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Agree or not: Brazilian elite finally explains why he ditched Chelsea




About a few years ago when Brazil had special talents that could dribble to break the feet of many players; with a countless number of leg-overs and unseen skills, Robinho was among the league of players who were the Brazilian elites that played with Real Madrid.

When it was time for him to leave Santiago, Chelsea came under the influence of then manager Filipe Scolari as the Blues were more optimistic to sign the forward until another contender came in.

Thanks to the newly rejuvenated Man City side by the oil-rich owners who later scooped Robinho.

A lot of boos and cacophony were heard on the pitch in his debut against the original club that first came for his signature.

Fans were upset that Robinho left purposely in pursuit for money but the truth unfolded in an interview in what would be regarded as the late period.

According to Robinho when  asked :

“I wanted to go to Chelsea, Scolari told me that I could make the difference for him in the team.”

“However, Real Madrid ended up badly with them, they didn’t like the way Chelsea sold shirts with my name on them before the deal was done.”

It appears that it wasn’t his making after all but it was the Blues who were too to quick in excitement that changed the plans.

Madrid thought of keeping their pride to reject the offer afterwards.

They were also concerned about the damage he could do if by chance they Madrid meets Chelsea in the Champions league of which by then, Man City was not in the Champions League.

Robinho did not really enjoy his stay at the Etihad after spending one year and six months with the club; perhaps Chelsea would have been a better option.

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Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.

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Manchester United tackle Chelsea, and PSG for Barcelona’s midfield maestro

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Ivan Rakitic

Manchester United are hoping to reignite interest in Barcelona’s 30-year-old midfielder Ivan Rakitic, whose contract wasn’t renewed by the Catalans during the summer.

Paul Pogba is yet to justify his steep price tag with the Red Devils while Fred, Fellaini, and McTominay are yet to offer what the Croatian star would bring to the team.

The Croatian star will reach the end of his deal with the Blaugrana by the end of the 2020-21 season but Valverde is reportedly not coy on offering him a new contract due to his growing age.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is also keeping close tabs on the player’s contract saga at Camp Nou and he’s determined to make move for his signature in the next transfer market.

The former Empoli and Napoli boss is hoping to add more strength to his midfield’s setup in the second half of the season.

He has set his eyes on the Croatian star despite Mourinho’s interest in the 30-year-old man.

Talksport are also reporting that Ligue 1 Champions Paris St-German are equally interested in his services as Thomas Tuchel is hoping to bolster his squad with the player’s acquisition.

Tuchel is hoping to win this season’s Champions League trophy, so, he believes there is a need to add some more quality to his present crop of players.

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£22 million rated player wants to play for Chelsea





Baba Rahman

Baba Rahman signed as left back from Augsburg for £22 million, who yearned for a start with the Blues in a battle with Filipe Luiz while they were both in Chelsea.

He left on loan to join German club Schalke 04 while the Brazilian left-back left for Atletico Madrid; Baba was never seen as a potential Chelsea left-back afterwards.

The arrival of former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte brought another left back in Marcos Alonso.

A few months later Rahman’s hidden option as part of the Blues was still established when Conte opted for Emerson from Roma.

Chelsea now have a new manager who doesn’t seem to buy players that are stepping towards the evening of their game.

The Ghanaian left back his still poised that he would one day get a chance to play again with Chelsea.

“As one of the best clubs in the world, Chelsea give many players the chance to make their dreams come true and become better footballers.”

Chelsea have brought in Jorginho and recently signed Ethan Ampadu: they rejected the loan movement of Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Crystal Palace and also introduced Hudson-Odoi to the team.

Its been a while since the Blues saw such method of establishing the club with young quality players.

Sarri’s arrival has played a vital role in encouraging young talents, so Baba Rahman has made his intention known that he would love to play for Chelsea some day.

“You can never say where football will guide you to. Maybe I stay for the next 10 years at Schalke but I can also imagine playing for Chelsea again,”

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Latest Football Gossip: Ronaldo, Sterling, Ampadu, Van Dijk, Mesut Ozil, Berbatov, Benteke.






Negotiation between Man City and Raheem Sterling has been stalled, but they are poised on extending the 23-year-old player’s contract till 2020.

Virgil van Dijk was the reason why former Westbrom scout quite his job because they refused to buy the complete defender.

Leicester City’s Harry Maguire denied claim that Foxes were sad in the match against Bournemouth because they went by car instead of a plane.

Former Prime minister Tony Blair has been announced as a probable Premier League chairman in the recently held meeting.

Three Lions manager Southgate was captured watching Derby vs Fulham instead of Liverpool vs PSG.

Morata could lose his place at Chelsea after falling below Giroud in Sarri’s pecking order as it was reported that West Ham and Dortmund are already showing interest for a loan request.

Former Liverpool player Christian Benteke is facing the most difficult level of his career as he looks forward to reviving Crystal Palace.

Mesut Ozil’s agent has reacted to Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos and Manuel Neuer’s words against Ozil’s decision to quit international football.

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel was tentative about the defeat at Anfield. Claiming that it was not a true reflection of the result.

Sunderland rejoices over new development as Uruguayan investor with 20% investment makes plans to return the club to Premier League in three years.

Former Manchester United and Tottenham’s legend Dimitar Berbatov is poised that Ronaldo’s Juve will play against Barcelona or Manchester City in the final.

When Sergio Ramos was asked to react about Griezmann’s claim that he was seen “ eating at the same table” with Messi and Ronaldo, he replied the World Cup winner by saying “ Ignorance is always bold”.

Tottenham are reportedly struggling to sell EPL Cup tie against Watford to their own supporters.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand claimed that Salah was celebrating Firmino’s goal instead of being upset.

Chelsea player, Ethan Ampadu signed a new 5 year deal with the London club.

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Chelsea sold this ‘Unbelievable footballer’ valued for ‘£50 million’





Nathaniel Chalobah

Watford captain Troy Deeney has labelled former Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah as an unbelievable player.

Chalobah has extensively been with the Blues since he was 10-years-old but after graduating to be amongst the squad, he started just one match in 7 years and 9 appearances from the bench.

Chelsea have been branded for their loan power which could take several years and there is no reservation that the Blues barely give youths opportunities to play until they are suitable and established.

Chalobah stood as a victim that was loaned to Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley, Reading, Napoli and Watford before signing fully with the Hornets.

He is a bag of talent that plays his own kind of football; one who has been tipped to play in the international games with The Three Lions someday.

While his captain was asked about him, he ascribed the incredible player as an unbelievable footballer who makes football look relaxed.

It appears that injury problem made him lose his chances of being part of his current club even though he’s not been a usual starter for the Hornets.

However, Deeney sees him as a player that will be valued for £50 million when he’s playing week in week out.

“I don’t want to put you under too much pressure, but I think in 18 months’ time if he’s playing week in week out you’re talking about a £50 million player easey.” Said Deeney.

PSG and United joins the race with Chelsea and Liverpool to battle for this adroit Brazilian player.

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