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Transfer News: Chelsea See £21m Bid Rejected For Turkish Hitman

European champions Chelsea have failed with a £22 million bid for Galatasaray’s 27-year-old Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz, with the Turks holding out for £33m.

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea are reported to have failed in a bid for Burak Yilmaz.

Burak Yilmaz

Chelsea have failed with a £21 million bid for Galatasaray’s in-form Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz, according to talkSPORT.

Yilmaz has been in sensational form so far this season and has scored 25 goals in 31 games for Galatasaray following his move from Trabzonspor last summer.

It seems his form has not gone unnoticed in England with talkSPORT claiming both Chelsea and Manchester United have been keeping a close eye on him this season and it appears that the Blues have made the first move to try and lure him to the Premier League this summer.

The report suggests that Galatasaray have rejected a £21 million offer for the 27-year-old from the west Londoners, with the Turkish giants understood to be holding out for £33m for the hitman, who still has three years to run on his current contract.

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A striker could be high on Chelsea’s priority list this summer with Fernando Torres continuing to struggle in front of goal and Demba Ba only scoring 4 goals in 14 appearances following his January move from Newcastle, but it seems the Blues will have to dig deep if their to lure the free-scoring Yilmaz away from Turkey.

Would Chelsea fans like to see Yilmaz signed this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. wale

    March 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Its Falcao or nobody

    • femiesan

      March 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      We nd 1 of d best strikers in d world wch is falcao at chelsea nt strckr that bn in form 4 dis ssn nxt yr lose form. I great u bro wale sholademi happy ester

  2. adeyemo samson"MR CHELSEA

    March 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I dnt knw Y chelsea and dia staf is D poison 4D team”why dey dnt only 4cus on facao cos dis guy dat just get inform diz season can flop @EPL if he make his move..get me facao wit hazard mata oscar sure chelsea flag w flow on top”D pride of london

  3. adeyemo samson"MR CHELSEA

    March 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Why chelsea dnt go bring”facao,felaini,coentrao,I tink if Jose com and get all does guy ha EPL is in hell again

  4. Emma

    March 27, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    We need to focus on our young loan players, we have Lukaku and Ba. Why waste money on falcao and this guy to come end end up like torres and shevchenko? Chelsea is not a striker team, everybody can score, which makes it difficult for top strikers. You remember crespo and kezman too?

  5. ugochukwu vitus

    March 28, 2013 at 2:58 am

    y nt focus on 1 person and try and get him than to be running 4rom 1 person to another let just try and get facao thats all

  6. samuel

    March 28, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Chelsea are big fools, how many players do they have on loan? If courtios, lukaku, paizon, de bryune and others come back, when and where will they play with all this players they are about to buy in the squad

  7. sam

    March 28, 2013 at 7:30 am

    10m is more than enough, Man Utd knows the business ..Turkish player cant be that expensive

  8. Saintjno

    March 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

    We dnt nid Any play above 26 years

  9. Saintjno

    March 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

    We dnt nid Any player above 26 years

  10. benzema

    March 28, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Chelsea dosnt need striker,they r just lik real madrid,they only focus on wingers in which anybody can score…falcao,cavani we dnt need them bring in neymar or call back de bruyne,piazon dey r talented players….KTBFFH

  11. sammy blue

    March 28, 2013 at 9:01 am

    We don’t need players above 26. I don’t want falco, cavani or any oda striker more than 20mill euro. We have lukaku and ba. Torres sure is leaving. We piazon whom is doing well. What is the faith of our youth team. We have strong hungry boys, at the end of the day, they will not want to extend their contracts cos no chance for first team play. We don’t nid contrao. We have betrang, ashely and anihot. We also have chelobah why the wast of money pls..

  12. EZEOKE I

    March 28, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Let chelsea develop their own striker and 4get all these big names that bring notin to the club.lets give Ba more time and chance to brend.

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