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TRANSFER TALK: Chelsea prepare £25m midfielder bid

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By Football Talk.

Chelsea are set to bid £25m for Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger after confirming both Joe Cole and Michael Ballack will leave the club this summer. The 25-year-old German international had a great season for Bayern, leading them to a league and cup double as well as reaching the Champions League Final, losing 2-0 to Inter Milan.

Chelsea are keen to add more youth to their ageing squad and Ancelotti sees the 26-year-old Schweinsteiger as a perfect replacement for the outgoing Michael Ballack, who will join Joe Cole in leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of the month. The German vice-captain can play either on the wing or in central midfield, has a contract that runs until 2012 with Bayern.

It is reported that Chelsea officials have already been in contact with Schweinsteiger’s representatives and are preparing a £4m-a-year deal, but the hard-working midfielder is not concerning himself with transfer talk and is concentrating on the World Cup.

“Right now I’m focusing solely on the World Cup,” Schweinsteiger said.

“All the rest doesn’t interest me.”

Would Chelsea fans like to see him at the club next season?



  1. ugo

    June 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    i think bastian schweinsteiger and podolski would be perfect replacements for the leaving ballack and joe cole. in terms of age on the ball,quality,experience and versatility and also pace.

  2. mat

    June 9, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Bastian schwienstieger would be a great signing, but torres would be to expensive . maicon would be brilliant, he’s very strong, one of the best defenders in the world and he would come in to right back so ivanovic can provide cover at centre back as carvalho is set to leave. We could also do with another quality young striker because drogba is 32 and anelka is 31, aguero would be brilliant but no more than 35 million. Or higuain who’s a proven goalscorer and he’s young.

  3. mat

    June 9, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Love glazer, hate united lolololol

  4. mat

    June 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I would also love pato at the bridge next season and angel de Maria

  5. Daniel

    June 9, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Look, we’ve released J.Cole and Ballack because they are not first team players and between them they cost the club 200k a week (approx 10m a year).

    I’m happy with our defense.

    We do not need Di Maria. We have Malouda who has been one of our best players, and Kakuta is ready to come into the team. We also have Stock. These youngsters can’t improve if we just buy players without trying them first. I wouldn’t buy Schweinsteiger for 25m, I’d buy Steven Ireland for 12m who is proven in The Premiership, or Van Der Vaart. Remember we have a wage cap now and these 2 are highly under-rated players who would suit us.

    Drogba and Anelka are getting on and this is the area that concerns me. Pato will cost way too much. Andy Caroll from Newcastle would cost about 8m, and would be more effective in our league. Sturridge is the other man!

    Stop with your unrealistic targets, it isn’t going to happen.

  6. skwam

    June 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

    we are chelsea. we can afford who we want.

  7. mat

    June 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Yes pato and de Maria are too expensive but kakuta and stock are no way near ready for first team and BTW we could do with de Maria because he plays on the right side and malouda plays left and we all know our right side is quite weak

  8. mat

    June 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Andy Carroll would do nothing for chelsea. At 8 million he’s extremely overated.

    Kaka has said that he’s unhappy at real Madrid and Jose mourinho has said he’s interested in ballack so why not Cole ballack plus 50 million for kaka. And he’s not the sort of the player that would move For money. The only problem is hes under a five year contact.

  9. mat

    June 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    And stoch has left for fenerbache

  10. mat

    June 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Abramovich has said that hes giving ancelotti 100 million so Let’s spend it wisely and not buy fringe players like Ireland and Carroll and get schweinsteiger who’s a great midfielder and maicon who will be cheaper because his contract runs out next summer and it will make it easily the best defence in the premiership. Also his style of football would adapt well in the premiership because he’s an attacking full back like Cole, evra, Ivanovic, zhirkov when he fills in at left back, clichy, ferreira, insua, bale, assou-ekotto, belhadj, and he’s a world class defender

  11. mat

    June 10, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    If the moneys there then y not spend it

  12. champs123

    June 11, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    To Daniel: if you have got 100 million to spend then nothing is unrealistic, Stephen Ireland can’t even get in the man city team, so what’s he gonna do at chelsea. And with man city buying who they want like milner and kaka, we will need to improve aswell. Man city don’t perform with there players but I’m sure the big names thats bieng mentioned would. I think schweinsteiger would be brilliant and mabye maicon

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