Ex-Blues Right Back, Bosingwa is set for a move to QPR. Host of other clubs including Monaco, coached by Ranieri now, Juventus were linked with him. It seems, he will stay in London after all. If this move materializes, Chelsea Vs QPR will have more bite to it. Wonder how Chelsea fans are going to react to this move.
Nuri Sahin, João Moutinho and Yann M’Vila were considered as the possible replacements for Luka Modric. Off all the type of players available in the market, AVB is set to go for Meireles. Moutinho was his first choice. However, Porto are in no mood to do any favours to their ex-coach. Porto’s valuation of Moutinho has put off Spurs.
Last season Chelsea bought Meireles from Liverpool on the deadline day. Raul was seen as a last minute buy who was a back up for Modric. Come 2012 season and Meireles is set to replace Modric again, albeit for a different London club.
Wigan boss, Martinez, has made a very valuable point in the interview. He is unhappy over the transfer window period. Martinez believes, the players get distracted when the transfer window is open and the season is already underway.
He is right. It is a distraction for the players as well as the teams. Look at Chelsea. We are still after a few targets. If they had joined us for the pre-season, it would have been a cracker for the new season. It would be a good idea to close the window before the new season kicks off. What do you think?
Chelsea target Azpilicueta is set to play this weekend for OM – France Football
That only means one thing. The transfer of Azpi to Chelsea is far from done. He is in Marseille’s team who are playing against Sochaux, this Sunday.
Chelsea plays the watch for Azpilicueta ~ Sport.Fr
Sport.Fr are using La Provence as the source for their story. The interesting part of the report [if nothing was lost in translation]:
Chelsea did not even offer sent to OM for his player
The local newspaper even think they could push “Azpi” to put pressure on OM to lower the price of his transfer.
I’m pretty proud of Chelsea, if this is true. Why? For one sole, but solid, reason. Playing hard-ball in negotiations.
In the past Chelsea have been accused of splashing the cash to the get player they want and in the process inflating the transfer fee. So far in this transfer window, 2 players, Moses and Azpilicueta, deals suggest to me, Chelsea have become stingy. Good signs for the club, financially. FFP, if implemented, could be a headache. FFP could be influencing the negotiation strategy.
That is the update for the time being. If anything else pops up, more updates to follow. Hopefully. If I’m not lazy.