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Chelsea Transfers: Possible January targets for Rafa Benitez - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the news that Rafael Benitez has taken temporary charge at Stamford Bridge, it makes the Chelsea transfers this January extremely unpredictable.
Here are a few options he may go for:
Falcao of Atletico Madrid has been linked with a move to Chelsea for months. The only problem here is that Benitez may be unwilling to try and bring in a player for the long term success of the club if he’s not going to be in charge for longer than the summer.
The Napoli striker is another player who has been appearing on the news feeds connected to Chelsea. He has been a very prolific player in Italy with a high goals to games ratio. However, his price could put Benitez off as Napoli have previously stated they want £30 million for his services.
Benitez could go back to his old club Liverpool and try to sign the versatile Agger who would be good for Chelsea in term...
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has already taken a swipe at Rafael Benitez after he took charge of Chelsea.
Benitez has been swiftly installed in the Stamford Bridge hotseat after Roberto Di Matteo was axed as Blues boss on Wednesday and Ferguson is baffled by events in west London.
The Scot is full of sympathy for Di Matteo, who was sacked despite landing the UEFA Champions...
Rafael Benitez has appointed Boudewijn Zenden as his assistant manager at Chelsea , according to the Dutchman's father and agent.
Benitez was named interim boss until the end of the season on Wednesday night, and has now begun the challenge of winning round his new club's players and fans, something that could be helped by adding a former Blues star to his coaching staff...
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With priceless timing, Benitez was presented Thursday as the team's ninth manager in nine years just minutes after Chelsea's complaint that one of its black players had been subjected to racist...
Rafael Benitez claimed it took him just one training session to see where Chelsea could improve.
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But the former Liverpool boss, controversially appointed interim Blues manager on Wednesday...
Rafael Benitez is confident Pep Guardiola will tell him if he decides to take the Chelsea job, but has admitted Roman Abramovich is unlikely to do the same.
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Benitez can Kick Torres into Life - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Rafael Benitez has been appointed Chelsea boss until the end of the season, hate it or love it Chelsea fans but he’s in and he’s in to stay.
The biggest immediate change that Benitez can make with Chelsea is how he will interact with under performing striker Fernando Torres. Benitez was the manager who originally...
Juan Mata has hailed Rafael Benitez as "a great coach" following his fellow Spaniard's appointment as Chelsea boss until the end of the season.
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Sources close to Pep Guardiola say the in-demand manager may turn down the Chelsea job because he wants to take charge at Manchester United.
Rafael Benitez took over from Roberto Di Matteo as Chelsea boss last week but it is widely believed that owner Roman Abramovich will move for ex-Barcelona head coach Guardiola in the summer.
But Guardiola, currently on a sabbatical in New...
Roberto Di Matteo says he leaves Chelsea with his head held high despite his dismissal as manager.
Di Matteo's reign at Stamford Bridge lasted just 262 days - six more than his predecessor Andre Villas-Boas - but during his short time in charge they won the Champions League and FA Cup.
Di Matteo was dismissed in the early hours of Wednesday morning after Chelsea's 3-0 Champions...
Well it had to come to an end eventually, after several weeks which featured some memorable football games that will be in contention for the best of the season, we were subjected to a bit of a down week. What these past seven days will be remembered for will be the first two managers being sacked of the season. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sacked Roberto di Matteo...