear to have a formality of a group, and will remember what can be achieved in this competition against the odds after their own triumph in 2012. ...
Jose Mourinho, now that you have finally settled on your second stint at the helm of my club – Chelsea – allow me to lay our expectations to you. Off course, for the few years that you were away, the club had missed your services. That’s not in doubt. We loved you then and even loved you when you were gone. More so, even now, we love you and promise to love you even more in the days to come. However, let that not obscure the fact that we only called you back since we want results. You are the most loved Chelsea Manager of all time. You made a name during your first stay at the Stamford Bridge when you won the English Premier League (EPL) Cup for the club – the first since 1955. It was an outstanding achievement! A rare fete! And a triumph! But, you soon veered off the sanity path when you realized you were our treasure. Yes! You began insulting and infuriating anybody whom you disliked to prove that you were the boss. Off course, you were the boss. That was not in doubt. Nobody tried smarts on you ...
Mourinho, Mikel Fall Apart -Coach’s New Tactics Threaten Eagles Star Another angle has cropped up in unfolding reports about the likelihood of Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi staging an exit from Chelsea of England this summer, as EPL observers believe the Nigerian star will not fit into new tactics that are about to be introduced at Stamford Bridge by returnee gaffer, Jose Mourinho. This is sequel to observations that Mikel may not fit into the new approach Mourinho wants to introduce to the team, as the ex-FC Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid handler has declared that his second spell as Chelsea boss will be marked with an attacking approach. However, with Mikel known to have perfected the style of sting just in front of the back-four, in Mourinho’s famous counter-attack approach during his previous spell with Chelsea, soccer experts are now apprehensive of the former Lyn Oslo of Norway star’s ability to fit into the coach’s forthcoming new attack-oriented approach. It is now left to be ...
Edinson Cavani has reportedly agreed a move to Chelsea, with the fee believed to be around £50million, just below the Uruguayan striker’s Napoli buyout clause. Chelsea have been leading the way for Cavani’s signature since Manchester City baulked at Napoli’s valuation for the player, with Real Madrid also cooling their interest. Chelsea reportedly had an offer of €50m (£42.8m) plus Fernando Torres rejected, before upping their bid. Cavani would become Jose Mourinho’s second signing since returning to Stamford Bridge, after capturing the German forward Andre Schurrle last week. -tusHar
Spanish newspaper AS lead with the news this Tuesday morning that Chelsea are close to signing Edinson Cavani with last season’s top goal scorer in Serie A set for Stamford Bridge. The rumours have been rife for some time in the Italian media, the update from AS, which suggests no official offer has been made from Real Madrid, is significant due to the papers close relationship with Los Blancos. Chelsea are understood to have reached a personal agreement with Cavani whilst Real Madrid’s contact with the player has only been through intermediaries and no offer has been discussed. Roman Abramovich has guaranteed Cavani 9 million euros per season at Chelsea and the Europa League winners are set to begin negotiating with Napoli this week. The initial offer from Chelsea amounts to 50 million euros, which was rejected by Napoli. The Italian side are holding out for 63 million euros (Cavani’s release clause) but the Uruguayan hitman and his representatives believe a deal can be struck for 60 million. AS wa ...
Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has been confirmed as the new boss at Real Madrid following Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge.
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If Cavani goes to Real Madrid, who should Chelsea turn to? Chelsea’s quest to bring in a genuinely top quality striker who can lead the line and score goals continues. Since the departure of Didier Drogba, the Blues have endured something of a striker crisis this term – neither Fernando Torres or Demba Ba were able to fulfil their promise of formerly top class 20-plus goals per season strikers. Now, with the return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, the Blues will be hoping to bring in the very best quality available to get the Portuguese boss off to a good start next term. Chelsea had in recent months and weeks been linked with some of the world’s finest talent – the likes of Radamel Falcao, Neymar and Edinson Cavani. The former pair have, however, signed for AS Monaco and Barcelona, respectively, and whilst Cavani has yet to agree a deal officially, the signs are pointing at a move to Mourinho’s former club in the Spanish capital, Real Madrid. If the Blues lose out on yet another top striker ...
Jose Mourinho has told his players not to act selfishly in his second spell as manager of Chelsea otherwise there will be "big trouble" at Stamford Bridge. Divisions emerged in the dressing room during the last few months of Mourinho's reign at his previous club Real Madrid and he seems determined to avoid a repeat. like this page for latest news and transfer GOSSIP with latest scoresALL SPORT Activity
Jose Mourinho has a knack of bringing former players with him whenever he moves clubs. In the past, he took the best from his former Porto team to Stamford Bridge, and this season he loaned Michael Essien to help him out at Real Madrid. The tabloids are rumouring he will once again sign an ex-employee in the form of Sami Khedira, Madrid’s defensive midfielder. But is it an area of the squad that really needs improving? Chelsea already have Ramires, Frank Lampard, Oscar, Mikel, Essien, Kevin De Bruyne and Oriol Romeu who can all play in central midfield, and it seems pointless to add another body to the mix before reducing the roster first. Even then, would Khedira be a considerable improvement? He is consistent, dogged and determined, but his lack of quality on the ball is at odds with the Blues’ current emphasis on technique and flair. Mourinho is much better off giving a youngster, such as Romeu or Nathaniel Chalobah a chance in the first team.
Mourinho lays down the law to Blues (PA) Saturday 15 June 2013 Jose Mourinho will warn all of his Chelsea squad to do it his way next season or leave Stamford Bridge. Chelsea secured back-to-back Premier League titles under Mourinho's last regime in addition to winning the FA Cup and also the League Cup twice. Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who is very close to Mourinho, often lamented the rise of player power within the modern game and the Portuguese sees no issue with maintaining the image of the club during his second tenure after agreeing a four-year deal to return following his departure from Real Madrid. "What Sir Alex says in relation to football and management is doctrine, it is the bible, so if he says that (about player power) with so many years of experience, I think he is correct," said the new Chelsea boss. Mourinho, who won the UEFA Champions League for a third time when manager at Inter Milan after leaving England, continued: "There is something I say whenever I go to a ...
The 50-year-old Former Real Madrid handler was earlier considered for the Old Trafford job before David Moyes made away with it, but he said he was always intent of returning to Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid sporting director Zinedine Zidane has urged Garet Bale to fast-track his move to Spain by asking to leave Tottenham - THE PEOPLE Jose Mourinho has given his strongest hint yet that Fernando Torres will be heading out of Stamford Bridge, but he would like Wesley Sneijder to join him at Chelsea - THE PEOPLE Mourinho has insisted that he was never interested in becoming manager of Manchester United and claimed he knew "many months ago" that Sir Alex Ferguson intended to retire - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH The returning Chelsea boss has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson confided in him over his Manchester United retirement - Sunday Mirror David Moyes will go head-to-head with Mourinho in a £15million tug-of-war for Dutch sensation Marco Van Ginkel - Daily Star SUNDAY Rafael believes Moyes can help Manchester United end their 10-year wait for FA Cup glory - THE SUN Alex Buttner has revealed he nearly quit Manchester United due to homesickness - THE SUN Manuel Pellegrini will seek urgent talks with Carlos Tevez ...
Chelsea and Arsenal are worried about losing out on summer target Stevan Jovetic as Manchester City have been given first refusal on the Fiorentina forward. According to the Mirror, Etihad Stadium officials are confident that the good working relationship built up with Serie A side previously will help them to secure a deal ahead of their rivals at Emirates Stadium and Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho’s second spell in charge of Chelsea is also reportedly to spark significant summer spend and the ex-Real Madrid boss was credited with an interest in the Montenegrin. However, both the Blues and Gunners may miss out as the report claims Manchester City’s signing of Matija Nastasic last season could be the key to a deal. The Citizens are confident this will mean they have the upper hand over Arsenal and Chelsea when it comes to negotiations over the £25million-rated star. [GMS] DanieL--
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MOURINHO CHELSEA RETURN TO EARN HIM AMAZING £20M-A-YEAR Submitted by tribalfootball.com on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 03:16 3 Share on email Share on print Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be swimming in money over his return to Stamford Bridge. France Football says Mourinho was already the world’s highest-paid manager — both inside and outside the dugout — while at Real Madrid, with about £10m in salary plus £2m in sponsorships from brands like adidas and Braun. But marketing experts believe his Premier League second coming gives him the chance to cash in further. Charlie Dundas, managing director for REPUCOM in the UK and Ireland, told The Sun: “Mourinho is in a very small group of managers who are bigger stars than some of their players. “The Premier League’s global reach is far greater than La Liga’s. “Any brand he is associated with will get exposure across 10 months of the year in over 200 territories. “You can’t buy that kind of advertising reach. With around six partners bringing in a ...
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5 Chelsea Players Who Won't Fit the Jose Mourinho Tactical Blueprint BY JOE KRISHNAN (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON JUNE 12, 2013 9,981 reads 24 Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more storiesPrevious 1 of 7 Next Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Jose Mourinho likes his players to fit a certain style of play, and in order to do that, they need to be the right fit for his tactical setup. Just looking at some of his signings at Real Madrid gives you an idea as to how Mourinho likes to operate as a manager. Fabio Coentrao, Michael Essien, Sami Khedira, Luka Modric and Mesut Ozil all joined the Portuguese genius at the Bernabeu and all fit the typical workhorse, energetic style of player he likes. And after being officially announced as Chelsea's new manager for the second time, there's no doubt that the 50-year-old needs to address the changes at Stamford Bridge. Florent Malouda, Yossi Benayoun, Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira and Hilario have all left the club following the expiration of their contracts, but it se ...
Chelsea prepare to unveil Jose Mourinho as the Humble One 8 Jun 2013 23:13 As the Blues get ready to unveil Mourinho for the second time, don't expect the same old Jose Mourinho 2.0: The Humble One Chelsea FC/ Chelsea believe a new Jose Mourinho will be­sweeping into Stamford Bridge ­tomorrow, writes the Sunday People. When the Portugeezer’s second ­coming materialises in front of the world’s media, Blues chiefs reckon we will hear from a long-term planner, a man happy to collaborate with his bosses and keen to promote players from the club’s impressive youth system. A man less obsessed by football, relaxed to be back where he feels loved and slightly humbled by his relative failure at Real Madrid. Mourinho’s career has often ­consisted of shock-and-awe tactics, short-term success followed by internal disputes and a hasty exit. Not this time, insist Chelsea ­sources. Mourinho, who has a four-year deal, is already making plans to sign Gareth Bale NEXT summer and to shepherd brilliant youngster ...
Football's greatest firestarter is back... but is he ready for the new Chelsea? And so by popular demand: the Special One II. Jose Mourinho swaggers back to Stamford Bridge as a gun-smoked action man in search of his sequel, striding through wreckage as Real Madrid burns in the distance beside the smouldering remains of Inter Milan. Mourinho rarely goes quietly, and three divisive years at Madrid ended with a blaze of flashbulbs at the Bernabeu. Some have wondered openly about his state of mind but there will be no rest. It is straight to Chelsea, his homeland where a heroic reputation is utterly unblemished among fans even if, behind closed doors, people still talk of his less appealing methods of manipulation and control. Mourinho will squeeze the life from a club in pursuit of his own needs, according to his critics, and he will deliver charm and confrontation in equal measure. In return, his team will compete. You know what you’re getting with him these days but he will find subtle differences in th ...
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