Martinez agreement in place, Chelsea close in on £120m deal, striker wants London move after Lampard talks, Chelsea interested in Alaba

Martinez agreement in place, Chelsea fc close in on Sancho, Mertens wants London move, Blues interested in Alaba in Chelsea news roundup….

strong>Chelsea are closing in on a deal for Dries Mertens, as he is reportedly interested in a London move.

Chelsea were able to delve into their transfer kitty this transfer window after getting their transfer ban overturned just a few months ago.

But despite all the talk, and despite all the speculation surrounding possible new Chelsea signings, Frank Lampard has been unable to complete the transfer deals that he would have liked and will now have to wait until the summer to get his transfer deals done.

And that has led to speculation in the media suggesting that a new striker will be a priority for the Blues boss, as he needs to add a top-class forward to help Tammy Abraham out with the goals, with Mertens constantly linked with a free move to Stamford Bridge.

Recent reports have claimed that Frank Lampard has spoken to Mertens about a move to Chelsea Fc in the summer window, as he is keen to make sure that he lands a striker to help out Tammy Abraham next seasons.

And now they have been boosted in their chase for Mertens, as the The DAILY MAIL claim that Mertens is interested in making the move to the Premier League at the end of the season, and is preferring a move to London.

Mertens, 32, has scored 121 goals and provided 73 assists in 311 appearances since joining Napoli from PSV Eindhoven in 2013 and despite his ageing years, he is still considered to be one of the most deadly strikers in Europe right now.

An ‘agreement is in place’ for Jadon Sancho to leave Dortmund, with Chelsea on alert to try and get a transfer deal done.

Sancho is easily regarded as one of the finest talents in the game right now and has been constantly linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer transfer window after another impressive season in the Bundesliga.

Not only has he already hit double figures with goals and assists this season for Dortmund, but he has become the youngest player in the German League history to reach the 25-goal mark.

However, it seemed that United are leading the chase to secure a possible deal in the summer window, with reports even suggesting that the Red Devils believing that they can sign the England International for just £52 million..

But Chelsea fcare not a club to give up that easily and have still be linked with a move, with Lampard looking to make sure that he builds a side that is attacking, and entertaining to watch on a weekly basis.

And now they have been alerted to reports on BILD, which have claimed that there is an agreement for Sancho to leave the club at the end of the season, opening the door to the Premier League

And the reports adds, Dortmund have also lowered their asking price, as the coronavirus pandemic may mean that they do not get the £100 million that they have reportedly valued the young attacker at.

Chelsea are being linked with versatile Bayern Munich star David Alaba, according to Spaniard Guillem Balague

Lampard knows that he needs to improve the side if he wants to get back inside the top four and then push on to challenge for a Premier League title and Champions League crown.

And one area of concern for the Blues is the defence, as it is not good enough to challenge the big boys in Europe, so Lampard is reportedly keen to sort that issues out with the possible signing of Alaba, who is regarded as one of the best left-backs in the game right now.

Alaba has 18 months left on his current deal with the German giants, but there has been a few issues with his contract talks and speculation has risen over the past few months that he is seeking a way out of the club after ten years of service with Bayern.

Now, according to reporter Guillem Balague, Chelsea are now eyeing 27-year-old Alaba, who can play as a centre-back or midfielder too

Balague said on his YouTube channel: “There’s another player that if available, if not wanted by others, if he doesn’t go anywhere else, Chelsea would like. And that’s Alaba.

“He’s been approached by other clubs, yes, but Chelsea will be interested in Alaba and I think that his versatility will really work in favour of Frank Lampard.

“He can play as you know in the midfield, in the full-back position as well of course, that’s where he’s very well known as, but Pep Guardiola made him much more than just a full-back.

“It will be interesting to see him in the Premier League. That’s certainly one to keep an eye on.”

Barcelona have agreed personal terms with Chelsea fc target Lautaro Martinez, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

Despite the Coronavirus putting a hold to the Premier League season and despite the fact that the transfer window is still months away, there has been alot of speculation in the media about possible arrivals to Stamford Bridge, with a striker on the agenda.

It is no secret that Frank Lampard is keen to improve this side with some big time signings, and reports in the media have suggested he will indeed get the £200 million it will take to sign some top-class, big-time names players in the summer, with a striker on the list

Olivier Giroud is seemingly destined to pack his bags and leave the club at the end of the season having failed to agree a move away in the January window, while Mitchy batshuayi is more of a thirds-choice striker that is only needed when the other two are injured or need to rest.

Martinez has been in a rich vein of form this season, scoring 16 goals in all competitions and drawing interest from top European clubs, with reports Barcelona have identified Martinez and Neymar as their top priority summer signings, but Chelsea fc had hoped to swoop in and take him to the Bridge

However, Balague has opened up and claimed that Chelsea have missed out on Martinez, as he has agreed personal terms with Barcelona: “There’s an agreement between Barcelona and the player, the player and Barcelona, that’s all,” Balague said on his YouTube channel.

“Not Inter and Barcelona and because of it, it needs to be agreed.

“Inter is open to negotiate, Lautaro Martinez obviously happy to go to Barcelona, Barcelona happy to have him, but they cannot afford him in terms of only paying cash so they want to offer players.”

LOOK, Nobody really knows if an agreement has been put in place, it is just all speculation right now. But IF, and we say IF, Barcelona have snapped him up, it will be a massive disappointment to Chelsea fc as he would have made then title contenders.

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