Chelsea isn't the only club who has been in the headlines this week, with plenty going on involving the rest of the sport which has been generating talk as well. With that in mind, we've decided to highlight a few of the more interesting stories from around the web for you to read and discuss*.
Over at The Short Fuse, they found out that Theo Walcott would be out for the remainder of the 2013-14 season with a ruptured ACL. Arsenal have given him a 6-month timetable for recovery, though I'd personally be shocked if he's healthy enough to be remotely effective at the start of next season.
The Liverpool Offside had their own take on the Victor Moses situation which the media is currently running with. It seems pretty likely that we'll be sending Kevin De Bruyne on loan in short order, so maybe we can make everyone happy by simply recalling the player as soon as possible.
I've enjoyed laughing at Spurs immensely over the past few weeks. First they sacked AVB after a trio of embarrassing results, then they replaced him with someone that doesn't seem to be remotely ready to manage at this level. Andi Thomas stood up for the hiring a bit, while they took a closer look at some worrying statistics over at Cartilage Free Captain.
Some sources in Spain have been reporting that a deal between Real Madrid and Manchester United for Fabio Coentrao might be completed.
Raphael Honigstein had an interesting read on the way the Lewandowski to Bayern Munich deal happened.
Steven Defour is the latest Belgian linked with a move to the Premier League, with Aston Villa being linked to his services.
Things looked bad for Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi this weekend, as he went down with another knee injury. Luckily, he hasn't torn an ACL for the third time in his career, though he'll still be missing some time.
Finally for today, we have news that Marc-Andre Ter Stegan will not be renewing his current contract. The keeper's contract is set to expire at the end of next season, making a summer move to one of Europe's top clubs in search of a goalkeeper almost inevitable. I wonder who that club could be?
*Please be aware that the many of the stories are not written with Chelsea fans in mind, and we'd really appreciate it if our community members don't troll their discussions. If you don't think you can deal with the comments there without having a mini-meltdown, I'd highly recommend skipping the comments.
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