Chelsea Getting Sneaky While United Are Away?

The rumours are coming in thick and fast as we get ever closer to the transfer window. No matter what Chelsea might say about lack of funds available, the press aren’t giving in that easy even if it means repeating themselves.

So the latest voice we have echoing around us is Axel Witsel.

Yes I know we’ve been there and done that already because only last month we were being told Scolari had his eye on the Standard Liege youngster. We were also told the player himself had a preference for United.

Now though, the press reckon we’re getting sneaking about it because although United apparently had a bid of £19million for the 19 year old turned down last month, the suggestion is Chelsea are trying to pull a fast one while they’re out of the way.

You see whilst United are in Japan for the FIFA Club World Cup, Chelsea are rumoured to have ‘contacted’ Standard Liege about the promising midfielder. Only snag I can see with that one is, the press missed the bit out about where exactly the money is meant to be coming from to pay for him.

 

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BOLTON vs CHELSEA: Video Preview

BOLTON vs CHELSEA

Venue: Reebok Stadium

Date: Saturday 06 December 2008

Time: 15:00 GMT

 

Tomorrow sees Chelsea travel to the Reebok to take on Bolton. You can watch the video preview here.
 

 

Scolari Considering New Partnership Up Front?

Whether Chelsea finally plan to get rid of Didier Drogba or just bring in some back up with the Ivorian spending very little time playing this season anyway, isn’t exactly clear, but the latest rumours seem to suggest Chelsea are planning on bringing in another striker.

23 year old Rennes striker Jimmy Briand is reported to be the man Luiz Felipe Scolari has his eye on this week, with £15million suggested as the price-tag attached.  Briand is being tipped to become one of France’s top strikers for the future, with comparisons favourably drawn with Thierry Henry. Briand played for the French under-21s and made his senior debut for his national side against Romania in October this year.

From what I’ve heard, he’s a pretty capable forward and a grafter on the pitch, in other words, if he’s having an off-day and it isn’t happening for him, he’ll work his arse off to make it happen for his team-mates. Chelsea could definitely do with more players from that mould right now.

The suggestion seems to be that the young striker would be more than up for the opportunity to play alongside the striker he says is his idol……………….Nicolas Anelka, although where Scolari’s going to get the £15million from is anyone’s guess.