Chelsea have decided to pull out of the race to sign Lille playmaker Eden Hazard in summer transfer window.
Eden Hazard is one of the brightest young prospects in world football. He broke through the scene at Lille last season, and is linked with some of the major clubs across the world.
It is thought that French club Lille are demanding around £ 30 million for the player. Chelsea were one of the first clubs to spot the player, and it has been rumoured that they are extremely close to signing him before the summer transfer window. However, after months of negotiations with Lille, Chelsea have finally decided to pull out of the race to sign the Belgian playmaker.
Chelsea are quite happy to have back Patrick Van Aanholt into their squad after his loan deal with Wigan Athletic ended recently.
There were talks going on for the young lad to spend this entire season at the DW, however through a mutual consent of the three parties, he has come back to Stamford Bridge. Van Holt himself feels ecstatic and elated at the fact that he is finally going home to London.
The news of his return to Chelsea base has been confirmed by the officials and has also been spread on the player’s twitter account.
Van Aanholt has ensured that there is no delay returning for Chelsea and he is ready to start off right away - and because Wigan wern't in Europe this season he is still eligible to play ing the Champions League, though his return hasn't had much impact on Chelsea's online Champions League betting odds.
Chelsea have agreed a fee with Bolton Wanderers for the signing of the defender Gary Cahill. The future of Gary Cahill has been under intense speculation in recent weeks.
Gary Cahill is out of contract at the end of the season and a number of clubs have shown interest in signing the England international. However, Chelsea have emerged as the winners for the defender, who partners John Terry occasionally in the defence for England. The defensive positions has become extremely important for Chelsea in recent weeks after their central defender Alex was banished from the first team.
It is thought that Alex will be moving on in the January transfer window and a number of injuries in this position has left Andre Villas-Boas in a precarious position.
Chelsea's new summer signing Juan Mata has said that he and his teammates are right behind new manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Andre Villas-Boas has come under intense criticism in the last few weeks for not being able to get the best out of the players, who have performed exceptionally well over the last few years. Chelsea like currently in the fifth position in the table and are being fast caught up by the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal.
However, the 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers provided Andre Villas-Boas with the breathing space he needs as he prepares his side to take on the likes of Newcastle and Manchester City in the next few weeks.
Juan Mata was one of the main reasons for Chelsea coming out of the blocks exceptionally quickly in the match against Wolves. It was extremely surprising for Mick McCarthy's men, as they were expected to at least put Chelsea under pressure.
For the last couple of weeks, it has been impossible to escape the ongoing saga of John Terry's alleged racist comments made to QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. English Football appears to be split over the claims, with half condemning Terry as a racist thug who should be banned from playing, while others have publicly backed the Chelsea skipper.
The public have been similarly split; some have insisted that Terry is innocent until proven guilty, with others deciding that there is no smoke without fire, and that he must have made some kind of derogatory remark. Many pundits and members of the public have called for the player to be stripped of his England captaincy as a result of this.