According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea have reached an agreement and are set to appoint AS Monaco technical director Laurence Stewart as part of plans to build a new look transfer think tank. Co-owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake are set to restructure the transfer department of the club, and Stewart will form a group that will decide the transfer strategy. Stewart is an experienced man in the transfer strategy and performance analysis sector having worked as a lead scout and senior recruitment coordinator for RB Leipzig and Everton respectively before.
Wednesday night’s Champions League clash sees Chelsea host Austrian outfit RB Salzburg at Stamford Bridge in Graham Potter’s first game in charge of the Blues and his first in the Champions League. After a slow start to the season, Thomas Tuchel’s reign as head coach concluded with a 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb, after which he was sacked.
According to reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, talks between Barcelona and Chelsea are progressing well, with the Blaugrana increasingly optimistic about securing the services of the Chelsea defender in the ongoing transfer window. Marcos Alonso has endured a rollercoaster ride since joining Chelsea from Fiorentina six years ago. While the Spaniard has been in and out of the starting lineups in the last half a dozen years, he has often delivered the goods, particularly when he has started as a left wing-back.
According to a report by Italian publication Corriere Dello Sport, Kalidou Koulibaly has made his intentions clear about his future. The Senegalese international – a target for Barcelona and Chelsea – seemingly does not want to remain in Serie A, as he will not join Juventus or sign a new contract with Napoli. Kalidou Koulibaly has spent most of his professional career with Napoli, joining the Partenopei when he was still a promising young defender. And the 31-year-old has come leaps and bounds in the last eight years, establishing himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A.
Chelsea legend Paulo Ferreira has been impressed with the output from Levi Colwill during his time at Huddersfield Town in the English Championship. 19-year-old Colwill impressed a great deal in what was his first campaign of first-team football in the colours of the Terriers.
Young Colwill joined Huddersfield Town on loan from West London giants Chelsea last summer. He was a regular in the Terriers as they finished third at the end of the regular season in the Championship. Thanks to their position at the end of the regular season, Colwill and Huddersfield Townqualified for the Championship playoffs alongside Nottingham Forest, Luton Town and Sheffield United. Huddersfield Town and Luton Town were drawn together in one of the playoff semifinals, while Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest were drawn in the other semifinals.Read More »
Huddersfield Town defender Levi Colwill has been left stunned by the sudden departure of Paulo Ferreira after almost two decades of service to the club. Paulo Ferreira recently put an end to his stay in England to return to Portugal after 18 years.
Colwill who’s on a season-long loan at Huddersfield Town from West London giants Chelsea expressed his shock at the exit of Paulo Ferreira in a chat with The Athletic. He was surprised at the way the Portuguese walked away from the club where he served as both player and manager for almost two decades.Read More »
Paulo Ferreira is back in his native Portugal after ending his 18-year old association with European champions Chelsea last month. The Portuguese had been at the club since they signed him from FC Porto in the summer of 2004.
The current ownership uncertainty at Chelsea didn’t impacted the decision made by Paulo Ferreira to leave the West London outfit. He wanted to be closer to his family in his home country. Thanks to the decision to leave Chelsea, Paulo Ferreira will have more time for his son Diogo who’s in the youth team at Estoril in the Portuguese league.Read More »