Abramovic gives green light fro deal to happen, New arrival better signing that Sancho, Chelsea ready to complete Seria A deal and Voller makes stunning Havertz claim
Rice green light given, Havertz better signing than Sancho, Voller makes Havertz claim and Chelsea interested in Kumbulla in Chelsea roundup..
Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla is wanted by Chelsea, according to reports emerging from Italy.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has done some wonderful business this summer window and has signed all the players that he believes will help Chelsea’s chances of winning that Premier League title this coming season.
Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Xavier Mbuyamba and Milang Sarr have all been signed to help the club defensively, although the latter have been signed for the long-term rather than right now.
However, it seems that Chelsea will look to get a couple of more deals done before the end of the transfer window as L’Arena claims the Albanian centre-back is a target for the Blues before deadline day.
Kumbulla has been impressing over with Verona and he has reportedly been watched by Chelsea scouts on many occasions over the past 12 months, with the Blues now ready to try and get a £15 million deal done.
Chelsea have done wonderful transfer business this summer, there is no doubt about that and the fans will be happy with the signings that the club have made.
Tony Cascarino claimed new Chelsea signing Kai Havertz has been branded a ‘better signing’ than Manchester United transfer target Jadon Sancho
Both Sancho and Havertz have been rated as two of the most exciting talents in the game after becoming Bundesliga superstars over the last two seasons, but it is Sancho that has been dominating all the headlines.
Sancho is tipped to become the best winger in world football and is already raking in over 20 assists a season, with his performances even leading to rumours that Chelsea would consider battling Manchester United for his services.
However, the Blues opted to make a move for the goal-scoring Havertz, who is tipped to be the next big superstar for Germany and has been hailed as the most exciting signing that Chelsea have made this summer.
Discussing Havertz and Chelsea’s summer signings, Cascarino told The Times: ‘I cannot wait to see Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic leading the line for Chelsea.
‘Frank Lampard’s team now have the most exciting front three in the Premier League and, whisper it, they have what it takes to be more prolific than Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino at Liverpool.
‘Pulisic and Havertz are blessed with pace and great technique, and Werner is a lethal finisher.
‘Havertz, in particular, is going to be a massive player for Chelsea. He is a better acquisition this summer than Jadon Sancho would be.’
Fresh reports have again claimed Roman Abramovic has reportedly given the green light for Chelsea to wrap up a deal for Declan Rice
With Frank Lampard looking to build a side that is more than capable of challenging for that Premier League title next season, Roman Abramobvic has backed the club legend financially in the players that he wants to bring to the club.
But one player that has been constantly linked with a move to the Bridge, but do deal has been done, is that of Rice, the Hammers defender that is regarded very highly in the Premier League.
Rice has become one of the best holding midfielders in the top-flight, and his performances have meant that he is now a full England International, and is valued at around the £80 million mark.
However, despite all the rumours that he would be the next layer to arrive at Stamford Bridge during this transfer window, a move has not been able to be completed as the asking price is simply too high.
But Football Insider claim that the Blues owner Roman Abramovich has given the green light for a deal that is set to include England compatriot Ross Barkley in part-exchange.
Barkley previously played under Hammers chief David Moyes at Everton and the Scot is said to be keen on a reunion with the £30million midfielder, but will still be very reluctant to let his best player leave the club.
Moyes has admitted that he does not want to lose Rice and that only a sensational offer may get a deal done: “It was always the plan, there was no intention to lose Declan Rice,” Moyes said. “We have had no bids and no enquiries. There is a lot of speculation but I can only tell you what I know.
“I wouldn’t want to lose him anyway because he is too big a player for us, he is too important and a big part of the squad.
“He’s been captain already, I think he is learning a lot of leadership from Mark Noble, so I hope in the future we will have an incredibly talented footballer with great leadership skills and will be the captain of West Ham.
Asked if it would take ‘Bank of England’ money to sign Rice, Moyes added: “Well I hope that is the case. We have still got a long way to go in the window, maybe somebody has the Bank of England but nobody has shown that.”
Bayer Leverkusen director Rudi Voller says the Covid-19 pandemic made it easier for Chelsea to sign Kai Havertz.
Havertz has had an amazing couple of seasons over in the Bundesliga and has managed to net an impressive 38 goals for Leverkusen, with his performances linking him with all sorts of big club moves.
However, it was Chelsea who managed to swoop in and bring him to the club in a deal that cost the Blues £71 million, although the Germans were hoping to get closer to £90 million for their prized asset.
Now Voller says they would have held out for more had it not been for the financial hit they have taken as a result of the pandemic, and claimed that Chelsea took full advantage of the COVID-19 problem to secure a transfer deal for Havertz.
“[Chelsea] simply made good use of the coronavirus period,” Voller told Bild. “Next year it would have been much harder for Chelsea to get Kai.
“[Other interested teams] preferred to hold back because of the high transfer fee in this special and uncertain time.”
Some people may actually think that £71 million is alot of money to pay for such a young man, but Chelsea are buying the potential that Havertz has.
He is easily regarded as one of the finest talents in the game and a player that should be capable of becoming one of the very best in the game, so Chelsea were totally right to get this deal done.
And regarding the claims by Voller, look, Football is business and Chelsea are no fools, so they knew that Havertz needed to be signed this summer rather than next year as his price could have gone over £100 million.
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