Chelsea chance to sign megastar – Blues in talks over defender – Chelsea want powerful Bundesliga star
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Italian Journalist Fabrizio Romano has given Chelsea a boost in their chase to sign Napoli star Victor Osimhen.
CHELSEA have spent some crazy money over the last couple of transfer windows and brought players to the club that they hoped would get the side competing for the big titles.
They even have one of the best managers in the game and a man that has been tipped to be a real success at Stamford Bridge – but their start to the new season has brought up some worrying displays, and questioned the clubs transfer policy.
That has led to reports in the media that CHELSEA could try and make a move for Osimhen in the January window, a man that they wanted to sign in the summer window and a striker that is easily regarded as one of the best in the game.
He has been in contract talks with Napoli for quite some time now, but has been unable to agree a new contract as the Italians are playing hard-ball and do not want to offer him the kind of deal that he feels he fully deserves.
However, De Laurentiis has described as a “change of mood” from Osimhen and he is all set to agree a new contract at the Italians.
But Osimhen very much looks like one to watch for summer 2024, according to Romano: “I’m not sure they are that close to signing a new deal. Napoli like to use the media to put some pressure – they are trying with the best proposal of their history, higher than the likes of Cavani or Higuain had in recent years,” Romano said.
“But from what I’m hearing there is no full agreement. It’s not a done deal. I think the opportunity for Osimhen to leave in summer 2024 remains really concrete. I don’t think January is realistic, but there could be a summer move.”
CHELSEA IN SARR TALKS –
Celta Vigo and Chelsea are reportedly in contact over a potential deal for defender Melang Sarr this coming transfer window.
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 The former France Under-21 star could now seal another loan exit with the transfer window.
And according to Todo Fichajes, the 24-year-old must agree to a loan move if he is likely to play more minutes.
Celta Vigo, who are battling relegation, are reported to have already made contact with Chelsea over a possible mid-season loan.
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.
CHELSEA WANT TAH
CHELSEA are plotting a move for another centre-back, with Bayer Leverkusen star Jonathan Tah now on the shopping list.
Everybody doubted that Thiago Silva would be able to compete at the level he has over the past 15 years because of his age – and many believed he could not handle the Premier League.
However – that has not been the case and he has been one of the best central defenders in the Premier League – and a real leader for the Blues ever since he arrived at the club.
But there is a massive feeling that this will be his last season at the London club and he will seek a move back to his homeland, where he has dreams of playing until he officially hangs up his boots.
WHAT IS THE LATEST –
The west Londoners are looking for a long-term replacement for Thiago Silva and journalist Christian Falk reports that 27-year-old Tah is the latest to come onto their radar
However, there is a chance that Brazilian veteran Silva will remain at Stamford Bridge, with the club to make a decision over a possible extension in the near future.
As great as Thiago Silva is and as world class as he has been in that Blues shirt, the man is literally in the final few years of playing and will hang up his boots if the move he desires does not materialize.
The future looks bright for CHELSEA, but the youngsters still have alot of months left to learn from one of the best central defenders the game has ever seen, and a man that is a real leader.
Tah is definitely a very good defender that has all the ability to be able to handle the pressures of the Premier League.
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