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According to FLW sources, Charlton Athletic are interested in signing former Chelsea and Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.


The England international only made 12 appearances for QPR in his last two years at Loftus Road, in the Championship and Premier League. He was then released at the end of the year after his club’s relegation to the second tier.

The 33-year-old was linked with a loan move to Charlton earlier on in the season but nothing came of it, but now the Addicks are willing to add him  to their squad for next year, in an effort to return to the Premier League.

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John Terry is convinced that as Chelsea captain, he should spend some time with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and help him understand that, although he is a part of the team, he needs to work on his own attitude.

Loftus-Cheek’s work rate was recently criticised by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who substituted the 19-year old after just 28 minutes in the friendly with Sydney FC at the ANZ Stadium. But, Premier League veteram Terry is keen on helping young player to maximise his talent.

“He’s a young boy and he needs to take it on the chin.

“He’s a great boy, he’s got unbelievable talent and he just needs to kick on now. I’m sure he will, but as captain I’ll have a quiet word for sure.”

Loftus-Cheek, a Chelsea academy product, made his first team Premier League debut for the Blues in early May against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. He went on to make two more appearances in the league before the season ended.

But, after the poor performance in Australia, Mourinho admitted that his relationship with the midfielder had taken a “step back.”

Terry, though, defended the FA and UEFA Youth Cup winner, and encouraged him to learn from his mistakes and to push on in his development.

“He’s played a couple of games, come on a couple of times and started a couple of games late in the season, but for him to make that next step and become a regular, it doesn’t happen easily.

“The manager picks his times when he digs people out; that’s part of his learning curve and he’s got the off-season to think about that now.

“It’s going to be hard work for him. We’ve all been there as players and you look for the people or friends around you, but more importantly it has to come from within him.

“If you want to get into this team you need to be very good and, secondly, you need to be mentally strong.”

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Falcao joins Chelsea on loan from Monaco

According reports, Radamel Falcao is about to confirm his transfer to Chelsea.

The 29-year-old’s move to Stamford Bridge has already been announced by Columbian radio. However it is said that the club will confirm everything after the Copa America.

Falcao had spent last season on loan from Monaco at Manchester United. But, after a somewhat disappointing season at Old Trafford, the Reds declined to take up the option of retaining the striker’s services for a further year.

Falcao’s agent Jorge Mendes, who is also Jose Mourinho’s agent, then started negotiations with Chelsea and the other clubs. But, the Blues seem to have won the race for the Colombian striker.

Due to a poor showing last campaign, Falcao said he was willing to take a pay cut to his £265,000-a-weel wages. According to Marca, Chelsea will pay £25m for the forward.

Falcao is currently recovering from a long-term knee-injury, but Mourinho reportedly has no doubt that the Colombian will soon return to his best form and prove that he still is a world class striker.

Falcao too seems to be very keen about moving to Stamford Bridge, due to the fact that he will be reunited with former Atletico Madrid teammates Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois.






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When Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea at the age of 18, many people thought he would be the man to fill the void of Didier Drogba’s departure. However, his career took a rather different turn.

The Belgian striker arrived at Chelsea in 2011 from Anderlecht for a fee of around £17 million. After 10 goalless appearances in a Chelsea shirt, he was loaned to Premier League rivals West Brom.

The 6ft 3in striker spent two years at The Hawthorns, and scored 17 goals in 38 appearances.

After several eye-catching performances at the World Cup in Brazil his value rised significantly. However, it wasn’t enough to keep him at Stamford Bridge. Lukaku made a permanent move to Everton for £28 million last summer.

But, Lukaku has admitted that he will always have positive feelings about Chelsea, despite his unsuccessful spell in London.

“I will always be a fan of that club (Chelsea). It’s not because I left in the wrong circumstances, that feeling disappears. But a footballer wants to play.”

He was also asked if he regrets playing for only one season at Chelsea:

“They say ‘what if you hadn’t gone?’ But a footballer wants to play. I sent a message after the title to Eden Hazard, as I do if he scores or gives an assist.”


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Gonzalo Higuain has spent his last two seasons in Napoli where he proved his class scoring 52 goals from 102 appearances. He arrived to Italy after seven years spent in Real Madrid where he had an ocassion to cooperate with Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese coach got to know the player well enough to be keen about joining the race for his sign.

According to Daily Star, the Argentinean striker is considered as a perfect replacement for Didier Drogba. What is more due to Costa’s health problems, Higuan seems to be a an ideal back-up for the Spanish player.

Due to the fact that Napoli finished outside of a Champions League spot and Rafa Benitez was fired it seems more then likely that Higuain is looking forward to a new employer.

With 28 goals in 58 appearances during this season, the striker is not only on Chelsea’s wish list. Besides the Blues in the game are also Arsenal and Manchester United.

Chelsea is ready to offer £30million for Higuain immediately.  The ball is now in Napoli’s court.




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The Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song has just finished a season-long loan spell at West Ham United and come back to Barcelona. However it is nearly sure that after the summer he will not stay in the club from the capital of Catalunya.

Even if Song made a good impression on West Ham board and their fans, it seems pretty unlikely that he will be back in the team. Barcelona will not agree for another loan of the player, so that any club interested in hiring the midfielder needs to get ready to pay around £10million. Due to this condition the Hammers seems unlikely to make a decision over Song, however the last word will belong to the new coach.

Alex Song has been linked with a return to the Premier League with Manchester City or Chelsea.  Jose Mourinho is really keen on signing the player this summer.  According to Special One’s words AlexSong would be a perfect back up for Matic and Fabregas.

For the moment Song seems not to think too much about his future and simply enjoys reunition with his Barca teammates.

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Jerzy Dudek is about to release his autobiography in Europe. Due to the fact that the goalkeeper played also in Real Madrid under the leadership of Mourinho, in his book he accused the Portuguese coach of calling Esteban Granero ,,a rat in the dressing room”.

According to Dudek’s words, Jose Mourinho got furious after finding out that the journalists had some informations that he forbidden to reveal. Due of Dudek’s revelations, Mourinho was shouting on everybody trying to find out the source of the leaks.

The quote about the rats in Dudek’s book:

“Where is this rat? Who is it? Who could it be? Maybe you…” He pointed at Esteban Granero, who was born in Madrid. He explained: “It may be somebody who plays here for a long time.” He pointed at three or four other guys and asked: “How can you destroy what we’ve been working for for all week? You screwed me over. But you screwed themselves too. Your families and friends. I will get to the fucking source. Though I don’t know if it will be needed now. I am fucking sick and tired of you.” He threw a plastic bottle against the wall, slammed the door and left.”

Jose Mourinho seems not to take care about Dudek’s words.

Mourinho :”Don’t make me laugh. Dudek really said that? Granero is a great professional and a lifelong friend of mine.”

After he mocked the Polish goalkeeper and his book:

“What do you say the book is about? About training goalkeepers? And what is he out to do, transmit his experience to the children that are dreaming of being goalkeepers?”

Jerzy Dudek spent six years as Liverpool’s goalkeeper, then in 2007 he moved to Real Madrid where he ended his career. In 2005 thanks to ,,Dudek dance” he won the Champions League with the club from the Anfield Road.

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Didier Drogba has completed his one year contract with Chelsea and decided to leave the Stamford Bridge.  Due to the fact that the Ivorian is not thinking about finishing his career he is currently looking for a new club.

According to Sports Illustrated , Drogba was about to join the Orlando City team. But as his wage demands were way to high for the American club the transfer has been rejected.

The striker asked for a $8 million for a six-month contract, an amount of money that Adrian Heath the head coach of Orlando considered not worth to pay for the player.


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Petr Cech is about inform Chelsea club that he wants to join the Arsenal. The goalkeeper wants to stay in London as he is keen to keep his family in the capital of England. However Jose Mourinho asked the club to rethink the decision about selling the player.

The 33-year-old Petr Cech spend most of the time on the bench. As he is not satisfied about being Mourinho’s second choice he decided to look for a new opportunities in a new club. According to the English press Cech is really keen on joining the Arsenal. The Gunners are urgently looking for a new goalkeeper and Wenger seems to be convinced that Cech’s experience will be more then useful in his team.

Jose Mourinho would prefer to keep the player on the Stamford Bridge. If Cech really decides to leave Chelsea, the Portuguese coach advised him not to stay in England.

“If it was me, if it was my decision, the decision is Petr to stay. That’s it. It would be my decision for Petr to stay. Even against his will? Yes.”

“For me, decision number one, Petr will stay. After that, second point, to go but not in England. The option I don’t want is for him to go to an English club.

However Mourinho is aware that he is not the only one who is making the decisions in the club.

“One thing is Jose Mourinho and another is Mr Abramovich, and another thing is the board, because the board is a little bit of me and a little bit of other people.”

“But, I repeat, I am just the manager and he means so much for this club and what he did in this club, I think he deserves everything from this club. If the club decision is different to mine I will accept it”

Due to Cech’s reputation, the Blues will ask at least £10 million for the goalkeeper.


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