Chelsea's dramatic raid on Manchester City for two BIG names?

According to reports over the last few days, Chelsea are rumoured to be interested in making a move for TWO Manchester City players - Ede...

According to reports over the last few days, Chelsea are rumoured to be interested in making a move for TWO Manchester City players - Eden Dzeko and Yaya Toure. Do we think they will leave City this summer?

Edin Dzeko.

Now it's not the first time both players have been linked with Chelsea, with Dzeko only being linked with us this time last season but, after a disappointing season, you have to wonder if there is substance in these reports this time around?

Eden Dzeko is someone who has had to face life at City being in and out of the team. When you are up against Sergio Aguero I guess you have to admit you are never going to force him out of the side but when called upon the big striker normally delivers.

He is quick, agile, mobile, good on the ball and good in the air and a real asset to City but looking from the outside in, you have to feel that he needs to playing more games now and I just wonder if he will choose this summer to make a move away from the Etihad?

If Chelsea lose Didier Drogba this summer and despite all the other names we are being linked with, Dzeko would be right up there as a priority if he was to be made available. We have the battering ram/goal machine that is Diego Costa, we have the pace and finishing of Remy and Dzeko could be that someone in between for us.

I doubt that City would want to see him leave and would make life very, very difficult if he was to choose a top four rival but it will be interesting to see what happens.

Yaya Toure. 

The most interesting report is over the future of Yaya Toure and a possible link with a shock move to Chelsea. My initial reaction was that we have been here before haven't we. Toure seems to be linked with a move away virtually every season and we often read quotes made by his agent talking up leaving City.

The cynical side of me at the moment sees the fact that Toure has been well below par this season compared to least and that's been one of the deciding factors in City giving up their title this term. Knowing that, it's no surprise his agent has been quoted once again stating this time that his client is "90% certain to leave City" at the end of the season!

Toure 31 has two years left on his current contract which is a reported £220,000 per week and if this time his agent means business, it's going to take a hefty fee to match his current wage to convince City to sell. Would they consider selling to Chelsea or any of the other top four rivals?

Toure has obvious quality which is proven in this league. He would be a fantastic foil for Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas in the heart of the Chelsea midfield if we were able to sign him. However, I can see nothing in this at all unless the player really, really pushes for a move.

City's lack of progress in the Champions League (which makes our record look astonishing by the way) could be a real factor in the players decision over his future. Although City have taken major steps forward in establishing themselves in our domestic competitions, it's in Europe that they have fallen short which is hard to believe based on their current squad.

We also have to consider that Manuel Pellegrini's future is uncertain with Carlo Ancelotti being linked with the job this summer. If the Italian who won the double at Chelsea in 2009-10 was to move to Manchester, you would imagine that the owners would find a way to bankroll plenty of signings to revamp their squad.

Does that mean Yaya Toure will leave the Etihad this summer? I am not so sure!

Football Betting Odds

Looking to bet on football? then why not check out for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses
For the best FREE BETS & hottest sign-up offers; Best Betting Sites UK is the site to visit
Have a break from the footy & play the latest online slots @ You could get lucky!
Check out for the best new football betting offers around.
Chelsea to win the title? Find out what the bookies are offering at your newest online betting site



Google +

The Football Blog Network

For all the best free bet promo codes head over to Betting Code
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Get the best online free bets at Max Free Bets
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Learn everything you might need to know about the best bingo sites at in order to play wisely.
Chelsea fans, check out, the most comprehensive guide to all online betting offers on the web!
Check out our guide to the best Online Casino Ratings for the top casino sites and unique bonus offers
Compare the latest betting offers from established or newest UK
bookmakers for upcoming Premier League matches.
Find out the results of our research about best betting sites and
learn what they offer before signing up with a new bookie.