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Tottenham vs Arsenal preview - Wenger tracked Modric progress

Posted Sunday, October 02, 2011 by PA930 hits

Arsene Wenger knew all about the talents of Luka Modric before Tottenham signed the Croatian midfielder. The Gunners boss takes his Arsenal team to Tottenham on Sunday for a north London derby which doubles up as a celebration of his 15th anniversary in charge. If Arsenal are to come away with anything they will need to contain the play-making talents of the man Tottenham refused to sell to ...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku eyes Chelsea Champions League spot

Posted Friday, September 23, 2011 by The Sun288 hits

ROMELU LUKAKU has vowed to see in 2012 by being a Champions League hit.Chelsea's new striker reckons he can force his way into the 25-man squad for the knockout stages of the tournament once he is fully up to speed with English football. Lukaku, 18, is determined to ignore the cramps after being rewarded with his first start for the club on Wednesday — in a two-hour Carling Cup tie agai...Full Story »

Chelsea may send Josh McEachran and Romelu Lukaku out on loan

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2011 by The Sun174 hits

JOSH McEACHRAN and Romelu Lukaku will be allowed to leave Chelsea on loan if they do not play enough games this year.Stamford Bridge boss Andre Villas-Boas regards the highly-rated teenagers as key figures in his future plans. But he fears their progress could be hampered by a lack of regular football this season. And AVB will allow both 18-year-olds to join Premier League rivals in the New ...Full Story »

Chelsea omit £18m striker Romelu Lukaku from Champions League squad

Posted Saturday, September 03, 2011 by theguardian.com177 hits

• Belgian forward sacrificed as Blues struggle with 25-man squad• Only five 'homegrown' players available to André Villas-Boas Romelu Lukaku missed out with Chelsea able to name only 17 non-homegrown players. Chelsea have been forced to sacrifice the £18m new signing Romelu Lukaku from their Champions League squad for the group stage of the competition. The Belgium inte...Full Story »

Chelsea target £30million Franck Ribery after going cold on Luka Modric

Posted Thursday, September 01, 2011 by hits

RIB RAID ... Blues want Franck CHELSEA made a £30million move for French star Franck Ribery yesterday. Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has turned to Ribery in his search for a world-class playmaker after being frustrated by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy's tough stance over Luka Modric. But Bayern Munich will not consider a deal for less than £36m. The Blues are ready to hand him a pay dea...Full Story »

Assou-Ekotto: 'Modric is happy to stay with Spurs'

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by hits

Benoit Assou-Ekotto has given the strongest indication yet that Luka Modric could be set to remain at Spurs. The Croatian midfielder has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea all summer after publicly declaring his desire to swap White Hart Lane for Stamford Bridge, but Spurs stood firm and refused to sell at any cost. And now Assou-Ekotto has told talkSPORT that during a ...Full Story »

Daniel Levy goes on the offensive in Luka Modric war

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011 by The Sun151 hits

DANIEL LEVY has gone on the offensive in his fight to keep want-away midfielder Luka Modric at Tottenham. The Spurs chairman has called Chelsea and told them to lay off his Croatian midfielder who he insists is going nowhere. And now he is planning showdown talks with the unsettled star later today in a bid to bring the long-running saga to an end. A top Tottenham source said: "Luka refused...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku slept in a Didier Drogba shirt

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by The Sun208 hits

ROMELU LUKAKU is in blue heaven after finally meeting his boyhood idol Didier Drogba.Now the £20million teenager has urged Drogba to stay at Stamford Bridge and help him to become the next Chelsea superstar. Lukaku, signed from Anderlecht earlier this month, admitted he was in tears after finally attending his first Blues match at the weekend. And the 18-year-old Chelsea obsessive revea...Full Story »

Chelsea’s Lukaku flattered by Drogba comparisons

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Tipped as the next Didier Drogba, Chelsea new boy Romelu Lukaku is flattered to be compared to the powerhouse striker with whom he bears a striking resemblance in stature and playing style. Drafted into Chelsea’s burgeoning squad from Belgian club Anderlecht this month for a fee media reports said was in the region of 18 million pounds ($29.68 million), the 18-y...Full Story »

Tottenham rebel Luka Modric goes on strike

Posted Monday, August 22, 2011 by The Sun311 hits

LUKA MODRIC went on strike yesterday as Chelsea lodged an official £30million bid for the wantaway Tottenham star. Modric, 25, refused to travel for tonight's Premier League clash at Manchester United. And the Spurs midfielder has told boss Harry Redknapp he has no intention of playing for the club again. Redknapp had hoped Modric would be fit for Old Trafford after beating a minor gro...Full Story »

Rafael Van der Vaart: Spurs don't need Luka Modric to make top 4

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2011 by The Sun165 hits

RAFAEL VAN DER VAART fears Luka Modric will quit Tottenham - but insists Spurs can challenge for the top four without him.With Chelsea preparing an improved £30million bid for the unsettled Modric, Monday's trip to Old Trafford could be the Croatian midfielder's last game in a Spurs shirt. Van der Vaart said: "There is a lot of speculation about Luka and we don't know when he is going to...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku seals £18m Chelsea switch

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by The Sun144 hits

CHELSEA expect to finally seal the £18million arrival of Romelu Lukaku today.Then they will move to sign Belgian, Genk winger Kevin de Bruyne. Striker Lukaku, 18, has not officially completed his move from Anderlecht despite training with Andre Villas-Boas' squad for the past week. But all the red tape should sorted today, making him eligible for his debut at home to West Brom on Saturd...Full Story »

Chelsea are going back with £30million for Luka Modric

Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by The Sun147 hits

CHELSEA are going back to Tottenham with a £30million bid for Luka Modric.New Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is concerned by the lack of pace in his midfield - which he felt was shown up in Sunday's goalless draw at Stoke. Chelsea will offer £30m cash or £27m plus Yossi Benayoun. SunSport understands the midfielder is not against a move to White Hart Lane. The bid is a consider...Full Story »

Chelsea ready to pull the plug on Luka Modric swoop

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by hits

BAD LUK ... Blues are cooling on Mod Chelsea might pull the plug on moves to sign Spurs star Luka Modric. New Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is in the market for a midfielder but Tottenham rejected their £27million offer for the Croatian. But Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said: "Most clubs don't want to talk about players they are interested in but the Modric situation became public. "We di...Full Story »

Romelu Lukaku is pinching himself over dream move to Chelsea

Posted Monday, August 08, 2011 by hits

ROMELU LUKAKU reckons he is joining his dream team after Chelsea agreed a deal to sign the Anderlecht striker. The Blues' long pursuit of Lukaku, 18, finally paid off last night when they announced they were poised to sign him, subject to the player passing a medical and accepting terms. Lukaku, who is valued at between £15million and £20m, made no secret of the fact he was a Chels...Full Story »

Chelsea reaches agreement with Anderlecht for the transfer of Romelu Lukaku

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport66 hits

Anderlecht has announced that it has reached an accord with Chelsea for the transfer of young forward Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian outfit announced on its official website. Although the finer details of the move are yet to be confirmed by either club, the 18-year-old will join Andre Villas-Boas' side once formalities and a medical have been finalized. A statement on Anderlecht's website read: "R...Full Story »

Chelsea agree deal to sign Lukaku from Anderlecht

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

BRUSSELS, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Chelsea have agreed a deal with Anderlecht to sign 18-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian club said on its website on Saturday. Lukaku will join the Premier League club subject to passing a medical and agreeing personal terms. “It’s a shame we have to let go of Romelu, who was scouted and trained by Anderlecht, but the transfer is a win-w...Full Story »

Anderlecht chief claims no agreement with Chelsea over 13 million euro transfer fee for Romelu Lukaku

Posted Saturday, August 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

Anderlecht director Herman Van Holsbeeck has said there is no agreement with Chelsea over his club's 13 million euro transfer fee demands for Romelu Lukaku, but has not ruled out a move in the near future.The Premier League club is expected to continue dialogue with the Belgian side over the 18-year-old, who has long been linked with a move to London.Lukaku has already started the season with hi...Full Story »

Chelsea go back in with new £30m bid for Luka Modric

Posted Monday, August 01, 2011 by The Sun114 hits

CHELSEA will make a third bid for Luka Modric this week.The Blues are set to improve their offer to £30million but insist they will not break the bank to sign the Croatian playmaker. Tottenham have already rejected raids of £22m and £27m from their London neighbours. Yet Chelsea are confident £30m will finally land their man - a figure that still falls way below Spurs bos...Full Story »

Anderlecht: No £20m bid from Chelsea for Lukaku

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by hits

Anderlecht have denied claims Chelsea have made a £20m offer for teenage sensation Romelu Lukaku. Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is a keen admirer of the stocky striker and has eulogised about him this summer, with the new boss eager to strengthen his squad, particularly up front. Dubbed the 'new Didier Drogba' thanks to his powerful build and scoring prowess, Lukaku is said to be ke...Full Story »

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