News Round-up: Gyömbér is Chelsea target, Ivanovic speaks about Cech, Skrtel leads Slovakia for victory

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea and PSV line up move for 6 ft 2 versatile defender

Chelsea have 34 players out on loan and seems that defending English champions continue their transfer politic and ready to make a move for young Catania defender Norbert Gyömbér, who is currently out on loan to Roma.  However if the Blues will agree the deal with Italian club they will let Gyömbér to stay out on loan at Serie B side.

Norbert Gyömbér

According to the our Italy based reporter, Chelsea aren’t only club who want to sign centre-back, as PSV also line up move for 6 ft 2 player. Gyömbér is clearly struggling this team, as he made just 3 appearances for Roma and never was included in the starting line-up.

He is a versatile player who can play at any position at defense as well as defensive midfielder. Slovakia international is is regarded as one of the best centre-halfs of his generation, he is also praised for his pace and tackling, in addition to his positioning and ability to read the game.

Defender sends message to Premier League rival from Arsenal

The Blues right-back Branislav Ivanovic has identified Arsenal newcomer Petr Cech as the best goalkeeper he’s ever worked with.

Czech international left Chelsea for Gunners in the summer after losing his place in the first team to Thibaut Courtois, and has excelled for the Gunners since his move.

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‘For me he is a pillar and icon of Chelsea, in my opinion the best goalkeeper with whom I worked,’ he is quoted as saying by Novosti.

Serbian defender also commented on Nemanja Matic and Aleksandar Kolarov suspension:

“Too strict, that’s my personal opinion. I hope it will be initiated and the people who are responsible realistic look at the situation that we have at the start of the following qualifications. But  we need to be prepared collectively and always make up for the absence of one or two players, even if it comes to the two most important players on our team, “said Ivanovic.

Liverpool defender leads the team for victory

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel was shining during Slovakia dramatic 3-2 win over Switzerland in Trnava.

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Skrtel’s side were in front after two goals from Michal Duris and another from Robert Mak inside 55 minutes, but the Swiss produced a fighting finish as Eren Derdiyok and Josip Drmic replied.


Slovakia captain shared hos thought on the game at press conference:

“Unnecessarily we there was a lot of drama in the game and we feared the result until the end. We have to work on our mistakes and don’t repeat any more. The victory pleases us, but I repeat, we must avoid such failures.”

Skrtel also commented on upcoming clash against Iceland in Zilina: “We have a few days to ensure that we are well prepared for the next opponent and finish the year successfully.”


Borislav Milovanovic

Borislav is the columnist of Balkan Talk from the beginning. He writes about Serbian football and loves Red Star Belgrade. Nemanja Vidic is his favourite player. Basketball and Tennis are another his hobbies.