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De Rossi may finally be coming!

Breaking news this morning reports that Chelsea may finally be getting their wish to sign Daniele De Rossi.

It appears that the doors to a deal have been kicked wide open following an agreement between PSV Eindhoven and Roma for the 15 million acquisition of Kevin Strootman.

Jose Mourinho has always admired De Rossi and tried signing him at Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

But this is the part I am worried about, the supposed deal is on a weekly walary of 110,000 for 4 years.

Personally, I would have preferred 2 years before renewal.

De Rossi is good, cheap (an 11m fee reportedly agreed) but he will be 30 in October, is that something we should concern ourselves about?




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The Journalist

Writer: jim shimfe Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 11 2013

Time: 7:38AM

Your Comments

He will be 30 this month I think. Any ways if the media has strongly linked us with someone claiming agreed deals etc, it hasn't happened. We have been doing our business quietly. We may go for someone entirely different or maybe no one at all. So if De Rossi comes, it will be great, but I'll wait till it's announced.........A player of his stature won't come on a 2 year deal, that's a fact.
syed230183_chelseafc
Sign him up!!! Italians age well, he will be a perfect stop gap before chalobah and/or ake take over.
oscarr
yeah , like syed said , we are doing business cia style . but if he comes , 4 years is a good deal . when his contract run out , he might be retiring from football . one year contract extension for 30+ player ? no problem .
JackSufre
I keep saying tht we are more linked to the KGB or FSB than the CIA. Lol. Afterall Roman is a Russian not an American. Not that I mind us doing business like either of them except the NSA (Snowden). De Rossi would have learnt from the Ruddy episode and is probably pushing hard for the deal knowing a certain Flamini is out there free
Dwonder
The truth is De Rossi will come for the said 11m only IF our teenage full-back Wallace is included as sweetener to the deal, so I scooped. Four years isn't that bad though a 3-year deal IMO should've been perfect. We're almost there...just one CF and the 'new Ronaldo' left, I guess. The Mancs, Scums and a-very-Butthead's Spuds must be scared stiff right now... I'm lovin' it ;)
HGH Magic
De Rossi will be a good acquisition if signed imo.With the number of attacking players we have,a midfield general is needed to add steel in midfield.
bluekid
@Dwonder-- man u are on Flamini like a moth to a flame!!! lolll !! Did u become his agent or something?? LOllll
syed230183_chelseafc
As per rumours, if we're actually letting Mikel go then I think we need a tried and tested DM in the mould of De Rossi. Eventhough some would still advocate for another DM needless of what happens to Mikel.To add to what Oscarr said these Italians age like wine, so I wouldn't be much concerned about his age. There was another story of an inclusion of Wallace on a season loan in the deal. I think that would be Jose's call.
emperorzert12
Whatever! Can the new season begin already!!!!!!!!! So bored
Desmondadonis
In De rossi we have an experience Italian with 3-4yrs active football in him. De rossi will do more good than harm and will also serve as a mentor to the likes of Nathaniel,MvG and others. Old+youth= right balance.
donpatoj1
@HGH Magic. Saw your post after posting mine.
emperorzert12
Who cares? Ambrosini at 35 owned the Barca midfield until that young striker killed the game for Milan. Derossi is what we absolutely need. Bring on the Supercup!!!!
3nity
The same thing we said about Pirlo and see what we missed. Experience is needed to win trophies, just ask Arsenal
Rip The Reds Apart
Squad number for next season.......Schrlle-14,--KDB-15--- MVG-16---KRAKEN-8---Josh-20---Kalas-33---BA-19....now bring on the freaking DM and a CF (Hopefully)....then let the season start......I am optimistic against even against the best of opponents....
layorh12
**Kraken--18..sorry
layorh12
When is our first match? It is fecking boringgggggggggggggg
Rip The Reds Apart
Rip The feckingggggggggggg Reds Apart but don't feck this thredddddddddddd up, ok man? lol...July 17 I guess.
HGH Magic
*a
HGH Magic
LOL @HGH
Rip The Reds Apart
Hahaha... ;)
HGH Magic
^^Yep emperor. Obviously ;)
HGH Magic
This is bad. Mourinho is starting to collect oldies again.
foreign_viewer
^^^^LoLest....an "oldie" just had to be "Jose's signing" FOREIGN when you consider that all the other signed players we (the club) had been watching them and looking to buy them already
@Mq
Haha Layorh-- I was gonna rip into you there. Kraken 8? Did Lamps retire overnight? lol. Cheers for the numbers mate.
3nity
He's wanted the same player at his previous clubs...defo a "Jose" signing
@Mq
MQ and Foreign- Little stat for you guys........if we take out Lamps and Schwarzer,the average age of our team will be 21.16. Do you realise how young that is? We need the right blend of experience and DeRossi isnt some wretched oldie,he is class and we all know that......Why slate Mourinho over nothing? Do we not need Derossi??
3nity
Have you guys been watching Pirlo and Ambrossini in the last couple of months??? Whew!
3nity
Fact is fact 3NITY ;)
@Mq
This isnt football manager where you just take a cut throat aproach and flog all players over 25 to stave off decline. We need a couple of experienced players to balance our kindergarden wondwr team. Im all for having a star studded 11 barely old enough to make the u21s but lwts be realistic. De rossi bar last season is my no2 fav cdm behind schweinsteiger. Would be a nice asset to the team and provided the contract isnt for too long would be a world class stop gap for chalobah
Clingy
Excuse typos not quite mastered phone touch pad
Clingy
When Dortmund won Bundesliga TWICE, then later reached the Champs League final...how "old" were they, especially their first Bundesliga title??
@Mq
^^^^Cech, Cashley, Ivanovic, Luiz, Ramires, Mata, Hazard, Oscar (somewhat) KDB, Schurrle, TorrMented1 is not "experience" for you?? I have excluded Terry, Lamps, Schwarzer, Cahill, Essien, Ba...bear in mind we'll still get a striker (most likely) so really now, "experience" especially in the midfield is not exactly a necessity. It just tells you a lot about the individual (Jose) and his "love" for youth development.
@Mq
Ambrosini is so great Milan got rid of him.
foreign_viewer
If De Rossi is signed, and when "90% of his passes go sideways and backwards", I hope we take note and point it out. That's Mikel does, supposedly. Much like Makalele at Madrid and CFC.
foreign_viewer
4 years?i think that is on a higher side.
blue5
Again mq do you just cut and paste flavour of the month opinions? Given that a. The window has just opened. B. The season hasn't even started yet. I think its premature to assume anything about mourinho and the coming season be it positive or negative. I for one am very hopeful but do not expect miracles for the 2014 run. Still think our rivals city have a much more balanced team and we have a few tweaks to come out on top. I look forward to seeing wverything unfold and will enjoy discussions along the way. I think the best time ti evaluate mourinhos approach to youth development will be come may 2014. Until then there is zero point engaging in speculation as anything either I say or you say will be pure conjecture. Shall we put this one as a rain check come season end. I for one look forward to a healthy debate and analysis
Clingy
4 years?i think that is on a higher side.
blue5
The 1 chance you have of adding a player and you opt for a 30year old "counter-attacking suiting" player?? Is he the only CM available, could we not have gotten some1 with experience but younger??...."exciting" footie awaits us lads :)
@Mq
We need to blend in youth to a great extent...but Jose may be carefull that we dont become a Arsenal...maybe that could be a possible reason for the pursuit of experienced DDR...But, if it is not DDR or Pirlo, I better keep Mikel & Romeu itself....I dont want Romeu to go out on Loan....We need to push him up the preference llist over Mikel...
Blu_run
funnily I'm not expecting a Cup this season CLINGY maybe the Capital One Cup but I don't expect anything but @least P3 in the EPL, quarter finals in the Champs League, semi-finals in the FA Cup...that should show progress from Rafa right??
@Mq
@3nity....that was a bad typo....I could easily be hanged..lol....but seriously mate...I am not sure you wanta argue with the @Mq camp meen....they are impossible dont bother....like seriously...m watching your back buddy....its a thankless task to try make them see things differently or argue without bias...you might wanta use your energy to either discuss footy more objectively with other folks on the forum...or just do something else...loool.
layorh12
Just fcking ignore and go on with your discussions. Jeez. Obviously an attention seeking ploy,and its irritating to see how many people fall for it. As for De Rossi,wouldn't be a bad signing at all,depth of quality obviously needed,hopefully we don't over do the wages,if not then its fine by me.
nelyvanile
@foreign viewer and @mq....AC milan getting rid of Ambrosini is not new, they also got rid of Pirlo and you guys know how that story ended....given the number of players in our first 11 that are below 26, signing a player like De rossi makes a lot of sense in my eyes.....you can call it whatever name, it does not matter.....the club and manager will do what is best for the team.
layorh12
lololol @ syed. I like the guy's name truly.... lol and i think he is good defensive- wise and more mobile than Mikel. Hands up however cos it seems everyone is rooting for De Rossi an excellent player albeit a little expensive. He is a more dominating player than Flamini or anyone we have currently and would be a nice midfield general directing the affairs of the team from the middle.
Dwonder
4 years 29-33 is a good deal. just like ballack. im really ******** excited bout this *****.
abartrop
@dwonder-- Well we haven't bought anyone, that's been heavily linked to us in the media!! LOL!! Could be someone else altogether!! Your boy has a chance!! lolll
syed230183_chelseafc
I think it is going to be a useful transfer if we manage to snatch De Rossi.He will provide the right balance between youth and experience.His passing is excellent,he gives some amazing long range passes directly forward and his ability is unquestionable.Although that makes me think that Mikel wil be shown the door if he arrivesnut that are only guesses.I still want Chalobah and McEachran given a chance to show their skills and with Marco Van Ginkel's arrival we have too many players before them in the pecking order.BTW,can I ask for some advice? What do the categories AA,A and B mean when you are purcahsing a match ticket?Thanks in advance.
Simeon23
De rossi gets my vote. Him and schweinsteiger are in my fantasy 3- 5 -2 team. Cole hummels lahm then mata gotze schweintieger de rossi hazard with lewandowski and falcao up front. wouldn't that be something lol
Clingy
How Mobile is Lampard or Alonso that some here want? Selective criticisms are unfair to Mikel.
foreign_viewer
@Clingy couldn't agree more with your 'football manager' sceenario. This the real world not some virtual footie manager stuff.
emperorzert12
Now pep wants thiago...imagine a midfield of martinez,Gustavo,schweinsteger,kroos,alcantara,gotze,shaquiri,ribery and robben(9 quality players competing for 5 position)...I excluded muller because I am of the belief muller will be used upfront (as a false 9) along with maduzukic...#frightened
Hazard11
The cons heavily outweigh the pros. If he would deliver it'll be 2years in the most optimistic scenario whilst Mikel, Romeu and Challobah have like 5, 10 and 12 years of service in that order. He would cost more in wage terms as he would earn 110 way more than Mikel, Romeu and Challobah's salaries. If we sooo desperately need a DM why don't we go for Strootman instead?
traykidd
*if he comes it'll be 2 years....*
traykidd
foreign_viewer...you dare besmirch the name of Makalele????? If DeRossi is half what Makalele was @CFC...he will be a legend.
Gian-Franco/Luca
@hazard11-- bayern fans and pundits don't want Thiago, it will upset the settled midfield!! LOLL !! they have been ranting about this on twitter last 3-4 hrs !! Anyway Pep said it's Thiago or no one else will come!! Unless someone wants to leave due to lack of playing time!
syed230183_chelseafc
Makelele is one of the most overrated players of all time.
foreign_viewer
How many goals did Makalele score? His passing wasn't special. Him and Mikel are the same player in DM.
foreign_viewer
Well I understand Mikel fans being loyal to him, but in their support trying to downgrade Claude makelele, who has the DM position mentioned as 'makelele position' by the football world is to me baffling!! .......Anyways I don't think Mikel is leaving! He'll have a part to play
syed230183_chelseafc
Some of you reason with your @$$, de rossi too old? We complain of being bullied by yaya and fernadinho(at shahktar), now that the club is trying to sort out our dm position you still complain, you don't know better than the club, they want an older head in the midfield who will teach the likes of ake and chalobah a thing or two before they take over from him. Signing a strootman or kondogbia this summer will not be ideal, because we have lots of prospects in their position, some of you are impossible, you better switch your allegiance to watching cartoons because you know ZILCH about football.,Geez.
oscarr
people it's not just about passing we need a tackler in the team only ramires knows how to tackle ,, mikel , romeu can't tackle . mikel has regressed over the year he only knows how to hold on the ball ( well not everytime ) that's it , we need to change.
I hate CR7
I'm not a Mikel but if we're going to bash players none should off limits then.
foreign_viewer
Dortmund didn't have half the size of our CM's and look at what they did to MKan$hitty, Yaya Toure & all??....*it's not the size but the wise ;)
@Mq
@Mq, true. How old are Bender and Gundogan?
foreign_viewer
De rossi is the ideal man for us..in de rossi we have a midfield marshall,a great marker and a decent passer of the ball,In ramires we have a workaholic and a decent marker (tho with poor first touch),in lampard we have the goals and experience head,in van ginkel,we have a box to box wonderkid and in josh we have a deeplying playmaker,what a wonderful pivot midfield I must say (I just hope the pivot midfield consist of those 5 players next season)...secondly to all those that claims de rossi is too old etc,you should be reminded that he is not an English player or any other player that declines with age,he is an italian,they age like fine wine and become better and better with age...ask inzaghi,pirlo,del piero,canavarro,maldini,gattusso etc...as for I think italian players peak between age 29 and 34
Hazard11
And is de rossi as big as yaya toure in size??? De Rossi is a complete DM compared to any of those guys individually...team chemistry and tactics played a part in gundogan and bender excellence.....Besides de rossi is better suited for the EPL than any of them,I don't see why the age is an issue here by the way,we already have an average squad of 26years old...you guys keep calling for players 23 below do you want us to have an average squad of u21?finding the right team balance with youth and experience is necessary! Wenger signed a lot of youth player in the past but last season he realised its not all about youth but experience also and started going for the likes of carzola and podolski who are well in their late 20's...the club knows what they are doing!PLease?
Hazard11
size doesnt matter when it comes to football...if it would had matter than today stoke would had been pl winner...we have one of the best midfiled players in the world and that also so young....derossi arrives or not we dont know at al...wether derossi is there or not we have a good midfield to win pl and cl...and one thing i dont understand why fans are saying we will be next arsenal if we dont buy experience players...look at the young player which arsenal bought and compare with ours which we have bought we are miles ahead when it comes to quality...dont give lame excuse this and that..
shlok27
@mq your "god", pep wants thiago(22) when he has 8 world class senior midfielders... I thought he was there to develop the likes of Can and others from the youth team...lol so much for youth development eh ;-)
djangbahevans
@mq your "god", pep wants thiago(22) when he has 8 world class senior midfielders... I thought he was there to develop the likes of Can and others from the youth team...lol so much for youth development eh ;-)
djangbahevans
I don't see anyone castigate Dortmund for buying "kids" but it's always Arsenal the "resort-to example"....
@Mq
@shock Size matters a lot when it comes to football. How else do you think didier kept making mince meat out of defenders. He used his size as an advantage same as lukaku
djangbahevans
Any team must blend its players.anyone logging here knows why a team needs both young n old players,unless...................otherwise.
blue5
if size "mattered" then we'd have won the Champs League NUMEROUS TIMES by now and Stoke would, at the least be ahead of "small bodied" Arsenal, not so??
@Mq
the @mq camp mostly bring war and seem to dilute quality of discussion on most threads...they add value in some though....but isn't that the story of the entire world??..shame shame!!!..lol
layorh12
this too old thing is ridiculous. both zola and makalele were 29 when they arrived here and they didn't do too badly. did they?
trueblue44
btw has anyone any info on cech's proposed close season operation on his shoulder? one would imagine he should have had it at the end of the season, too late now.prob shelved again or he's not going to have it at all.
trueblue44
what counts is what u do with your height.we have big players doing well n same time big players doing average or no good in the field.
blue5
same case to small players.some doing good n others doing no good with their small size.
blue5
guys why some of you refuse to understand the simple thing that if we go for de rossi then we are only looking for someone to do job only for 4 or 5 years max. because we have some players who'll be playing in our 11 within 3-4 years. if we are signing some one younger now then how will we integrate these lads in 3-4 years. i strongly believe that chalobah and ake are 3 seasons away from being in our starting 11. thats why we need someone who would not have problem to sit on bench so that these kids will be promoted. de rossi will be more help than hinderence. and guys why many of you are thinking like arsenal and crying about wages? wages of 110k a week and you are saying it too much and blah blah blah. i am sure that lamps at 35 is still atleast on 100k a week deal. and you are crying for wages of that player who, according to "italian wine logic" is entering in his peak. common guys.
ChampionBlue
to some of pep lovers. please go on barca forum where all of them (like u) will be wanting to give pep a blowjob. you will enjoy more on those forums. i am sorry if i am offending you. but so does you have been offending us chelsea fans on this foru again and again..
ChampionBlue
My only problem with DDR is that he has a nasty, vengeful side to to his game and his easily wound up. i hope age has tempered out those crazy moments of his or he and us are in for a shock with this EPL referees and some of the worlds most accomplished divers, cheaters and actors. Quality signing though
Dwonder
guys we seem to only think age now forgetting its a 4 year deal on 110,000 weekly, how will he play in 2-3 years earning dat amount. he is italian agreed but not every italian will be a pirlo. guess management think better than us.
jim shimfe
I may be wrong, but I believe the idea behind signing a player like De Rossi is not just because of his quality, but also to add some much needed experience to our quite young midfield.... We need that experience, maturity and fierceness in our midfield and I believe De Rossi can provide all that.... We have too many young kids in the midfield already and we still have a lot coming up the ranks, signing another young kid might just jeopardize the chances of some of the youngsters we have... De Rossi will play for about 3 to 4 years, while guys like Chalobah, Ake, MVG, Loftus, etc... will have enough time to develop their game and gain experience without much pressure..... one of the young lads will eventually take over so why sign another young lad when what we need now is an experienced player....
Latunvic
so we must wait for 4 years for Romeu, McEachran & Van Winkel to be starters?? Meanwhile we keep loaning them out, buying 30year old somethings and hope the loan system works (look at McEachran in 2 years since Carlo brought him forth)...it's not about "experience" because that can be taught, it's about the Manager and his trust for undeveloped talent.
@Mq
I forget...I don't support Chelsea...let's buy De Rossi :)
@Mq
lol @Mquestionable--i know you're @foreign_viewer too. But that's a fail for you...deep down inside. Although nothing[absolutely nothing] you say on here about Mourinho or us matters as it is clichd...well-worn out, has lost its 'value'...well-known even before you spout it, to be as biased as it is prejudiced, skewed, flawed, pointlessly stupid, abysmally silly and altogether wrong, self-deluding, poker-faced and pathetic for a punk-arsed butthurt wee Barca fanboy to spout! To what end, dude? I know yours is a "virtual world" show-off of pure madness, but what you hope to "really" achieve on a Chelsea website spewing and spurting your regular anti-Chelsea rhetoric, crazy vitriol and absolute bovine scatology is sure beyond me!? Bonkers much? Invariably though, it's blue...wtf else matters? Carefree&KTBFFH peeps ;)
HGH Magic
me is FOREIGN?? LoLest in days...why would I need 2 accounts?? No reason absolutely
@Mq
You`re right Mq we`d have won the Champs League NUMEROUS TIMES, if only we`d kept Jose, as opposed to all the other inferior managers that followed ! As for Dortmund, they lost last years Champ League because it was a team of inexperienced players. A team of young kids will only take you so far, just like Arsenal. Where would Barca be without Puyol, Xavi and Iniesta ?
Blueheart9
s for Dortmund, they lost last years Champ League because it was a team of inexperienced players. A team of young kids will only take you so far -------2 successive League titles is "only so far"?? I beg to differ BLUEHEART infact Dortmund just didn't take their chances hence they lost, which has very little to nothing to do with experience. If experience was king, Juve would be tops
@Mq
We had these young players n couldnt go all through.some of us said we needed experinced players n when we do it,we are refusing 2 see the logic.De rossi is coming 2 add the experience we lacked,simple.
blue5
Fergie has won the league many times with "a team of kids". How old were Rooney, Ronaldo and Tevez when they won the league three times in a row?
foreign_viewer
You can tell when a football fan watches too much cricket and rugby.
foreign_viewer
LoLest @ FOREIGN....1 line "punch-king"
@Mq
Make that 1 "punch-line king"....must be the weed @ working hours ;)
@Mq
It will be good to have him. I heard someone say is he the only DM available? Well he is one to the DM's available and that's why we are obviosly trying to get him.
BluesInMe
Van Ginkel will get his share of starts. But he is not an academy product. Mceachran is flying with first team to Asia along with Chalobah. It is up to them to impress. Kalas has done so in 3 days, and he along with KDB and Lukaku plus Schurrle and Van Ginkel will be definite first team squad members as confirmed by Jose yesterday. Ake is not being loaned out as per reports. Romeu is going most likely on loan to Valencia and if he has a good season, Valencia might try to buy him permanently.
syed230183_chelseafc
@foreign, you mentioned the young players leaving out the old ones in fergie teams common!
BluesInMe
@syed, glad to hear kalas impressed.
BluesInMe
Mikel will surely go if De Rossi arrives, right? I'm reading that Romeu may go on loan; Essien has returned; what gives?
RadioactiveD
if we were to sign de rossi, i'ld still ji love 4 us to go for another defensive midfielder like gustavo. Cos wat we need in our pivot is power steel and intelligence. Or else the likes of citeh are gonna rip us to shreads using yaya and fernandhino. Jmo!!!
kstone
How man midfielders do you people want?!?
RadioactiveD
i like the fact that de rossi has a very aggressive and hot tempered side to him its something we need. Our middle has a soft core to it.
MrDax
@ Foreign viewerFergie won loads with kids, referees, fergie time, conniving FA and sympathetic press. we are know that.. quit using Fergie has a yardstick. My also remind you guys that with those kids where Giggs, Scholes, Ferdinand, Oshea, Evra etc. don't post before you think.
Dwonder
@ kstone With De Rossi in why would you need Gustavo again.... SMH Fernandinho and Yaya are not Macho men FFS. Ramires/DDR/David Luiz can handle anything those guys can throw. stop having panic attacks over Man City FFS. Hope you don't wake up in the middle of the night screaming Fernandinho!!!!!! Mate.... lolest
Dwonder
Whoopie, Dortmund won the title twice in a two team league, which is generally viewed as the 4th most important in Europe, during the period when Bayern were re-building. Bayern brought in experience, Dortmund continued without it. You need a mixture of both, at this moment CFC are behind the top sides in England and Europe, just promoting and buying young kids is not what is needed, we need a balance. Thank god we`ve got Jose, who hasn`t taken long to identify exactly where are weaknesses are. Dortmund are not a top European club, they have done fantastically well, but players and the manager will shortly move on and that will be the end of that. Serious investment is the only way to stay at the top, all the top clubs do it and Chelsea are no different.
Blueheart9
I love how we try second guess ppl doing their jobs...must be still smacking from the decision to get the Interim One. Anyway Carlo wanted Pirlo, many were screaming too old...now look at him. Plus DDR is like 29 and is a monster, he will not tolerate being bossed about by the likes of Yaya Toure, if Toure is beating him legitimately, he will take him to the streets level...Steel is the way I have heard him being described...and a blend of finesse and steel is very good...ask Bayern.
Gian-Franco/Luca
One of the best in the bussiness. Just what the docter ordered. Fingers crossed!
yash_blue
I just wonder if some of us bother going 2 main CFC website.cz if we do,we wont argue somethings here.
blue5
^^Way beyond all levels of comprehension, you'd say! Btw guys, can someone please clarify me? May 1- May 31 (Higuain on his way to Arsenal); June 1 - June 30 (Higuain onhis way to Arsenal); July 1 - July 11 (Higuain still on his way to Arsenal) Wtf's happening? Is he trekking to London ffs? =) lol
HGH Magic
@HGH....I laffed so hard....thanks mate..!...nice one @Higuain...loool.
layorh12
switching mikel for de rossi would be like living a dream.
abartrop
lolesttttttttt @ HGH....... he is crawling..........loloesttlll ROfl. THose folks never learn. they tweddled their thumbs on Mata until we got him... the rest is history.... they tweedleed their thumbs on drogba, Zlatan, Neymar, ......Jeez... they never learnt that procrastination is the thief of time
Dwonder
Higuain was travelling via ship n the pirates of the pacific team offered him a better pay to play ''football without trophy made in Arsenal'' movie series.
blue5
@HGH- Roflmaooooooooooo!!!! He is Madrid in all seriousness!! Carlo will speak to him on July 15 to try to make him stay! or RM want more money, God knows!! Lolll.............@MQrap-------lolllllllllllllllllll!
syed230183_chelseafc
*in Madrid
syed230183_chelseafc
lolllllll....................blues 5
Dwonder
Dortmund only won two league titles because Bayern were rebuilding? Well then, Mourinho won the league twice because Fergie was rebuilding his team. Similar argument.
foreign_viewer
OFF TOPIC Bruma's lawyer just confirmed cfc made a 2m offer and Galatasaray a 8m that could reach 12m. Bruma prefers CFC but Sporting could sell to Galatasaray.
emperorzert12
^^Flagged!
HGH Magic
Hahaha guys ;) ...never mind the miserly scums. *smh!!! Btw guys, Kevin De Bruyne finally speaks, told the official Chelsea website he has been given renewed confidence at Chelsea following the arrival of Jose Mourinho. Excerpts: The manager said he has a lot of confidence and brought me back because he believes in me. I have to show that on the pitch, but it is nice when the trainer has confidence in you. I have to work hard and see what happens in pre-season. After training you can have a good laugh, but in the session he likes discipline and that everybody is working hard on the field. Now one wonders wtf the Mquestionable fanboy a.k.a ignominious foreign_viewer has to say next...
HGH Magic
Rooney flying back home from pre season tour with a hamstring injury!!! He is injured after few days of training!! smh!!
syed230183_chelseafc
Bruma is joining us,Gala are just strolling.
blue5
LoLest @syed - I guess Rooney is a no-no after all bro ;) more humble pies(pizza preferable) coming my way? lol
HGH Magic
Elsewhere, 'Next Ronaldo' almost KIDNAPPED! hereisthecity.com/2013/07/11/next-ronaldo-chelsea-target-in-kidnap-attempt-and-he-isnt-availa/
HGH Magic
HGH Magic, if I respond in kind this comments thread will be ruined. I'm not doing it. Ignore all my comments.
foreign_viewer
HGH-- LOlll !! well it could be something else, looks suspicious!!! loll
syed230183_chelseafc
Ok foreign_viewer, nothing personal obviously. Learn to talk Chelsea and what moves it forward not backwards and u won't come out feeling so blue next time, ok? Cheers ;)
HGH Magic
today i heard that our one of the talented academy star conor hunte is leaving chelsea due to some disagreements regarding contract and now liverpool and city are after him. how much is that true guys? anybody know anything regarding this?
ChampionBlue
Schwarzer and Blackman will replace Hilario and Turnbull, KdB and Schurle are long term replacements for Malouda and Kalou, van Ginkel is a player to succed Lamps, Kalas to replace PF, Lukaku is an addition to a not very unefficient striker department. If we are to sell Mikel and one/both of Torres and Ba, we will buy their replacements and we are good to go. Bruma might come as a future top prospect. For the DM position, I am OK if we keep 3 out of Mikel, Romeu, Ake and Chalobah; Rami and Luiz can help. If we are to buy a new DM, my first pick is Matic, 2. de Rossi and 3. Kondogbia. As for strikers Falcao, Cavani, Lewa, Rooney, Gomes, Aumbeyang, Tevez, Villa and Bony are all gone, only Suarez, Benteke, Jovetic, Yilmaz are the remaining possibilites.
icebluelg
sorry, Lukaku is an addition to a not very efficient striker department.
icebluelg
@ChampionBlue, I hope that is not true. But it is not exactly known, that youngsters want to leave cfc, it is more likely they want to join us. As the latest, Brown, rather joined/will shortly join cfc, rather play regularly in a few years at wba?!
icebluelg
^^dude already joined us officially yesterday @iceblue
HGH Magic
lukaku hazard. mata. shurrle. derossi. ramirez cole. david luiz. terry. aspilicueta cech my 1st eleven next seasonn
Donboboj
People seem to forget that since AVB arrived we were meant to be going through a re-building phase. Keeping guys like Terry, Lamps, Drogba (who did leave), Chech was to keep things together, while we in this process. 2 seasons on and we're still re-building, but I think the CL title kinda put a twist to things. I don't think fans should complain about the "lack of experience" we had becuz that is not true. De Rossi will be a good addition to add to the "experience" we have, but I just can't help but wonder how far this signing will push guys like McEachran, Romeu and Chalobah back. For me what Romeu showed under AVB proved that he was more than capable of becoming our next DM, but injury took place...I would like that De Rossi came but I just hope JM knows what he's doing.
Slippy G-19
*and I forgot to mention AKE as well
Slippy G-19
Don't worry Slippy, surely these ones won't be allowed to slip away...again; Ake, Chalobah and Romeu or McEachran are the future, trust me ;)
HGH Magic
HGH mate----- Ready to eat that humble pie re Benteke? lol Anyway,it seems we might get Yilmaz now. Not sure but he might be the final desperate buy. Ba seems to be leaving as well. The club is also trying to get Essien out and keep Mikel. Im not an insider,only got a good source. We will see how it goes.
3nity
Those giving Dortmund as example should realize even arsenal would have won title in that league at that time but they didn't win it in England, so you should know the difference. We need EXPERIENCED player.
post_rom
It turns out Klopp is just a lucky man. Now I know thanks.
foreign_viewer
Here is one deal i have been waiting for,another michael ballack if u ask me
Ken4CFC
hope this deal goes through ... he is exactly the type of player that we need
StamfordDLion
De Rossi is a rather a stop gap solution rather than the future, Mourinho & Emanalo expects to atleast 3 years out of De Rossi, during which time our youngsters MVG, Chalobah, Ake & McEachran can be understudies to him. At present it'll be MVG and possibly Ake who'll be understudies to De Rossi & Lamps. Its more of work in transition...
shaf86
It really pains to see Romeu going out on Loan and Essien staying back @ chelsea to play in midfield.
Blu_run
Sell Essien this summer & Play Romeu more in his place. Dont loan him.
Blu_run
I will give 200k to anyone who could delete the human-spam called @mq. Give it a go guys let me see you try...
djangbahevans
I will give 200k to anyone who could delete the human-spam called @mq. Give it a go guys let me see you try...
djangbahevans
djangbahevans, without mq the site wont be exciting, everyone cant/should not have the same opinion thats how GOD made us. We only need to be a little civil i must not buy yours and shouldnt force you to agree with mine.
jim shimfe
DeRossi will be a great signing! What did we miss more than anything last season? 1-a total out and out beast in CDM who could destroy anyone and anything that cam towards the back 4. /2- someone who is a warrior who leads by example and wears there heart on there sleeve who when things are not going in our favour can produce one huge fierce challenge and then that can galvanise the team and as its been seen in the past helps push the team forwards and gets there blood pumping. and 3 a leader in the team! since drogba,ballack,makelele and others have left we have lost a good few older heads who other players listen to and respect for what they have done in there careers. DeRossi will bring all of that and a bit more,plus he knows jose has wanted him for years and so this guy will pull up trees for a manager who has shown great faith in trying to sign him again again and again! AAt 29 going on 30 should not be a worry,as is there anyone here who wouldnt have now taken makelele now if he was 30 again like he was when we bought him from real madrid? sometimes these guys are needed and at the moment if you take Cech,JT,Cole,Lamps,Torres the average age of the CFC squad is only 21.6! with them it jumps up to around the 27.6 range. but that just shows you that we have a very very young squad and these young guys need a few older stronger and wiser players around them. Jose with DeRossi will again have his spine in place apart from a Drogba,so lets see who he gets in his place!
Dave-David
Romeu is off to Valencia on a season long loan,Ake seems to be on his way to Vitesse too as he is not part of the CFC squad touring Asia.now if we sell Mikel and get DDR,We will be left with DDR,Essien,Chalobah,Ramires??(nt a DM to me) fighting for the DM position.will u call that quality squad depth?If DDR gets injured,are we not in hot soup?Mikel will still be a better back up option than Essien or the other DM's we have instead of selling him at all cost.
obimikelisdbest
Romeu is off to Valencia on a season long loan,Ake seems to be on his way to Vitesse too as he is not part of the CFC squad touring Asia.now if we sell Mikel and get DDR,We will be left with DDR,Essien,Chalobah,Ramires??(nt a DM to me) fighting for the DM position.will u call that quality squad depth?If DDR gets injured,are we not in hot soup?Mikel will still be a better back up option than Essien or the other DM's we have instead of selling him at all cost.
obimikelisdbest
Ramires will be a better option at DM if Rossi gets injured/suspended.....were you surprised why that fat spanish waiter picked ramires ahead of mikel for the DM spot last season?
Hazard11
Ake n Romeu were not included 2 the squad 2 Asia n it may mean they are going out on loan.with Kallas returning n Ginkel coming,most likely CFC n Vitesse agreed to have Ake in those 2 dealings.
blue5
@foreign-viewer, Man Utd were rebuilding when Jose won 2 titles at Chelsea, that`s a fact.
Blueheart9
if mikel leaves and we get derossi. we'll have essien/ddr/lamps/ramires/mvg for the pivot. ramires/mvg/lamps are the B2B and more attack minded ones. essien/derossi will be the holding. if needed ramires/luiz can play there. but derossi hardly gets injured
Humza_96
Lol. Blueheart,thats just absolute rubbish! Man Utd were rebuilding? Scholes and Giggs were at the peak of their careers.Van der sar was at his best.Rooney wasnt fat! Dont post before you think people.....please. Man Utd had a very solid team,a team stronger than what they have now. Sir Alex said Jose won those league titles in the first month of the season and that forced him to change his idea about the league. UTD chased us down to both titles and to think you call yourself fans of this great club and can still come on here and belittle our success is baffling.
3nity
DeRossi can play B2B,DM,CM in a 433, Center Back very well. Nuff said!!!!
3nity
lol 3nity ;) ...who knows, though u may want to make those mayonnaise-free pizzas topped with peperoni, potato and bacon ;) lol
HGH Magic
^^^Point is I couldn't care less which striker we get now... heck we might as well just get the said Yilmaz, Fred, er, anyone, even the Peter Crouch's, the Michael Owens, the Mark Vidukas or the emile Heskys of this world...so we don't "hamper or disrupt Lukaku's development"!!! 'Nuff said. Trust me, I'm could with these things...just had me skin 're-thickened'. lol
HGH Magic
CFC players were at their peak when Fergie won the league 3 time in a row. That's a fact. They sold Ronaldo, didn't sign Tevez and they lost it that year. Being a fan of a particular club shouldn't make you blind.
foreign_viewer
@HGH- LOlll!!
syed230183_chelseafc
*I'm cool with...
HGH Magic
lololoO @syed ;) ...but I couldn't be more serious bro, trust me. *winks*
HGH Magic
Blurred lines all over ;)
@Mq
^^@HGH- I meant the pizza part!! lolll !! KFC for me!!lol
syed230183_chelseafc
She's up all night to the sun I'm up all night to get some She's up all night for good fun I'm up all night to get lucky :)
@Mq
What a shock mq has utterly shuite taste in music
Clingy
Oh? @syed! lol...thought u meant the Emile Heskey and Peter Crouch part ;) lol KFC pizzas tastes darn good bro. Bon appetit!
HGH Magic
Meen I just read through Mourinho's press conference when team landed in Asia, the part that cut my attention was the question about chelsaea's interest in Rooney....Mourinho was coy, but the sense and gut feeling I got from his answer is that there is that chance we could just sign wayne Rooney...now I do not know if that is good or bad....but I think we should prepare our minds....Rooney might become a chelsea player....never say never....I will look on with interest...but its looking like we'll get a striker and BA will be shipped..!
layorh12
**caught my attention...shorthand could be bad!!!!...loool
layorh12
^^^^Whole world want my demise; turn the music up Hear me clearly: if yall****s fear me just say y'all fear me ***** all these fairy tales; go to Hell This is God engineering This is a Hail Mary pass, yall interfering He without sin shall cast the first stone.....Rick Ross ft Jay Z "Free Mason"
@Mq
Daft Punk shuite?? They, with ColdPlay, are the only "alternative" I consider otherwise....
@Mq
FOREIGN VIEWER WHAT? you mention them losing the league thrice in a row and selling ronaldo in the same sentence? footballing moron. last win of that time 2006. ron sold 2009. l2p. idiot.
abartrop
^^Idiot is an understatement to the dense douchebag @abartrop... a dimwitted gimp, more like it. Hahaha...this @foreign_voyeur would never cease to amaze the fecking life outta us. Who da feck cares about your "foreign" opinion foreign_voyeur FFS? Why not rather find a "home" roving retarded foreign dude even as you hastily bugger the feck off here where we true Blues call "home"? Hell, how do you manage to almost always talk crap as though they matter a hoot?...the past... retrogression, blah blah blah, and never the future or prospective progress of Chelsea? Foreign_voyeur, u know what twonk? Your gross numb-hearted goofy retrogression complex gets one thinking u must be some sort of a sad disappointed archaeologist, old groggy historian or a poor shabby painter somewhere in the dank slums downtown!? Just so u know, this thread is about the looming 2013/2014 and Chelsea! Not Manure post-2007, Mourinho nor ORN, so fall in line, ok? Jeez!!! *Smh!
HGH Magic
And Mourinho refuses to rule out a move for Rooney; "It's a funny, tricky question from an ethical point of view as I can't talk about players from other teams," Mourinho said. "But it is not my character to speak with hypocrisy, I always tell what I see he's a player that I like very much. Being fast and direct I like him very much, but he's a Manchester United player."
emperorzert12
Cold play haha either your trolling or just a tit mq. Acdc pink Floyd hendrix zep. Thats the sort you should listen to
Clingy
Or anything where more than 3 chords are required to play the song. Lol coldplay hahaha actually hilarious
Clingy
I tried ACDC but didn't like em...I'm a hip hop kinda person, you know "mary jane" lifestyle CLINGY ;) but do like me some ColdPlay and Daft Punk (only get Lucky track)
@Mq
@Mq u don't know hip hop...
Gian-Franco/Luca
u probably think listening to drake et al qualifies you to say you listen to hip hop...
Gian-Franco/Luca
Im not really into hip hop. Although I did enjoy an album by a guy called immortal technique. Worth a look maybe if thats your cup of tea
Clingy
what's wrong with ACDC @Mq...too stiff an upper lip for you, thunder to loud for you...
Gian-Franco/Luca
Clingy, Immortal Technique is INSANE...so eloquent and graceful in his description of pain.."Dance with the devil" was probs his most graphic lyric.
Gian-Franco/Luca
I'm more of a Pharoahe Monch and GZA kinda guy...love their wordplay...Liquid Swords and Internal Affairs are my favourite albums.
Gian-Franco/Luca
The Last Emperor's Secret Wars Pt 1 was also a masterpiece....
Gian-Franco/Luca
Notice I said "hip hop" not "rap" GIAN and yeah I listen to Drake, but my current fav is J.Cole...otherwise I got every album/mixtape Nas made :)
@Mq
Bitch, I said I was amazing, not that Im a Mason Its amazing, that I made it through the maze that I was in Lord forgive me, I never wouldve made it without sin Holy water, my face in the basin Diamonds in my Rosary shows he forgave him Bitch Im red-hot, Im on my 3rd 6, but a devil Im not......Jay Z *claps*
@Mq
Respect for your respect of the Illmatic One @Mq...
Gian-Franco/Luca
This is a chelsea-fan page!!!.Not a music-fan page.Pls go to music blogs to discuss music,not here!!!!!
blueozone
Knickers in a bunch bluezone my son?
Gian-Franco/Luca
@3nity Arsenal won the league without defeat all season, followed by Jose`s Chelsea winning back to back titles. You obviously havn`t heard Fergie clearly state that they were rebuilding and needed to catch both London teams up. In 2005 we went to Old Trafford after we had won the league and wiped the floor with them 3-1. Half the United fans had left the ground by 80 minutes, I know, I was there and I heard Fergies comments the following day, they didn`t win the league for 3 years and were rebuilding. Watch the Mourinho documentary and you will hear Fergie state it once again.
Blueheart9
@Blueheart- I think you are wrong and i totally disagree. They were not rebuilding. If there is one thing Fergie is/was known for,its the fact that his rebuilding process is never that obvious and they win while the process is going on. When Arsenal won it,they were the strongest in the country,Mourinho's brilliance broke that domination and we became the strongest in the country with him at the helm. It had nothing to do with Utd rebuilding. We were plainly and simply the best and we represented the country very well in Europe as well. Successive eufa quarter and semi final appearances attest to our dominance. Our ratings in Europe went through the roof. Are you saying the big clubs we beat in Europe were rebuilding? We were strong,Fergie realised his team had to be stronger to compete. They were not rebuilding!!!
3nity
Fergie was playing guys like Quinton Fortune, Djemba-djema, Kleberson along with other no-talent players like Darren Fletcher, Wes Brown and John O'shea. He had no chance of winning the title. Tevez, Rooney, Carrick, Vidic, Nani, Ronaldo etc changed that. They won the league three times without reply from the CFC team of 2005 players who were their peak.
foreign_viewer
Moyes may turn out to be a clueless clown for ManU. Pellegrini has never coached in England. Meanwhile, Wenger continues to believe in players like Gervinho, Ramsey, Vermalaen, Sanogo etc. All the while Emenalo has recruited some of the best young talents in world. Mourinho is fortunate to walk into such this situation. The rebuilding as far as I'm concerned has been done. This season, Mourinho will win his third title with CFC.
foreign_viewer
@3nity - Please don`t disagree with me, I`m just stating a fact. It was Ferguson who said that they were rebuilding not me. `Arsenal set the bar higher, then Chelsea raised it again and left us behind, in the need to re build to compete again`. Watch the Mourinho documentary where Fergie repeats it. ManU went those 3 years without winning the Premier League for the 1st and only time since the Premier League was set up. If you don`t see that as a rebuilding phase, then go on the ManU site and tell ManU fans that Fergie was talking rubbish. Ronaldo was new, along with Rio, Vidic, and Evra, Jose was into his 1st season at Chelsea before Rooney had been bought.
Blueheart9
 

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