Chelsea FC latest transfer rumours, team news roundup: Mario Balotelli
There’s a storm a-brewing at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea drop another vital three points this time against Steve Clarke’s high flying West Bromwich Albion, which the back pages are claiming see Roberto Di Matteo get the chop.
After only six months of basking in European Champions League glory Di Matteo is on the back foot, the vortex of negativity swirling from Daily Mail.
The newspaper’s football transfers column has Chelsea’s next games lined up suggesting Di Matteo is in for a tough time if he is to pull off victories over Juventus in Turin tomorrow and Manchester City at the weekend, at worst he could be handed his p45 before the January transfer window.
Many fans bestowed a large portion of the blame for Saturday’s loss to the Baggies onto Fernando Torres, who left the field without scoring not for the first time amidst jeers from the travelling crowd.
The Sun’s football transfer gossip is playing matchmaker on behalf of Mario Balotelli, who sometimes shows up in important games for Man City these days suggesting his next move, January or after, will be to another big club, namely PSG, Milan, or even Chelsea.
Balotelli is out of favour at the Etihad Stadium and may be used as a makeweight to bring in Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, who is Man City and PSG’s number one choice.
No recent discussions have been reported on Chelsea’s desire to lure Falcao, however the possibility of their interest in Balotelli being a smokescreen while the real transfer talks go on behind the scenes in Spain can not be ruled out.
PSG will do little to upset the comfort of main striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has staked his claim as one of the world’s best, which could signal the end of their interest in Balotelli meaning Chelsea have the upper hand to buy the Italian if they should wish.