Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Ronald Koeman has revealed the Saints have lost patience with their troubled striker after he failed to report with the rest of the squad for preseason training.
The former Ajax and Barcelona player will make his move to the Premier League on a four-year deal.
The 22-year-old was also the subject of significant interest from Southampton but has opted to move to Loftus Road and partner in defense with Rio Ferdinand.
The Blues finished four points off Manchester City last season and reached the semifinals of Europe's elite club competition, and their manager believes they are stronger now.
UEFA has demanded that part of the Parc des Princes be closed when the Ligue 1 club next plays in European football due to supporters' abuse of Chelsea fans.
Despite speculation linking the Sporting Lisbon left back to the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, the Saints have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals for the 24-year-old.
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Colombia international will soon complete his move to the Gunners from Ligue 1 side Nice. Goal profiles the 25-year-old ahead of the 2014-15 season
The Reds captain announced he would quit England duty on Monday and his former club-mate believes the Anfield outfit will benefit from the midfielder's decision
The out-of-favor Barcelona striker has been heavily linked with a move to England in recent weeks and is a target for Stoke City
The Colombia goalkeeper could have a medical with the Gunners in the next 72 hours and link up with the club on its preseason tour of the USA.
The former Chelsea star says he was unfairly portrayed as greedy and a "cheat," and also confirmed he turned down offers from MLS.
The 33-year-old is convinced that the club will go on to win silverware in the near future and says the decision to leave Louis van Gaal's side was the hardest of his career.
The Blues' three big summer signings are all included but World Cup stars Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Oscar, Ramires and Andre Schurrle are omitted.
The veteran defender has reversed course and will join Massimiliano Allegri's men in Italy from Manchester United.
After 114 caps, the 34-year-old midfielder has called it "a sad day for me knowing that I won't pull on the England shirt again."
The England international is currently on the club's preseason tour of the United States, where he hopes to make an impact on the new Manchester United manager.
Arsene Wenger reportedly met with the striker's agent in June. But the Gunners have not followed up on their interest in the 23-year-old, according to Adriano Gallian.
The Spanish forward will return to La Liga after a difficult debut campaign at Anfield, during which he scored only one goal in all competitions.
The Honduras international, who made 16 Premier League appearances last season, has seen his proposed switch fall apart.
The striker suffered the injury during Manchester City's preseason win over Hearts on Friday and says he will now be sidelined "for a few months."