Good Evening Blues and welcome to Tuesday’s Transfer Centre from CFCnet, where we take a look at the latest Chelsea transfer rumours circulating The Bridge.
Today brings a recurring rumour back to surface in the shape of Brazilian attacker Alex Teixeira from Shahktar.
The player had previously admitted that he was joining Chelsea a few months back but the negotiations seemed to have reached a stand still. But the latest reports are claiming that the deal is close with terms finally being agreed.
The bad news? The source who is saying the deal is almost complete is The Star, which could basically mean anything!
Meanwhile, Loic Remy IS leaving Chelsea this window and joining Galatasaray, who are in advanced talks with Chelsea over a deal right now, this according to Turkish paper AMK.
This would certainly mean that Chelsea will need to get their replacement and we all know there are many names being linked right now.
Finally, Interim Boss Guus Hiddink has gone to press to confirm that Chelsea are negotiating new contracts for both Branislav Ivanovic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The latter I am over the moon about, now please give the kid more game time. But our Vice Captain, although he has been an excellent servant in our history and a real club man – for me, his time has gone.
Ivanovic staying just simply reiterates to me once again how shocking and disgraceful our lack of youth promotion to the first team squad really is. It is only going to restrict players coming through, especially when Ivanovic is performing so visibly poorly for a long stretch of time now.
Yesterday we reported that England Under 21 right back Ola Aina is potentially not going to sign a new contract with Chelsea because he see’s no route in to the first team, well this move absolutely backs that thought up 100% and could see us yet again lose another quality young talent.
We have had TWO players break through to the first team from our Academy in the last ten plus years and one of them isn’t even a first teamer yet. TWO! Just let that sink in for a while…..
That’s it for now Blues, but don’t forget to follow my Twitter here for the latest news and opinionated views! -> @cfcneteditor
Simon Phillips – News Editor – CFCnet