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Gossip: Jan 18th 10pm Chelsea Roundup

Gossip: Jan 18th 10pm Chelsea Roundup

After last night`s FA Cup excitement, it`s a relief to just have to scan through the array of tittle-tattle that social media and the world of clickbait have on offer. Whilst there are still no more positive signings, the rumour mill is in full flow.

Anyone watching last night`s game will be fully aware of Chelsea`s need for another striker. It`s been well documented that the name in the frame for the new striker role was Andy Carroll, here at Vital Chelsea we had our doubts over this move. Today`s it seems the move is likely to be off, as a scan has revealed a hairline fracture in Carroll`s ankle that may need surgery. That is reported in The Guardian who claim that if surgery is required, that`s the big man`s season over. It`s difficult not to feel sorry for Carroll, his career has been blighted by injury, and this could have been his one big chance.

Fear not though, as one door closes another one opens and according to those fine people at The Telegraph, generally a reliable source, Chelsea have made enquiries about the possibility of signing Stoke City`s Peter Crouch on loan until the end of the season.

Should that move fail….please...then we go back in time to the summer. According to the news source, the Independent, Antonio Conte is set to resume the chase for a player he was linked with previously, Fernando Llorente. The 32-year-old Spaniard, chose to join Tottenham Hotspur when he left Swansea City but has seen very little first-team action. Our source is of the opinion that Conte wants to bring the player to Stamford Bridge from White Hart Lane. Will Tottenham be prepared to do business, that remains to be seen.

Without wishing to put too much credence on it, I`ve seen speculation coming out of Italy suggesting Chelsea have made enquiries to Roma regarding the ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko.

Whilst on the subject of Roma, we spoke, yesterday about the possibility of Chelsea making an offer for the Italian side`s left back Emerson Palmieri. Today, Calciomercato offer up an exclusive interview with Emerson`s agent Fernando Garcia. He says Chelsea have already tabled a bid for his clients services. He goes on,

`Emerson`s Chelsea move is not a done deal yet, we are in talks with the club. The two clubs are in talks and we hope to finalize the deal soon. A transfer is very likely at this stage.`

`I have not planned a trip to Italy anytime soon, we are waiting for news. Emerson would love to play in the Premier League and would love to work with Conte, he is a top manager, one of the best in the World.`

If that`s the case, I`d suggest he makes his move soon, it looks as though his time with Conte may be limited.

Returning to our one signing, Ross Barkley, and technically not gossip, but Oliver Kay of The Times has tweeted about today`s 'behind closed doors` game arranged to judge the ex-Everton man's fitness. It was against local rivals QPR at Cobham.

With a whole lot of nothing much going on, come the end of the window, there`s one man who can rest easy. It`s not his problem anymore. Who wishes he was back?

As we sleep on the possibility of Peter Crouch joining Chelsea, we`ll be back here tomorrow at the same time….10pm.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday January 18 2018
Time: 9:57PM


Re Crouch, Abramovich must be down to his last billion or something with some of thr names being mentioned
18/01/2018 22:23:00
Guys after being depressed with the Crouch news, I am happy to say there is nothing in it and Sky sport has confirmed that. Good news is we are currently negotiating for both Dzeko and Emerson. They are both Roma players. Sky sport has confirmed this as well. I think these are excellent choices. Hopefully we get them wrapped up soon....
18/01/2018 22:37:00
"As we sleep on the possibility of Peter Crouch joining Chelsea....." How can any Chelsea fan sleep with that thought!
18/01/2018 22:42:00
I think abram is bored.. wants to rebuild the titanic as a super yatch and buy a basketball team....! just buy a decent striker to rotate with morrata cos the boy is getting hammered..drogs ..obviously costa eden can hack it but !! no this lad needs a second player at his level ..! why did we not look at wllcot ? KTBFFH
18/01/2018 22:59:00
Well we have a possible transfer ban coming now,Fifa investigating us over the signings of 25 kids .That was Emenalo's department ....just saying .
Michael Reid
18/01/2018 23:00:00
Emerson and Dzeko to chelsea, negotiations on-going..I am happy.
18/01/2018 23:05:00
15 mil is the hold up Layorh, we value them at 50 and Roma 65, plus Mitchy on loan.
Michael Reid
19/01/2018 05:06:00
Peter ******** Crouch?? We Can As Well Just Hand A Contract To Emile Heskey, Jan Kollar Or John Carew!
19/01/2018 11:59:00
Giroud is way better than that donkey
19/01/2018 18:28:00
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