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According to Daily Mirror, Chelsea are keen on signing Tottenham’s left-back Danny Rose. It is said that, the Blues are ready to pay £15m for the player.

Due to the fact, that Baba Rahman’s transfer is still not completed, Jose Mourinho is looking for an alternative. According to the rumours, Chelsea have asked Tottenham’s chairman Daniel Levy to name the price for their left-back Danny Rose.

It is believed, that the Blues are willing to pay around £15m for the English player, as Jose Mourinho wants to sign a left-back before the start of the season on Saturday.

However, if Tottenham refuse to sell their player, Chelsea will agree to pay £17m for the Ghanian international, Baba Rahman.

Mourinho himself, admitted few days ago, that the Blues are urgently looking for a defender:

”We cannot go to the Premier League with five defenders.”

“That’s our weakness. The quality is good, but the numbers are not enough.”

 

 

 

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Former Manchester United centre-back, Rio Ferdinand has urged John Stones to reject Chelsea in order to join the Red Devils.

Jose Mourinho considers Stones a natural successor to John Terry, that is why Chelsea have already made two money bids for the English defender. But, Everton have rejected all of them saying, that Stones will not leave the Goodison Park.

While today, former Manchester United player has decided to comment on Stones situation. In Ferdinand’s opinion, the 21-year-old defender should reject Chelsea without any hesitation. He is convinced that if Stones joins the Blues he will spend all the season on the bench. Therefore, he advised him to sign for Manchester United instead of Chelsea.

Ferdinand said:

“If he goes to Man United, he plays every week so that’s the right club for him,”

“If he goes to Chelsea, he’s not playing every week. He’s at that stage of his development where he wants to play every week. If you say to any young footballer to leave a club to sit on the bench, you’ve got to be a lunatic. You have to be.”

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is convinced that the Toffees are a big enough club to hold onto John Stones.

Everton coach has decided to offer some words of support the John Stones and Everton fans. In his opinion, the Toffees will soon be able to compete with the biggest Premier League teams. He has also expressed his conviction that John Stones will reject another Chelsea offer.

Martinez is aware of interest in his player, but he believes that Stones will remain at Goodison Park and help the team to compete for the biggest trophies.

Martinez told the Liverpool Echo :

“We feel that we are a big club. You’re going to get clubs that are working with big budgets because they have been working in the Champions League but we are a club with nine league titles, the history and you seen today we celebrated a special memory.”

“We are a big club. What we want is to build and what we want to do is concentrate on the future and we are not a selling club by all means. I don’t see anything apart from I love the players I have in the squad and I understand others keep an eye on it and that is a healthy sign.”

“The current situation with John is as you would expect. He is one of the most talented centre backs in European football not just in England and we are really, really feel we have a special footballer with us.”

“We have a group of young players with the potential to be as good as they can and I think he is one of those.”

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Chelsea new signing Radamel Falcao is convinced, that soon he will start to score goals for the Blues.

The Colombian striker has recently joined Chelsea on a season-long loan deal. Even if Falcao failed to make impact at Community Shield he is confident that soon he will start to score goals for the Blues as he wants to prove his doubters wrong.

Falcao told the Sun:

“I feel very well, free and with a lot of confidence. I don’t feel pressure to score,”

“Strikers always want to score goals, clearly, but I’m calm. The goals will come.”

“We have great strikers in this team. Diego Costa and Loic Remy are excellent finishers.”

“We hope to have healthy competition and the coach will decide.”

However, it seems that Jose Mourinho has taken a gamble on Falcao.

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Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger will attend a Premier League managers meeting in Gloucester Place scheduled for tomorrow. The managers will meet for the first time since Sunday’s Community Shield final at Wembley.

In the meeting in Gloucester Place will participate all Premier League managers. The main idea of the meeting is to discuss rule changes and various other issues before the Premier League kicks off again in a few days.
For Mourinho and Wenger it will be the first meeting since Sunday’s Community Shield final at Wembley.  After the match both managers refused to shake each other’s hand, that is why, everybody are curiously waiting for tomorrow’s developments.

 

 

 

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Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle has revealed that he was surprised to see Salah’s arrival to Rome while his contractual situation still has not been resolved.

During the post-match conference after Fiorentina’s victory over Barcelona in a preseason friendly on Sunday, Viola’s president has criticised Giallorossi for inviting Salah to Rome.

Della Valle told La Repubblica :

“It wasn’t a nice thing to see Salah arrive in Rome,”

“He’s not been presented officially, even if he effectively has been. Maybe Roma could have avoided all of this.”

“Solicitors are working on the issue — ours, his and Chelsea’s. We’re trying to ensure a contract is respected, and then we’ll see. We don’t like arguing with anybody and we haven’t said either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to Salah joining Roma, but it’s a very delicate subject and I can’t say too much about it.”

“They may be convinced about it in other cities, but all we say is that we’ve got a contract in our hands. If they’re happy, let them be happy. The player left here convinced by his agent and I’m the first to be disappointed by the way this whole issue has evolved.”

“When Salah arrived here, he was practically unknown. But I’ve got to think about the future now and open up a new cycle.”

Salah remains in Rome, waiting for technical issues to be resolved so that he can join AS Roma on a loan from Chelsea. However, Della Valle has stated that Fiorentina didn’t say the last word regarding the Egyptian winger.

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Chelsea defender Todd Kane has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

Kane has signed his first professional contract with the Blues in July 2011. But, he has never made a professional debut at Chelsea’s first team.

However, the young player has earned senior experience while being on numerous loans at Blackburn, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.

The defender has joined Chelsea when he was only seven years old. And today he extended his stay at Chelsea until at least 2018.

Kane have announced the new contract deal in the social media, saying :

“I signed a new 3-year contract for #Chelsea today, the club I have supported my whole life and played for since the age of 7.”

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Chelsea fans showed Petr Cech respect, during his debut for Arsenal in the Community Shield final at Wembley.

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has asked Chelsea fans to be respectful of Petr Cech during Sunday’s clash between Chelsea and Arsenal in the Community Shield. And the Blues fans have complied with his request.

30,000 Chelsea supporters warmly welcomed Petr Cech at Wembley. Former Chelsea goalkeeper had to run the length of the pitch to take his position between the Arsenal sticks and the Blues fans have welcomed him with a warm round of applause.

Cesc Fabregas was not so fortunate, as Arsenal fans booed their former captain.

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Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl has admitted that he hopes that Rahman’s future at Chelsea will be sorted soon.

Abdul Baba Rahman has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea since a long time. His agent, Sascha Empacher revealed few days ago that the Blues are on the verge of signing the Augsburg defender.

Rahman joined Augsburg from Greuther Furth last summer for €2.5 million. And according to the German media, Chelsea have recently offered £17.7m for the player. It is said that the German club is ready to agree on Rahman’s transfer. What is more it is believed that Augsburg have already lined up Rahman’s replacement, as the German club is trying to sign Karlsruher SC left-back Philip Max.

In the latest interview, also Augsburg coach has admitted that he hopes that Rahman’s future will be sorted soon.

Weinzierl told Kicker:

“It’s clear that I and all of us here want the facts soon,”

Rahman did not participate in Augsburg’s 5-0 friendly victory over Toulouse on Saturday due to the ,,muscular problems”. What could be a sign that the transfer to Chelsea is only a matter of days.

 

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