Chelsea close in on £250m deal after Lampard announcement (Video), Brazilian hints he wants to sign for Chelsea, Chelsea fans rect to defender deal, Blues close in on Neymar?
Here is a roundup of the top Chelsea stories from the past week.
Brazilian star Willian has indicated that he wants to sign a new deal and stay at Chelsea.
Chelsea have one of the most exciting sides in the Premier League right now and many are excited to see just where this young side can go under the guidance of Frank Lampard, who has won eight of his opening thirteen Premier League fixtures.
But Chelsea also have a number of experienced stars in the side aswell, players like Willian, who have played well over 300 games for the club and helped the Blues to numerous titles over the past few seasons.
However, there has been talk that he could be leaving at the end of the season as reports in the media have suggested that Chelsea may not be willing to offer him a new contract because of his age, and may be willing to let him leave the club on a free transfer, with the likes of Juventus and Barcelona eyeing up a possible deal
Now the midfielder has now indicated that his preference is to remain at Chelsea. ‘I have stated several times my wish is to stay at Chelsea,’ Willian told Yahoo Sport.
‘I like the club very much, I feel very welcomed here, as well as my family, and we love living in London.
‘However, I’m in the middle of the season and I try not to think about it so as not to lose focus on the field.
‘My agent and the club are talking and I hope we can have some good news soon.
‘In transfer windows it is normal to have bids and speculations, especially for players who are in final contract.
‘But my focus is 100 per cent on Chelsea and the season.’
Chelsea fans have reacted to the news that Fikayo Tomori has agreed a new contract at Stamford Bridge.
With pace, power and a remarkable reading of the game for a 21-year-old, there have been many out there that firmly believe that Tomori will develop into a class act for Chelsea in the coming seasons, if he is given the time and patients to earn a regular place in Lampards side.
And after months of speculation about his future, Chelsea have announced that Tomori has signed a new deal, which keeps him at the London club until the summer of 2024.
“It’s obviously a very proud moment for myself and my family,” Tomori, a graduate of Chelsea’s academy, said on the club website.
“I’ve been at the club since I was seven years old so I don’t really know much else other than Chelsea.
“The club has been so good to me, looking after and developing me during that time into the player and the person I am today.
“It’s a dream come true to sign a new five-year contract. I’m really happy the club have shown this faith in me and I’m just excited to carry on.”
And fans have flocked to social media to show their delight at the news, with out favourites listed below
one said: ‘What a player’
Another chipped in with : ‘You’re the kind of ilk we want at this club Fikayo, love it!!!!’
ANother Blues fans Tweeted: Congrats! Well earned! So happy to have you at the bridge
Another happy Blues fans Tweeted: ‘My man keep it up and you’ll become a legend in no time.’
Another added: ‘Congrats young man,grab this opportunity with both hands and become an IDOL!
Another Blues fan Tweeted: ‘congrats big man well deserved. the future is bright keep up that same attitude’
Frank Lampard has opened the door to a possible move for PSG star Kylian Mbappe.
Chelsea are one of the biggest side sides in the game right now and are looking for an immediate replacement for the departed Eden Hazard, who was their only superstar and the man that led them to many wins and trophies during his seven year stint at the club.
But there has been some rumours in the media that owner Roman Abramovic may try and make a move for the Frenchman, as Frank Lampard needs to add some big superstar players to his side in order to get the side back into the habit of winning trophies.
And amid speculation that Mbappe has told PSG that he does not want to sign a new deal, Lampard has opened the door to a possible deal.
Fresh reports have claimed that Chelsea are keeping an eye on PSG star Neymar.
Now that Chelsea are once again able to delve into their transfer kitty and sign a few players, that has opened the door for a whole host of transfer speculation about whom the Blues will sign in the January window, or at the end of the season.
Neymar was linked with a whole host of big clubs during the summer transfer window as he sought to leave the French giants and get back challenging at the top of the game, but PSG were not willing to sell their star man and in the end he was forced to stay in Ligue 1 for at least another year.
But according to according to Le Parisien, the Ligue 1 giants would look to recoup some of the £200m they paid Barcelona for the Brazilian and will look to offload the superstar, in hope they can keep Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe is one of the best players in the game already, despite being one of the youngest, and PSG see him as the future of the club and are keen to offer him a new deal in order to stave off interest from the likes of Real Madrid.
And with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard looking to spend some serious money in order to add some big time players to the side, speculation has once linked the Blues with a move for the Brazilian, especially as Lampard wants to fill the void left by former star Eden Hazard.
Brazilian legend Rivaldo recently had his say and told the gifted attacker that he needs to leave PSG to finally fulfil his clear potential, HE SAID: “I believe a lot in Neymar. But I think he has to leave [PSG]. That’s why he wanted to leave at this transfer window at any cost, PSG is a great club but not one for the level of Neymar
“I think that, at a world stage, everybody talks only about Barcelona, Real Madrid and some other big clubs from England, some from Germany.
“He has to go to a club that has more history at Champions [League]. Of course, if he wins the Champions [League] and can be a world champion, it will be much easier to become the best player in the world.”
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