Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Chelsea Times - Modric, Hiddink, Gourlay and Bruma

    Daily News and Rumours Round The Web

    Chelsea is reportedly showing interest in capturing Spurs' hot property Luka Modric and are ready to offer Didier Drogba in the deal as Spurs were also reportedly interested in signing him to solve their attacking worries. Modric and his team boss have already said that he is going to be at White Hart Lane next season but despite that rumours are not yet ready to fade away claiming Chelsea will offer Modric £130000 per week, that is more than £80000 of what he earns right now. In a news on daily mail it is quoted,

Not having a manager yet won't slow anything down. 'There's a hitlist of players to sign and Modric is right at the top of it.

Guus HiddinkImage via Wikipedia     Only time will tell whether this deal will go through or perhaps even there is any genuineness in it but I feel any player can be lured with the prospect of playing in Champions League once they taste the feeling of it and Modric won'r be seen in Champions League for at least another season if he stays at Spurs.

     Guus Hiddink who is almost sure to make a return at Stamford Bridge in coaching role for next season has reportedly said to Roman that he would like work again with former assistant manager Ray Wilkins whom he worked with when he was temporarily in charge after Scolari sack couple of years ago. That duo of him and Wilkins proved to be vital for Chelsea en route to winning FA Cup at Wembley beating Everton, and now rumors are saying that Hiddink wants to re-unite with Wilkins who was surprisingly sacked in October-November of last year. Wilkins recently had stated, 

"My time is done with Chelsea."
    So it remains to be seen whether he will make a comeback to Stamford Bridge if Hiddink is appointed as manager.

    In other news, Chief Executive Ron Gourlay has said that everything is going according to the plan in process of finding new manager for Chelsea after dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti in May. Gourlay said,

"As far as the manager is concerned, the process is going well but now is not the time for me to comment on who the next manager is going to be. We will announce things in the usual way but hopefully in the next week or two, we'll be in a position to announce who our new coach will be." 

    Apart from talking about manager He also said,

 "As far as players are concerned, the basis of the team will be the same for next season,There may be an introduction of two or three players. We've identified key players that we'd like to bring to the team, players who can strengthen the team but of course we'll probably have to wait until the new coach is in place." 

    None of his comments are surprising are of much relieving in nature. All he said is much obvious to be said at this point of time but still I can't resist myself from saying that, Didn't he say same thing when asked about new stadium naming right few months ago that process is going on!

    Hamburg which already has taken Mancienne, Tore and Sala from Chelsea in last few days have also agreed to take Bruma on loan. The loan deal will be of two season starting from next season but Chelsea will be able to recall him at the end of next season if they feel so. His agent said,

 'It is important Jeffrey gets playing. For him this is a good step." 

    Bruma is expected to be next big thing from Holland, having made couple of appearances for national team so far but he has fallen behind Terry, Ivanovic, Alex and January signing Luiz. He spent second part of last season on loan after Chelsea announced signing of Luiz on last day of transfer. We hope this loan deal will prove to be beneficial for all the parties concerned and we will see complete defender in the name of Bruma in couple of seasons.

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