Chelsea Ladies sign Arsenal Pair
Power in the Premier League, ladies that is, may be shifting. Chelsea has inked a pair of former Gunners, Lianne Sanderson and Anita Asante. Both were considered shock exits from Arsenal, which has dominated the women's league for decades. Sanderson has been the Prem's top scorer the past two seasons.
"Anita and me have won everything at Arsenal and we wanted a new challenge," she said. "I've been there for 11 years so it's not been an easy thing to do to leave them. But Chelsea are an up and coming team and hopefully I can make a positive impact."
New Blues boss Steve Jones also has moved from Arsenal. Doesn't this just make your day?
Chelsea offer Frank record salary
In a final bid to settle this matter once and for all, Chelsea has said to be ready to offer Frank Lampard £140K per week to keep him at Stamford Bridge. Lamps and Uncle Phil are to set down for talks next week, at which time I would assume one of them will catch a beat down.
Crespo leaves Chelsea
Hernan Crespo is finally free from Chelsea, after he was released from his contract this week. Crespo, who has spent the last two years at Internazionale, said he hopes to remain with the club now under Jose Mourinho. Crespo joined Chelsea from Inter in 2003 for around 17million. He scored 20 goals in 49 appearances for the Blues.
A statement on the Chelsea website said: "After his contract expired this week, Hernan Crespo is no longer a Chelsea player. We thank Hernan for his efforts in a Chelsea shirt, and wish him well in the future."
Makelele 'in contact' with PSG
PSG manager Paul Le Guen has be quoted as saying he remains in contact with Claude Makelele and PSG remains interested in signing Chelsea's holding midfielder.
"I have spoken to the player to tell him that, like last year, we have the intention to make him come to Paris," Le Guen told L’Equipe.
Chelsea has offered Maks a one-year extension according to reports over the past few weeks. Whether he will agree to stay on is still up for debate. (Romes, you need to tie my man down immediately.)
The Sun reckons Uncle Phil hates Didier Drogba's guts. So, he's asked Roman & Co. to ship the Ivorian out of town. The club is seeking 22mil for the man, and are targeting bipolar Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o as his replacement.
Chelsea owner escapes politics
"President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday accepted the resignation of Roman Abramovich, the Kremlin's most loyal oligarch, as governor of the far eastern Chukotka autonomous district, a job Abramovich has long made clear that he wanted out of."
So Romes is calling time on "the politics." Abramovich has been attempting to get out of his position since 2006, albeit unsuccessfully.
Former Chelsea man Roberto Di Matteo was unveiled as MK Dons manager today at an official news conference. Matteo, 38, replaces Paul Ince who left to take over the vacant position at Blackburn.