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Pienaar: Chelsea now head the queue

Chelsea linked to Steven Pienaar

Posted: 14 January 2011 Time: 9:27 am

Chelsea look set to beat rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the battle to sign the Bafana Bafana midfielder Steven Pienaar from Everton with a R32,5-million bid. 

Spurs have yet to make a firm offer despite showing interest in the South African star, who is out of contract in June but, according the British tabloid, The Sun, Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, who is determined to boost his squad with his team fading in the title race and injuries to key players, has put in his offer.   The Sun says the Italian manager wants the deal done immediately as Chelsea are in fifth place and need to rediscover their early-season energy.   Pienaar (28), is keen to move as he would be instantly catapulted into Champions League action with either team and now Chelsea have jumped to the front of the queue.   Pienaar can play on either wing or behind the strikers, similar to Yossi Benayoun who is out with an Achilles injury until March.   Spurs were hoping to land Pienaar and Everton skipper Phil Neville in a double raid, but Ancelotti has been given funds by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and now appears to be at the head of the queue. 

Article by: AN Other

Previous comments on this story...

Mriyo (B2B Trebble Champs not a fluke double)
posted: 09:43 am
I wud realy luv to c this guy at Chelsea,there is too much deadwood in that team and Ancelloti is one of them.
Anonymous
posted: 09:47 am
Schillo ntwana. Your blood is blue me laaitie
Don’t let this one slip.
Anonymous
posted: 09:47 am
yoh talk about being in demand! lucky guy! go for it baba while u still can
Anonymous
posted: 09:58 am
Now there you would earn what you are really worth. Please dont go to spurs
Wonder
posted: 10:11 am
Mriyo: 2011-01-14 09:43

Ancelloti is dead wood how?

Schillo you are the man!
Anonymous
posted: 10:12 am
kickoff pls stop givin us this rumours everyday its changin haikhona whose foooling who - why you dont ask Rob More his agent directly
Anonymous
posted: 10:12 am
kickoff pls stop givin us this rumours everyday its changin haikhona whose foooling who - why you dont ask Rob More his agent directly
Anonymous
posted: 10:13 am
kickoff pls stop givin us this rumours everyday its changin haikhona whose foooling who - why you dont ask Rob More his agent directly
s!thilala
posted: 10:17 am
All th best for you mfana make South African proud
Anonymous
posted: 10:21 am
Moving to stamford bridge and a .£32m(108 ngokwemali ya hier ekasi) dea both will be a legacy that will remain in the archives for mzantsi soccer history. Lets pray for this boy s deal to be successful. He flies mzants flag to greater heightsl
Anonymous
posted: 10:23 am
You guyz! We want to here the side of the agent! Plz get the story from the bloody agent plz.
Anonymous
posted: 10:25 am
If its true, Pienaar must go to Chelsea then shall we know his worth. Its a perfect moment to actually test his mantle.
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 10:31 am
How denial make us fools!

Teko (28 yrs, former bafana captain) in demand, by Swallows and Sundowns!
Piennar (28 yrs, potential bafana captain) in demand, by Chelsea and Spurs!

I said all i needed to say!

Anonymous
posted: 10:36 am
Chelsea should also buy Man City ouf of favour striker Emmanuel Adebayor... Anelka's legs seems to be tired this season... nxx
Anonymous
posted: 10:36 am
Kanti wots up wit ds trash journalism 4rm kickoff?they quote neither da player or his agent so who made da statement abt Chelsea leading da queue...in da actual article they headline wit Chelsea linked 2 Pienaar as if dats sumthng new..NXA...we demand a better standard 4rm u guys...
Anonymous
posted: 10:37 am
@vusi ngalimani : 2011-01-14 10:21

the article reads 32.5 milion Rands! not pounds... do you need glasses?
Anonymous
posted: 10:40 am
Pienaar stay at Everton, for regular football. At Chelsea lot of money and less playng time. Or u rather go 2 Spurs instead. Ben , everton fan
Anonymous
posted: 10:41 am
@vusi ngalimani : 2011-01-14 10:21

the article reads 32.5 milion Rands! not pounds... do you need glasses?
Licky
posted: 10:44 am
Good luck Schillo, i hope Pitso will realise that the time has come for him to demote Aaron Mokoena.. the Bafan armband is long overdue yours..
Anonymous
posted: 10:52 am
i concur with sayin pienaar is makin a mistake by moving 4rom everton..anyway goodluck
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