Chelsea FC latest team news, transfer rumours: Miralem Pjanic
Chelsea FC transfer rumours are stirring before the dust has settled on Rafa Benitez’s defeat yesterday at the hand of Corinthians in the Club World Cup, today the West London outfit is linked with Roma ace Miralem Pjanic.
Touted as the next Frank Lampard, Pjanic is enjoying a prolific spell at Serie A side Roma, having been given the once over by scouts his estimated transfer fee is said to be in the region of £12m.
Rafa Benitez knows he must move fast if he is to replace leading figure Lampard currently out of contract in the summer, the gossip columns are calling this a toss up between Chelsea and PSG as to which club Pjanic chooses to join.
On the field, Chelsea lost their latest battle to Corinthians of Brazil in the Club World Cup final in Japan, after Paolo Guerrero netted a second-half header to secure a 1-0 win.
Guerrero struck home on 69 minutes to claim bragging rights as the world’s greatest club side this term dealing a blow to Rafa Benitez who was on the hunt for his first trophy as Chelsea boss.
No player was more disappointed than midfielder Oscar, one of several Brazilians at Chelsea playing against the team from his native country: “I didn’t think we lacked effort, this happens.”
”He went on to tell news source Rede Globo “Chelsea wanted this title so much, we have been training a lot in London for this competition. But defeat happens. Corinthians played well and deserved to win.”
“It was a good game, we just didn’t create as much as usual, Cassio made some great saves and Corinthians scored when they had the chance.”