Good morning Chelsea fans, we sincerely hope you’re prepared for another day of transfer madness and incredible gossip.
As you will have inevitably come to expect if you’ve been a football fan for any reasonable length of time tis’ the season to expect the unexpected. With Jose Mourinho at the helm of your club that statement can ring truer than ever before.
Well, if surprises are what you’re looking for then this article should be more down your street than the local shop - assuming you live on a street that has a shop. Without further ado, here we go.
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For quite a while now it’s looked inevitable that Loic Remy will be leaving Chelsea this summer. The France international is behind Diego Costa in the pecking order, as was made clear last season, and it’s believed the imminent arrival of Radamel Falcao will push him even further down the food chain.
Yet shock reports this morning claim Mourinho has made a U-turn and will block the player from leaving Stamford Bridge. The Blues were set to make £15million from Remy’s sale, with the likes of West Ham, Crystal Palace and Swansea City all interested.
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It appears though that Mourinho values the player more than fans previously assumed and will stand in the way of attempts made to prise him away from Stamford Bridge.
As is always the case with Mourinho one would be right to wonder whether there’s some unexplained ulterior motive, though for now we’ll have to take the most recent reports as being the most up to date.
Mourinho admission on Cech
In other news the Special One has now revealed that he supports Roman Abramovich’s decision to allow Petr Cech to join Arsenal. Mourinho was purported to be against the idea of letting the ‘keeper move to a potential title rival, but he’s since stated he understands the transfer.
In truth many fans will have probably sided with the Blues manager when it was made clear that he tried to prevent Cech from being able to move to another strong English side, preferring that the 33-year-old was sold abroad if at all. His recent comments say otherwise however. Perhaps he’s just trying to save face.
Luis sale edges closer
Lastly it’s Filipe Luis’ turn to have a spell in the spotlight, with Mourinho seemingly ready to sell the Brazilian full-back for £14.25m this summer.
Former club Atletico Madrid are the most keen potential investors and have the money to meet Chelsea’s demands at this point, though that could change if they complete an expensive deal for Jackson Martinez soon.