Chelsea Target Favouring A Move To Old Trafford?

Luiz Felipe Scolari apparently sent one of his men to have a look at a young Standard Liege player for their Uefa Cup game last week and the reports on 19 year old Axel Witsel seemed pretty positive. So of course, rumour now has it that Scolari fancies putting in a bid for the promising midfielder in January.

Unfortunately for Scolari though, Liege aren’t in any hurry to sell Witsel and would set an asking price around the £15million mark for a start.  Add to that the fact that he’s attracting plenty of attention around Europe already and there’d be plenty of competition for his signature, and these reports suddenly seem  as predictable as any other written for the sole purpose of filling column inches.

And as if that wasn’t enough to write Witsel off as yet another linked-by-press transfer that’ll never come to fruition, the press are already suggesting he’d prefer a move to Old Trafford anyway and quoting him as saying  “I found out recently about United’s interest, but I don’t know much. As for my future, we will have a meeting with the board at the end of the season. I’ll take my decision with the help of my father and my agent. I love the English, the Spanish and the French leagues. It will all depend on the offers.”

I’m not entirely sure where exactly in that statement he expresses a preference, but there doesn’t seem much substance to this one anyway.

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3 Responses

  1. do we need such expensive player? we got great youths here at Chelsea n shweinsteiger is reportedly leaving Germany soon.

  2. Seams like we always follow Man U on there prospects and the n steal them. It worked with Essien, Mikel, and Boswinga! We could use some extra youth talent as well.

  3. is he that good?

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