Chelsea Ordered To Pay £3.5m To Manchester City For Daniel Sturridge

Chelsea will pay Manchester City an initial £3.5 million for Daniel Sturridge. That figure could subsequently rise to around £6.5m based upon appearances.

“Chelsea FC will pay an initial fee of £3.5million with additional payments of £500,000 after each of 10, 20, 30 and 40 first-team competitive appearances,” Professional Football Compensation Committee statement read, according to Press Association Sport.

“There will be a further payment of £1million if the player makes a full international appearance.

“Manchester City will receive 15% of any sell-on fee if the player is transferred.”

 

Blues track hitman Dzeko

CHELSEA are plotting a summer swoop for highly-rated Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko — according to the player’s agent.

The 23-year-old is expected to leave German side Wolfsburg in the summer, with AC Milan favourites to land him.

But the Blues have emerged as new contenders for his services and boss Carlo Ancelotti is rumoured to be following the 23-year-old’s progress.

Dzeko has hit 41 goals in 77 games for Wolfsburg and helped them clinch the Bundesliga title last season.

His form has attracted the interest of a host of Europe’s biggest sides, including Arsenal and Manchester City.

But his representative, Silvano Martina, confirmed a move to Stamford Bridge could tempt Dzeko.

Martina said: “I can confirm that Milan really like the player. They are the club showing most interest.

“But attention must be paid to Chelsea as the Blues are following Dzeko.”

Teri: Nas trojica vodimo Chelsi

Kapiten Chelsija Džon Teri tvrdi da su on, Frenk Lampard i Didije Drogba važniji od bilo kog menadžera koji je bio ili ce biti u Chelsiju. Lider ekipe je u razgovoru za “Independent” otkrio i da je rano otkrio da može da bude vodja i to tako što je kao mlad igrac vikao na legendu kluba Djanfranka Zolu.

Teri je izjavio da je sav klupski uspeh nastao zbog timskog duha za koji su zaslužni on i njegova dva saigraca dok je kroz klub prodefilovalo cak pet menadžera u tri sezone.
Žoze Murinjo, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Skolari i Gus Hidink su prošli kroz prostorije Stemforda, a Karlo Anceloti je trenutno na klupi Chelsija. Teri smatra da su igraci održali tim iz zapadnog Londona na najvišem nivou tokom teških vremena.
“To je bio pravi test za mene, ali ne bih uspeo bez Frenka i Didijea. Oni zaslužuju pohvale koliko i ja zato što ljudi ne znaju koliko su oni bitni iza scene. Bitno je da nisam jedini ja pokušavao da ujedinim tim, vec sam imao pomoc Lamparda i Drogbe, koji su govorili kako dokle god budemo radili naš posao kako treba da ce navijaci da nas podržavaju, a najbitniji je FK Chelsi, a ne menadžeri ili igraci”, rekao je Teri za Dejli Ekspres.  

Kapiten Chelsija se osvrnuo na njegove liderske sposobnosti i kako je zadobio poštovanje kad je kritikovao bivšeg kolegu i legendu kluba Djanfranko Zolu.
“To je jedna od stvari sa kojom se rodite ili ne. Kad sam bio mladji i igrali smo utakmicu rezervnih sastava, Zola je izgubio loptu i ja sam vikao na njega zbog toga. Neki od mladjih igraca su mi rekli kako ne smem to da radim, medjutim, tadašnji trener Djanluka Vijali je smatrao da je to fantasticno jer niko nije imao hrabrosti za to”, završio je kapiten gordog Albiona.

Carlo Ancelotti: Joe Cole Can Make England’s World Cup Squad

Carlo Ancelotti is hoping the incentive of earning a coveted spot in Fabio Capello’s England World Cup squad will bring out the best in Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole.

Cole suffered a knee injury this time last year and has only recently returned to the squad, albeit a slow re-introduction under the Chelsea manager’s watchful eye.

And despite reports speculating of a move away from Stamford Bridge for the West Ham United youth product, Ancelotti is insistent that the player’s popularity should keep him in west London for the foreseeable future.

Speaking to the press, the Italian said: “He wants to stay and we want to keep him. We know the situation and we are talking with him.

“We are confident that Joe [Cole] wants to stay. He’s an important player for the squad and the fans. The fans like him and I think he will stay here.

“For Joe it’s an important moment. He came back from the injury and he has an important appointment to achieve this season.

“The World Cup means it’s important [for him] to play well for Chelsea. At this moment he has [a] good mental attitude and [is in] good condition.”

An empathetic Ancelotti acknowledged that the best is yet to come from the tricky Englishmen, and that such improvements should correlate with the player’s confidence.

“He could do better,” he added. “He must improve his confidence. I was out one year with injury, [and I know that] it’s not easy to return [after being out for so long].

“You need to have time to play and improve the confidence. It’s not easy to come back and do the best immediately.

“He’s very close. He played very well against Watford. Also the last game, maybe he met more difficulties playing in a new position.

“I think that for him it’s good motivation to get to the World Cup. Capello will look at his performances. He has a good chance of playing in the World Cup.”

Anceloti: Nemanja Matic je moj tajni adut

Suocen sa odlaskom Dzona Mikela Obija i Mikaela Esijena na Africki Kup Nacija, menadzer “plavaca” Karlo Anceloti izjavio je da ne brine jer ce konacno pruziti pravu priliku Nemanji Maticu. Ancelotiju nedostaje igrac koji bi na sredini terena pomagao Franku Lampardu i spajao poslednju liniju odbrane sa napadom. Pokusao je Mihaelom Balakom i Zulijanom Beletijem ali oni nisu dobro obavili zadatke pa je prelomio da u januaru tu ulogu poveri srpskom igracu.

“Matic bi mogao da resi nase probleme na sredini terena”, kratko je rekao Anceloti.

Sa njim se slaze i sportski direktor Celsija Frank Arnesen koji naglasava da je Matic slicnu ulogu imao i u prethodnom klubu, Kosicama.

“U starom klubu je cesto imao ulogu ‘igraca izmedju dva sesnaesterca’, medjutim, Karlo je kod njega uvideo da bi mogao mnogo vise od toga”, istakao je Arnesen a prenosi Dejli mejl.