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Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that in 2009 Manchester City have offered £29million to Chelsea for his services but after Terry’s meeting with Roman Abramovich, the club’s owner refused the bid.

Terry who has spent his entire senior career at Stamford Bridge admits that the Citizens were interested in bringing him at the Etihad Stadium. However, Terry made it clear to Abramovich that, if he accepted the proposal it would be a signal that Terry was not wanted at Stamford Bridge.

Terry told the Daily Mail:

“There was the thing with Manchester City,”

“They offered £29million for me in 2009 and Chelsea turned it down.”

“I had a meeting with Roman (Abramovich) about it.”

“I said to him, if the club accepts the offer then it tells me you don’t want me.”

“So then you haven’t got a choice, you have got to go. ”

“But if they don’t accept the offer, it tells me everything that I need to know. ”

“Chelsea refused the offer and that was it.”

Asked whether he intends to follow in the footsteps of Frank Lampard, he said:

“No. No chance. No chance,”

“America, maybe. But physically I feel like I can still play. Do I want to play? Of course I do.”

“But then decisions come in to it with your family.”

“What if you go somewhere and it doesn’t work out? Everything else comes into play, doesn’t it?”

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According to Calciomercato, Chelsea target Jonathan Calleri will receive an Italian passport in the next few days which greatly facilitate the Blues luring him at Stamford Bridge as they will not have to worry about the work permit for the young striker.

The 22-year-old Argentinian has been heavily linked with a move at Chelsea during the January transfer window. And the latest information about his efforts for receiving an European passport only confirm rumors that the young striker may soon leave Boca Juniors.

Calleri is considered one of the best young strikers in South America with an impressive record of 21 goals and provided 11 assists during this season.

As Diego Costa, Loic Remy and especially Radamel Falcao are not currently at their best, the Argentinian striker may be a godsend out of trouble for Jose Mourinho.

For now, however, the rumours about the potential transfer of Calleri has not been confirmed by anyone from his entourage nor the Chelsea club.

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Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has revealed that he turned down a move to Chelsea when he was a teenager.

The Croat admitted that when he was 16 he received an offer from the Blues.At that age, Rakitic was already a player of the Swiss team Basel and he snubbed the move at Stamford Bridge because he preferred to become a regular first-team player in Switzerland before joining such a big club as Chelsea.

Rakitic told The Daily Telegraph:

It was important for me to do it step by step. First of all to arrive in the first-team in Switzerland because I had, at 16 years of age, a big offer to go to Chelsea. And another offer from Juventus.

”At that time, when I was 15, 16, I decided it was important to have my family. It might not have been the best decision for everyone but it was the right one for me.”

‘It was important for me to say ‘the money is there but the money will come with time”

”Also there was another player like me and he went and today he is playing in the fourth division in Switzerland.”

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ESPN FC reveals that Chelsea are keen on securing the services of the Argentinian striker Jonathan Calleri currently playing at Boca Juniors. According to their sources, Chelsea scouts were present during Boca’s last game to see the young player in action.

Calleri is considered one of the best young strikers in South America with an impressive record of 21 goals and provided 11 assists during this season.

Due to the fact that Diego Costa, Loic Remy and especially Radamel Falcao are not currently at their best, and it is possible that at least one of them will leave Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho must look for a high quality replacement.

However, Chelsea must act quickly, because the young player found himself in the crosshairs of such giants as Inter Milan and Arsenal.

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said that any of his best players will not be leaving the team during winter transfer window. And this means that the potential transfer of John Stones to  Chelsea once again seems unreal.

The Blues have already tried several times to lure the young Englishman at Stamford Bridge but each time their offers were rejected by coach Martinez. And there is no indication that in January something can change about it.

Martinez said:

“I’m not worried at all – our best players will not be leaving in January,”

“We’re not in a position where we have to make financial decisions and our focus is on being as strong as we can together and keeping the continuity.”

“From our point of view the window in January will be to see if there’s anything to help our squad. We don’t look on it as a window to be really involved whether that’s buying or selling, it’s more a matter of continuity. It’s about developing competition for places between the ones we already have.”

Everton coach also commented on the mood in the team after last week’s bombings in Paris:

”We all experienced the feelings surrounding the game with England and France which showed what the game of football can do – showing humanity in difficult circumstances,”

“This weekend will be exactly the same. It is the perfect way to show the game of football has a strong role in bringing humanity together.”


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According to the reports, Chelsea are lining up a surprise £20m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

The England Under-21 international has been identified as Chelsea’s new transfer target. It is said that the Blues are considering a £20million bid for the West Bromwich Albion forward.

Due to the fact that Falcao’s loan deal from Monaco is set to be scrapped after a disappointing spell, Jose Mourinho is looking for a suitable replacement and Berahino is understood to be on his radar.

The 22-year-old was valued over £25million in the summer but it is said that Albion may reduce the price. According to the rumours even if he will have only 18 months left on his contract in January, it is unlikely that he will extend his contract at the Hawthorns which may be a chance for Chelsea to lure the striker.

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According to the reports, Chelsea are in pole position to sign Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara.

It is said, that Diawara’s agent Robert Visan has reached an agreement with Pini Zahavi, an agent close to the Chelsea owner.

Also Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzo reveals that this agreement puts Chelsea in pole position to sign the Guinean player.

It seems that Jose Mourinho wants to bring the 18-year-old Diawara at Stamford Bridge as a substitute for Nemanja Matica.

According to the rumours, young player is also said to be a target for the two Serie A giants. Juventus and AC Milan.

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Sunday Express reveals that Chelsea ace Diego Costa could be set for a transfer at Atletico Madrid in swap for Antoine Griezmann.

According to the reports, Jose Mourinho is ready to agree to sell Diego Costa if he can get Antoine Griezmann in return. It is said that the Portuguese coach is tired of the controversial behavior of the Spanish striker and considers selling him.

The paper claims Chelsea are ready to bid £40m for Griezmann. However Atletico Madrid have raised his release clause to £56m over the summer.

Also Sunday Mirror reports that Mourinho is ready to offload the 27-year-old if replacements can be found. And the French player is on the wish list of Portuguese coach since a long time.

However it is also said that Costa will leave Stamford Bridge only if Mourinho will be able to find world-class replacement for him.


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According to Besiktas former Sporting Director Sinan Engin, the Turkish club have reached an agreement with Chelsea summer signing Papy Djilobodji.

It is said, that Chelsea defender will join Besiktas during the winter transfer window. The information was given by the former sporting director of the club on Beyaz TV’s ‘Beyaz Futbol’ show.  According to his words, Djilobodji will move to Turkey in January.

Djilobodji joined  Chelsea from the French side Nantes in the last hours of the summer transfer window. However, Jose Mourinho commenting on his transfer said that Djilobodji has never been his choice and he has no knowledge about the player. What is more the Senegal international has never made a debut for Chelsea.

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has suggested that Pedro slightly hurried with his decision to join Chelsea and he may regret his decision.

Pedro joined Chelsea during the summer transfer window, his transfer cost £21million but the Spaniard (besides his debut game) has struggled to make an impact at Chelsea .

According to Blaugrana coach Pedro’s arrival has coincided with Chelsea’s worst start to a season since many years. And that can cause the Spaniard begins to regret his decision to join the Blues.

Luis Enrique said:

“We know what the situation was with Pedro, we understand it, it’s logical, he wanted to play more and over the course of a player’s career you have to make decisions.”

“Perhaps now he might want to change that decision I don’t know.”

“It’s not a question of us missing him, that’s what life in football is like.” 


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