Chelsea star Eden Hazard was having a good old laugh after his outstanding performance at Sunderland last night.
The Belgium winger said it was his aim to “make passes for these guys,” gesturing in the direction of Frank Lampard who had benefited from a Hazard assist to score Chelsea’s opener. read more »
French youngster Paul-Georges Ntep has revealed he would like to move to Arsenal.
The 21-year-old is being tracked by a host of Premier League clubs, with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Aston Villa and Arsenal all reportedly scouting the Auxerre striker in his recent game against Metz. read more »
Spanish side Atletico Madrid are planning an audacious double swoop on Chelsea to sign Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne, according to reports in the Daily Star.
Diego Simeone’s side are currently flying high in La Liga and want to strengthen in January amid fears that midfielder Koke will leave for Manchester United or Barcelona.
Atletico hope to take advantage of both players’ concerns over their World Cup prospects by tying up deals for the pair.
Belgium international De Bruyne, aged 22, has had limited opportunities under Jose Mourinho and has reportedly been given the manager’s blessing to move elsewhere in January.
The winger is said to have held preliminary talks with the Spanish side.
The sale of Mata, aged 25, would be more controversial among the Stamford Bridge faithful. The Spaniard has seen himself sidelined by Mourinho, who prefers Oscar in the central attacking midfield role.
Whether he and the Blues board would go as far as to sell the club’s reigning player of the year on that basis remains to be seen. Atletico are hoping that Chelsea would rather not have an unhappy Mata on their hands.
Arsenal and Manchester City are both considering moves for midfielder Lassana Diarra.
The 28-year-old previously played for both the Gunners and Chelsea, but failed to make an impression at either club. He moved to Portsmouth, where his form earned him a move to Real Madrid. read more »
Bryan Oviedo is on two goal in two games… and it looks like this one is going to be the winner against Manchester United at Old Trafford. read more »