Chelsea To Raid Arsenal As Roman’s Spending Set To Continue

By on June 3, 2012

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Chelsea are ready to raid Arsenal for winger Theo Walcott, as Roman Abramovich continues splashing the cash this summer.

The Mirror report that the Blues will move for Walcott along with Ajax full back Gregory van der Wiel and Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote, taking their spending to well over the £100m mark.

The European champions are close to securing nearly £80m worth of talent in Lille playmaker Eden Hazard and Porto striker Hulk, while Marko Marin is already in the bag.

It’s believed that Chelsea officials feel right back, defensive midfield and right wing are three areas that need strengthening ahead of next season, and van der Wiel, Tiote and Walcott are their top targets.

Walcott’s future at Arsenal is in doubt as the England winger has only one year left on his current contract and terms over an extension are yet to be agreed. The Blues are hoping to take advantage of this uncertainty and temp the 23-year-old to Stamford Bridge.

With no manager appointed, Abramovich is dictating the clubs summer recruitment plans along with technical director Michael Emenalo and will listen to offers for Florent Malouda, Michael Essien and Daniel Sturridge, while Didier Drogba, Saloman Kalou and Jose Bosingwa have all been released.

Who would Chelsea fans like to see come to the club this summer? Would Arsenal fans be disappointed if Walcott joined their London rivals? Get involved in the comments section.

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6 Comments

  1. islingtonian forever

    June 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    in the words of all gooners….we only want players who want to be us. we will have the Ox!

  2. Jayboy John

    June 13, 2012 at 2:01 am

    We can release walcolt and use the money 4 a decent player in that wing.

  3. peter

    June 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Atletico madrid re just being selfish, they don’t want to sell falcao to chelsea bcos he is going to play against them in the supercup but they forget that they are still with our goalkeeper curtious that will be on there goal post against the people that bought him

  4. TONY PRAISE

    July 1, 2012 at 11:06 am

    i think THEO WALLCOT is a good move for chelsea bcos we are lacking winger alot. let chelsea work hard an have him.

  5. Walex

    July 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I think if chelsea can get walcot let dem sign moses & van der weil wit cavani if posible but we stil need modric

  6. don

    July 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    we talk too much about hulk, we dont need him cause he is too expensive, we only need a striker in the mould of fernando lloriente, he is cheaper and a proven goalscorer that uses his head very well, cause we already have good wingers and midfielders, don forget we have a young prolific striker in the mould of lucas paizon. what we need is just to promo him

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