There are contradictory reports in this morning’s papers regarding Andriy Shevchenko’s ‘will he, won’t he?’ move to Chelsea. The Times suggests that the AC Milan striker’s mind is ‘virtually made up’ on a move to Stamford Bridge with only the details to be ironed out. The Independent also believe that the deal is on, with William Gallas potentially moving the other way as part of the deal. Other outlets say that the Ukraine captain will reject the Blues in favour of an extended deal at the San Siro.
The John Obi Mikel saga looks to be coming to an end, with suggestions in the media that a £12 million compromise deal has be agreed by Chelsea, Manchester United and FC Lyn. Part of the agreement may be that Chelsea cannot approach Ruud van Nistelrooy with a view to bringing him to SW6.
Speculation continues to increase over the future of Chelsea’s longest serving player, Eidur Gudjohnsen, with several clubs including Newcastle and Seville making enquiries about the Icelandic international.
Finally, Roberto Carlos has managed to go a whole 24 hours without mentioning a move to Chelsea. Thank God.