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At this time of year, there aren’t many football stories that aren’t centred around transfer speculation. With this in mind, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look at the Chelsea rumours doing the rounds this week. No matter how ludicrous – let’s cast an eye over the latest speculation.

Chelsea to miss out on Alexander Pato – It seems as though Carlo Ancelotti’s bid to bring the Brazilian teenager to Stamford Bridge has been halted by AC Milan turning down a ‘monster bid’ for the striker. This is according to the club’s vice president Adriano Galliani.

Villa to snub Premier League – Another reported Chelsea target, David Villa, has revealed that he wants to stay in Spain for the time being. The striker says that the Spanish League suits his game, meaning that he will ‘not be moving abroad’.

Chelsea to snap up wonder kid – The Mirror is reporting that Chelsea are favourites to sign Charlton midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for £3m. The 17-year-old England youth international is also being watched by Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham.

Boro keeper to join – Another English player that has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is Ross Turnbull. The 24-year-old Middlesbrough keeper is highly-rated by Chelsea’s scouts and will boost their ‘home-grown’ quota for next season.

Chelsea interested in Teenage Arshavin – CSKA Moscow wonder-kid Alan Dzagoev could be set for a move to the Premier League this summer and Chelsea are one of the clubs keen on his signature. The 19-year-old
attacking midfielder has built a huge reputation for himself in Russia and Ancelotti could move for him very soon.

So, that’s just about it for the football rumours today. There is time for just one more though, courtesy of the dodgiest football rumours website around.

David Beckham to join Chelsea – The former England captain will join the Blues on loan in November once the MLS has finished according to some reports. This would see him link up with Ancelotti once more after his loan spell at AC Milan last season.

Make of this one what you will!

By Thomas Rooney

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