Date: 10th June 2013 at 12:00pm
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Ivory Coast's Drogba speaks to Nigeria's Omeruo after their African Nations Cup (AFCON 2013) quarter final soccer match in RustenburgIt has not taken long for Jose Mourinho to get straight to work at Chelsea and it appears as though he’s called round to the squad’s young stars as Romelu Lukaku has already said that he’s wanted at Stamford Bridge next season and the same may go for Kevin De Bruyne.

Another young player of interest to Mourinho is Kenneth Omeruo, according to MTN Football, and the player’s representatives said:

“It is now 95% certain that Kenneth will finally team up with Chelsea for the coming season. Mourinho has said he wants to work with Kenneth after watching him at the recent Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

“He watched him against Didier Drogba at the Nations Cup and he said he liked what he saw.

“He will therefore not be heading back to Dutch club ADO Den Haag, where he has spent the last one and half seasons on loan.”

It’s an interesting one if true. Omeruo was one of the rising stars during Nigeria’s African Cup of Nations victory during the winter and can play at either centre half or right-back, much in the same way as Branislav Ivanovic does but would this mean that one of our existing defenders would be making way?

Omeruo won’t automatically qualify for a work permit to play in England which could be the reason for the 5% doubt mentioned above as he has not played 75% of the games his country has featured in over the past two years, but he was integral to the recent cup success and is likely to remain in the international setup which will stand in his favour.

The 19-year-old has been on loan from Chelsea to Dutch Eredivisie side for ADO Den Haag and has an odd claim to fame as he’s the only player to score a goal, an own goal and be sent off in the same match versus VVV Venlo.

Source: MTN Football


9 responses to “Defender ‘95% certain’ to be at Chelsea for next season”

  1. MoshMosh-Cush says:

    Chelsea next season Squad! ? :
    First subs choice :
    Second subs choice :
    Terry=De bruyne=Cahill=Bertrand
    Torres=Loan for 1 year ,getting a break from Chelsea.
    Second Keeper Choice=Matej Delac (Back from Loan)
    There i solved all your Chelsea Question for this summer its 100% Legit cuz i am from the Future!!

    • Anthony Williams says:

      Why does Torres need a break away from Chelsea? He’s let the club down, not the other way around. Sell him.

  2. Gurung Narbahadur says:

    How about hulk,Ginkel?

  3. ettydinho AAUA says:

    Wat abt HULK,MIKEL,GINKEL,TOgan hazard,

  4. edward kanu says:

    Its just a good one for jose m.for having kenneth Omeruo in his defence………

  5. Eugene says:

    Luiz and mata should not be sold. Moses,mikel,benayoun and ferriera should be sold. We need cavani and hulk

    • rexx says:

      Benayoun & Ferreira cant be sold because their contract already ended…

  6. simon says:

    chelsea the best club in the hole world.the ppol who say torres shd go do not think very well,by the way who give us the champion leauge spot now is it not torres last kick which give us that an torres have done well with me n to me as a skriker or forwarder with the 50million on his head pls give him a break.

    • Anthony Williams says:

      I don’t think his paltry 8 goals was worth many points when you rack them up. Lampard, Mata and Hazard got us over the line, really.

      Hazard had a big price tag over his head for a young player, as did Oscar and neither of them are a shrinking violet like Torres is. Stop making ridiculous excuses for the man.