Chelsea’s Michael Ballack Rejects Latest Contract Offer

Chris Wright

21st, April 2010


By Chris Wright

Herr, there and everywhere

Chelsea’s veteran midfielder Michael Ballack seems to be edging closer and closer to the exit door at Stamford Bridge.

The German has seen his latest round of contract negotiations stall, and has now had any further talks put on hold until the end of the season by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Ballack had rejected Chelsea’s latest offer of a one-year extension to his current deal, and sought a compromise with the club by asking for a year’s extension that would trigger a further 12-month deal should the 33-year-old make 30 appearances for the Blues nest season.

But Chelsea’s Russian owner has now refused to give Ballack’s representatives an audience until the summer and has challenged his stars – including Deco, Joe Cole and Nicolas Anelka – to prove themselves worthy of a new deal by bringing silverware (i.e, the Premier League title) to the club this season.

Inter Milan are reported to have already made a tentative approach for Ballack via a third party.

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  2. stefan-kai nicholson says:

    Really not at all happy that my favourite player is going to leave my favoourite football club. He was my favourite player even when he did’nt play for chelsea. Well now that he may leave makes me feel very sad, but i wish him the best of luck at inter milan if he does go there. i shall always be his greates fan, hes always been a great source of inspiration for me, not only in football but in many other things no matter what.

    Ich wünsche Michael Ballack Viel glück.

    stefan-kai nicholson

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