Munich star ‘to enter talks’ with Chelsea, Malmo with listen to Chelsea offer, Cascarino wants Giroud to stay, Chelsea interested in £70m defender, Mendy makes Chelsea claim
Malmo will listen to Chelsea offer, Cascarino wants Giroud to stay, Chelsea interested in Gimenez, Chelsea to open Alaba talks, Mendy has settled in Chelsea roundup…’
Chelsea target Anel Ahmedhodzic’s agent has confirmed Malmo will listen to offers for the full-back.
Blues boss Frank Lampard has handed some serious money to spend in the summer window and delved into that cash fund to acquire players that have made this Chelsea side contenders for that Premier League title.
However, Lampard knows that he will still need to add to his squad in the coming transfer windows and keep adding to that defence in order to dominate both domestically and on the European scale.
And recent reports have suggested that The Blues have been keeping tabs on the 21-year-old for some time and being impressed by his performances over the past 12 months, could be heading towards a January transfer offer.
But the defender’s father Mirsad claimed earlier this month a move away was being ‘blocked’ by his agent Markus Rosenborg, as he believes the Blues are willing to prise his son away from the Swedish club for a fee of £6.9million but his agent was interfering.
However, Rosenborg has quashed such suggestions and insisted Malmo are open to offers.
Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino wants Olivier Giroud to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Giroud has been in the headlines alot over the past few weeks as there have been alot of suggestions in the media that he will be packing his bags in the January window and making a move away from Stamford Bridge.
The Frenchman stayed in the summer transfer window as he believed that he would be a big part of the plans this season, but the partnership of Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner has meant that the Frenchman has had to keep the bench warm, and he is not happy with that.
However, Frank Lampard has opened up over the last few days and admitted that he is hoping to keep hold of Giroud in the coming transfer window and has even promised to give the striker more game time over the next few weeks.
Now, amid the speculation, Cascarino has opened up and told Giroud that he should stay at Chelsea, He told talkSPORT: “I like Olivier Giroud and I think Frank Lampard said it, he trusts him.
“Lampard is totally happy with him. I’d love him to stay at the football club. He’s the second-highest goalscorer for France.
“He’s been an absolutely great asset for club and country. So Frank has told him what he feels and how he needs him.”
The impressive Edouard Mendy has opened up and revealed why he has settled so quickly at Chelsea.
Frank Lampard was desperate to spend some money in the transfer window and add a new stopper to the squad having fallen out of love with Kepa, and he eventually opted to make a move for Mendy.
Mendy to Chelsea shocked many people in the media who believed that he would struggle to adapt to the quality of the Premier League, but the big man has been very impressive and is already one of the stars of the season for the club.
Now, he has opened up and revealed just why he has settled so quickly at the club, He told the club’s website: “Everyone has done everything to help me integrate as smoothly as possible, the players, the staff, they have all helped me.
“I respond to that by devoting myself to being the best goalkeeper I can be on the pitch, by doing what I can every day in training and in matches.
“I will continue like that to keep trying to help the team.
“I have joined a very good club. I feel good in this team. I have got to know them and gained an affinity with them which helps during games.
“Of course with Kurt and Thiago they speak French which is good for me, but I can communicate well with the other players too and I am really enjoying it.”
Chelsea are reportedly eyeing up a move for Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez.
Gimenez is fast becoming one of the most solid defenders in the game right now and is attracting all sorts of interest from the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid and PSG for his very impressive performances in that Madrid shirt.
He has a very high price tag that Chelsea would have to meet and pay, roughly around the £70 million mark, and would need some convincing that a move to the Premier League would be the best option for him.
Look, Chelsea have added the right players to that squad that have impressed so far this season, but Gimenez is a player that is on another level and a player that would be a great partner for Silva, and then an immediate replacement for the Brazilian.
It would be a massive shock to see Chelsea get a transfer deal done in the January transfer window, but come the summer, it will be interesting to see if they manage to secure a deal for the Madrid star
Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is to start talks with Chelsea in January about a move to Stamford Bridge.
Since making his first-team debut under Louis van Gaal in 2010, Alaba has gone on to make almost 400 appearances for the club in all competitions, and in that time, he has won nine Bundesliga titles, five DFB-Pokals and the Champions League.
However, there is big speculation in the media that he is not happy with the current contract offer that has been placed on the table, and is now considering his options this transfer window.
The Austrian international is out of contract at the end of the season – having rejected a new deal reportedly worth £190,000 a week – and despite being a key player for the European champions, he could be on the move.
Now, according to Bild, Chelsea and Alaba are about to open talks in the January transfer window about a free move to the Premier League at the end of the current season.
Bild also report that PSG are also set for talks, so Chelsea will have a battle on their hands if they wish to officially complete this transfer deal.
Alaba is a brilliant player that would suit the Premier League, and although Chelsea currently have the impressing Ben Chilwell, it is certainly an area of the pitch that the club will look to improve on.