Newcastle chasing Blues Midfielder ..

Newcastle United are believed to be keen bring Yossi Benayoun to St James Park, as the North East club looks to continue to rebuild.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Reports in the Daily Mirror, suggest the ex-Liverpool player could be set to leave Stamford Bridge after an unsuccessful debut season.                                                                                                                                                       
Not that it was the Israelis fault as he missed most of the season after rupturing his Achilles, ironically against Newcastle as they beat Chelsea 4-3 in the League Cup.
 
Only yesterday it was reported that Benayoun could be used as bait as part of a possible deal for Croatian star Luka Modric.                                                                                                                                                                                                             
With the Blues haiving paid £5.5million last season, they would be keen to recoup a large percentage of that fee.                                                                                                                                                                        
By Scott Balaam
Twitter @theshed11

 

  • Gary

    Buying teenagers with limited experience is the way to go for the future, but right now Chelsea needs some ready-made youngsters who are proven at top clubs. Lukaku is a good example; he can play right away, but we need a few more, especially in the winger, right back, and central defence positions. Someone must be phased in to fill John Terry’s shoes this year; and I would volunteer Neven Subotic for that. I am not totally sure that Van De Wiel would be the best option to replace Ferreira or Bosingwa, but I am sure that a replacement is needed. But a top winger is perhaps the most interesting consideration; I think most Chelsea fans are eager to see a player that can make a difference when the opposition parks the metaphoric bus across goal. Here we need a player with the vision and tricks to send defenders the wrong way, and the skill to lay on a perfect pass or attack alone. And here only one name springs to mind and that is Neymar. For all the concerns I and others have about him I still think he would prove to be an extraordinary weapon (He is a striker, winger, and central midfielder). Perhaps Di Matteo was watching him in Germany this week for similar reasons. If I had the money I would go for it.

  • Gary

    Buying teenagers with limited experience is the way to go for the future, but right now Chelsea needs some ready-made youngsters who are proven at top clubs. Lukaku is a good example; he can play right away, but we need a few more, especially in the winger, right back, and central defence positions. Someone must be phased in to fill John Terry’s shoes this year; and I would volunteer Neven Subotic for that. I am not totally sure that Van De Wiel would be the best option to replace Ferreira or Bosingwa, but I am sure that a replacement is needed. But a top winger is perhaps the most interesting consideration; I think most Chelsea fans are eager to see a player that can make a difference when the opposition parks the metaphoric bus across goal. Here we need a player with the vision and tricks to send defenders the wrong way, and the skill to lay on a perfect pass or attack alone. And here only one name springs to mind and that is Neymar. For all the concerns I and others have about him I still think he would prove to be an extraordinary weapon (He is a striker, winger, and central midfielder). Perhaps Di Matteo was watching him in Germany this week for similar reasons. If I had the money I would go for it.

  • Jay

    We should go for Di Maria. He's the perfect player for us right now. If not him then have a punt at Johnson. I'm fed up of talk about Modric when we have Josh in the side who is already good enough ffs, and Benayoun is perfect back up for him and Lampsy. Forget about buying a right-back, we have Billy Clifford.