Chelsea Interest In Taylor – But He’s Going Nowhere

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?

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • jimiley

    Feb 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Thats right Ed, hes going nowhere because we cannot sell until May
    Ashlee will let him go in May when we are promoted. Its 9 million more for the fat man before he sells up

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Feb 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #2

    “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.”

    While cA$hley is in charge you cannot say this Ed.

    Remember, he already offered him around a number of Prem league clubs last season same as he did with Shay.

  • MacToon

    Feb 15, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Apparantly Chel$ki need more home grown players for next season, 8 in a squad of 24 (I think) So players like Taylor will be more valuable to English teams in the near future.

    I’d be surprised if he did leave but as said, with this owner, what happens next is anybodys guess.

    I believe we really miss his leadership on the pitch, he has his heart 100% @ Newcastle and imo keeps the others on the pitch focused and reminds them what they are playing for. Him and Colo have made a great partnership this season and hope it is the same next season.

  • G

    Feb 15, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Agreed Mactoon. I think flogging STaylor would be a massive mistake.

  • Davies

    Feb 15, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #5

    Taylor doesn’t want to leave Newcastle. He has to agree terms with Chelsea, so at the end of the day the decision will be his.

    He could probably have gone in the summer, but he said he’d rather play for Newcastle in the Championship that for another team in the premier league. Good lad.

  • jimiley

    Feb 15, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Its got nothing to do with Taylor. When the fat man accepts 10 million and Taylor’s wages are doubled or trebled, do you honestly think he will dig in his heels and defy the fat man. If the offer comes in, Taylor will be off. He will have no choice in the matter.

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 15, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Get real lads…
    Chelsea and City and the likes have loads a cash
    If they bid 20 million,what would you do???
    If Tayls got offered 80,000 a week what do you think will happen?
    What would you do in his place?
    He would have a better chance of gettin in the England team if playing for Chelsea too.
    The only thing is would he get enough games there?

  • MacToon

    Feb 15, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Marty-Toon, more chance at sitting on Chel$ki’s bench too!

  • ende

    Feb 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #9

    (non-)playing for Chelsea would do nothing for Taylor’s career. He’d be a champions league squad player in all likelihood. I think he’d be more likely to want to go to a mid-table team.


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