Lamps makes Werner-Ziyech claim, New signing to thrive at Chelsea, Blues makes contract offer, Havertz decision made, Simeone on oblak-Chelsea links
Lampard makes Werner Ziyech claim, Ziyech will thrive, Chelsea make Silva contract offer, Havertz decision and Simeone reacts to Oblak talk in Chelsea roundup..
Now Chelsea need to add a world class defender to the side and there could be a possible deal for Thiago Silva on the horizon.
Now we all know that Frank Lampard has a very exciting attack that can cause some serious damage for Chelsea, and The likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Willian have all shone at an individual level.
But Chelsea have looked vulnerable in defence throughout the campaign, and have shipped 49 Premier League goals in total, more than any other club in the top 10, meaning that they will need to add a leader that is ready to help add some world class quality to that back line.
And sources here at icfootballnews has learned that there could be a deal on the horizon for free agent, and one of the best defenders in the game right now, Thiago Silva.
After a few successful seasons with PSG, Silva is now on the transfer market after failing to agree a new contract with the French giants, meaning that anyone that matches his high wages are free to try and get a deal done.
And sources have suggested that Chelsea are now leading the chase to try and get a transfer deal wrapped up for the man, with a one-year £325,000-a-week contract offer set to be offered when the window opens up.
Diego Simeone is not surprised by rumoured interest in Jan Oblak with Chelsea reportedly interested in a potential deal.
Now look, we all know that Frank Lampard is not happy with the performances of Kepa, who has not developed during his time at the Bridge and is just an average stopper that could easily be replaced.
That has led to some big speculation in the media which has suggested that Chelsea are looking to sign up Oblak in the transfer window, with the Madrid stopper rated around the £120 million mark.
Simeone has become accustomed to rumours over the future of key players in his squad, however, he is hoping that Oblak does not decide to leave the club and will stay at Madrid this summer.
“It does not surprise me, every year our most important players are wanted by the best in the world,” the Atletico boss told the media ahead of Thursday’s game with Getafe.
“It is normal to always look for the best – and we have many. Some have left and others have stayed.
“It is logical and normal that anyone wants Oblak. He is our captain and an important player. I hope we can count on his work, which is enormous for Atleti.”
When asked again about Oblak’s future at Atletico during the media call, Simeone replied: “I repeat the same thing: it is normal that they want a goalkeeper of his characteristics and value.
“It does not surprise me. He is decisive and important in the dressing room year after year. He has evolved in every way, as a goalkeeper and within the group.”
Frank Lampard insists none of his players should have any issue with the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.
Lampard is no fool and knows that he needed to spend some serious money before the opening of the transfer window to add a new winger and a new striker to a side that is lacking in top-class quality in some areas of the pitch.
Chelsea have already spent £80 million on securing a transfer deal for both players, and are still expected to delve into that transfer kitty in order to compete for the Premier League title and not just Champions League spots.
And Lampard was quizzed about the prospect of some of his players being unnerved by the decision to bring in Werner and Ziyech – but he has admitted that none of his players should have any issues with the new arrivals.
‘Not really a question just for me and it is a hypothetical one for me to answer before the event, hence why I don’t jump forward into that,’ he was quoted on the Metro
‘We have brought a couple of players into the club already, which shows positivity about where we want to go.
‘We know the club not being able to do business in the last two windows has meant we haven’t been able to bring in, move players out and I think that is as an important thing than bringing players in at times, to keep freshening up the squad and keeping the competitive nature of it.
‘I know where I want to go with the squad, but that has to be a fluid conversation with the club. ‘Of course, economics will come into it, so we will cross that bridge when it comes.’
Ian Wright has backed Chelsea new-boy Hakim Ziyech to thrive at Stamford Bridge after his arrival from Ajax.
Alot has been said about the performances of Chelsea since the re-start of football and many have been getting very excited about the attack that Frank Lampard has managed to put together.
But that will be improved next season after Chelsea managed to secure a deal for Ziyech, who has been brilliant for Ajax over the past few seasons and is easily regarded as one of the finest wingers in the game right now.
There has been alot said about his ability to create and score goals, which is something that Chelsea need to add to their attack, and now fans have been told by Wright that the Moroccan will thrive in the Premier League next season.
The Arsenal legend told Premier League Productions: “The thing with Ziyech is that he’s one of those creative players and when you watch Chelsea, especially at home, I think they were expecting a bit more for their creative players.
And then because of what Eden Hazard did for them, they had one particular player who in that role could make something happen.
“I think it’s a brilliant signing. If he can hit anywhere near the form [he’s shown for Ajax] it’s a fantastic signing.”
Kai Havertz will reportedly remain open to joining Chelsea even if they miss out on a Champions League spot.
Regarded as one of the finest talents in the game right now, there has been alot of speculation in the media that Chelsea are keen to try and get him signed up in a deal worth around £80 million in the transfer window.
With Pedro leaving the club at the end of the season, and the future of Willian not yet sorted out, Frank Lampard knows that he needs to replace the duo, and the versatility of Havertz means that he could cover both players if they manage to secure a deal.
However, there had been recent reports suggesting that Havertz would only look to join a club that is competing in the Champions League next season, and with no guarantee Chelsea would get back in, their chase looked alot tougher.
BBC Sport claims the Bayer Leverkusen star, 21, does not consider participation in next season’s competition essential to deciding his next step.
Instead, Havertz is said to prefer joining a club based on their long-term plans for the future, with Champions League football next term purely an added bonus, and That’s a huge boost for Frank Lampard, who is desperate to add Havertz to his ranks this summer.
Look, there will be alot more said about the future of Havertz over the next few months as Chelsea will be linked on a daily basis, but they are not the only club interested in trying to get a possible transfer deal done.
They will have to fend off the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, meaning that they will have to move quickly if they are to secure a deal for one of the players that is tipped to become one of the best in world football.
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