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Petr Cech gave an interview in which firmly stressed that his relationship with Jose Mourinho did not change after his transfer to Arsenal.

The Czech international has officially joined the Gunners on Monday. It is no secret that Jose Mourinho was not happy with the fact that the player leaves Chelsea. The goalkeeper insists that his relationship with Jose Mourinho has not changed.

Petr Cech told the journalists :

“I think it has been great to have a chat with Jose because he is a manager that I have worked with for the longest time in my career,”

“I have a huge respect for him and we had a good chat about it. Obviously I know he would have loved me to stay, but that’s the way it goes.”

“He had to make his decision at the start of last season, I had to make my decision at the start of this season.”

“He made his decision, I had to make my decision and obviously we’re now in this situation.

“But I will always keep the best regards for him because I believe that we had so much success and so much respect for each other.”

“He is one of the best managers in the world. Now, we will be opponents but it will not change our relationship, I believe.”

“You know, I learned a lot from him and one of those things was that if you have to make a hard decision, you need to make sure that you do it if you believe it is the right choice,”

He also tried to justify his move to Arsenal :

“Last season I realised that I am not in the phase of my career that I would be happy to be a back-up goalie and sit on the bench,”

“I believe that in all those games I played I showed that I still have the skills and the level required to play as a number one goalkeeper in the best league in the world, which is the Premier League.

“Obviously I am happy that I have this opportunity to start my new chapter with Arsenal. Hopefully I will have as much success as I had at Chelsea.”


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Chelsea are set to bid for Stuttgart centre-back and Manchester United target Antonio Rüdiger.

The Blues are reported to have submitted a £12.8m bid to sign Germany international.

Many clubs are keen on the 22-years-old defender, including Porto and Wolfsburg.

Chelsea manager José Mourinho is looking for a defender to revamp his squad and Rüdiger can be the right man.

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According to numerous Italian media, in particular Sky Sport Italia, Juan Cuadrado has an agreement with Inter.

Reports says his agent, Alessandro Lucci, spoke with Inter sport director Piero Ausilio: the parts are set to have reach a deal, but now Chelsea will have to agree with them and won’t be easy.

The Blues invested £26m on Cuadrado just on last January and it’s the Columbian didn’t impress at Stamford Bridge in the past four months but he needed also to adapt to the Premier League style after spending six years playing in the Serie A.

If Chelsea would let him go it won’t be on loan: the club want at least £22m or Cuadrado will stay at Stamford Bridge, where Mourinho is ready to give him more playing time and he can make an impact with the Blues.

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Vitesse use their relationship with Chelsea to loan numerous young starlets from the Premier League. The Dutch club is also interested in loaning midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but this transfer seems impossible to happen.

After his disastrous performance in Australia, Ruben Loftus-Cheek he was not a favorite of Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese coach expressed his disappointment at the attitude of the young footballer. However, after John Terry promised to talk with the midfielder, the situation normalized.

Mourinho’s words has motivated the young player who, is doing really well in England U-21 national team. That is why Vitesse coach, Peter Bosz is strongly convinced that Jose Mourinho will not agree on Loftus-Cheek loan.

Peter Bosz, Vitesse coach told De Telegraaf :

”Chelsea know what they do for us and they are satisfied with the development that the boys have made with ​​us”

“Chelsea knows what they have for us and they are satisfied with the development that the boys have made with us. We know what we want, but we are also dependent on what happens at Chelsea. For example we wanted to get Ruben Loftus-Cheek here, but then the boy suddenly starts playing at Chelsea and we can’t,”




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Chelsea legend joined Arsenal for a £11m fee

One of Chelsea’s finest players has swapped west London for north, Blue for Red and celebrating the Premiership title for equally exuberant displays of joy for winning the FA Cup.

In short, Petr Cech is leaving Chelsea to join Arsenal, and it is the latest in a pattern of first team players that are held in the highest esteem joining what appears to be a direct rival to the detriment of the club.

Juan Mata left for Manchester United in 2013 for almost £40 million, Frank Lampard was allowed to leave under the assumption he was taking up semi-retirement in America only to join Manchester City for a season, and now Cech, Chelsea’s finest ever goalkeeper, and the keeper of numerous records, is leaving the club with one season still left on his contract for approximately £11 million.

The general opinion has thus far been one of puzzlement, especially from Chelsea fans, as to why Jose Mourinho is allowing such a quality player to once again exit Stamford Bridge to ply his trade at a direct rival for the title. The truth is that he is applying the same policy that allowed the other two to be bought to the general betterment of the club they were leaving.

Mata’s exit gave the club the funds to buy Nemanja Matic, who performed with distinction for the majority of last season and has made himself critical in the defensive midfield position. It also gave the side balance as it allowed Oscar and Eden Hazard to define their roles in the side, the latter with great results.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s record goalscorer, also left and allowed Chelsea to improve. Despite scoring the late equaliser at the Ethihad Stadium in September and denying Chelsea a win over Manchester City, Chelsea’s form in that part of the season, based largely on the midfield axis of Matic, Fabregas (who replaced Lampard in the centre) and Hazard is what ultimately won them the league title.

Manchester City laboured for much of the season and Manchester United were left with an embarrassing imbalanced having packed their side with attacking midfielders. Neither benefitted greatly from the services of two former Chelsea players, and the end result of Arsenal buying Petr Cech may well be similar.

At the age of 33, Petr Cech is getting closer to the end of his career. It is true that goalkeepers can play for longer at the highest level of European football- look at Gianluigi Buffon who at the age 37 led Juventus to the Champions League final, but what is certain is that he will not improve.

The decision to let him leave would be stupid were Thibaus Courtois, arguably the best goalkeeper in the world and ten years Cech’s junior, not in the Chelsea first team at present. It would also be the wrong decision were Chelsea letting him go for nothing at the end of next season. As it is, the club will get almost £11 million, and that money could go towards the potential signing of Antoinne Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, who Chelsea are hoping to sign ahead of PSG, and who could give the team the added attacking dimension that it lacked in the Champions League last season. Moreover, it would be a bad decision were Chelsea not letting him go to a club that finished last season 12 points behind them, or one that was readily able to strengthen in other areas that might make them more of a threat to Jose Mourinho’s side next season.

Chelsea’s dominance off the pitch and on it has been borne out of its skill in the transfer market after 2012. Cech’s departure, having been done for the right money, and should, if said money be used wisely, be another example of that.

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Former Chelsea player Tony Cascarino is convinced that Jose Mourinho is such a good manager that he would be able to win the Premier League also with Arsenal or Manchester City.

Cascarino believes that Jose Mourinho is the key man to the success of any team. According to the former Chelsea player, the Special One would be able to win the Premier League also with Arsenal or Manchester City.  He referred also to John Terry’s words about Petr Cech being worth 15 points to Arsenal, in Cascarino’s opinion Jose Mourinho is worth way more  to Chelsea.

“The difference between Chelsea and their rivals is the manager. I believe that if Mourinho was manager of Arsenal, he’d have won the league. Likewise with Man City. That’s the quality he brings. John Terry said Petr Cech is worth 15 points. Maybe so. Mourinho is worth more than that to Chelsea,”
“We saw two Chelseas in the season. We saw a very entertaining one and then when it got tight, they became tight and didn’t give too much away. That’s to do with the manager. How did they win the league? By being tactically brilliant. It’s no coincidence that in the last two years none of their major rivals have been able to beat them. That’s a massive disadvantage for them; he’s hurting every one of his rivals every time they play,”
Tony Cascarino played for Chelsea between 1992 and 1994 where in 40 appearances he scored 4 goals.

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Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that Juventus is still interested in signing Chelsea’s attacking midfielder Oscar. He considers the Brazilian as a footballing inventor, a player that fits perfectly to the team from Turin.

Juventus coach once again expressed his admiration for Oscar’s creativity while playing. Even if Jose Mourinho and player’s agent officially denied the information about his transfer, La Vecchia Signora is whole the time trying to sign the player.

Massimiliano Allegri is in the market for a new attacking midfielder and besides Chelsea star he is also interested in Real Madrid player, Isco. Due to the fact that Carlos Tevez is leaving for Boca Juniors and Andrea Pirlo is set to join New York City, Juventus is forced to find their successors as soon as possible.

Allegri told La Repubblica:

“Ego in moderate amounts is not harmful to a team’s health. I like Real Madrid’s Isco and Brazil’s Oscar, while among the young Italians there is much to admire in Berardi and Bernardeschi.

“I would like a footballing inventor – they are never boring,”

“A wildcard in the line-up can bring a different balance to the table.”

“The addition of a No.10 to the mix is both a tactical desire and a desire to add ego to my team.

“Without Carlos Tevez and Andrea Pirlo this coming season, Juve must change and experiment with new ways of working.”

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Monaco have told Chelsea they want three of the west London’s best young players on loan in exchange for Radamel Falcao, according to reports in France. 

Falcao has been heavily lined with a move to Stamford Bridge since last season finished and it appear as if an agreement to make him a Chelsea player, if only for one year on loan from Monaco, was close to being agreed.

Now the Ligue 1 club have demanded that in order to let one of their prized assets go on loan again, Falcao spent a frustrating and injury affected season at Manchester United last campaign, they would need three members of Chelsea’s impressive academy, including perhaps the most promising prospect of them all, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Along with the midfielder Monaco also want defenders Nathan Ake and Andreas Christensen. Should Chelsea agree to such a deal then they would have to pull Nathan Ake out of a deal to join Middlesbrough- ChelseaNews24 reported that the Dutch defender was joining the Championship club on loan next season.

This proposition will test Chelsea’s determination to bed-in the abundance of talent they have in their academy. The club has made bringing in a striker its priority this summer transfer window after the departure of Didier Drogba and the impending one of Loic Remy. At least two of the players Monaco want, of which one is Ruben Loftus-Cheek, have been earmarked as possibilities for first team football at Chelsea next season.

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Mourinho doesn't want to sell Musonda at Arsenal

After Petr Cech Arsenal are planning a move for another Chelsea [future] star.

In fact it seems that Arsene Wenger would like to sign Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda jr.

But this time the French manager won’t have any luck: José Mourinho was already reluctant in selling the goalkeeper to his London neighbours - Abramovich had to approve and authorize the deal- and won’t give them the chance to steal one of Chelsea best prospects.

Wenger is a huge fan of Musonda and offered Chelsea the sum of £8.5 million for the teenage Belgian midfielder but Chelsea are keen on sending him on loan to gain some playing time and do some more experience: a possible destination for him is Olympique Marseille, where manager Marcelo Bielsa is well known to improve young talents.

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Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes that Swansea City manager Garry Monk should be named Premier League Manager of the Year instead of Jose Mourinho.

Ronald Koeman is convinced that Jose Mourinho won manager accolade only because Chelsea dominated the Premier League during the last season ( yes he said only). In his opinion Swansea City manager Garry Monk deserved this prize more.

Koeman told Voetbal International:

“I have massive respect for Garry Monk’s work at Swansea City. You can compare his club to Southampton. Similar stadium, resources and fans. In the winter they lost Wilfried Bony to Manchester City, but they kept getting brilliant results,”

“For me, Monk could have easily have been the winner, instead of Jose Mourinho, at the LMA Manager of the Year Awards. It would have been fully justified.”

It seems that in the opinion of the Southampton boss, winning the Premier League is not synonymous with a high level of the team manager. After five years time Chelsea won the Premier League trophy again and if the Blues do not owe that also to Jose Mourinho it means that Koeman he was watching a different league this season.



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