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Aug 18, 2011

Soccer-Lukaku eager to start Chelsea education

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – When Romelu Lukaku visited
Stamford Bridge on a school trip to London, he bought himself a
Chelsea shirt with his name on the back as a souvenir.

At the time Lukaku was already playing for Anderlecht and a
full Belgian international. Two years later he has a new Chelsea
shirt and this time he is being paid to wear it.

Aug 18, 2011

Chelsea’s Mikel gets “sizeable” demand for dad

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has received a “sizeable” ransom demand for the return of his kidnapped father, the player’s management company confirmed on Thursday.

The Sport Entertainment & Media Group said in a statement that reports in Nigeria of an 80,000 pounds ($130,000) demand were inaccurate but that the sum requested was “sizeable” and that discussions had begun between the Nigeria international’s family and the kidnappers.

Aug 18, 2011

Soccer-Chelsea’s Mikel gets “sizeable” demand for dad

LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel
has received a “sizeable” ransom demand for the return of his
kidnapped father, the player’s management company confirmed on
Thursday.

The Sport Entertainment & Media Group said in a statement
that reports in Nigeria of an 80,000 pounds ($130,000) demand
were inaccurate but that the sum requested was “sizeable” and
that discussions had begun between the Nigeria international’s
family and the kidnappers.