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Arsene Beats Chelsea, Again

Arsene Beats Chelsea, Again

It has been made known that Chelsea failed with a bid to sign Arsenal's new star, Tomas Rosicky.

This new coup makes it four players in less than a year the Wenger has signed from under Mourinho's nose. 'The Special (needs) one' also tried to capture Alex Hleb, Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott, however all four players realised the range of possibilities at Arsenal and opted for the N5 club.

Despite offering more than twice the amount Arsenal paid for the player, Dortmund, rather funnily, demanded more.

Pavel Paska has confirmed that Chelsea would not meet Borussia's demands.

"Chelsea once offered Dortmund €18 million but Borussia demanded €22 million so the deal went wrong," Paska told Sport.

I feel the world of football is becoming wise to the Chelsea spending machine, after the Blues bowed to the pressure of Lyon at the begining of the season by paying 24 million for Michael Essien despite claiming they would never pay that much.

I wonder what the odds of a Rosicky winner at Stamford Bridge next season will be?


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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday May 24 2006
Time: 6:00PM

Comments

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Wow i never knew that hleb and all others were wanted by chelsea.
kenyanrudeboy
24/05/2006 18:08:00
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Chelsea bid for Rosicky in 2004 e.g. not recently and have moved on a long way since!!!!!
BarrieK
24/05/2006 18:26:00
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I just can't believe a gooner could post this story, without checking his facts first. Oh to have the intelligence of a gooner. There is no denying Chelsea were interested in Rosicky. However it was Claudio Ranieri who tried to sign him in the January window in 2004. The deal fell through, because the clubs were unable to agree a fee. When Mourinho arrived in the summer, Rosicky was not in his plans and Chelsea didn't bother to go back for him. So not only are you wrong in saying Rosicky was signed under Mourinho's nose, (Jose never wanted him in the first place), but Arsenal have signed a player rejected by Chelsea as simply just not good enough. I suggest the next time you write an article, do a little homework first. You won't look so stupid then.............LOL
McChelski
24/05/2006 18:33:00
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Oh well, we still did snatch the other three from under his nose!!!!
Rocky7
24/05/2006 18:36:00
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We all get things wrong from time to time.
Rocky7
24/05/2006 18:37:00
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Rocky, you are assuming McChelski is not talking through his Trottenham.
northwilts
24/05/2006 18:43:00
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Actually the source's do say 2004, however it doesn't say at what period (Winter or Summer). Either way, we got him, Diaby, Hleb and Walcott, so if I'm right.....good stuff.....if I'm wrong, we still ended up with all four players, so I'm not going to lose to much sleep about making and error on Chelsea's transfer history.
Rocky7
24/05/2006 18:49:00
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Guys... I believe that McChel***** is right... Mourinho never went for Rosicky because he does not know much about talent... he only knows those who he has seen on TV... and Dortmund have not been in the Champions league so he has never seen him.. fair enough.... As for Diaby and Theo... He only went for them because Arsene went for them......
KAlli
24/05/2006 19:23:00
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How could any promising midfielder go to the bridge now? There just isn't any room!
GunnerBlood
24/05/2006 21:13:00
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That's just so hurtful. I mean, had we signed Reyes, Hleb or Theo Walcott, not to mention Rosicky, maybe Chelsea could have managed to overtake Arsenal and manage - at last - to get our hands on some real silverware! Instead, we have to make do with Michael Ballack. Who is clearly the poor man's Rosicky.
EuroBlue
24/05/2006 22:51:00
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