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Chelsea bid rejected by Norwich

The Blues fail in goalkeeper bid

By | 8th July 2013
john ruddy

English outlet The Guardian is reporting that Chelsea have had a £6 million bid rejected by Norwich City for goalkeeper John Ruddy. The Blues are reportedly looking for an English goalkeeper to backup number one Petr Cech, but they’ll have to look elsewhere or increase their bid for the Canaries player.

The Guardian believes that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would prefer a homegrown goalkeeper as a backup, as it’s advantageous for the club with regards to Premier League and Champions League player registration. A homegrown player is classified as one that has been trained in England for three years prior to their 21st birthday.

Ruddy is still only 26 years of age with ample Premier League experience, making him a prime target for the Blues as they attempt to reclaim the Premier League title that was last won for them by Jose Mourinho’s replacement at Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti.

The Blues return to training

Chelsea’s squad returned to training today ahead of the new season, with Jose Mourinho getting his first taste of Chelsea action since returning from Real Madrid. The London club finished in third place last season behind both Manchester United and Manchester City, and will be hoping to strengthen ahead of the start of the new season.

The club tweeted a picture from training today as Mourinho got his first glimpse of his new signings.

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