Drogba Offered Pay Raise
Chelsea have offered Didier Drogba a new £130,000/week salary to match that of captain John Terry. Scolari is adamant about the striker staying on, rather than going to Italy:
“I want him to stay 100 per cent. No, 200 per cent”
Link: Chelsea boss Scolari Set to Make Offer to Drogba
Carvalho Sticking Around
After weeks of rumors pertaining to moving to Inter with ex-manager Mourinho, Ricardo Carvalho seems more than pleased to be under Felipe Scolari. Carvalho will remain in talks with Peter Kenyon to determine a possible pay raise to meet the standards of his more highly paid teammates.
Link: Chelsea Get a Boost from Carvalho
Pompey After Bridge and Wrighty
Harry Redknapp has expressed interest in Chelsea stars, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Wayne Bridge. Wrighty is looking like the more likely of the two to depart the services of Scolari, after a public statement from his father expressing his advice to leave Chelsea. Bridge might feel slighted by the prominence Ashley Cole has had in the squad. With only 19 appearences last season, Bridge may have been left feeling superfluous.
I love them both. I don’t know if it’s their big lips or their underdog fighting spirit, but I think a little competition is what keeps the team so strong. Second string is a tough shoe to fill, but overall for the team their presence is imperative.
Link: Pompey Boss Redknapp Targets Chelsea Duo
UPDATE: Wayne Bridge Signs New Four Year Contract (Eating my words.)