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Young Players See The Real Chelsea

Young Players See The Real Chelsea

After the initial throng of young and experienced players alike queing up to join Chelsea as the Blues entered the Abramovich era, it now appears that the penny has finally dropped with the young players of the world.

After Abou Diaby & Theo Walcott chose Arsenal over Chelsea for football reasons rather than the cash, highly rated midfield starlet, Yohann Gouffran has joined in with snubbing the boys from the Bridge claiming there is no place for a promising young player amidst the ranks of the highly paid 'superstars'.

Speaking reagrding his decision to stay with Caen rather than join one of the host of big clubs who came in for him, Gouffran revealed that Chelsea made a firm offer for him.

'In France, Auxerre, St Etienne and Monaco wanted to sign me,Chelsea also came with a concrete offer.'

'But I wasn't interested. Just look at their policy - they buy so many stars, there is no place for me.'

The French under 21 international showed that he has their number and knows exactly why Chelsea will struggle from now on signing young players.

'They would have loaned me for a year, and I don't want that.'

He also had a swipe about Roman Abramovich's long term intentions for the club, suggesting what we are all thinking, that the Russian Billionaire is just playing fantasy football.

'If I leave, it is to invest myself in a real project. I need implication.'

The Stamford Bridge faithful shouldn't be too downhearted, while there is money to be made from football, you'll always have some little Chav like Ashley Cole moving to the highest bidder, but in my opinion, they are welcome to them!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday September 27 2006
Time: 3:41PM


How's Gallas? Highly hamstrung we hope!
27/09/2006 16:30:00
He'll be fine. Nice to see you add something constructive to the article Merlin! What's wrong? You can't disagree??
27/09/2006 16:33:00
hahahahahahahaha @ Merlin and this stupid post
27/09/2006 16:34:00
Nice to see his departure still bothers you. We couldn't give a F*** if Cashley Tweedy plays for you lot or not.
27/09/2006 16:35:00
Why is it stupid MB? Because it's aimed at Chelsea? If it's so stupid, why not tell us why I'm wrong? And as for hoping another player is injured, that's a bit below the belt isn't it?!
27/09/2006 16:38:00
It isn't below the belt for them. Just proves what we've always known about Chelsea fans.
27/09/2006 16:43:00
Can I just clarify something: is this the same Arsenal site which berated the Vitals Chelsea site for continuing to write about William Gallas? I ask, as Chelsea might have some interest in talking about Gallas. Your club has absolutely nothing to do with this particular story about a player who decided not to play at Chelsea. You also ran a piece recently berating Chelsea for being HYPOCRITES. I'm wondering whether you took the trouble to look up the definition of that word before writing this article. Still, we're never surprised when Arsenal point at everyone else from the moral highground, conveniently ignoring the rivers of cess running under their own territory. P.S. on matters of substance, Gouffran's snub is obviously a body blow to Chelsea from which we will struggle to recover. However, the notion that this vicious humiliation is indicative of anything is clutching at straws.
27/09/2006 16:48:00
Chelski fans show the class demonstrated by their club. Still, like I say we're products of our environment I suppose. Did any Arsenal fans rejoice in the tackle on Cashley by Michael Brown? No, R.I.P Chelsea Football Club, gone forever.
Little Dutch
27/09/2006 16:52:00
Chelsea will struggle to sign youngsters.........mmmmmmmm. Thats apart from Kalou, Obi Mikel, Diarra, Morais, Nielson, Fernendes.........all of whom have signed in the last year or so.....I think the nationality of Gouffran has had more to do with his move to Arsenal than anything.
27/09/2006 16:58:00
Euroblue you look like your trying to dig yourself out of a whole. chelsea acting like kids is in my opinion what they did. if the allegations are true is still a matter that hasnt been revieled. dont be to alarmed at the amount of players that will not choose chelsea so they can come to arsenal. . . and dont forget walcott !
27/09/2006 17:01:00
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