Good evening Blues and welcome to Thursday evening’s transfer news update from CFCnet, where we take a look at the latest potential arrivals, departures and done deals at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Some great news to begin with as Brazilian whizz kid Kenedy has been granted a work permit and can now officially complete his £4.5 million move to Stamford Bridge.
The 19-year has been touted as ‘the new Neymar’ and has already impressed in Chelsea colours during pre-season. Jose Mourinho rates him highly and has been the spearhead behind making sure the move is sealed this summer, meaning that he may well be in the immediate plans of the Chelsea manager this season.
I think that Kenedy is a huge talent and I’d certainly opt to use him against the lesser sides when we are lining up in an attacking formation. He has the type of ability to make something happen out of nothing and that would perhaps relief the pressure on Eden Hazard to make everything happen all the time.
Next up, as he has been stating all summer, Everton Boss Roberto Martinez has once again stated that John Stones will not be sold this window.
I feel that if Chelsea still came up with the £32 million wanted by the clubs owners, this can still happen. The only other way it might go through is if Stones himself put in a transfer request, but he’s not going to do that even though deep down I’m sure he wants the move.
I don’t think this one is over yet!
Juventus are in for Ramires again! Jose Mourinho won’t sell the Brazilian though but I can’t see him staying much longer as a squad player. Perhaps the interest may tempt the player to ask for a move.
Juventus also want Juan Cuadrado, which is much more likely and i genuinely feel that Mourinho would sell the Colombian. He’s clearly unimpressed and with Moses, Traore and now Kenedy all battling on the fringe to get in that position, I feel cashing in could be on the cards.
Finally, Nathaniel Chalobah may well be heading to Reading, who have enquired about taking the defender on loan for the rest of the season.
That’s it for now Blues, but remember to follow my Twitter here for the very latest Chelsea news @cfcneteditor