Paper Chase: Chelsea wants Walcott

Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…


Chelsea players were in revolt against boss Andre Villas-Boas last night – BEFORE their Napoli defeat.

Theo Walcott has emerged as a shock target for Chelsea.

John Terry could be a Euro 2012 doubt after being booked for a knee operation today.

Manchester United are to open talks with Nani over a new megabucks four-year deal – worth a whopping £130,000 a week.

Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez has finally apologized for his bust-up with boss Roberto Mancini.

Craig Bellamy has no plans to celebrate if he downs his hometown club at Wembley.

Brian McDermott has been ruled out of the running to be next Wolves boss.

Arsenal fans pay £2,500 for posh season tickets but do not bother going to matches.

Fabio Capello’s England exit could open the door for Paul Robinson to return to the international fold.

Emmanuel Adebayor is working hard to make his first return to the Emirates Stadium as a Spurs player on Sunday.

Samir Nasri says Arsenal must start winning ugly to rescue their season.

Rangers chairman Craig Whyte has promised to hand over part of his 85 percent stake of shares – if he is still in charge after administration.

Nigeria hope Victor Moses will end any chance of an England call-up by playing for the Super Eagles in Rwanda next week.


John Terry is facing a fight to be fit for Euro 2012 after he was told he needs surgery on a knee injury.

Andre Villas-Boas took a massive gamble with his job last night – and lost.

Carlos Tevez last night issued a public apology to earn himself a Manchester City reprieve.

Rio Ferdinand is determined to silence any over-confident Manchester City fans.

Wolves could have just 24 hours to avoid total managerial meltdown.

Samir Nasri is aiming to prove that he has not turned into a £24million flop at big-spending Manchester City.

Tottenham will be boosted by the return of Emmanuel Adebayor and Rafael van der Vaart when they face Arsenal.

Darren Ferguson has smashed Peterborough’s transfer record to win the £1million race for Crawley striker Tyrone Barnett.


Andre Villas-Boas has admitted he rowed with Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole after leaving them out and paying the price.

Carlos Tevez last night apologized to Manchester City – clearing the way for him to play again.

Craig Bellamy has been declared fit to pursue a first senior honor in English football in his ‘dream final’.

Reading boss Brian McDermott is in the middle of a tug-of-war between managerless Wolves and Russian billionaire Anton Zingarevich.


John Terry will save caretaker England manager Stuart Pearce a tough decision by missing next week’s friendly against Holland after it was confirmed he needs a knee operation.

Andre Villas-Boas took a massive gamble by dropping rebels Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard – and lost, putting his own future on the line.

Carlos Tevez finally said sorry to Manchester City last night, five months after his Munich mutiny.

Manchester United last night accused the Glazers of using Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer fee to pay off debts.

Steve Bruce is the number one contender to leave Wolves out of the chaos caused by the sacking of Mick McCarthy. But even Bruce is said to be losing patience at the time it is taking owner Steve Morgan to make a decision.

David Weir has rejoined Everton as part of their coaching staff.


Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas was left fighting for his managerial life last night after his team selection gamble backfired with a disastrous Champions League defeat.

John Terry will have a knee operation today which is expected to rule him out for up to eight weeks, heaping problems on Andre Villas-Boas but easing a dilemma for Stuart Pearce.

The pitch at London’s Olympic Stadium is not up to Premier League standards and will have to be ripped up at a cost to public funds to allow West Ham or any other club to use the venue in the top flight.

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is confident he will be fit to face former club Arsenal on his 28th birthday on Sunday.

Reading were last night fighting to keep Brian McDermott from speaking to Wolves about taking over as their new manager.

Manchester City’s 19-year-old striker John Guidetti has been called up by Sweden.

Carlos Tevez last night backed down in his five-month row with Manchester City and apologized for his behavior.


Craig Whyte has flogged 102 years of Rangers history by selling the club’s shares in Arsenal.

Stewart Regan last night promised to flush out Craig Whyte as the SFA stepped up their enquiry into Rangers’ missing millions.

Neil Lennon last night told Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni he can no longer ignore Anthony Stokes.


These are the moments when Andre Villas-Boas, for all his outward confidence, could be forgiven for wondering how much longer a man with Roman Abramovich’s lack of tolerance is prepared to stand by him when the evidence of Chelsea’s deterioration is so overwhelming.

Carlos Tevez has issued an unreserved apology to "everybody I have let down" at Manchester City following his five-month battle with the club and declared his hope that Roberto Mancini will now allow him to return to action.


Andre Villas-Boas’ fragile grip on his job loosened a little further last night after Chelsea lost 3-1 to Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie at the Stadio San Paolo.

Craig Whyte used £18million from advance season ticket sales to complete his takeover of the club, administrators said last night.


John Terry will miss England’s friendly against the Netherlands a week today as he recovers from a knee operation that the former captain of the national team is expected to undergo today.

Carlos Tevez last night sought to salvage his Manchester City career by issuing an apology for his conduct over the last five turbulent months.


Andre Villas-Boas’ beloved project went up in smoke in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius last night.

John Terry is set to undergo an operation today and could be out for up to two months.