News this morning that Chelsea are being linked with a £9M bid for Newcastle United central defender Steven Taylor.
Steven Taylor – going nowhere
The news suggests that when the window opens again in the summer,
the London team is planning to spend some serious money in the transfer market.
And one target is said to be Steven Taylor, who is a top class defender, and will only get better.
Steven is out injured right now, with knee ligament damage, and the Newcastle side are certainly missing his presence on the field, there’s no doubt about that.
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is said to want a new central defender, and of course Taylor has been on the Blues’ radar screen for a while, with former manager Jose Mourinho a huge admirer of the local Newcastle boy.
We don’t think there’s much of a chance of Newcastle allowing Steven to leave, and if we do manage promotion, he’s one of the few true and tested Premier League players we have.
So it would be rather stupid to unload him in the summer, and Steven doesn’t want to leave either.
So it could well be that Chelsea want Steven, but we’d be staggered if Newcastle let him go.
But again, this is Newcastle United, and almost anything seems possible at the Tyneside club, especially with Mike Ashley still in charge.
What do you think?