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TRANSFER NEWS: £10m Alcantra Chooses Chelsea Over Arsenal & Liverpool

Barcelona midfielder Thiago is unhappy at the Nou Camp and wants a move to Stamford Bridge.

The 20-year old is dubbed “little Xavi” by team-mates and is looking for a move away from the Catalans in order to secure first team football.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked with the £10million rated midfielder. A source in the Daily Star said:

“Thiago is frustrated because his path to the first-team is blocked by Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

“His minutes on the pitch are limited while they continue to pull the strings in midfield, and Chelsea is his favoured destination if he decides to leave.

“He is also worried about the possible arrival of Cesc Fabregas, because that would put him further down the pecking order.

“It is another factor that has caused him to think about his future. Thiago believes that the style of football Villas-Boas will bring to Chelsea would suit him perfectly.

“And he will be an attractive prospect for Villas-Boas, who will take note of Thiago’s desire to play for him.”

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  1. John 87

    June 27, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Thiago would be a brilliant alternative to Modric

    AVB will let the attacking players do their job

    We are quoted 60m for Modric and Moutinho but would signing Alcantara and pairing him with Mceachran be a more viable option costing us about 12m and leaving funds for Sanchez Falcao and Van Der Wiel allowing Drogba Anelka and Kalou to leave

    • Milo

      June 27, 2011 at 10:53 am

      I like how you think, John 87. The prospect of Josh McEachran and Thiago Alcantra playing along side each other is mouth-watering, for years to come. AND IM A LIVERPOOL FAN!

      *prolly need a midfield hardman though (to replace Essien or Obi Mikel)

      • fowler

        June 27, 2011 at 11:31 am

        how can you possibly think that mceachran and thiago can play together in the chelsea midfield and win you the league. your living in the football manager dream world.

        theyve prob not started 10 top flight games between them.


      • Rabbi

        June 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

        What’s your own with Chelsea Mr. liver pool fan? Pls, we don’t need your advice here. Go and give this your advice to your struggling club to know whether they can stabilize again. Spare us this your mouth watering pairing of a thing pls.

  2. Ausizo

    June 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Yes both anelka n kaloue should go bt 4 drog am nt in support of him living.

    • Zaytu

      June 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      That’s a harsh thing to wish on a player who has served your club so well!

      • eddie

        June 29, 2011 at 1:41 am


  3. wasswa

    June 27, 2011 at 11:05 am

    LET wenger buy expensive prayers

    • Torach Denish Martine

      June 27, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      He doesn’t buy expensive players,Don’t you know what economist do,Save the money for the tycoons and wait for another trophy-less season or watch the boys playing men…Evra

  4. Apandi Dan

    June 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Did Liverpool ever says they need Alcantra? I dont think so. Both Dalglish & Comoli agrees that their priority is a players who have Epl & Championship experiences a top their wish. Alcantra doesnt fall on that category. So, this is bad written article.

    And Milo…. u dont need to tell u are Liverpool fan. U are not.

  5. Joshua

    June 27, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Chelsea fans i wouldnt start buying shirts with his name on yet. There are no quotes from the player and this story has come from the daily star.

  6. K

    June 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Has Thiago actually said he wants to play for Villas-Boas? I’d have to see it to believe it. I believe that if Chelsea sign anybody, it’s going to be Mr Villas-Boas’ Porto players – the likes of Hulk, Moutinho and Falcao. He’ll probably also go for a bunch of other Portugese league players that he coveted before coming to Chelsea.

  7. Henri lake

    June 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Chelsea should buy players, plz no time!

  8. Henok

    June 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I agree with what MILO says about McEchran and Alcantara. Chelsea should play 4-3-3 with Bale/Mata-Torres-Sanchez/Hazard up front, McEchran-Essien-Alcantara on the midfield and Cole-Terry-Luiz-Vanderwiel on the back.

    MILO, Don’t forget that if chelsea loose Essien they will loose stability of the team.

    At this age of football the way football is played can only fit to players like Alcantara and McEchran with a a highly confident,powerfull and skillfull player (like Essien) between them.

  9. Odin

    June 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Barca are going to make a really bad piece of business if they sell Thiago and buy Cesc. Epic fail imo.

  10. Kazi

    June 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I for one would love to see thiago in a chelsea shirt. This kid has got talent. if possible we should sign him, give him small stints this season and than next season he can replace lampard :). and it would be cheap aswell rather than to buy a big star. lampard essien modric in midfield this season and thiago essien modric next season 🙂

  11. Fada Greg.

    June 27, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    thiago antar. will fit in easily in chelsea midfield if given opportunity under the charimatic new boss, andre villas boas.

  12. Drog

    June 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    4 3 3 ,Cole,Luiz ,terry ,Anthony ,Wesley sni,modric nd essien ,Sanchez ,Fernando nd hulk

  13. Harry

    June 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Anyone who wants drogba to leave doesnt know football at all. On his day and when he is given a run of games he is one of, if not the best, striker in the world, and even though he’s 33, if he’s still scoring goals and putting in good performances then he should stay. Having lukaku learning off his drogba aswell is ideal, didier brings other players into the game, and lukaku is very similar.
    Kalou is a waste of space and is we get Sanchez and/or hulk then we don’t need kalou or anelka.

  14. zaidy

    June 27, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Harry u are ryt! We thinking alike here! Players like DD cannot b replaced his as gud as u get. Our young strikers we planning on buying need him ther to show them the ropes! Bcos throwing them in the deep is gna b to much he should b the learning them the chelsea way! DD is a no no #priceliss an on the article I will welcome any player to the bridge dept in the team is key!

  15. don

    June 28, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    he should join chelsea

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