More star signings for Chelsea! Ferrell and Galifianakis turn up at Blues' Seattle hotel
09:27 GMT, 20 July 2012
Eden Hazard, Oscar, Will Ferrell… just some of the big names Chelsea have picked up this season.
The Blues' tour of America took a star studded turn as actors Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis showed up at the players' hotel in Seattle.
The two stars, best known for their roles in comedies Anchorman and the Hangover respectively, met with players including Frank Lampard, Petr Cech and Paulo Ferreira.
Top line up: (from left) Ross Turnbull, Frank Lampard, Will Ferrell, Petr Cech, Zach Galifianakis, Paulo Ferreira
Oh hello European Cup: Ferrell with the precious trophy
Ferrell is a long-time Chelsea fan, has
visited Stamford Bridge and has even acted as honorary captain for the
Blues during their US pre-season tour in 2009.
He has often been spotted in a Blues top – including on The Daily Show – and now both he and Galifianakis can sport the latest edition, having been given personalised shirts by the club on Thursday.
In return they handed Chelsea a signed St. Louis Rams helmet – the Rams are an American football team based in Missouri.
Think of the printing costs: Galifianakis gets his shirt from Cech
Chelsea are busy chasing other signatures at the moment. New signing Eden Hazard's brother, Thorgan, is likely to seal a switch to west London sooner rather than later.
The 19-year-old plays for RC Lens at the
moment, but manager Jean-Louis Garcia said in an interview on the club
website that Thorgan is on the verge of leaving.
Industry legends: Lampard and Ferrell come face to face
The Blues will head to New York next to play Paris St Germain at the Yankee Stadium on Sunday, which will be the first time the venue has ever been used as a football stadium.
After that they take on an MLS all-stars side and AC Milan before returning home.