(Video)£360,000-a-week offer submitted, £34m star speaks about possible move, President on Dembele deal, Jimenez to Chelsea, Transfer request handed in
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Chelsea transfer target Bruno Guimaraes has spoken out for the first time on speculation linking him with a January move to the Premier League.
Chelsea have been in the transfer headlines for weeks now after it emerged that Frank Lampard will be able to spend some serious money to help improve his side in key areas of the pitch.
That has led to speculation in the media suggesting that Lampard is keen to splash some money in order to land the £34 million signing of Guimaraes, who is rated very highly across Europe.
CHELSEAare said to be following developments but no talks appear to have taken place yet, with Athletico demanding £34m (€40m) to do business, but now the Brazilian has responded to the transfer links.
He told SporTV: ‘What I asked my agents was that the transfer is good for me and for Athletico Paranaense.
‘I know that clubs are in talks… it’s difficult to choose. They are all great teams.’
Guimaraes is clearly a man in demand and it will be very interesting to see just whom he would choose over Chelsea and Arsenal, and even Benfica, as all three are big clubs that would help take his game to that next level.
If Chelsea did want him they would surely have made a move by now, but considering they don’t really need him, it would not be a massive loss if they actually missed out on the star.
PSG chief Leonardo has admitted Chelsea target Edinson Cavani has handed In a transfer request, but would he be welcome?
There has been so many players linked with CHELSEA over the last few months after it emerged that the blues are once again able to sign players this transfer window.
With Oliver giroud on his way out and Michy Batshuayi just seen as am impact player, Frank Lampard is keen to add another striker to help Tammy Abraham out, with Cavani.
Cavani, who turns 33 in February, joined PSG from Napoli in 2013 for £55m and has scored 195 goals in 269 appearances.
But Cavani’s contract expires at the end of the season and with no new deal on the horizon, the Uruguayan striker wants to leave during the January transfer window.
And now Leonardo has come out and admitted that the experienced striker has actually handed in a transfer request.
Speaking after PSG’s French Cup win at Lorient on Sunday, Leonardo said: “We’ve always said the same thing. We were hoping he would stay with the club, but today (Sunday) he asked to leave.
“We’re studying the situation. We’ve had a proposal from Atletico Madrid, but that proposal was not commensurate with the player’s value.
Chelsea are reportedly stepping up their efforts to sign Edinson Cavani this transfer window.
Frank Lampard is keen to bolster his attacking options in the January transfer window and is targeting a new striker to support Tammy Abraham.
And it seems that he has set his sights on trying to acquire the services of Cavani, who is keen to leave PSG this month after handing in a transfer request earlier this week, which was confirmed by PSG Chief Leonardo, And despite his age, It seriously looks like Chelsea fans may well be seeing the man in the coming days, as the video reveals.
Chelsea should make a January move for Manchester United target Raul Jimenez.
The Red Devils suffered a setback in their pursuit of a top-four finish in the Premier League on Wednesday after they lost 2-0 at Arsenal, with the United side struggling to create chances and failed to move within two points of Chelsea.
And with the Red Devils also picking up a number of injuries to the clubs first team players, there is a need from United to spend some serious money in the January window to improve the squad in key areas of the pitch.
And that has led to shock speculation in the media suggesting that United are willing to make a move for Jimenez this transfer window, with the Wolves striker becoming one of the shock of the new Premier League season.
And after becoming the club’s top scorer in Premier League history – netting his 23rd league goal to overtake Steven Fletcher’s 22, interest in a Premier League deal has taken another leap forward, but Chelsea should make a move.
Olivier Giroud is on his way out the club, Michy Batshuayi is BLAH, and Tammy Abraham still has a lot to learn in the game, so Frank Lampard needs to spend some serious money in order to complete a deal for Jimenez.
As we have said, he is now one of the most deadly players in the Premier League, so if he has the opportunity to play for one of the Leagues biggest clubs, he could be one of the best strikers in Europe.
Relatively quick, a great finisher, strong in the air and the ability to hold the ball up and bring others into play, the man has all the class and quality to be a real star and if Chelsea are seeking to add another striker to the line-up, £40 million for this lad is a great bit of business.
They have been linked with so many strikers that will need time to adjust to the Premier League, why not spend that money on a player that is already proven in the Premier League?
If CHELSEAneed to add another striker to the squad, then Lampard should look no further than a deal for Jimenez.