Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Inter Milan chief flies in to discuss Carvalho, Deco and Maicon deals with Chelsea

Inter Milan sporting director Marco Branca has arrived in London to finalise the signings of Ricardo Carvalho and Deco from Chelsea.

The two clubs are a small distance apart on the fee and Chelsea's interest in Inter right-back Maicon gives the two sides plenty to talk about.

The Blues are happy to offload Portugal playmaker Deco for the £8million they paid out for him last year. Chelsea also hope to recoup at least half the £20m they paid to Porto for Carvalho five years ago.

Inter's offer for the pair is £8.5m plus Argentina defender Nicolas Burdisso, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, but they are open to negotiation.

Former Chelsea boss has made the signing of the 31-year-old Carvalho his priority.

New Stamford Bridge boss Carlo Ancelotti is said to be an admirer of raiding right-back Maicon and the 27-year-old's chances of leaving the San Siro are said to be 50-50.

The Brazil international has four years left on his current contract but realises it may be time to leave and has also attracted interest from Real Madrid.

The meeting with Branca may also bring the opportunity for Chelsea to probe Zlatan Ibrahimovic's availability, though he is likely to be beyond the west London club's clutches.

Meanwhile, reports in Portugal say Mourinho is to divorce his wife Matilde after 20 years of marriage.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Report: Chelsea Launch £25m Bid For Inter Star Maicon

The Blues are ready to 'Maic' their move for the flying Nerazzurri full-back...

Chelsea may have missed out on landing Glen Johnson, after the England international signed a deal with Liverpool yesterday with the club confirming an £18.5 million deal had been completed.

However, the Blues have their sights set on Inter right-back Maicon, who has impressed with his marauding runs down the right-hand side in the Confederations Cup and has kept Barcelona star Dani Alves out of Brazil's starting line-up.

The Sun reports that Inter will accept £25m for the 27-year-old defender and are even willing to part with idol Zlatan Ibrahimovic, also 27, for another £50m.

Both players were thought to be targeted by Real Madrid, but recent developments suggest that the powers that be at the Bernabeu are only interested in Maicon.

The former Monaco man has become unsettled at San Siro over the past few weeks, as he believes he has received little recognition for his considerable efforts in the Nerazzurri shirt.

Con Stamocostas,

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

လက္တေလာ ခ်ဲလ္ဆီးနွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ အေျပာင္းအေရႊ႕ သတင္းမ်ား

Chelsea offer new deals to Drogba , Alex and Florent Malouda

If Chelsea do miss out on Kaka then they will prepare a £45m deal for AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato. - Times

Chelsea will also look to sign Manchester City's highly rated 19-year-old striker Daniel Sturridge who is out of contract at Eastlands. - Times

The Blues have also told striker Andriy Shevchenko, who is on loan at AC Milan, that he is needed back at Stamford Bridge next season. - Star

RUSSIAN ace Yuri Zhirkov insists he has NOT agreed to join Chelsea.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Welcome : Carlo Ancelotti

Chelsea have confirmed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager following the departure of interim boss Guus Hiddink.

The Italian has signed a three-year contract and will start work on July 1.

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce that Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to become our new manager.

He has signed a three year contract and will start on July 1, 2009.

Carlo was the outstanding candidate for the job. He has proved over a long period his ability to build teams that challenged for, and have been successful in, major domestic and European competitions.

He also had a highly successful playing career in those competitions and therefore brings unparalleled all round experience to the job.

We are sure everybody at Chelsea will give him a warm welcome and we are all looking forward to working with him.

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