The Latest Chelsea FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2017 – 2018
- Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:10:35 +0000: Olivier Giroud says it is ‘impossible’ to show homosexuality in football - Chelsea | The Guardian
• Chelsea forward says there is a lot of work to be done
• Giroud has posed on the cover of a gay magazine
Chelsea’s forward Olivier Giroud has admitted he “understands the pain and difficulty” that prevents professional footballers coming out as gay, saying that it is “impossible” to show homosexuality in the sport.
Giroud, who is in the France squad to face the Netherlands and Uruguay this week, posed on the cover of a gay magazine in 2012.Continue reading...
- Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:26:50 +0000: Fifa’s youth transfers investigation: six key questions | Paul Wilson - Chelsea | The Guardian
What are Fifa’s rules on signing minors? Which clubs have fallen foul of them? And what are the consequences?
No, Barcelona were handed a two window ban in 2014 for irregularities over the signing of players under the age of 18, when they had a number of prospects from Korea and Africa on their books. The club appealed and succeeded in getting the ban pushed back to 2015, shrewdly using the time thus bought to bring in a clutch of new signings including Luis Suáraz, Ivan Rakitic, Marc-André ter Stegen and Thomas Vermaelen. A year later both Madrid clubs were found guilty of the same offence and forbidden to make any new signings for two windows. Both appealed to the court of arbitration for sport. Atlético had their ban upheld while Real Madrid, who had signed minors including the sons of the then coach Zinedine Zidane, had their punishment reduced to a single window.Continue reading...
- Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:54:33 +0000: Chelsea accused of paying Andreas Christensen’s father for work he did not do - Chelsea | The Guardian
• Football Leaks says father was paid £11,400 plus VAT a month
• Chelsea say they ‘do not comment on confidential contracts’
Chelsea are facing further allegations that they breached Fifa and Premier League rules by making illegal payments to the father of Andreas Christensen in order to sign the Denmark defender.
According to documents obtained by Football Leaks, and published on Thursday by the Danish newspaper Politiken, Chelsea recruited Sten Christensen as a scout on the day they signed Andreas from Brondby six years ago.Continue reading...
- Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:52:36 +0000: Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté is the hero that football needs | Iman Amrani - Chelsea | The Guardian
The World Cup-winning midfielder’s recent displays of humility and integrity are a breath of fresh air in a corrupt industry
The unofficial anthem of the French World Cup win this past summer was an ode to Chelsea’s defensive midfielder, 27-year-old N’Golo Kanté. On their victory lap after the competition, Paul Pogba took every opportunity to get the crowds singing along: “N’Golo Kanté, Pala Lalala, he’s short, he’s nice, he stopped Leo Messi, but we all know he’s a cheater, N’Golo Kanté ... ”
The idea of Kanté – who has a reputation for being the nice guy of football – as a cheater was tongue in cheek. The lyrics sprang to mind this week after revelations that the player had refused a proportion of his salary to be paid under an offshore tax haven, despite alleged pressure from his club, Chelsea. While stories of corruption and greed in football have come to light in a series of reports from the German paper Der Spiegel, Kanté is probably the one player who has stood out for the right reasons.
Breaking | Football Leaks Headline: N'Golo Kanté created an offshore company, but then refused to be paid through it, despite Chelsea's insistence, with a source saying: "N'Golo is unflinching. He just wants a normal salary." (Mediapart)Continue reading...
- Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:00:15 +0000: Fifa investigating five Premier League clubs over youth transfers - Chelsea | The Guardian
• Chelsea confirm they are one of the teams under scrutiny
• The quintet risk transfer bans if found guilty
Fifa is investigating five Premier League clubs over possible violations of rules on the signing of foreign players under the age of 18 with the quintet risking transfer bans if found guilty by the governing body’s disciplinary committee.
Chelsea are one of those clubs, as reported by the Guardian in January, and the French investigative website Mediapart reported on Wednesday that Fifa’s Integrity and Compliance unit would seek to impose a two-year transfer ban to stretch across four windows, and a fine of 500,000 Swiss francs. Mediapart is one of the outlets publishing documents obtained by Football Leaks.Continue reading...
Historical Transfer News and Team Gossip has been archived below:
- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:32:13 +0000: Lyon sign Chelsea's Traore for £8.8m - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Chelsea | BBC
Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore joins Lyon for a fee of £8.8m on a five-year contract.
- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:37:05 +0000: Hazard, Ba & Cabaye invest in NASL club - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Chelsea | BBC
Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye are among the investors backing a new football club in the United States.
- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:53:59 +0000: Chelsea close to deal for Bakayoko - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Chelsea | BBC
Chelsea are close to signing midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco and the deal could be completed this week.
- Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:18:25 +0000: Shield proceeds to be given to Grenfell - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Chelsea | BBC
Proceeds from the 2017 FA Community Shield will be donated to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
- Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:29:12 +0000: Juve get 'substantial offer' for Sandro - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Chelsea | BBC
Juventus receive a "substantial offer" for Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro, who is reported to be a target for Chelsea.
Roberto DiMatteo has been a busy manager for Chelsea so far in the transfer window with a number of new signings making their way to Stamford Bridge with the Italian looking to strengthen his squad considerably after a poor premier league season. One of the first signings of the season for the club was influential winger Eden Hazard for a fee believed to be around the twenty five million pound mark with the player signing a four year deal for the current European champions.
Another player is a hot favourite to be plying his trade at the bridge next season is the highly regarded Brazilian super kid Oscar although negotiations are still ongoing to bring him to England. The Internacional playmaker is thought to be costing Chelsea a fee of around twenty five million pounds but the deal according to DiMatteo is far from being completed and could fall through at any moment if the players current side decide to barter the price for his services. The player has stated that he would like to help his country compete in the Olympic games before he puts pen to paper so Chelsea fans may have to wait a little longer before they know if they have their man.
Wigan today have again rejected a third bid from Chelsea to bring in form winger Victor Moses to the bridge as the Lactics are doing their very best to keep their star player at the club for another season. Moses who has just a single year left on his current contract with Wigan is seen as the perfect addition to the Italians plans but the offer which is thought to be around the three and a half million pound mark is thought to be way short of the Lactics valuation of the player.
Frenchman Florent Malouda is another player whos future lies in the balance at Chelsea with the winger said to be wanting to hold showdown talks with the club after moving down the pecking order at the bridge. Malouda wishes to have his future clarified before the start of the season or he will look for pastures new with the player being strongly linked with Santos who feel the player would be perfect for their needs and could offer him first team football every week.
Chelsea now also face stern opposition for the signature of Brazilian playmaker Lucas Moura who is currently under contract with Sao Paulo from clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. The player is widely thought to be one of the hottest prospects in world football and has an outstanding record for his home side.