Chelsea fans see midfielder make official move, Chelsea to make record-breaking transfer move, Chelsea target makes Blues transfer admission, Lamps makes Loftus-Cheek admission
Chelsea to make Haaland move, Drinkwater deal done, Loftus-Cheek has Chelsea future and Adeyemi makes Blues admission in Chelsea roundup….
Fresh reports have again claimed that Chelsea are plotting another record-breaking move to try and sign Erling Haaland
Haaland has firmly established himself as one of the very best attackers in the game right now and his performances over the past 24 months has meant that he is now one of the most deadly forwards in the game.
He has netted 34 goals in just 33 games for Borussia Dortmund, but there has been rumours that the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City may be open to the idea of bringing the hitman to the Premier League during the summer transfer window.
But now the Athletic has claimed that Chelsea are looking to spend some serious money and break the club record to bring Haaland to Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard eager to add a top forward to his ranks to boost his side’s chances of competing for Premier League and Champions League honours.
The Norway international has a €75 million (£67m/$91m) release clause in his current contract, but it doesn’t become active until 2022, meaning BVB will likely demand a much higher fee for a prized asset before sanctioning his departure this year
former Chelsea striker Tore Andre Flo is not surprised by the speculation, but says Frank Lampard has enough firepower at his disposal and could look to use Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner in tandem, The ex-Blues star, who hit 50 goals for the club, told Bookmakers.co.uk: “There are a lot of rumours and it’s hard to comment on them until they become more than just rumours. But a club like Chelsea will always look to be in the market for a striker.”
Flo, who was with Chelsea between 1997 and 2000, added on the potential for Lampard to use Werner and Abraham as a strike pairing: “I think they can work together.
“I don’t think they’ve quite found the right rhythm to maximise a partnership just yet, but I think they can do – there’s more to come.
“As a striker you need goals and finally Werner found the net again and hopefully that can instil confidence and he’ll continue to score.
“He’s more than capable of doing well in the league, it’s just about getting a few goals and getting that confidence up.”
Red Bull Salzburg starlet Karim Adeyemi says he wants to play for a club that can win the Champions League, and has revealed why he rejected Chelsea in the past.
Chelsea invited Adeyemi to their Cobham training base in 2018 while he was playing for German side SpVgg Unterhaching, but he opted instead to leave his home country for the promise of first-team football in Austria.
And over the past few months, he has been making such an impact in the game, that Chelsea, along with the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich have started showing a real interest in the young man, and he has opened the door to a possible transfer move
“First of all, it is important to me that I play regularly.” Adeyemi told Sport1. “My focus is currently on the Austrian league. I am very happy that I have so much time here. I am fully focused on the task in Salzburg.
“I’m very happy that I can play here in Salzburg and that I get my minutes on a regular basis. Every moment on the pitch is precious.
“I want to play in a club where I feel comfortable. Of course I dream of a Champions League win. It would be great to play for a club that regularly competes to win the Champions League.
“But that’s not what I have in mind right now. For me it is important that I develop myself further in Salzburg.”
“It’s not that difficult to stay on the grounded,” he said. “I haven’t achieved anything yet, even though I’m now playing in the first division in Austria.
“But I find it quite normal that I do not answer. My parents and family support me a lot in this. My old club, Unterhaching, taught me that too. But even at Salzburg we players are kept on the ground. There is also no reason why I should rise above other people. Everybody is equal.”
Frank Lampard has revealed that he considers Fulham loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek part of his long-term plans at Chelsea.
Regarded very highly in the Premier League, Loftus-Cheek was sent out on loan at the beginning of the season in order to get some game time, improve a little and hopefully make a n impression at Fulham
And since his move to Fulham, Loftus-Cheek has become a big part of the squad and has been earning alot of plaudits for his performances this season, leading to suggestions that he may seek a permanent move away from the Bridge in the summer window.
“He played well [against Tottenham] and I was really pleased to see that because when Ruben was getting fit and was with us, I felt like we missed him last year. And when Ruben was getting fit, I was excited because I know the attributes he has and I wanted those attributes at the club,” Lampard told reporters through Zoom.
“The conversations I had with Ruben earlier in the season were that he wasn’t feeling as sharp as he wanted to be on the back of a really bad injury which he had (a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in May 2019).
“Could he go and play games because he felt he needed games and maybe he could get regular games elsewhere.
“Seeing him play recently, I see him looking fit, fresh and strong. We know he’s an obvious talent so it’s great. If he can keep that up hopefully through the season and if he can get back to where he was and more then I’ll be very happy and he’ll come back as our player, for sure.”
Chelsea have sent out-of-favour midfielder Danny Drinkwater out on loan to Turkish outfit Kasimpasa.
Despite the fact that the transfer window has been open for a few weeks now, there has not been much movement as to players coming into the Bridge, but Frank Lampard has agreed to let a number of players leave on loan.
And the latest to depart Stamford Bridge after failing to make anu sort of impact is midfielder Drinkwater, who has struggled to make an impact at Chelsea since his move from Leicester just a few seasons ago.
The 30-year-old hasn’t played for Chelsea since the Community Shield back in 2018, and has also taken in loan spells at Burnley and Aston Villa over the past couple of seasons.
He will now be charged with helping Kasimpasa try to climb the standings in the Turkish top flight, with Fuat Capa’s side currently languishing down in 15th after 17 fixtures, as the club confirmed Drinkwater’s arrival in a statement on their official website, which reads: “English midfielder Daniel Noel Drinkwater, of English Premier League team Chelsea, has signed a contract that ties him to Kasimpasa on loan until the end of the season.”
This Chelsea move was supposed to be the one that would help Drinkwater become one of the very best players in world football, but that has not happened, and his career is now pretty much dead in the water.
This is not a move that he would have liked to have made and he was probably hoping to stay in the Premier League, but he should get some game time now until the end of the season, and he may impress a potential new club.
But as we said this is not a move that a former England International and Premier League winner should be making, a massive step down for the man
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