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Chelsea Pricing Crock Out Of The Market

It has been a pretty huge fall from grace for Jose Bosingwa, the fullback with the best uni~brow in football used to be thought of as one of the best in the league, however these days it seems that the Portugese man is deemed surplus to requirements and reports in recent weeks have suggested that Chelsea are desperately trying to flog him to whoever.

Carlo Ancelotti is clearly continuing his reshaping of the Stamford Bridge side after steering his team back onto the edge of the title race, and even though this report comes on the same day as there being further tabloid rumour about the Italian’s future he is clearly keen to carry on regardless.

The club recently linked with Bosingwa, Juventus, have however today cooled their interest in the Chelsea player so Carlo will be hoping someone else fancies the 28 year old.

The Portugese defender began life playing for Boavista before he moved to Porto where he worked with manager Jose Mourinho.  He was part of the side that won the Champions League in 03-04, as well as 4 league championships.  In May 2008 he made the move to Stamford Bridge for £16.2million alongside countryman Deco.  Both were brought to London by their former national team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.  His first season at Chelsea was very successful, but since then he has been frustrated by injuries, he only managed to make 8 appearances in his second term, and he made his return in November this year but there are still doubts over the players long term fitness.

The Former Italian giants were believed to be considering a move for the attacking fullback this Summer, but it is now reported in the Italian press that they have objected to the £10million price that the Stamford Bridge side have put on the player, and it is thought that they will attempt to lure Andreas Beck to Turin instead of the expensive Bosingwa.

Chelsea could find it difficult to find someone to sign the fullback for that sort of money, and they may have to lower their expectations.  Firstly he will be 29 this Summer so he will soon be past his prime and secondly with his extremely patchy injury record, many sides will be slightly hesitant about paying such a large amount of money, it is understandable that the club will want to recoup as much of the fee they paid as possible, but I think a figure closer to £7-8million would probably be better.

There has been interest in the past from other clubs such as Bayern Munich and AC Milan, and the player is good enough that at the right price I am certain Chelsea would not struggle to sell, it seems however that for £10million, Juventus are out.

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