United, Chelsea start battle for PSG striker Cavani

The fight for Edinson Cavani’s signature is already under way, according to one of the UK’s national newspapers. Represenatives of the PSG striker were in London Thursday which prompted speculation Manchester United and Chelsea did not waste any time in trying to procure his services.

We’ve got the latest on a rival to Manchester City in their bid to land midfielder Fernando, who will leave Porto in the summer, plus stories on Liverpool, Ashley Cole and Adnan Januzaj. Click here for more.  


Liverpool look to Blues defender


Chelsea have a wealth of defenders at Stamford Bridge and Jose Mourinho may look to offload a few in the transfer window. Mourinho has frozen Ashley Cole out of the starting 11, preferring Cesar Azpilicueta on the left-hand side of defense. 

Today’s newspapers report that the Blues’ third-choice Ryan Bertrand could be on his way out the door. The likely destination is Merseyside, where both Liverpool and Everton are admirers of the 24-year-old.

For this rumor and the rest of New Year’s Day transfer gossip, click here.


Cole, Alonso heading in opposite directions?

Just two days to go before the transfer window reopens and Chelsea are getting itchy fingers. Jose Mourinho is thought to be preparing a move fro Xabi Alonso, who has shunned contract talks with Real Madrid. Interestingly, Ashley Cole has been linked with a move in the opposite direction. Click here for all of the the pre-window gossip from the UK press.


Cole the latest Chelsea star linked with Major League Soccer


Jermain Defoe’s protracted move to Toronto seems to be the continuation of a new trend in soccer transfers - with players being linked to moves between the Premier League and MLS almost constantly.

LA Galaxy stars Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane have recently been linked to loan moves to the so-called ‘biggest league in the world’, as has Seattle Sounders midfielder Clint Dempsey.

This next rumor is a biggy, though. According to one of the Sunday newspapers over in the UK, Champions League winner and England and Chelsea star Ashley Cole is being eyed up by two MLS sides for a summer switch.

Find out who and take a look at the rest of the day’s rumors in today’s Paper Chase.


Ashley Cole’s mom hints to PSG move via…yep, Facebook


Let’s face it, we all cringe when we get that Facebook friend request from mom or dad, or they comment on our status updates, or you see they posted baby pictures…

But that doesn’t compare to what Ashley Cole must be feeling right now after his mother took to Facebook to announce to the world that her baby will likely be off to Paris St Germain after this season. No really.

Here’s what she wrote: “Well looks like his going somewhere better hear than the talk of man u. Not too far on the Euro Star x.” [sic]

Added to her admittedly poorly-written post is a link to a report that PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti has already had talks with the longtime Chelsea fullback.

Sure, by no means does this indicate a done deal, but with Chelsea only offering Cole a 1-year deal, the math adds up for a potential PSG move, and this post only adds fuel to the rumor fire.

After all, a mother knows best right?