Blues Board told potential signing ‘built’ for Chelsea – Poch told to sign powerhouse – Defender set for move

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Here is a roundup of the top Chelsea news and gossip that we think you guys may have missed today –

Chelsea “will look to sell” Malang Sarr this January following his lack of game time at the club – Pundit Paul Robinson has claimed.

The talented defender came to Stamford Bridge with alot of hop that he could develop into one of the very best defenders in the game – but he has not been given the game time needed for that to happen – and he has been a bit of a flop.

He spent last season out on loan with French giants Monaco – but the Ligue 1 outfit opted against giving him a permanent move to the club and sent him packing back to Stamford Bridget.

But Sarr is completely out of the picture at CHELSEA and Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, former Tottenham and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson had little hope that the centre-back would remain at Stamford Bridge.

Robinson claimed Sarr was a “victim” of the Blues’ bloated squad and, having not played a single minute of action this season, has no future at the club,

“If you look at the loan moves he’s had at the lack of first-team opportunities, it’s time for him to go,” he told Football Insider.

“Yes, he came with big expectations, but with the new manager there now trying to create a new style, it just seems he’s a victim of the amount of personnel in the squad.

“If you’re not getting a look in before all this happened, and now there are all these players and you’re still not playing, then it’s probably time for him to move on and Chelsea will look to sell.

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Maybe Sarr was never meant to come to the Premier League – or maybe he joined the wrong club – but right now – this is the best option for the lad as he needs game time.

His dream to make it at Chelsea is over – he is not part of the plans at the club and will only get game time if there is a number of injuries ahead of him, so if a club does come forward, he needs to leave.

He still has a long future ahead of him and needs to play guys. And to be honest, CHELSEA need to get back some of that £1 billion they have spent on all these new players, they have far too many stars in at the club now that need to get sold on.


Pundit Jermaine Jenas has told Chelsea that they should look to sign Ivan Toney in the January window.

Toney is nearing a return to action following a 10-month ban from football with Arsenal and CHELSEA both reportedly keen to try and get a deal done when the transfer window opens up in just a few weeks time.

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Toney is seen as one of the best forwards in the Premier League and a player that is ready to take that next step in his career, despite the fact he has been out of action for a few months because of his off-field antics.

And amid all the transfer speculation – Pundit Jenas has opened up and told the Chelsea board that they should do all they can to try and sign Ivan Toney this coming transfer window.

Jenas said on TNT Sports: “Ivan Toney, I think he is built for this team, Ivan Toney, personally, the way that they play. He would be the one that I would, yeah definitely, go for if I were the manager.”

However – Brentford boss Thomas Frank has admitted that they are desperate to keep the £80 million valued striker in the January transfer window.

Thomas Frank said: “Is he raring to go? Oh yeah, definitely. To get Ivan back will be like signing an unbelievably good Premier League striker.

“Ivan is training very well on and off the pitch, looking forward to finally contributing to the team.

“I really, really would like to keep him. As a coach I’d love to have my best players with me all the time. From my perspective, I don’t want to sell him because I think he’s fantastic.

“Last year there were three players scoring more than 20 goals in the Premier League, he was one of them.

“I’m enjoying him every day and looking forward to finally using him.

“Ivan is a Brentford player. No bids. I want to keep him. And he’s looking forward to playing for us.”


Rio Ferdinand has backed Chelsea to re-sign Dominic Solanke six-and-a-half years after he first left the club.

Chelsea spent some serious money on improving that attack in the last transfer window and brought in Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku in hope they could bang in the goals on a weekly basis.

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However – Jackson has really struggled to score the amount of goals that Chelsea fans would have liked to see, while Nkunku has spent much of his time on the sidelines with injury.

That has led to all sorts of speculation in the media that Chelsea will once again delve into that transfer kitty and try to sign a striker for the club over the next few weeks, and they have been linked with some big names.

But Ferdinand has opened up and encouraged Chelsea to make a move for former player Dominic Solanke, who is having the best season of his career so far.

Solanke started his professional career at CHELSEA after spending a decade in the academy at Stamford Bridge. He was a prolific goalscorer at youth level but was rarely given the chance for the first team.

After an unsuccessful spell at Liverpool, he has found a home at Bournemouth and is finally proving he can score goals in the Premier League. He is enjoying his best campaign in front of goal in the top flight, with 12 strikes in 18 appearances.

The Manchester United legend said on BT Sport: “A centre-forward would be great. Solanke was a child superstar here, broke all the records in the academy at Chelsea.

“He knows his way around this place, it would be like a homecoming for him. He’s one name that jumps off the page at the moment.”

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We are not sure that Solanke is able to lead the attack for one of the biggest clubs, he tried at CHELSEA, he tried at Liverpool and failed to do so, so it would be a surprise to see the Blues bringing him back.

At this stage of his career, he is at the best club for him and leaving could be another transfer mistake.


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