Chelsea Now Preparing £10M Offer For Mathieu Debuchy

There’s a report in Caughtoffside that Chelsea are preparing a bid of £10M for Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy, but we have no idea if this report has any truth to it, but with the news that Inter-Milan are also preparing a bid  for the French International, we wonder what Newcastle’s intentions are for  the Lille right back?

Mathieu Debuchy – now seems to be in demand

A little word of advice to Chelsea FC, his asking price is lower than £10M, so they should probably bid lower than that.

But the presence of potentially Inter-Milan and Chelsea in the bidding for Debuchy would certainly put  Newcastle at a disadvantage, and the Tyneside club have told Lille they will not go any higher than their last bid of around £6M, because of Mathieu’s age – he turned 27 on July 28th.

We also have to remember that the bids being reported are either in UK pounds or euros, and they often seem interchangeable in the reports – and as a rough guide the euro is around 0.8 of the pound sterling at the moment.

Branislav Ivanovic was sent off in the Community Shield game against Manchester City, and although he will not be suspended,  it showed just how dicey the right-back position is at the moment for the London club, and in any case Ivanovic prefers to play in central defense.

And Chelsea released Portuguese International Jose Bosingwa this summer, after his contract ran out, and they have yet to replace him.

It seems that Ivanovic is the only recognized right back at Chelsea at the moment, and certainly Chelsea need some cover in that position, and we all know that Mathieu Debuchy would like to play in the Premier League.

Chelsea seem to have Marseille’ right back Cesar Azpilicueta as their number one target for right back, and have already had a £5M bid rejected and are reported to be ready to return with an improved offer.

So as with Inter-Milan, Debuchy seems to be their back -choice in each case, but he’s not the back-up at Newcastle,  and we’d love to see Newcastle go in with an improved offer for the French International, who impressed during Euro 2012.

Whether that will happen before the window closes on August 31st we have no idea, but Newcastle may lose their chance if Chelsea or Inter decide to lodge a bid for Debuchy.

Both Chelsea and Inter-Milan were linked with Debuchy earlier this summer, and it seems there interest has not diminished much.

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27 comments so far

  • Zero

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #1


  • Beattie25

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Mick Hall

    What was it like seeing Sean bean in drag?

  • Zero

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Id be very supprised if he went to Chelski for a sensible offer, but unfortunately i can see them bidding silly money for him if they need him…IF.

    I dont think Debuchy would move to Chelsea for a bid close to that Newcastle has offered but then again fuseball is a funny ole game.

  • Conaldo (The Wizard)

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Well done zero. Your life must now feel so complete. He is not worth 10million pound. And before some people say oh well he’s a France international, lets not forget he’s their second or third choice right back. He’s only been playing the last few months due to others being injured.
    I would love him to come to Newcastle, just hopefully we don’t pay 10million pounds for him.

  • magicbus

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    If thats true then we have missed out on a player who would have significantly strengthened our defence. All for the sake of a couple of mill. Sad

  • bazrazmataz

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Have caught offside ever got a correct story they broke first ? No

  • Zero

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Conaldo it is it is, oh the memories of my first ever first post are coming flooding back to me like a wave of sarcasm.

    But yeah i carnt see it being £10mill its more likely to be 10mill euros which is roughly £8 million (their evaluation of the player)

    for that money i would rarther us sign Sakho from PSG.

  • Made a ma beed

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Beattie Jimmy is going to chin ya, this is his training vid.


    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #9

    thats an accurate article a player is available for 8m so chelski pay 10m NEXT!

  • Made a ma beed

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Why would they pay more than £2 million over the top. Stupid site, stupid price!

  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Sorry to repost (blame |Ed and his speedy fingers).

    Still no real news then in what is becoming a slightly frustrating transfer window. I say ‘slightly’ because I’m still delighted with the 3 youngsters we’ve signed and our general focus on developing youth, which is great to see. However, the things annoying me most are as follows:

    1) If I had £1 for every time I’ve written or read the words ‘we need a CB and a striker’ then I’d probably be able to buy Carroll back for twice the fee Liverpool paid for him, with enough left over for a holiday in Spain.

    2) The Debouchy saga has turned into a protracted, boring affair where the only news is that he wants to come, we want him to come… and yet here we are.

    3) We are already faced with a list of worrying injuries that have highlighted the fact that, despite the quality we have, our squad is simply too thin to cope with the amount of games we have to play this season. Oh, and I see we failed to get the date for our first qualifying game changed. Bet Man Utd would have succeeded. Funny that.

    It’s not all doom and gloom of course, and there’s still time to get players in. Anita will be a great addition to the team but we’re still in need of players in other positions (I’m not going to say it again). We don’t know what deals are going on behind closed doors and Pards and co have managed to pull surprise signings out of thin air before, so there’s no reason to suppose we won’t do it again. But everything is so damn quiet… too quiet! We’re not the only ones I suppose, everyone’s had a relatively quiet window so far (except bloody Chelsea) but it’s getting to the point now where I am slightly concerned. A couple of long-term injuries could knock the stuffing out of our season.

    Hope I’m not being too pessimistic, things are still generally good and we have some great young players on the fringe of our team, so in that respect it’s very exciting times for us. I just feel this is the season where we can really push forward, cement ourselves in the top 6 of the EPL and maybe have a European/domestic cup run. At the moment I just feel that our squad won’t be able to cope – not in terms of quality, but in terms of depth. Currently we will be relying on a lot of these new/young players to make their mark very quickly – which could be a very good thing if they do (better than them rotting on the bench a la Man City). I’m rambling now, guess I’m just a little frustrated.

  • Sholadona

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #12

    Well it’s off Caughtoffiside so I wouldn’t read too much into it

  • BigB75

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    Made a ma beed @ 8 – The old man is one BAD ASS dude!!!

  • hoppernufc

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #14

    Caught offside is full of shit, 10 million now that just proves its an extremely unreliable source

  • stu.toon

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #15

    It possible chelsea offered the extra cash to shove out the competition. They know we would match the asking price if pushed and want to price us out.

  • Made a ma beed

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #16

    BigB75 he certainly is mate, if I was Beattie I would be cacking it!

  • quitesimple

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #17

    who else is sick of hearing rumours?

    until the headline on this blog reads newcastle sign ………!!! i have just lost interest.

  • nico

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #18

    ———————-Ba or Cisse——————-

    I think this would be Pardew’s line up if all players here now were available. Obviously he would like Debuchy as he would add attcking threat . The wingers would rotate from playing wide to coiming inside giving the full backs room to bomb on. A very flexible system that would encourage good football.
    What do you think?

  • Belly

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #19

    This Debuchy saga is getting ridiculous, he’s a good player but I just hope we’re not building him up too much to be a world class player. He’s only just broke into the French squad and that was through an injury. Maybe Carr and Pards don’t rate him that highly to give that little extra. Just a thought.

  • stu.toon

    Aug 15, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #20

    Nico that’s the same formation I mentioned earlier very suited to the players we have for selection provided anita comes

  • wynsleap

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Let him go to Chelsea – sick of hearing his name to be truthful.
    If he goes there let’s get in for Azpilicueta ourselves.


    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Guys, where’s best place for me to buy new home kit? Don’t fancy spending 63quid of the website haha without a name..

  • Szarka

    Aug 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #23

    its just press, maybe Lille making Debuchy price higher, so Inter or Newcastle would raise there bid . Don think its true,if it would be, they would have already accepted that bid, compare to our bidding war.

  • joeytoon

    Aug 15, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #24

    whether it caught offside or the feckin beano we are still pissin about tryin to save a few quid and in real danger of ending up with nothing yet again, START ACTING LIKE THE BIG CLUB WE WANT ,AND LET PEOPLE SEE THAT YOU REALLY DO MEAN BUSINESSand dont just talk about it

  • Cowboy Gun - Never Runs Out Of Bullets

    Aug 15, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #25

    I bid 16 million for him to work in my PR department. But only after a bid for 52 million for Jess Eniss was turned down.I figured she had to be work more than Big Andy. Bang Bang.

  • shamsoftabriz

    Aug 15, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #26

    We should have bid 10 right from the start. He is easily worth 12.

  • toonydoonunder

    Aug 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #27

    Ameobi #22 try ebay i’m pretty sure you can pick them up for a lot less than that . HWTL cant wait for saturday at last some proper sport to watch instead of bloody aussie rules.


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