The Chelsea Daily Drivel - Monday 5th July 2010

The Chelsea Daily Drivel is a daily update of all the stories concerning our club, the rumours, the opinions and more.... So here is the l...

The Chelsea Daily Drivel is a daily update of all the stories concerning our club, the rumours, the opinions and more....

So here is the latest from around the web on Monday 5th July 2010 including: Fernando Torres' agent speaks out, Chelsea looking at Raul Meireles and Petr Cech speaks about Yossi Benayoun.

JOHANNESBURG, July 4, 2010 Fernando Torres (L) of Spain breaks through during the 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Paraguay at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 3, 2010.

First and to more on the speculation about Fernando Torres who hasn't exactly had the greatest World Cup so far with Spain. The players agent has spoken about his players future and has indicated that his future may not lie with current club Liverpool. He said:
‘It is very likely that Fernando Torres will stay in the Premier League, but I cannot say that it will be with Liverpool. We are working on his future but right now you cannot guarantee that he will stay with the English club. Barcelona are ruled out. Barcelona have signed David Villa and now they want to invest the money they have in other players.’
Again as before, this one will continue until after the World Cup when Torres will have a chance to speak with new Liverpool Manager Roy Hodgson. It will be after then that we will have more of an idea of the players intentions.

June 21, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa - epa02214585 Portugal's Raul Meireles celebrates after scoring the 1-0 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2010 group G preliminary round match between Portugal and North Korea at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 June 2010.

Now to news that Chelsea are looking at Porto Midfielder Raul Meireles. Its reported that Porto are looking to bring Joao Moutinho to their club and Meireles could be sold to accomodate him. It just so happens that the player has the same agent as Hilario, Deco, Ferreira and Ricardo Carvalho which should help negotiations if Chelsea will part with the 15m Euros Porto are looking to recoup for the player.

I like Meireles. I have seen him play for Porto and he is definatley a player who can pick and pass but also get stuck in at the same time. Again, we have to be aware this could be just a ploy from the players agent to attract interest to negotiate a better deal for his man so let's see what happens.

EAST HARTFORD, CT - MAY 25: Goalie Petr Cech #1 of the Czech Republic walks into position during a friendly match against the United States at Rentschler Field on May 25, 2010 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Now to Petr Cech. Cech after spening a relaxing summer away from football is back in Pre Season training starting today and ahead of pre season he has spoken about the signing of Yossi Benayoun. He also makes a very interesting point. First of the signing he said:
"I think he is a very intelligent player, very technical, different from other types of players we have in the squad, For me he is a very good player so I think he will be very welcome."

Now I recently wrote an article about Benayoun stating that I don't think he is good enough for Chelsea which sparked numerous comments. Check it out here.

Cech added his opinion of Chelsea's transfer signings and back's up my point I am happy to say. He said:
"As a player I only hope that if somebody leaves, he will be replaced with a player at least with the same quality or better. I think this is important for the group then you know that if someone leaves, their departure will not create any gap between the quality of the last season and the new season."

This is exactly the point I am trying to make. I feel that Benayoun creates a gap in quality and thats all I have been trying to say.

More tomorrow including a report on the squad's first day of pre-season training.


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