July 15 -31 News
Chelsea news Today, Chelsea target Fernando Torres say's
"I have two more years on my contract and I am happy
at Atletico Madrid." meaning he does not want to join
Newcastle have given Kieron Dyer a £25million price
tag after reports showed Chelsea were interested.
Paul Scholes has warned big-spending Chelsea that money
"doesn't guarantee success" and expects Arsenal
to be United's main title challengers.
New signing's Duff and Bridge have joined with the Chelsea
squad as they travel to the Asia Cup.
Duff also admitted leaving Blackburn Rovers was the hardest
decision of his life after making the Chelsea move yesterday
Birmingham City chairman David Gold says
that Chelsea's recent spending spree could create problems
for other clubs who cannot match the millions of the London
club's new Russian owner Roman Abramovich.
The Daily Mirror leads with Claudio Ranieri's promise to
keep splashing the cash as he prepares to break Arsenal
and Manchester United's stranglehold on the Barclaycard
This Wednesday morning in Malaysia the team had its first
full training session since last Thursday in Umbria .
Chelsea, who have already spent £36.9 million on new
players, have revived their interest in Manchester United's
midfielder JuanSebastian Veron and Inter Milan striker Christian
Chelsea chairman Ken Bates today warned the club's fans
against getting carried away prematurely following the takeover
of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
Midfielder Steven Gerrard has dismissed reports of a move
away from Liverpool after declaring that he wants to sign
a new contract at Anfield.
Britain's financial watchdog has lainched
an inquiry into shareholdings in Chelsea in the run-up to
Roman Abramovich's bid to take over the club.
Chelsea coach Claudio Ranieri was tight-lipped on reports
that the club was chasing Manchester United midfielder Juan
Sebastian Veron and Inter Milan striker Christian Vieri.
William Gallas will be part of Chelsea's long-term future
after signing a one-year extension to his deal, tying him
to the Blues until 2007.
New Chelsea signings Damien Duff and Wayne Bridge have contibuted
to a "good atmosphere" in the Blues camp, according
to John Terry
Chelsea are in talks for Brazil captain
Emerson AND Real Madrid superstar Claude Makelele. New Blues
owner Roman Abramovich has made Roma ace Emerson, 27, his
No 1 target to fill the midfield anchorman role and
is bidding to wrap-up a £15million deal.
Chelsea ran out easy winners in the match agiasnt Malaysia,
in the Asia Cup,4-1.
In a mild day in Malaysia Chelsea took field with new signing
Wayne Bridge the only new signing taken field, early on
Forssell had a chance to give Chelsea the lead but failed
after taken it with the wrong foot, but after 30min's Frank
Lampard gave Chelsea the lead after great touchs from Cole
and Forssell but the goal was debateable after it was a
close offside decsision, but moments later Malaysia got
a leaded goal after Terry showed weak defened, Forssell
also had more chances but still failed to score, when half-time
arrived the score was 1-1.
In the 2nd half Chelsea played how every espected them to,
but in the 54th minute Ambrosio pulled off a good save from
a Malaysian free-kick, but after that had nothing to do.In
the 62nd minute Chelsea brought on,Duff, Hasselbaink, Gudjohnsen
and young German foward Sebastian Kniesse. In the 69th minute
Hasselbaink scored a 30yard rocket after Duff laid him off
and he took adventage, After Gudjohsen had a chance to go
3-1 ahead but failed.Then a 30yard shot from Duff was tipped
over by Malaysian Goal-keeper, but in the 82 minute Gudjohsen
got his head to a great run by Duff after he made a great
run pass 3 players, and 2 minutes later Johnson got his
head on the end of a Hasselbaink corner to make it 4-1.
M-O-T-M= Damien Duf
The spectre of a past humiliation is haunting Chelsea after
they were handed a possible tie with Maccabi Tel-Aviv in
the Champions League third qualifying round.
Chelsea has failed in an audacious bid to
sign Raul from Real Madrid. The Stamford Bridge club's new
owner, Roman Abramovich, wanted to sign the 26-year old
for a world record £71.4m ,but it wasn't to be.
Chelsea chairman Ken Bates has again poured
cold water on claims that Sven Goran Eriksson is being lined
up to take over at Stamford Bridge.
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is reportedly preparing a
bid to lure Chelsea left-back Celestine Babayaro to Fratton
Chelsea won their first competition under new Russian man
The match started off very lively
and within 2 minutes the old Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen
partnership was back with a nice 1-2 move, minutes later
Cudicini made a smart save after Newcastle came on the counter.
A Gronkjaer cross gave Hasselbaink a nice headed chance
and Zendan gave a balter from 30yards away. Wayne Brigde
blasted down the wing and crossed in to give Hasselbaink
a chance, but once again didn't score. Lampard took a good
long range shot but it came to . Finally Gudjohnsen had
a good run but unfortunately he failed to score. At half-time
it's 0-0 .
A Glen Johnson cross turned to chip Given which only managed
to tip it over the bar for a corner . Gudjohnson and Zendan
had chances in the space of seconds , on the 60ieth minute
Gronkjaer missed a great opportunity.
At Full-Time it was 0-0 , so it went to Penalties.
M-O-T-M =John Terry
Manchester United's Argentina international
midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has changed his mind and
is set to join Chelsea.
Roman Abramovich is seeking to take Chelsea Village private
after buying most of the remaining shares in the premier
league club, says the Russian billionaire's company Chelsea
Tottenham are trying to sign Chelsea's French
midfielder Emmanuel Petit for around 700,000 pounds (1.1
Chelsea have had a £17,500,000 offer
for Brazil captain Emerson turned down by Roma but have
been encouraged to improve their bid.
Chelsea are set to make a £10m move
for PSV Eindhoven midfielder Mark van Bommel, according
to the Holland international.
Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron's advisers
will meet Chelsea officials today to discuss a move to the
big-spending London club, according to a report in The Guardian.
Chelsea have joined forces with Auckland
club Football Kingz in a deal aimed at giving the Blues
direct access to rising talent in Oceania.
PSV Eindhoven manager Guus Hiddink said he had not received
a bid from Chelsea for midfielder Mark van Bommel.