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TRANSFER TALK: Chelsea’s £17m Barca bid and eye French attacker


By Football Talk.

Chelsea have been linked with a whole host of players in recent weeks and here are another two transfer rumours to get your teeth into today. The most exciting rumour for Chelsea fans is the news of interest in Barcelona’s Yaya Toure, while the Blues are also said to be close to agreeing a deal for exciting French midfielder Sylvain Marveaux.

Yaya Toure

Chelsea have made a move for Arsenal and Manchester City target Yaya Toure after tabling a £17m bid, according to Catalan Television. Toure fell out with Barca coach Pep Guardiola and struggled to hold down a first team spot last season. Despite the unrest, Barca are not willing to let the Ivorian defensive midfielder leave on the cheap, and rejected Chelsea’s bid and will not sell for less than £20m.

Toure has been linked with a move to Arsenal as part of a deal to take Cesc Fabregas back to the Nou Camp, but his agent has denied that Toure was heading to North London as ‘bigger clubs’ were interested in his client. Perhaps the new Premier League champions were who he was referring to?

Sylvain Marveaux

Quest France have reported that Chelsea have made a move for exciting French star Sylvain Marveaux. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder was a stand-out performer for Rennes last season contributing 10 goals and 7 assists. This impressive form has resulted in glowing references from French-based scout Guy Hillon, who has now recommended the player to Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Apparently Marveaux is set to travel to London some time next week to meet with club officials and discuss personal terms.

What do Chelsea fans think of these rumours? Would you like to see either of these players at Stamford Bridge next season? Please leave your comments below…

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  1. Speedbugatti

    May 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Chelsea should sign james milner and the french midfilder marveaux as for yaya we have essien,matic and mikel then chelsea should go for a striker like torres, aguero or both

  2. midgit in a dip

    May 21, 2010 at 11:12 am

    we should sign yaya toure as when essien is injurned mikel fills in with little invention and yaya would be perfect as a replacement are parter to essien in the middle of the pitch.
    as well as a new striker torres seems to be are best bet as he has the experince of the premiership as well as being the young and talented striker that could be the perfect foil for drogba in attack

  3. Ayoola

    May 22, 2010 at 2:59 am

    We should sing donavan d u.s.a winger is a good player to replace Deco or benayoun,and hungre striker lik Aguero,Teves,or torres.chesea don’t hav a playmaker! I will b happy if we can sing Donavan is like iniesta of barca or van der vert.

  4. zoraib

    May 24, 2010 at 10:40 am

    we should go for torres and frank ribery chelsea need to get a champions leaggue this season

  5. mat

    June 9, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    20 million for yaya toure, you must be joking, for that money you could almost get schweinstieger who is a much better player or angel de Maria

  6. mat

    June 9, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    James milner would be good

  7. jason weall

    August 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    we should bid for puyol & vidic & go in for liverpools gk riena or dudek & for middfielder/iniesta /schweinstieger or ozil & get robbenbk wer he belongs now he is a playmaker ther would be superb player’s together for chelsea i would go in for podolski or villa i’ve alway’s wanted adabouyor to come to chelsea can u imagine it drogba & adebouryor together now that would be 1 force not to be reckend wive if we had adabouyor i’am telling ya we wil take the champion’s league cup & put it straigt in the cabnet

  8. eoin raymond

    August 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

    i would love if chelsea signed yaya and the french man i tink we should try buy one more player after that our defence isnt to strong so we should try and sign someone like corluka or if hes not to old get gallas back on the chelsea squad. CCCOOOMMMEEEE OONN CHELSEA

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