Chelsea Transfer Balls: Raphael Varne for £20m, Pogba and Messi for £277 and more desperate reporting
Chelsea Transfer Balls: a look at players being linked to Chelsea in the media. Facts don’t matter. This is about the rumour and utter balls being presented as fact:
Daily Express: “Chelsea and Manchester United have been told they will have to pay £20m if they want to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 21.”
Number of quotes from player, agent or club: zero.
Daily Star: “Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, 26, is set to disappoint Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United by signing a new deal with the Spanish side.”
Number of quotes from Chelsea now or ever expressing an interest in Buquets: zero.
Daily Star: “Chelsea are set to complete the £4m signing of Croatia forward Andrej Kramaric from HNK Rijeka.”
Number of quotes from Chelsea: zero.
Daily Express: “Chelsea Transfer News: £277m DOUBLE bid for Messi and Pogba,”
Paul Pogba should have his own rumour mill.
Number of quotes from Cheslea: zero.
Running total: Add them to these five new faces, and Chelsea sign 8 players in the Transfer Window.