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    (Original post by Lamps08)
    He actually retired beginning of last season- Had aload of knee injuries. I've been told from an avid Chelsea fan he's gone to Dubai and they think they've fixed his knee..... He was a great prospect
    Dubai! Tell me where Ill find him xD

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,,11668_7041875,00.html

    ITS A SKYSPORTS LINK =O

    Anyway, so AVB has publicy admitted we're in for a Creative midfielder with Modric and Parker both on the radar but he'll look elsewhere or use Benayoun as the creative link.

    He also wants a DM, with Essiens injury. Any 2 midfielders you guys would particularly want as the creative and defensive additions?

    Wouldn't mind Yann M'Villa but he just signed a new long term deal. After this interview I can see our rumours picking up and I think lets say if not before, we'll have at least one signing by end of the 1st week of August. Cause time's running out.
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    I'm not a chelsea fan, but I was at the game today, sat in the fratton end.

    IMO, you need to sell hilario. I've seen him play on TV a few times, where he made mistakes, and today you could of lost 3-1 because of him.

    Torres was ineffective for his 45 minutes, even though he was involved in the own goal, which looked deliberate.

    And todays ref was bad: John Terrys boots Varney in the chin and Chelsea get a free kick, and no booking for Terry. Also when the ball was kicked into a pompeys players face, who was in the penalty area, the ref somehow gave Chelsea a freekick from outside the box... Odd.
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    Seems we're closed to signing Thibaut Courtois from Genk. Heard rumours that he may be loaned out to Athletico Madrid for his first season.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14173776.stm
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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    Seems we're closed to signing Thibaut Courtois from Genk. Heard rumours that he may be loaned out to Athletico Madrid for his first season.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14173776.stm
    He came out himself and said he wants to go to Spain/Athletico. So I would think so, its on Skysports.

    So we'll see Chelsea buy/sell after the Asia tour, well makes sense, I just hope AVB uses Mac, Kakuta and Co. Seems like he is cause hes taken a few of the youngsters on tour and wants to play em. Expecting 1-2 new signings.
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    We've put a bid in for Lukaku:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14214231.stm

    And looks like Neymar is heading for Madrid:

    "There is nothing else to discuss. The only thing left is for Real Madrid to pay up," his agent, Wagner Ribeiro, told Marca.
    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,195...050642,00.html
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    I feel a bit worried seeing how other teams have already made quite a few signings esp Liverpool and we haven't been as active, but hopefully 2-3 new signings will be made within the next month..
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    Lukaku's probably the worst buy we could go for. Sturridge was exceptional last season and deserves his chance. He's been waiting patiently and working hard for it... 5 goals in a game in the reserve team, then goes on loan to bolton where he wins all the plaudits, what else does he need to do? And now we're getting another striker.

    I just hope this means we get rid of two forwards... from Kalou, Malouda and Anelka. All I want is an out and out winger that can beat his man and cross. ergh.
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    (Original post by Yawn-er)
    Lukaku's probably the worst buy we could go for. Sturridge was exceptional last season and deserves his chance. He's been waiting patiently and working hard for it... 5 goals in a game in the reserve team, then goes on loan to bolton where he wins all the plaudits, what else does he need to do? And now we're getting another striker.

    I just hope this means we get rid of two forwards... from Kalou, Malouda and Anelka. All I want is an out and out winger that can beat his man and cross. ergh.
    Drogba, Anelka, Malouda and Kalou all have their contracts ending next summer. Will any of them get an extension? Not too sure but I reckon this might be their last season, seems like most of them want to end their career at Chelsea. I think Kalou might be sold this window, otherwise we lose him on a free in 2012, and while he's still young we may be able to get some cash for him.

    But we are losing 4 attacking players next year, and this signing is probably an indication that we're going to rebuild the squad a la Mourinho. Out with the old, in with the new.

    I agree that we need a good starting winger. Ideally one that can play on either side. I really hoped that we would enter the race for Sanchez, but looks like he wants to go to Barca. Not too sure who else there is of similar ability and potential to him in the market...
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Drogba, Anelka, Malouda and Kalou all have their contracts ending next summer. Will any of them get an extension? Not too sure but I reckon this might be their last season, seems like most of them want to end their career at Chelsea. I think Kalou might be sold this window, otherwise we lose him on a free in 2012, and while he's still young we may be able to get some cash for him.

    But we are losing 4 attacking players next year, and this signing is probably an indication that we're going to rebuild the squad a la Mourinho. Out with the old, in with the new.

    I agree that we need a good starting winger. Ideally one that can play on either side. I really hoped that we would enter the race for Sanchez, but looks like he wants to go to Barca. Not too sure who else there is of similar ability and potential to him in the market...
    I agree but the only one I can see getting an extension is Drogba and maybe MAYBE Malouda. I think it's about time we start building our squad away from Mourinho's. A couple weeks then it's transfers, actually hope we get our targets.
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    Another youngster we're set to sign. Oriol Romeu of Barca:

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,195...054518,00.html
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    New GK Thibaut Courtois has been sent on loan to Atletico this season :yy:
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    Heard that our win against Malaysia XI was not really that convincing.. Hopefully this is a minor issue and we should be finding form in time for next season.
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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    Heard that our win against Malaysia XI was not really that convincing.. Hopefully this is a minor issue and we should be finding form in time for next season.
    It wasn't the best, as always Drogs bailed us out :P. It happened last season too remember, we lost our pre season games, winning one and lost 3-1 in the community shield but went and scored 12 goals in the first games! From the videos of training coming up, AVB is enforcing the Barca, short pass and move philosophy in the team, so naturally it's going to take time and a few adjustments of positions and a couple new players to perfect the system. Palermo are repeatedly saying that Pastore will leave Italy and hes at the final stages of completing a deal, could be us buying him. He'd be a good buy, young and creative.
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    (Original post by iRush)
    It wasn't the best, as always Drogs bailed us out :P. It happened last season too remember, we lost our pre season games, winning one and lost 3-1 in the community shield but went and scored 12 goals in the first games! From the videos of training coming up, AVB is enforcing the Barca, short pass and move philosophy in the team, so naturally it's going to take time and a few adjustments of positions and a couple new players to perfect the system. Palermo are repeatedly saying that Pastore will leave Italy and hes at the final stages of completing a deal, could be us buying him. He'd be a good buy, young and creative.
    True I'm still a bit skeptical, but you're right in the sense that I'd rather us lose in pre season games and win matches when they really matter. And really? I heard rumours that Pastore wanted to stay in Italy, but if that is the case, fingers crossed that it is Chelsea! It could solve our problem with Torres, I don't think he's getting the service he needs to score goals at times.

    Edit: was this where you got the news from? http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/3276/...rs-for-chelsea
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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    True I'm still a bit skeptical, but you're right in the sense that I'd rather us lose in pre season games and win matches when they really matter. And really? I heard rumours that Pastore wanted to stay in Italy, but if that is the case, fingers crossed that it is Chelsea! It could solve our problem with Torres, I don't think he's getting the service he needs to score goals at times.

    Edit: was this where you got the news from? http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/3276/...rs-for-chelsea
    I was bout to post a few snips of that yes, cause I know people will say im a Goal.com addict xD, (Im not, its just got the news first and it's interesting to talk about before it becomes concrete on sky and BBC :P)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDKN3...&feature=feedu

    Lol oh Kalou :P
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    (Original post by iRush)
    I was bout to post a few snips of that yes, cause I know people will say im a Goal.com addict xD, (Im not, its just got the news first and it's interesting to talk about before it becomes concrete on sky and BBC :P)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDKN3...;feature=feedu

    Lol oh Kalou :P
    Haha, quality Kalou, good to see that the guys have a good sense of humour
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    (Original post by Hemzo)
    Haha, quality Kalou, good to see that the guys have a good sense of humour
    Lovin the team spirit and bonding even Torres is fitting in there =P, even though he was being anti social by having headphones in his ears xD.

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,,11668_7057718,00.html

    YES! Drogs will sign a new contract and see out his career at the Bridge, It's the best piece of player transfer news since......Hilario signing an extension?
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    http://www.chelseafc.com/page/Latest...399857,00.html

    Close to singing Romeu
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    http://www.chelseafc.com/page/Latest...399894,00.html

    2 new signings to come in within 8-10 days, I don't think that includes the new keeper since hes on his way to Spain atm, so it should be Romeu, who will apparently be part of the first team and one more. Hope to God it's a creative midfielder. Wait I know it's a long shot but it could be Pastore? Cause Palermo and Pastore's Agent has said his future will be resolved in a week or so, so it could be him? =O
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    Anyone here know who your first choice Right back will be, between Ivanovic and Bosingwa
 
 
 
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