GOURLAY: There Won’t Be Much Transfer Activity

By on August 1, 2011

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay isn’t expecting much activity before the transfer window ends next month. However, the blues chief does expect players to be leaving on loan.

Chelsea star Didier Drogba is the most high profile name linked with a Stamford Bridge exit, but Gourlay isn’t expecting any players to be sold this summer.

“The key here is that we have a big, strong squad,” Gourlay told Sky Sports News.

“I’d be most disappointed if clubs didn’t come in looking at our players.

“We will probably look at one or two players who maybe need to go out for development, who need football games.

“I mean loans and there won’t be much more activity than that. I need to sit down with Andre and have a look at things later in the week.”

Daniel Sturridge is the most likely Chelsea player to leave on loan this summer. The talented 21-year old flourished with a loan stint at Bolton Wanderers last season, with the England Under 21 star bagging 8 in 12 appearances for the Trotters.

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  1. firas

    August 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    sorry to say tat dis guy is a fraud..

  2. firas

    August 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    and gud luck scholari no.2 (avb)!!!

  3. Gary

    August 1, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    A Chelsea revival will require more than a new manager; Chelsea must sign some young stars. A number of the ‘thirty-something’ players are off the pace and despite their last performance the team is clearly lacking players that can consistently open up defences and set up strikers. Chelsea cannot hope to compete with Man Utd and Barcelona in this state. We must stop thinking that Drogba, Lampard, Anelka, Malouda, and Terry can make the difference. They used to, but can’t anymore. There is a whole new generation of stars out there that have a lot more agility. Look what Barcelona did to Man Utd; do we seriously stand a chance against them with aging players? Come on AVB we have to move in the market!!

  4. Blueblood

    August 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Gourlay is a joke, one minute we are in the market for new young players nxt we aren’t. No wonder CFC’s transfer/loans policy is a shambles, we loan out our best youngsters like McEarchan and struridge and keep malouda and kalou. Until we change this policy and start playing our best youngsters and buying young players that can play in the first team straight away rather than loaning them out for years to other clubs we will be forever one step behind Man U and Barca.

  5. Opeyemi

    August 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Gourley is a liar he said chelsea are going to sign two player within eight to 10 days,what a lair,up liverpool i don chop abramovich money for torres!!

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