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Why Chelsea Don’t Need Rooney

 

All summer long we’ve been bombarded with stories regarding Wayne Rooney’s apparent desire to leave Old Trafford and Jose Mourinho’s public admiration for the want-away striker.  Every other day there seems to be a new source “close to Rooney” fueling his exit from Manchester United, although he has remained publicly quiet on the subject thus far.  But the real question is not whether or not Rooney does eventually make the switch to SW6, but whether or not Chelsea actually need him to make a strong push for the Premier League title.

While Fernando Torres and Demba Ba are decent strikers in their own right, it’ll be young Romelu Lukaku who the Blues should put their faith in this season.  The Belgian not only showed his impressive pace and strength last term, but also a lethal finishing ability, netting 17 goals while on a year-long loan spell at West Bromwich… Continue reading →

Video – David Luiz Chelsea 2012/2013

Here is a video of Chelsea defender David Luiz, showing why Barcelona have expressed an interest in the Brazilian. He fit’s the Barca ethos but new Blues manager Jose Mourinho will be eager to hold on to him.

 

Make sure you set the video to HD, hit the full screen button and enjoy.

 

 

Paper Talk – 5th August

 

Manchester United have rejected a near-£30 million bid from Premier League rivals Chelsea for England striker Wayne Rooney.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required) 

 

Rooney, 27, has told new United boss David Moyes that he wants to leave Old Trafford and will submit a written transfer request this week.

Full story: Daily Express

 

Tottenham are refusing to hold further talks with Real Madrid until the Spanish giants substantially increase their offer of more than £80 million for 24-year-old forward Gareth Bale.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

 

Spurs are also insisting on Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 20, as being part of any deal that would see the Welshman move to the Bernabeu.

Full story: the Independent 

 

Arsenal are close to landing their second signing of the summer, with 19-year-old defender Matthias Ginter on the verge of a £6 million move from Bundesliga side Freiburg.

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