Brazilioan officially announces offer made, Argentine has transfer message for Chelsea as move on, Ban ending means possible £40 million Chelsea signing
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CHELSEA TO WRAP UP AKE DEAL?
Fresh reports have again claimed Chelsea could re-sign Nathan Ake if their transfer ban gets overturned on November 20th.
Chelsea were unable to sign any players during the summer transfer window, meaning that Frank Lampard will have to work with the current players he already has at the club, despite the fact that he is a bit light in certain areas of the pitch.
However, there is huge speculation in the media about whom the club could sign in the next transfer ban as their appeal date is set, with many reports on the media suggesting that it could actually be good news for Chelsea boss Lampard, as he may well be able to spend some serious money, with Ake on the shopping list.
David Luiz left the club to join London rivals Arsenal during the summer transfer window, meaning that the club are one defender down this season, despite FIKAYO TOMORI, who is tipped to become one of the best defenders in the Premier League if he develops under the guidance on Lampard.
Chelsea have shipped goals at an alarming rate this season, and while Tomori has impressed given the context of his breakthrough, he is still quite raw and the Blues could use some experience at centre-back.
And reports on the TalkSport website have suggested that Chelsea may in fact make a move for Ake in the January transfer window and meet the high £40 million valuation that has been placed on the head of the young defender.
Since leaving Chelsea on a permanent basis, Ake has become one of the most impressive defenders in the Premier League under Eddie Howe and his performances over the past 12 months have elevated his status in the game, with a number of top clubs also showing a keen interest in a possible deal.
WILLIAN CONFIRMS TRANSFER OFFER.
Willian has told Chelsea fans that he has already rejected a move to Barcelona, as he is very happy at the club.
Willian has been at Chelsea for over six seasons now and has managed to rack up over 300 appearances for the club, becoming one of only a handful of players that are now considered to be world class at Chelsea, but there has been a lot of speculation in the media about his long-term future.
Despite being an integral part of the Lampard side this season, Willian is no closer to agreeing a new deal than he was 12 months ago and all indications suggest that Chelsea will allow him to leave at the end of the season if an agreement cannot be reached.
And that has led to a lot of transfer speculation in the media that the likes of Barcelona are ready to reignite their interest in the Brazilian, as Willian was the subject of interest from La Liga champions Barca after the 2018 World Cup
‘The only real official offer I had came from Barcelona, last year, after the World Cup,’ Willian told DAZN series Saudade. ‘Barcelona indeed presented an offer to Chelsea but it was rejected.
‘That was the only actual time I had to discuss something like this with my family, although we really love it here [in London]. So there were several factors that helped us in staying.’
He continued: ‘If I have to return to Brazil, I’d like to play at Corinthians again. ‘It represents a lot, I was born and raised there, my footballing career began there when I was nine, I’ve spent my entire childhood there.
‘I’ve been a Corinthians fan since I was little, even before I played there, my family also supports the club.
‘So when I got there all my relatives were very happy, and then, after I got to the first team, everyone was overjoyed.’
Willy Caballaro has admitted that he may have to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
Chelsea are currently in the midst of a transfer ban that doesn’t allow them to buy any players until the next summer transfer window, but with reports that Frank Lampard will be seeking to improve a number of areas of the squad, a number of fringe players could well be heading out the door.
And despite being an experienced member of the Chelsea side, one player that could be leaving the club at the end of the season if that of Caballaro, who has opening opened the door to a possible move away from the club at the end of the current season.
The Argentine has featured twice for the Blues this term in his role as back-up goalkeeper to Kepa Arrizabalaga, but he only has a contract until the end of the year after agreeing an extension last season, and with a new stopper on the agenda of Lampard, Caballaro has admitted that he will wait and see about a possible switch away from the club.
“I end the contract at the end of the season and we’ll see what happens in the future,” Caballero told Spanish newspaper AS
“I do not have to return to Argentina because I feel more like a European player. Here I came very young and I left my country at 22.
“I would like to return to Spain. Elche or Malaga? Of course.
“But it’s not just about what you want, it’s about [the clubs] wanting you and giving you the circumstances.
“At the moment, I’m a Chelsea player and will see what happens in June.”
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