Lampard told asking price after offer made, Is Sancho needed at Chelsea as deal close, Perfect Abraham partner found in Chelsea Christmas news
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Fresh reports have once again circled claiming that Chelsea are close to agreeing a transfer deal for winger Jadon Sancho, but is he needed in January?
After appealing their ban last months, Chelsea have now found out that they will once again be able to sign players and improve on the side, especially as the Blues are seeking to clinch a top four spot and possibly some transfers.
And that has led to speculation in the media suggesting that Lampard is ready to try and secure a record-breaking club deal for Sancho, with reports that the Blues are prepared to pay that massive £120 million to secure a transfer deal.
But amid reports Sancho is unsettled at Dortmund and is ready to leave the club, the Bundesliga club’s director of sport insists no exit is forthcoming and they will not be looking to sell during the January transfer window.
He said on the Daily Express: “We’re continuing to plan with him. He’s a fundamental player for us and I do not see any scenario where he leaves us.
“We have already had some situations with him to talk about, and there have been a lot of interviews in the last few weeks.
“We are in a good way; when he came off the bench in Barcelona and also in Berlin, he gave us a top performance.”
However, according to The Sun, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are ‘close’ to wrapping up an audacious £120m deal for Sancho which would smash the club’s transfer record
The report goes on to say ‘Chelsea could complete an agreement for Sancho this winter before loaning the youngster back to Dortmund for the remainder of the campaign. The Blues used this tactic with Dortmund to find an agreement for Christian Pulisic.
IS HE NEEDED AT CHELSEA RIGHT NOW?
Look, Sancho is a brilliantly gifted young man that would certainly improve this Chelsea attack, but Chelsea are lacking quality at the back and real leaders in the team, so maybe Lampard should wait on a deal for Sancho and try to work on other areas first?
Reports have claimed that Chelsea ‘have slapped an offer’ on the table of Real Madrid for midfielder Isco, with a £44 million asking price set.
Since the news broke in the media over the past few weeks revealing that Chelsea WILL NOW BE ABLE TO SIGN players during the January transfer window, there has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media about whom the Blues could make a move for.
It is no secret that Frank Lampard has one of the most exciting sides in the Premier League, but there is a big feeling around the media that he needs to spend some serious money in order to add some experienced, world class talent to his very young side.
And that has led to ALOT of reports in the media suggesting that Isco is high up on the shopping list, as the Spaniard is reportedly unhappy with his game time at the Bernabeu, especially since he is now in the prime of his footballing career.
And citing a report by El Desmarque, the Star suggests the Spanish giants could be looking to find a buyer for the 27-year-old in the January transfer window, with a fee of around £60 million believed to be enough for the likes of Chelsea to wrap up a possible deal.
‘A promising performance in the El Clasico stalemate could earn Isco a stay of execution but the Premier League club have slapped an offer on [Real Madrid president] Fiorentino Perez’s desk,’ stated the report before the recent El Classsico.
‘Perez is considering the proposal despite it meeting the asking price he set for Isco in last summer’s transfer window.’
And according to reports in the media, it is believed that Madrid are willing to accept just £44 million for the midfielder.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer yesterday shut down speculation that Erling Braut Haaland is imminently set to join Manchester United, opening the door for Chelsea to make a move.
Haaland has scored over 25 goals for Red Bull Salzburg this season, form which has attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea, United and Liverpool, to name just a few clubs.
It is no secret that Chelsea have one of the best young sides in the Premier League, but they are seriously lacking in depth and Frank Lampard needs to bring in another forward that will help star man Tammy Abraham score a few goals.
But there were suggestions from Norway that Haaland had boarded a flight headed to Manchester on Friday morning, as the Red Devils have also been linked with a big money transfer move for the £75 million rated hitman. But Solskjaer played down those reports, telling the Daily Express: “I don’t think he’s en route here, to be fair, not through me anyway. I can’t comment on other teams’ players, I’ve said that many times.
“That’s just one of those things in this job – you get so many speculations all the time.
“He is not coming to Manchester because… well, I know the boy and I know his friends and all this. He’s on a Christmas holiday.
“You can’t fly anywhere from Stavanger, can you, so you need to go via via!”
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