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Falcao joins Chelsea on loan from Monaco

Jose Mourinho has confirmed his interest to bring Falcao to Stamford Bridge.

Falcao has endured one of the worst time of his career at Old Trafford and  it is believed he wants to stay in Premier League to prove the people what he can really do on the pitch

Jose Mourinho, is a man of his words and insisted he doesn’t like to see players struggling to find back their real form and said:

“If I can help Falcao reach his level again, I will do it. It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United.”

 

 

 

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According to Sky Sports, Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech wants to stay in London as he tries to negotiate a move away from the club.

The 33-year old, who is currently with the Czech Republic national side, is looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge after losing his place in the first team to Thibaut Courtois. He made just 16 appearances this season.

The reports come as speculation over a move to Arsenal continues to mount.

Cech was given the green light to negotiate a move away from Chelsea, whom he joined in 2004 from French side Rennes.

Reports from his home country understand Cech, who has one year remaining on his current contract, will meet with Chelsea on Monday to learn the minimum fee required for his transfer.

Cech, who has made over 500 appearances in a Chelsea shirt whilst winning four Premier League titles and lifting the Champions League in 2012, is reportedly hoping that the club don’t try and block a move to a top Premier League side. The veteran keeper believes he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level.

However, Cech has also previously stated that he himself is unsure where his future lies. Chelsea are keen to retain his services but manager Jose Mourinho has also said publicly they will show respect for a player who has been a long-term, consistent performer at the highest level and captained the team on many occasions.

 

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The agent of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has been left red-faced after falling foul to a prank caller, and revealing that his client will not sign a new contract with the club.

The Belgian has been at the centre of much transfer speculation in recent weeks, with Liverpool and Chelsea both interested in the services of the 6ft 3in frontman.

Both sides are willing to match the £32.5 million release clause in Benteke’s contract. But, he admitted that he has a desire for Champions League football – something Liverpool can’t offer.

Villa boss Tim Sherwood has also admitted that it would be unlikely that the club can keep the 24-year old, who scored 16 goals in 35 appearances last season to help the club avoid relegation. 12 of those goals came in his last 13 appearances.

And now that seems to be the case as Benteke’s agent, Kismet Eris, was tricked into surrendering details of his client’s future plans after a prank caller rang him posing as a Premier League manager.

In light of the incident, Villa chief executive Tom Fox has criticised the prank:

“He [Eris] was duped. I think it’s disgraceful for someone to pose as someone else and film somebody on his phone having a conversation he thinks is private to someone who he thinks is someone else.

“I think it’s disgraceful and I think you should put quotes around the term fan.

“His quotes, ‘I have a right to know what’s going on with Benteke’, I find it completely disagreeable. To impersonate someone like that is completely beyond the pale.”

Fox did however reiterate that Benteke had an excellent relationship with manager Sherwood, who replaced Paul Lambert earlier this year at Villa Park., and that the club look to keep hold of one of their best players.

“We are obviously going to offer him a new contract in the summer.

“He’s a fantastic player and one of the top strikers in the Premier League and I think he is someone who is recognised around the world as one of the top strikers.

“He was critically important as you saw this year for us. His goals in the second half of the season were fundamental to us staying up. He’s settled in England.”

Benteke has made 101 appearances for Villa since signing from Belgian side KRC Genk in 2012 for around £7 million, scoring 49 goals. His current contract runs until 2017.

 

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Sepp Blatter’s 16-year reign as President of FIFA will come to an end on December 16th.

This is when the FIFA Congress will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the 79-year old’s successor.

Representatives from all of FIFA’s 209 member associations will be invited to Zurich to vote in a new presidential election.

Blatter resigned two weeks ago, just days after his re-election, following two criminal investigations by US and Swiss authorities. Seven FIFA officials, including two vice-presidents, were arrested on charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

Blatter himself was then put under investigation by US officials.

He has been part of football’s governing body for 40 years, and has been president since 1998.

Several figures are considering whether to run in the election, including Michel Platini, Luis Figo, Zico, and David Gill.

The decision on the date for an election is not expected to be made until July, when FIFA’s executive committee will hold an extraordinary meeting.

Domenico Scala, FIFA’s independent head of audit and compliance, outlined last week that the process to replace Blatter would happen between December 2015 and March 2016.

 

 

 

 

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Bamford has piqued the interest of a number of clubs after his loan spell at Middlesbrough.

Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has said that Chelsea midfielder Patrick Bamford needs to think carefully about where his future lies.

Bamford was hugely impressive last season whilst on loan at Championship side Middlesbrough, featuring in their play off final defeat. He scored 19 goals in 44 appearances last season.

But, speaking on social media side Kicca, Cole, has said that returning to Stamford Bridge may not be in his best interests.

“Patrick Bamford has to think long and hard about committing his future to Chelsea.

“He has done very, very well at Middlesbrough, but it’s going to be tough for him to get into that Chelsea side and I think he knows that.

“He just has to make up his mind next season what does he want to do? Does he want to stay a Chelsea for another four or five seasons and be on the verge?

“Or does he want to say to himself ‘right, I need to move on this summer’, get in someone else’s first team and start getting more experience and playing more games?

“You get to a certain age, you have to make those choices and he’s got to make that decision sooner or later.”

Bamford, who at 23 has still managed to play for five clubs including Chelsea, has been at the centre of much transfer speculation in recent weeks. Middlesbrough and their local rivals Newcastle are both said to be interested.

Cole, who himself played for 12 teams before retiring in 2008, has said however that the quality in the current Chelsea side will be too much for Bamford to compete with.

“It’s very easy to stay at a big club, but then you have to look at yourself and say right, where do I see myself?

“Chelsea at the moment have got Costa. Chelsea only play with one centre-forward and that’s Costa, he is the main man, and he’s not that old.

“Bamford has got to say to himself ‘Costa has come in last season for £30m, am I going to dislodge him within the next two years’? Maybe not. Three years? I can’t see it.

“Then on the flip side of that, would Chelsea buy another centre-forward just in case they still don’t believe Bamford is right, or not experienced enough to go in the team. They most probably will do – and then he is going to be third in line.

“So he’s going to need to make that decision, what he wants to do.

“Does he go somewhere else, play week in week out, and maybe have the opportunity further down the line to go to a club like Chelsea, Manchester United or Liverpool because he has done so well?

“He has to make that decision.”

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Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois along with the others Belgium players are getting ready for qualifications for Euro2016.  However besides hard trainings they found also a moment to make some jokes.

Chelsea players seems to enjoy every moment in the national team.

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Diego Simeone reveals that he hopes for Filipe Luis return on Vincente Calderon. Even if the left back didn’t play an important role in Chelsea, he was a pillar of Los Colchoneros.

The Brazilian player arrived to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid last summer. Throughout the season he made only 15 appereances. He was considered more as a back up for Cesar Azpilicueta – natural right back.  No possibilites for a regular game was one of the reasons for taking a decision of coming back to Spain.

Filipe Luis is willing to return at Vincente Calderon and this information pleased a lot his former coach. Diego Simeone told As Diario :

”Filipe is a player we like a lot as a kid but who also knows us well and has given a lot to the team,”

“I hope it happens.”

Before Filipe Luis joined the Blues, he was one of the authors of one of the best seasons in Atletico Madrid history. Los Colchoneros won La Liga and reached the final of the Champions League. Of course this year as a Chelsea player he share the joy of the victories with the other Blues players, but it was not the same feeling.

According to the rumors Jose Mourinho may agree on the transfer. However he has one condition, and this condition is called Toby Alderweireld. Seems like a barter.

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Jose Mourinho has received a six month driving ban after he was caught speeding on the A3 Esher Bypass in September last year. The Special One was also ordered to pay a £750 fine, £75 surcharge and £85 court costs.

Mourinho was captured on a speed camera driving his car at 60mph in a 50mph zone. Due to the fact that he already had 9 points on his licence prior he lost his driving licence.

The Special One didn’t show up in the court as he entered a guilty plea via that gave him such a possibility.  The hearing took place at Staines Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Quoting one of Mourinho’s fans :  Jose I`d be honoured to be your chauffeur for the next six months!

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Tomas Kalas, Chelsea defender is going to rejoin the Middlesbrough on the next season-long loan. The Czech international joined Boro last January and convinced everybody that he is worth staying in Riverside.

The defender made 17 appearances in the team and largely thanks to his abilities Middlesbrough reach the play-off final against Norwich City.

Kalas joined Chelsea in 2010 from Sigma Olomouc. He was not given a lot of chances to play at Stamford Bridge due to his constant loans. He spent 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons with Dutch side Vitesse. After in 2014-15 he joined FC Koln to finish in January 2015 in Middlesbrough.

The club from Riverside is convinced about the high value of Kalas for the team, that is why they offered Chelsea another season-long loan for the player. According to Sky  the terms are settled and it’s a matter of day to announce the decision.

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According to the Italian sources, Claudio Lotito the chief executive of Lazio is really keen on signing Chelsea forward Didier Drogba.The Ivorian player was ultimately linked with a move to different clubs but his wage demands are insurmountable obstacle for many of them.

The player has just been released from the Blues and he can be bought on a free transfer. And this might be a chance for Lazio. The Italian team has finished the season on 3rd place in Serie A what means that Biancocelesti  qualified for the Champions League.  And this may be really tempting for Drogba.

During the last few weeks Didier Drogba was linked with a move to MLS, however his wage demands were way too high for the American conditions. Similar situation happened with Marseille. But Lazio seems to be able afford Drogba’s high wages.

The team from the capital of Rome is seriously thinking about fighting for high titles next season. That is why Stefano Pioli wants new high quality players such as Drogba. Besides the Ivorian, Lazio hopes to sign Manchester United forward Robin van Persie.

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