Firstly, congratulations from CFCnet going out to miracle boy Sam Hutchinson, who has agreed a one-year loan deal with Nottingham Forest, a huge achievement for him and I’m sure he will do well and get plenty of game time. All Chelsea supporters would love him to come back to The Bridge in the summer after having an immense season with Forest, ready to challenge Cesar Azpilicueta for the right back slot.
Which brings me to my next subject, the Spanish youngster, Azpi. It looks as if the deal will finally being going through after a few little hitches in the fee and also in the players own private life. He is expected to be revealed as an official Chelsea player over the weekend, possibly before our first fixture against Wigan. In terms of him being available to face Wigan however, I very much doubt that.
More good news, I’m hearing various whispers from strong sources that Chelsea have actually made an offer for Hulk now, said to be £39.3 million. I am also hearing other not so strong sources talking that the deal will be completed by this weekend as well, although I’m rather skeptical about that. I still think it will be a last minute push to get him signed, but it will happen.
Finally, with Chelsea prioritising Hulk after the player admitted to wanting to come to the Premier League, I’ve been asked by many where this leaves our deal for Victor Moses. This is what I know, a deal has been pre-agreed between Chelsea and Wigan and so have terms. But I’m hearing that it will only go through if Chelsea fail to sign Hulk, I’m not certain that they will be signing both players. But this is still very much a case of anything can happen.
I’ve also been told that Chelsea will be signing both Moses and Hulk and that the Moses deal is just as close to being completed as Azpilicueta. So as I said, anything can still happen there. But Azpilicueta, expect to see the official pictures of him holding up his Chelsea jersey by Sunday.
Simon Phillips – News Editor
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