Chelsea could be lining up a £20m move for Everton’s right back Seamus Coleman. The Everton’s player of the year and Players’ player of the year 2013/14 season has emerged as one of the top target for Jose Mourinho.
Having impressed for Everton in recent seasons, it is no surprise top English clubs will be jostling for his signature. The 26-year-old Irish man is seen by many as one of the best defenders in the premier league and his inclusion in the PFA team of the year 2013/14 was no surprise.
Chelsea have emerged as one of the suitors while Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United have also been mentioned. It is believed that with Everton’s poor form the player could be ready to move to bigger clubs if the offer comes. The opportunity to play in the champions league could also be an attraction for the player.
Chelsea already have two of the best right full backs in the Epl in Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta though the latter has played majority of the campaign at left back. The sudden interest could mean Mourinho wants to push Ivanovic back to central defence- his natural position and see the attacking minded Coleman as the ideal man to help push the attack from right back.
Coleman has represented Everton five time this season before sustaining a head injury in the game against Wolfsburg early September though he is expected to return to action after the international break.
It is yet to be seen if Eveton will be willing to sell their best player last season especially now that the team seems to be struggling. The player also still has a long contract with Everton after signing a new five and half year deal earlier in June.
Mark Schwarzer and Petr Cech
Chelsea have reject an emergency loan move from Fulham for their former and now Chelsea’s third keeper Mark Schwarzer. The cottagers are having a hard time in the championship after being relegated last season. The move is said to be an emergency loan move which will see the keeper spend the rest of the season at craven cottage but Jose Mourinho have rejected the move as their is still uncertainties hanging over the future of Petr Cech.
The Cech goal keeper has found himself play second fiddle after the arrival of Thibaut Courtois from Atletico Madrid where he has been on loan in the past three seasons. Jose Mourinho seems to prefer the young Belgian in post and speculation have been going round that Cech might seek a move for regular football actions elsewhere. The player was quoted earlier in the week saying
“I have not spoken to anyone but I think they know me well enough at the club to know that the situation is definitely not the way I would imagine. He said
“With the Euros [in 2016] and the national team in mind, there is no time for me to sit on the bench and not to play.
“If the situation will not start to improve for me, then I will want to solve it.”
AS Roma of Italy and french giants Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco have been tipped as the player’s possible destination and a move could well be on the card in January.
Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard:
Elsewhere, there is good news for Chelsea as goal keeper Thibaut Courtois returns to action for Belgium in their 6-0 demolition of Andorra in the Euro 2016 qualifiers on Friday.
The 22-year-old was feared could miss the match after coming off injured in a collision with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez during Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal.
The player was suspected to have sustained a head injury after the collision but he recovered on time to make the trip for Marc Wilmorts side. He was in action for all 90minutes and showed no sign of illness.
Meanwhile his club team mate and compatriot Eden Hazard was conspicuously missing for the game but coach of the side Marc Wilmort has said it was a precautionary measure not to aggravate a toe injury the player was carrying.
Its is believe Hazard came out of the Arsenal game over the weekend with a bad toe. The coach however, expressed optimism the Chelsea player of the year will be back in their line-up for the game against Bosnia Hezergovina.
Belgium play Bosnia on Monday as part of their Euro 2016 qualifiers.