Whats going on? Icardi to England, Higuain agent flies in, £225m Eriksen, Paredes wants move in Chelsea Thursday news and Gossip
There’s been a lot of transfer talk and gossip surrounding Chelsea this month. If you’re wondering where we stand at the moment with all their potential deals, here’s the latest…
helsea target Mauro Icardi’s agent Wanda Nara has suggested the forward could be on his way to England, having yet to sign a new deal with Inter Milan.
Despite having some very creative midfielders in the side, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has seen his two main strikers struggle in front of goal this season, as both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have less than the 13-goals Icardi has managed in Serie A this season.
That has led to alot of speculation that Chelsea could make a move for the Argentine striker thsis January, but were reportedly put off by the news that Inter have offered Icardi a big contract that he is keen to sign.
However, that does not seen to be the case, as his waife and agent Wanda has suggested that he could be on his way to the Premier League, as a new contract is far off from being signed.
She told Spanish outlet AS: “Icardi’s renewal with Inter is a long way off as things stand today. There are very important clubs that are interested in signing Mauro and we are very far from reaching an agreement [with Inter].
“‘We have a very good relationship with the two biggest clubs in Spain who are very interested in Mauro, as well as one in France and one in England.
Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett claims Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes could be in-bound for Chelsea this month.
The Argentine has been a standout performer in Russia this season and his performances have reportedly caught the attentions of Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who is desperate to add another midfielder to the squad this window with Cesc Fabregas all set for a move to Monaco.
The Italian will only have five midfielders at the club when Fabregas goes, and he has even admitted that the club are looking at their options, as Chelsea look to keep challenging for the Premier League title and domestic Cup.
And reports have even suggested Chelsea have begun talks to sign Paredes in a deal worth around £27 million, while many more have indicated that they are in talks to sign Cagliairi ace Nicolo Barella.
Now Dorsett has claimed Paredes is keen to move to Chelsea, as talks are progressing well.
He told the Sky Sports website: “We are fully expecting him [Fabregas] to leave Stamford Bridge imminently really after his emotional farewell to fans in the FA Cup on Saturday,” Dorsett said,
“Still we wait for news that the Chelsea bosses will let him go now. He’s out of contract in the summer and we understand he has now agreed a three-year contract to join Thierry Henry at Monaco in the summer.
“But Monaco and Fabregas want the move to happen now. Chelsea want a replacement before they let that happen. Chelsea are looking at a number of replacements and Barella is a key man in the chain.
“Sarri’s a big admirer of the player and he’d cost £45million but he has competition for him. Our colleagues at Sky in Italy are reporting that Sarri’s former club Napoli have emerged as favourites.
“There’s also interest in Leandro Parades, he’s at Zenit St Petersburg. The information we have is that negotiations with Chelsea are developing and the Argentinian is keen on a move to the Premier League.
“He’s got lots of experience at Serie A with Chievo, Roma and Empoli.”
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has slapped a world-record £225m price tag on Chelsea target Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen has had another outstanding season at Spurs and has become one of the best creative midfielders in the Premier League right now, but there has been some speculation that he could leave the club in the coming windows after failing to agree a contract with Spurs.
It is believed that Spurs and Eriksen cannot agree on the wages, as the Denmark International would like to sign a deal that takes him to the upper end of the Spurs wage budget, While Spurs do not want to break the back to offer him a new deal.
That has led to speculation that Manchester United, Real Madrid and Chelsea are all interested in trying to prise Eriksen away, as all have been long-time admirers of the Spurs man.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has even admitted that Eriksen is a player that he admires, when the two sides met in the premier League earlier this season, an announcement which sent speculation about a possible deal to a whole different level.
But according to reports on Spanish publication AS, Levy has stuck a record £225 million price tag on the head of Eriksen in hope of warding off any interest in one of the clubs best players.
Reports have claimed the agent of Gonzalo Higuain has arrived in London to complete his move to Chelsea.
Higuain is currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus after the Champions decided to let him leave in the summer after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, with many reports suggesting that Juventus had to offload the Argentine striker to balance the wage bill.
But his move to Milan has not worked out as many had hoped and he has struggled in front of goal this season, with Higuain not netting for the Italian side since October and that has led to speculation that the Italians want to get rid and replace him with the unhappy Alvaro Morata.
It is no secret that Morata is not happy at Stamford Bridge and is seeking a way out, especially since he has been dropped by Sarri this season for star man Eden Hazard to lead the front-line.
And now reports on the Metro website has claimed Higuain’s brother and agent, Nicolas, is in London today to potentially thrash out a deal, with reports suggesting Chelsea are believed to be willing to offer Morata as a makeweight in the deal.
The 31-year-old scored 55 times in 105 games for the Old Lady.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says the club will not entertain any interest in England striker and Chelsea target Callum Wilson when the transfer window opens in January.
Wilson has seen his reputation in the Premier League rise this season and has caught the attentions of Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, who is looking to acquire a new striker in the coming transfer windows.
Wilson has forced his way into the England set-up this season by scoring seven times and marked his first international cap with a goal in the win over the United States at Wembley in November.
But Howe says Bournemouth, who are currently 12th in the Premier League, do not intend to sell any of their ‘best players’ this month.
‘I think it is a huge compliment to the player involved,’ Howe told Sky Sports News when asked about Chelsea’s interest in striker Wilson.
‘But with all the rumours, there is no point in me thinking about these different situations until we have something to answer.
‘From our perspective, we don’t want to sell anybody this window that we don’t want to. ‘We want to continue to take the club forward and the team forward, and to do that, we’ve got to keep our best players.’