Fekir talks, £100m Lewandowski, Neymar boost in Chelsea Monday
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Fresh reports have claimed Chelsea are lining up a massive January swoop for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
After a shock weekend defeat to Leicester at Stamford Bridge at the weekend, Maurizio Sarri is stepping up his chase to add a world class striker to the squad in the next transfer window, with a number or world class strikers reportedly on his shopping list.
The likes of Gonzalo Higuaín, Callum Wilson and Mauro Icardi have all been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge, but with their respective clubs all announcing that they have no intention of letting their hitmen go, Chelsea have now switched their attentions to Lewandowski.
The big Polish star is one of the best strikers in world football and has been eyeing up a move away from the German side, with some reports claiming that he feels he needs one last challenge before he gives up playing at the very highest level.
And according to the Daily Express website, they are prepared to meet the £100 million valuation on the head of Lewandowski in order to solve their increasing striker issues.
Reports have now claimed Chelsea have opened talks with Lyon in a bid to finally sign Nabil Fekir during the winter transfer window.
With speculation over the futures of Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro all hitting the headlines over the past few months, Sarri knows he must add a creative midfielder to his squad in the coming windows just in case the trio leave the club.
It is no secret that Hazard is a man in demand and has been on the radar of Real Madrid for well over six months now, and with the Spaniards desperate to improve the side over the next few transfer windows, he is tipped to finally make the move to La Liga.
Willian on the other-hand is reportedly in talks with Barcelona about a possible £70 million move in January, with reports the Brazilian is now ready for a fresh challenge in the game after losing his place in the side to Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.
Reports in the media earlier this week suggested Chelsea have hired super-agent Pini Zahavi to help get the deal wrapped up in January, as Chelsea looked to finally seal the deal.
Now the Metro website claims Zahavi has already approached Fekir’s representatives to register Chelsea’s interest and discuss a potential switch to Stamford Bridge.
The Frenchman recently fuelled speculation about a switch away from Lyon by admitting that he does not know if he will leave the French club in the coming transfer window, telling L’Equipe: “Am I leaving? No, not for now, but you never know in football,”
Shock reports have now claimed PSG may have to sell Chelsea target Neymar before the end of next season, if Financial Fair Play sanctions come down on them.
Chelsea are looking to spend big money in the January transfer window to try and get their Premier League title run back on track, especially as Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City are the favourites.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is still looking to bolster his attack, and with rumours Eden Hazard has already decided to pack his bags and leave at the end of the season for Real Madrid, Chelsea have been linked with a mega money move for Neymar.
If Hazard does go, Chelsea will need someone that is already a ‘superstar’ that can add goals and assists to the side on a regular basis, something Neymar could bring on a regular basis.
And the Mediapart website has claimed Sanctions may mean that PSG would have to find €170m before the end of next season, the bulk of which could be brought in by the potential sale of Neymar.
Neymar is on a £500,000-a-week contract at PSG and has hinted on numerous occasions that he could be tempted to make the big move to the Premier League.