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Brazilian Striker Poised For £10m Chelsea Move After Visit To The Bridge

Chelsea have lined-up Brazilian striker Taison as a replacement for miss-firing Fernando Torres, and the 24-year-old could seal a £10m move as early as next week

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea line-up Taison as Torres replacement.


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Chelsea have lined-up Brazilian striker Taison as a replacement for miss-firing Fernando Torres, according to the Mirror.

Roman Abramovich is understood to have given £50m flop Torres a month to rediscover his form or he faces the chop, with Metalist Kharkiv striker Taison ready to step in if the Spaniard continues to struggle in front of goal.

Chelsea have been toothless in the final third in recent weeks, with Torres only contributing 4 goals in 14 games so far this season and hasn’t found the target in 648 minutes of Premier League action.

Rafa Benitez is confident he can get the best out of Torres again and has introduced new training regimes designed specifically to try and get the best out of him, but Blues officials have indicated the former Liverpool man will be under increasing pressure in the New Year if his form doesn’t improve.

The man the European Champions have identified to solve their striking problems is Brazilian Taison, and he was in the stands to watch Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Fulham on Wednesday ahead of a £10m move – which could be sealed as early as next week before joining his new team mates in January.

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The 24-year-old is a former Internacional team-mate of Blues midfielder Oscar, and was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Would you like to see Torres replaced by Taison? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Chukszikky

    November 30, 2012 at 10:08 am


  2. Cicero

    November 30, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Absolutely YES! Torres is Finished!

  3. l-jey

    November 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

    sure but we shud as well recall lukaku

  4. prola

    November 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

    yes i would love to see that he Torres is a joke right now

  5. Paschal

    November 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Chelsea need a top class striker like falcao,neymar, klas huntelar or cavani not taison

  6. tylawal

    November 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Yes, Torres needs to be replace by a striker that is not switched off like him

  7. Paul

    November 30, 2012 at 11:36 am


  8. Marc CFC/BKK

    November 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Yes and Bony and bye bye Torres

  9. nwazue david

    November 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    YES. His body is at chelsea whiile his mind is elsewhere,so he better follow his spirit. And again Torres will be better than rafa benitez who I knw is bound to drag our darling team to sixth position

  10. abiola-julius

    November 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    thats okey by me. taioson a better brazillian playmaker

  11. ricardo

    November 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    we can make him worldclass striker at chelsea and dont even need falco this maybe be the signing of season if hit the ground runing at chelsea an score least 10 goals to 15 and he has body to lead the line for chelsea

  12. Chidi Peter

    November 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Wilfried Bony better option, Taison may be good but, Bony is ahead of him.

  13. benjamin

    December 2, 2012 at 9:54 am

    liverpool laid a course on him and we are paying for it.let him go.and buy david villa

  14. ekele dickson

    December 3, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Let Torres & his coach go roman pls get falcao if u mess wil carry him pls Torres go & learn hw 2 keep den u wil become a keeper 4 arsenal or man united

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