Chelsea to offer star £500k-a-week deal – Potter wants 45-cap star – Chelsea to make Villa move
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Chelsea are considering a move for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as a possible replacement for Edouard Mendy
The Senegal international has impressed in the Blues net since his arrival from Rennes in 2020 and has established himself as one of the best stoppers in world football.
However – his place in the first-team as come under threat this season – as he was sidelined with a knee injury when Graham Potter arrived at Stamford Bridge in September with Kepa Arrizabalaga coming back into the fold as a result, impressing with a string of much improved performances.
He is still considered to be the number one at Chelsea – but with Kepa working his way back into the squad and all the speculation and all the speculation that the Senegal star is considering his future – there has been a shock name linked with a move
The Sun reports that Chelsea also have a watchful eye on Pickford and will be scouting him at the World Cup with England as they consider a move for the 28-year-old.
The Everton ‘keeper has won 45 caps for his country and has been first choice for Gareth Southgate for years.
Pickford has been a reliable performer for Southgate since making his international debut in November 2017, but his club form has been less reliable, and has made a number of high-profile mistakes this season.
Chelsea have two brilliant stoppers and Mendy is one of the best in the world – so it would be crazy to replace him with a goalkeeper that simply is not good enough to play for a big club – he has proven that at Everton
This is a rumour that has come out of nowhere and we believe that is where it will stay as we cant see Chelsea making an official move for the Everton man
Bailey wanted –
There has been some stunning reports in the media which have claimed that Chelsea are now eyeing up a deal for Aston Villa star Leon Bailey.
Graham Potter is a man that is under real pressure already as Chelsea boss and knows that he needs to sign some players in the coming transfer window in order to help improve his squad.
It is no secret that adding a new winger to the side is something that is on the mind of Potter and it seems that he is now ready to raid Aston Villa
The Daily Mail has claimed that Chelsea could be eyeing Aston Villa winger Bailey in the upcoming summer window.
The former Bayern Leverkusen forward had attracted interest from the Blues during his stint in Germany and now Graham Potter wants to get him to Stamford Bridge – the report adds
The report also says Another factor is that Christian Pulisic is pushing for a switch away from North London and Leon Bailey could serve as the perfect replacement for the American forward.
Look – Potter is now boss of one of the biggest clubs in world football and needs to be looking at signing players that have the ability to play for the club.
Leon Baily is a very good player that is doing well at Aston Villa – but his numbers aren’t fantastic – he is not the clubs best performer and he would struggle to make an impact at Chelsea
This is another rumour this weekend that has come out of nowhere – and honestly – we would be surpised to see Bailey leave Villa to sit on the bench at Stamford Bridge
It would be a bad career choice
Ronaldo decision –
Chelsea are now prepared to make a move for Cristiano Ronaldo if Manchester United terminate the striker’s contract.
Ronaldo is a player that has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this season and is once again tipped to pack his bags and Leave Manchester United in the next transfer window
The 37-year-old hit out at Erik ten Hag and the club’s hierarchy in an interview with Piers Morgan.
United are now exploring the option of terminating Ronaldo’s contract with reports suggesting club lawyers believe his actions are enough to consider it a breach of his contract, which is worth in excess of £500,000 a week.
Should United follow through on that and cut ties with their once much-loved star, The Mirror report Chelsea will be back in the hunt for the former Real Madrid icon.
Prior to his interview with Morgan, the report claims there was an understanding between the player and club that he would be allowed to leave in January as long as it was to a team overseas.
However – even though Ted Boehly wants the superstar Potter is understood to be as ‘equally unenthused’ as Tuchel at the prospect of having Ronaldo in his Chelsea squad.
Ronaldo being on the market is nothing new – he is becoming more trouble than he is worth.
A few years ago he would have been a brilliant signing for Chelsea – but he is past his best and honestly – would bring too much wanted attention to the Bridge
It could be a massive mistake for Chelsea to make a move for the man
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