Striker ‘will accept’ London move, Chelsea told star wants Prem move, Blues can sign striker for £70m Lampard told, Defender ready for big move
Werner will accept London move, Coutinho wants Premier League move, Osimhen for £70 million, Gabriel ready for move in Chelsea news…
Lille owner Gerard Lopez has revealed that Chelsea target Victor Osimhen will cost £70million this summer.
There has been so much speculation around Chelsea transfers in the summer window that fans are starting to get fed up of all the rumours, but since there is not any football going on, there isnt much news around.
Michy Batshuayi is now the latest name to be linked with a transfer move away from Chelsea after Olivier Giroud recently agreed to stay at Stamford Bridge for at least another 12 months.
That has led to alot of speculation in the media about whom could come in and be replacements for one of the Belgian, with a whole host of top names linked with a move to Chelsea in the coming weeks.
And one name that has now been added to that shopping list is that of Osimhen, who has impressed over in the French League this season with his goals and performances.
Osimhen has netted 18 goals in Ligue 1 this season after joining from Belgian side Sporting Charleroi last summer for around £10m, but Chelsea have been warned that they will not be able to sign the striker on the cheap.
Lopez told the Daily Mail: ‘There are multiple offers. We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window.
‘There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding but what I can tell you is that there are multiple [offers]. There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him.
‘I am not being a sales guy because last year people didn’t believe that we had the offers we had with [Nicolas] Pepe and it turns out we had multiple of them.
‘Let me tell you with Osimhen, it is the same thing, whatever number you heard, the high number I have read is very much on the money of the offers that we have received. That’s where we are.’
Lille owner Gerard Lopez has opened up and told the likes of Chelsea that defender Gabriel is now ready for a bigger move.
Chelsea may have not done the transfer business that many fans would have liked to see during the January window as Frank Lampard was not given the funds to bring in some top-class players that would improve the side help get the Spaniards side back inside the Champions League next season.
However, there is some speculation in the media that Lampard will be handed the kind of funds he needs to improve the side in the summer, and bring in a couple new defenders, a midfielder and maybe a new striker, with Gabriel reportedly on the shopping list.
The Lille defender’s performances in Ligue 1 have attracted plenty of interest from other high bidders in Europe over the past few seasons, and considering the Blues still need to improve the summer transfer window, he has has been added to that list.
Lille are fending off interest in their Brazilian centre-half Gabriel, but Lopez revealed last month that the 22-year-old is ready for a move to a bigger club.
He told the Daily Mail: ‘It’s true that he would like to go and try something else out. We haven’t taken that decision yet, but he’s received a number of offers.
‘I feel he’s closer to one club than others, but nothing’s done yet so we’ll see.
‘I feel he is among the top five dominant central defenders in Europe right now. His statistics, which aren’t well covered outside of France, shows that his percentage for winning duels is pretty unheard of in a league that’s extremely physical.’
he agent of Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho has revealed the midfielders desire to make a Premier League return.
Coutinho moved to Barcelona just a few seasons ago after making a big impression while in the Premier League and Liverpool, becoming one of the nest number 10’s in the game.
He was expected to make that move to the Camp Nou and develop into a real superstar, but for some unknown reasons, he failed to reach the levels at Barcelona that he did at Liverpool and was eventually shipped off to Bayern Munich for two seasons.
But despite a couple of solid seasons over in the Bundesliga, the German giants opted against making his move to the Allianz arena a permanent one and he will be offered to a number of clubs in the summer window.
Chelsea are keen on a deal for the former Liverpool ace, and Express Sport understand they will have little competition due to the wages and loan fee he would require.
Now, amid all the speculation, his agent Kia Joorabchian has made it clear the South American wants to return to the Premier League.
He told Sky Sports: “Everything is a possibility. After the Champions League game he played in England [against Chelsea] we had a long chat about it.
“The Premier League is something that he has always enjoyed playing in, and loved playing in, and would probably love to come back and play in.
“The question is what are going to be the financial conditions of all the clubs, including Barcelona and all the Premier League clubs at the end of this pandemic.”
According to Sky Sport Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano Werner will accept a move to the likes of Chelsea this summer window.
Chelsea may have one of the most exciting young sides in the Premier League right now and many people may be getting excited about the future of Chelsea, but that does not mean that they simply cannot spend in order to progress.
For all his talent, frank Lampard knows that he needs to improve in key areas of the pitch for Chelsea and adding another striker to the side is a must in the summer, as they need to add more goals the attack.
And Werner is high up on the shopping list of Chelsea after another stunning season with RB, in which he has developed into one of the best strikers in the game and netted an impressive 29-goals in all competitions this season.
Liverpool currently lead the chase, but with reports suggesting that the Reds do not want to complete a deal in the transfer window, Romano has now come out and claimed that Werner may accept a move to London.
He tweeted: “Liverpool two weeks ago asked time to Leipzig for Timo Werner.
“The two clubs are not in official talks yet – but lfc are still Werner’s priority.
“He spoke with Klopp many times and he will wait Liverpool.
“He’d consider other bids only if Liverpool will decide to give up.”
Liverpool seems to be his preferred destination, but a move to Chelsea may well be the best fit for the young man, especially as the Blues need to add to their attack and probably would hand him more game time that he may get at Liverpool.
It will be very interesting to see just where he ends up guys, as it would be a massive shock to not see him leaving the Bundesliga when the transfer window opens up.