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“Media Watch: Willian reported to have agreed contract extension, Chelsea linked with future move for Wilfred Zaha, PSG reportedly drop interest in Bakayoko”

This is the title of this mornings ‘media watch’ article, that is posted on the official Chelsea website, coming directly from the club’s writers.

It’s part of a regular feature that Chelsea have been posting for the last few months, and it doesn’t look like it’s going away. If you ask me, it’s a joke.

The only way I can compare this, is if someone accused you of having an affair with your partner, and you post on your own Facebook “Ben reportedly accuses me of having an affair with Amber – full report below” (please note these are fictional characters!).

But that is how silly this is. The club posting speculation on a player they might be signing, or handing a new deal. When what they really could be doing is either denying or confirming said speculation, if it’s possible to do so of course.

I think other clubs do it, it’s not just us. And I totally get that some readers enjoy reading speculation (I do). However, not when the speculation is about the club you support, and the club you support are the ones posting the speculation!

Sadly, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere.

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Bamis
Bamis
11 months ago

Same here. it irks me anytime i see the prompt. it is something that should be discontinued asap.
Makes me less frequent on the site recently.