Chelsea told they can sign star for £98 million – Blues told target is moving – Chelsea ready to do deal for £47M man
Here is a roundup of some of the news and gossip from icfootballnews over the past 24 hours that we think you may have missed –
Chelsea target Marcus Thuram is “100% not going to extend” his current Borussia Monchengladbach contract, expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed.
Having already splashed the cash this transfer window and added the likes of Joao Felix, David Fofana and Andrey Santos to that attack, Chelsea are looking to get some more business done.
Graham Potter is having a terrible time of it with injuries right now with a number of players out for a period of time, and Thuram is a player that the club can get for a reported £9 million.
The 25-year-old has been making a real name for himself over in the Bundesliga – is a full French international and is a player that has the physical attributes to make an impact on the Premier League.
Now, if you believe the words of Romano – he will be leaving Borussia after deciding to not extend his current deal with the club – opening the door for Chelsea to try and seal a transfer move.
“Also in this case it depends on the conditions of the deal,” Romano told GMS.
“Thuram is available as a free agent in the summer because he’s 100% not going to extend the contract with Gladbach.
“So, many clubs are approaching him from Italy, like Inter to sign him as a free agent in the summer.”
Thuram has the ability to play all across that front-line – is a very powerful winger that would be a great signing for Chelsea , he is ready for that next step.
And for the money that Chelsea could sign him for – it would not be a massive risk to take from the Blues should they sign the Frenchman
Sterling for sale?
Stunning reports have claimed that Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for Raheem Sterling.
The England star signed a five-year contract with the option of a further 12 months last summer and was hailed as a world class signing for Chelsea, but that will not stop the leadership letting him go.
He has failed to make the impact expected at the London giants after the move from Man City – and looks nothing like the man that scored 20-goals a season for Pep Guardiola.
And after the news broke that Chelsea have signed Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhailo Mudryk – the Football Insider have now claimed that Chelsea are willing to allow Sterling to depart the club should they receive the right offer.
The report states that it is the first part of the astonishing recruitment drive under the Todd Boehly-led ownership that could see talent worth up to £250 million arrive at the club.
What is happening at Chelsea? Is this Roman Abramovic all over again when he pumped so much money into the club the first day he stepped in?
Money cant buy the success that the Chelsea owners are looking for – especially as most of the signings that are arriving this transfer window are talents that are not fully ready to make an impact.
The arrival of Mudryk will get Chelsea fans excited – especially the ones that have seen him in the Champions League this year – but the club need. to be careful.
We do not believe that Chelsea will let Sterling leave this transfer window – he has played a big part for Graham Potter so far – and the fact he is injured until February means that it will be hard to get him off the books.
But come the end of the season – we can easily see him departing the club – he has not been the best has he?
£98M for Vlahovic
Juventus have slapped a sensational price tag of striker Dusan Vlahovic with Chelsea keen on a transfer deal.
Chelsea made some big changes over the summer window and brought in some players that they believed would help them Challenge for that Premier League title this season.
However – that has not been the case and Chelsea have seriously struggled for goals this season – so much so – that they need to splash the cash and sign a new one over the next couple of months.
And that has led to reports in the media that Chelsea are once again ready to battle Arsenal for the signature of Juventus star Dusan Vlahovic – a player the Gunners are very interested in signing.
The Old Lady forward is pushing for a move away from Turin and is eager to make a move to the Premier League in the coming years.
Now, Vlahovic can be signed for £98million with clubs, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport report. Juve have supposedly lined up a move for RB Salzburg’s Noah Okafor in case they do sell the Serbian No.9.
Arsenal are probably the team that are the most interested in signing the 22-year-old. but Chelsea has more money to meet that valuation of the striker.
Vhlavovic is a very good striker that wants to start every game – Arsenal do not need that as they already have Gabriel Jesus – so we would be shocked to see the Gunners make a move.
They want a back-up striker for the Brazilian and the Juventus man is certainly not that – and is a player that will not accept that either.
Chelsea are a side that desperately need to sign a striker so, Vlahovic knows that he would probably walk straight into that Blues side if he makes the move there.
However – £98 million is alot for the man and Chelsea may need to get that money down a bit for the deal to be worth it.
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