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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hijacked Tottenham’s proposed £30million deal for Brazil winger Willian.
And the dramatic swoop for the Anzhi Makhachkala star immediately put Gareth Bale’s world-record switch to Real Madrid in doubt.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas insisted his side could cope without Bale after they stormed to a 5-0 win against Dinamo Tbilisi in their Europa League qualifying play-off.
But Sportsmail understands Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is so furious about Mourinho’s £32m move for Willian that he is threatening to pull the plug on Bale’s departure.
Stunned White Hart Lane officials will consider their next move on Friday.
Negotiations with Real about Bale are so far advanced that the £94m deal is still likely to go through by the September 2 deadline. However Levy’s apparent fury provides yet another twist to the biggest transfer saga of the summer.
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Jose Mourinho: Willian has chosen Chelsea over Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.comChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed in a press conference today that Willian has chosen to join the Blues, despite the Brazil international having a medical ahead of a proposed £30m move to Tottenham.
The Anzhi Makhachkala midfielder initially attracted the attention of Liverpool...
Bale or no Bale, Tottenham can qualify for Champions League next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.comTottenham Hotspur are on the verge of putting together a team capable of challenging on all fronts under manager Andre Villas-Boas, even if they lose their crown jewel Gareth Bale this summer. In fact they could make a great team that is capable of not only challenging for...
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has denied that a deal has been agreed for the record sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid .
Reports suggest Bale is closing in on a world-record transfer to the nine-time European champions, but Villas-Boas says that is not the case.
"That is not true," the Tottenham manager said ahead of the Europa League play-off against Dinamo Tbilisi...
Don't chant for me any more, Jose Mourinho beseeched the Chelsea fans after his rapturous welcome back to Stamford Bridge before, during and after the opening victory over Hull City -- chant for the team. Yet Mourinho seems still to be stealing every show.
As we move into a Premier League weekend that culminates in a mouthwatering Monday game, as Mourinho's team take on...
President Florentino Pérez sees Bale as the man to help promote the club in Asia and the Far East and coinciding his debut with Real Madrid’s first global audience-friendly time slot is seen as the perfect way to launch the club’s new image outside of Spain.
Pérez must now hope that Daniel Levy finally confirms acceptance of the club’s offer for Bale. Reports on Sky Italia...
Gareth Bale will FINALLY complete his long-awaited move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in the next 24 hours.
The deal has been agreed between the two clubs and Bale's world record £93m move will be confirmed tomorrow.
Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini is currently in Spain finalising Bale's transfer as well as the deal that will seal Erik Lamela's move to...
Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will wait until after Monday's Barclays Premier League match with Manchester United to make a third approach for transfer target Wayne Rooney.
Chelsea have seen two offers for Rooney rebuffed by United, who insist the England striker is not for sale.
Mourinho will test that resolve, but not until after the trip to Old Trafford.
"I don't want...
Jose Mourinho’s striker woes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has managed Chelsea through two games of the new Premier League season – winning both. However, he has named a different striker to play the lone role upfront in both games – Fernando Torres left and Demba Ba right.
Romelu Lukaku has come on as a sub in both league games – impressing...
For the first time since Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009, the talk in Spain doesn't revolve around either the Portugal forward or his main rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi.
Arguably the two best players in the world have been overshadowed by what appears to be the imminent arrival of Tottenham winger Gareth Bale to Madrid and Neymar's good start at Barcelona...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says a new bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney won't be submitted until after Monday's match at the Premier League champions.
Chelsea has had two bids rejected for the unsettled Rooney, who indicated to United toward the end of last season that he wanted to leave.
United has said Rooney is not for sale but that has not deterred Chelsea...
Hull City Winger Elmohamady
Ahmed Elmohamady is positive ahead of Hull’s first home game of the season when they face Norwich on Saturday.
Hull were handed a tough start to life back in the top flight with a trip to Stamford Bridge and suffered a 2-0 defeat to Jose Mourinho’s men.
But Elmohamady says he cannot wait to face a home crowd and compete with the elite.
“It felt great...
Europa League play-off: Dinamo Tbilisi vs Tottenham Confirmed Line-Ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tottenham Hotspur will travel to Georgia to take on Dinamo Tbilisi in the first leg of their Europa League play-off, looking to earn a comfortable victory.
Spurs have made four changes to the side that defeated Crystal Palace on Sunday. No place for Jermain Defoe as Roberto...
Anzhi striker Samuel Eto'o
Former Anzhi Makhachkala coach Rene Meulensteen has revealed Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto’o could make a move to Chelsea this summer.
The 32-year-old veteran striker who joined the Russian side in 2011 has been linked with a move to English giants Manchester United and Chelsea.
Eto’o and other Anzhi have been made available by...
Pellegrini, Manchester City and the benefit of a calm hand on the tiller - originally posted on Soccerlens.comThere’s an old Chinese curse along the lines of:
“May you live in interesting times.”
The point being that although there may be plenty of fireworks and noise to distract and attract during times of excitement, the best road map to success is through a calm and measured...