£25m Alderweireld move, Wilson message, Isak watched, £110m Koulibaly deal, Hazard message in Chelsea Sunday news and gossip
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Reports have emerged and now claimed Chelsea are looking to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld during the summer transfer window for a cut-priced fee.
Despite the Blues facing a transfer ban, boss Maurizio Sarri will look to delve into his transfer kitty over the summer transfer window in order to try and acquire the type of players that would come in and improve the squad, with Alderweireld linked with a move.
It is no secret that Alderweireld has failed to agree a new contract with Tottenham with reports suggesting Spurs are not willing to meet his wage demands, with many media outlets reporting he has become frustrated at the clubs inability to hand him the type of contract he deserves.
And the Metro reckon Alderweireld, 30, could join Chelsea in the summer – as the Belgians clause stands at £25m, with his contract expiring in July 2020.
Tottenham will not want to sell one of the clubs most consistent performers to one of their top fours rivals, but if Chelsea come calling and activate the £25 million clause that is him Alderweireld’s contract, well there is not much Spurs can do. (Read more)
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has told chasing Chelsea that he is happy where he is right now, despite links with a mega money move to Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old is under contract at Bournemouth until 2022 and has scored or assisted 21 goals this season, but his impressive performances over the past 12 months has seen Chelsea show a strong interest in trying to get a transfer deal done, as Maurizio Sarri looks to improve his front-line.
Sarri may have Gonzalo Higuaín and Olivier Giroud on the books, but both strikers are coming towards the back-end of their playing days and are no longer the prolific strikers that a club like Chelsea need in order to get back into the habit of winning titles on a consistent basis.
The Blues have been linked with the likes of Mauro Icardi and Robert Lewandowski, but Sarri also needs someone like Wilson to come in and help ease the load if another striker arrives, with reports suggesting Chelsea are ready to pay close to £30 million to try and secure a transfer deal.
But Wilson, who scored his 12th Premier League goal of the season in the 5-0 win over Brighton, told Sky Sports: ‘I signed a long-term contract, I’m happy down there – I’m playing football.
‘I’m happiest when I’m on the pitch. I never want to go and sort of be somewhere that I’m not going to play.
‘I never want to see myself not playing at Bournemouth even, being on the bench and things like that.
‘Any player has aspirations to play for their country, like I’ve managed to do thankfully, and play in the Champions League – different big occasions and big stages.
‘I’ve been linked [with big clubs] from a young age when I’m doing well, so I tend not to buy into it really. It can sway you off what you need to do and take away your focus.’ (Read More)
Reports have now claimed Chelsea are eyeing up a summer deal for Borussia Dortmund’s exciting striker Alexander Isak, who has been labelled the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The London club are waiting to learn the result of their appeal against a two-window transfer ban handed down by Fifa as they have lodged their appeal, but that has not stopped the club from eyeing up possible summer signings as they seek to get back to the very top of the game.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is ready and waiting to delve into his transfer kitty and try to improve on e few key areas of the pitch in the next few windows, and adding a new striker of two will be a priority as Gonzalo Higuaín and Olivier Giroud have simply not been good enough this season.
And one name that has been linked with a move to the Premier League is that of Isak, who is on loan in the Netherlands at Willem II and has scored eleven goals in eleven appearances for the Dutch side, with ten of those goals coming in the last six games.
The Mirror claim Chelsea sent scouts to watch Isak in action in his club’s last outing against Ajax, and were impressed by what they saw after the Swedish talent netted.
With speculation swirling Isak was unhappy with being loaned out to Willem II, the centre-forward revealed he would consider his options at the end of the current campaign with a number of big clubs chasing a potential deal after being impressed by his performances this season.
He said: ‘I want to play for a really big club in a big league. I will see about my near future at the end of this season.’ (Read More)
Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has admitted that Maurizio Sarri is more than capable of building a side that will be able to start winning trophies on a regular basis.
Hazard has been in the headlines for al the wrong reasons over the past few months as all indications, and speculation, have suggested that he is leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and making a switch to La Liga giants Real Madrid, who are keen on a £100 million transfer deal.
The Spaniards are desperate to add some fresh superstars to the side and reportedly believe that Hazard is the perfect player to come in and help fill the void which was left by footballing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who was their main source of goals and the man that helped the side regain a third Champions League title.
The 28-year-old, however, is focusing solely on his objectives with Chelsea and believes Sarri is capable of building other title-winning squad, telling beIN Sports: ‘I don’t want to talk about that [my future] I’m focused on the last month with Chelsea and then we’ll see what happens.
‘Yeah of course [we can challenge] we are Chelsea. Every year we need to start thinking at the start of the season we can win a trophy. It is hard because at the moment City and Liverpool are better tan Chelsea but we are Chelsea and the last 10 years we won a lot of trophies.
‘Winning is about mentality if you think you can then you can win something.’ (Read More)
Chelsea have been told they will have to splash around £110 million to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer transfer window.
The 27-year-old has been become one of the most coveted centre-backs in world football since joining Napoli in 2014 and has been heavily tipped to leave Napoli at the end of the season and make the move to the Premier League, where both Manchester United and Chelsea are keen on a deal.
Maurizio Sarri may be under fire right now, but he is still eyeing up possible summer transfer deals and would love to acquire a defender that has all the qualities to make a real impact on the back-line, especially a player that he knows inside and out.
But according to the Sunday Express, the Serie A club’s president Aurelio de Laurentiis is demanding a world-record fee for a defender and has told any chasing suitor that they will need to splash around £130 million to secure a deal for the Senegalese powerhouse.
It is believed the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United are also interested in Koulibaly and Napoli are trying to force a summer battle in a bid to take advantage of the crazy money that he being spent in football right now.
It is no secret that Koulibaly has all the qualities of a world class defender and it is easy to see just why he is wanted, but if Chelsea do want to get back to the very top of the game and challenge for the Premier League title once more then they need to acquire a player of this mans ability. (Read More)