Chelsea fc news: £100m powerhouse wants summer move, Lampard told target ‘needs saving’ after talks opened, Chelsea sent Werner message, Lampard confident of £80 million signing
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Reports have claimed Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly has told Napoli that he wants out in the summer window.
here have been some reports in the media suggesting that Chelsea are planning for potential new signings in this coming transfer window, as they have been given the go ahead to acquire a few more players just before Christmas.
It will mean that Frank Lampard will be able to delve into the clubs transfer kitty and add a few players to the squad that will add some experience, and quality in the right areas of the pitch, and one name that will be high up on the shopping list of the Blues boss is that of Kouliably, who is easily regarded as one of the finest central defenders in Seria A, and around Europe.
Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining Chelsea in the chase for the defenders signature.
It has been reported on many occasions that Napoli do not want to sell one of their biggest players and would rather keep him at the club well before he leaves for a club like Chelsea, that is how much they reportedly are desperate to keep him at the club.
However, according to Il Mattino, Koulibaly has now told Napoli that he is keen to leave the club at the end of the season and will seek a move away.
Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho needs saving from Barcelona, according to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
There has been some big speculation in the media over the past few days which have suggested that Chelsea are closing in on a £77 million deal for the former Liverpool man, as he is not wanted back at Barcelona in the summer and will be sold on.
RECENT REPORTS HAVE SUGGESTED CHELSEA HAVE OPENED TALKS WITH COUTINHO, who has struggled to reach the kind of form which made him one of the best players in the game during his time with Liverpool, meaning that he will be on the transfer market during the summer window
Chelsea reportedly lead the chase, especially as there is talk that Brazilian Willian could be leaving the club, and Speaking in an Instagram Q and A on Monday, Ferdinand has come out and stated that he believes Coutinho needs saving from his Barcelona nightmare.
He said: “At Liverpool he was an amazing player, but since he left he hasn’t really done it.
“He struggled at Barcelona, struggled to fit in there and then he hasn’t done amazingly well at Bayern.
“I think he is a great player, a huge talent, I think he needs saving.
“Coming into the Premier League to the right team would be a saviour for him, he needs that.”
Chelsea are reportedly confident of signing Ben Chilwell but Leicester will demand the same £80million fee Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire.
After months and months of fighting their transfer ban, Frank Lampard managed to get an early Christmas Present this month after it was revealed that the ban had been lifted, and Chelsea were able to sign players again in the January window, but despite all the transfer reports, a move did not materialise.
Emerson Palmieri made a strong start to the campaign, but has been dealt with several injury problems and Chelsea have had to turn to Marcos Alonso, who you feel is not a particular favourite of Lampard’s.
Cesar Azpilicueta has played in that position, despite being a right-back, while Reece James has also done a job on the left, so the Blues will need to delve into their transfer kitty to try and acquire the services of a new left-back, especially after they failed to get any deals done in January.
And as we said, Chilwell has enhanced his reputation this season with a series of impressive displays for title-chasing Leicester and is one of the best full-backs in the top flight, meaning that he is top of the Chelsea shopping list in the summer.
And According to Goal, Chelsea lead the race to sign the 23-year-old full-back and are confident they can persuade him, and Leicester to do a transfer deal in the summer, although it is believed that Leicester will want close to £80 million for Chilwell.
It is understood Leicester have a strict policy of allowing only one key player to leave the club each year, a rule that helps keep stability in the squad, and with playmaker James Maddison also in demand, Chelsea could be forced to pay the inflated price for Chilwell.
Chelsea have been handed a blow in the race to land Timo Werner after RB Leipzig director Markus Krosche revealed coronavirus might KO any transfer.
Olivier Giroud has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past few months as he has shown his unhappiness at not being first choice at Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard even admitting that he could have let the Frenchman leave the club in the winter window, if he keeps pushing for an exit.
And German striker Werner, is rated as one of the hottest prospects in Europe, with reports in the media all suggesting that he is seeking that big move to further develop his name in the game, with reports in the media suggesting that the Premier League is his next destination.
The German, 24, has scored 27 goals and provided 12 assists this season, and there is a feeling that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is interested in trying to take him to Anfield in order to help improve his attack ahead of next season.
But despite the interest from Liverpool, Chelsea were seemingly leading the chase for the German as the Reds do not need to add another striker to the side in the coming transfer windows.
However, with the coronavirus hitting the whole world, Krosche has claimed that Werner could stay in the summer, he told Sport1: “It is clear that Timo has attracted interest from other clubs for his great performances with his goals and assists.
“England has the same problems as we do.
“The crisis affects not just one league, it has a global impact, and we cannot say whether things will be the same in six months.
Pressed on whether he thinks Werner could stay put, Krosche added: “Everything is possible.
“We do not know how the transfer market is developing.
“We are looking into a very foggy glass ball.
“We do not know what our resources are and what the other clubs have in terms of opportunities.”