Chelsea FC News: Blues officially sign German, Spaniard wants summer deal, Fans to see star sign after striker told to make move, (Video) Striker to sign?, Hazard message, £100m Unit wants move
Guys here is a roundup of Chelsea news, gossip and transfer rumours that we think you may have missed this week!
Pedro has moved to correct mistranslated interviews that claim the Spaniard is ‘terminating’ his Chelsea contract at the end of the season.
There has been alot of transfer speculation in the media over the past few days, despite the fact the Coronavirus has dominated the headlines and the fact that the summer transfer window is still months away from opening.
But with the reports in the media all suggesting that Frank Lampard will be seeking to add a few wingers to his side in the summer, that means there will no longer be space for the likes of Pedro, who is out of contract when this season FINALLY finishes.
And he seemingly come out and admitted that he will not be signing a new contract at the club and will be looking to leave at the end of the summer, He told Cadena Ser: “I’m terminating my contract, but right now it’s not the most important thing, nor have I stopped to think about it.
“The most important thing is for everyone to show solidarity.
“Whatever happens regarding my future will happen but right now is not important as we don’t even know when we will return to training.
“We have been in quarantine because one of our players [Callum Hudson-Odoi] tested positive for coronavirus, he is now well and we are very happy for him.”
However, he has now claimed that is not the case and he is now seeking to sign a new contract and stay with the club, he told the club’s website: “As many people know, my contract is up in May, but I still haven’t spoken to the club about whether or not it will be renewed and whether I’ll carry on.
“I’ve seen loads of messages from Chelsea fans saying goodbye and thanking me for the time I’ve spent here, which I appreciate, but I’d like to tell all the fans simply that my current contract is coming to an end but I still have to talk to the club.
“I don’t know whether I’ll keep playing here or not. That conversation is still to come. But I have not signed for any other club. I belong to Chelsea. I have a contract.
“My wish is to be able to stay here but obviously we don’t know what will happen. I have to speak to the club and let’s see what happens.”
Dimitar Berbatov has urged Chelsea target Luka Jovic to make a move to the Premier League.
After a very impressive season in the Bundesliga last year, Jovic became hot property in the game with some of the biggest clubs in the game all linked with possible moves, but in the end it was Real Madrid who secured a transfer deal for his services.
The Spanish giants paid a massive £54 million for the young hitman as they firmly believed that he could become a superstar in the game, but this season has not been the best in Madrid for Jovic and he has only managed two goals for the Spaniard, leading to rumours he could leave.
And that has led to alot of speculation that he could head to the Premier League, with both Chelsea and United reportedly interested in a deal, and amid all the transfer speculation, Berbatov has urged Jovic to make the move to England: “Luka Jovic is still a really young footballer and he had a great season with Eintracht Frankfurt which earned him a move to Real Madrid, at the moment things aren’t going his way but let’s not forget that he has Karim Benzema ahead of him,” the Bulgarian told Betfair.
“For me, Benzema is one of the most underrated players in football at the moment, he scores so many goals and he often doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.
“It’s difficult for Jovic, because he has to get ahead of the Frenchman, but when Zinedine Zidane gives him another chance I hope he takes it, scores goals and shows what he was doing in Germany, if not he has two choices: be patient and work hard, or go to England or somewhere else he can play.
“Like me, he is from the Balkans and we like life a bit too much at times, so I hope that success and his move to Real Madrid hasn’t gone to his head too much, that can be dangerous and he needs to be disciplined.
“I was in his position when I was at Bayer Lerverkusen, I was the same age and ahead of me was Ulf Kirsten, who was a God at Leverkusen and one of the best German strikers ever.
“I was in that position thinking ‘why the f*** am I not playing, I deserve to play, I demand to play’.
“You think lots of stupid things because you’re young and you think you know everything but with a bit of patience, hard work and good people around you to tell you the truth about the situation, it helps. That’s one option.
“The other, if you want to play immediately, you choose to go on loan or find a club that will buy you so that you play more, if Jovic is in that place right now I can see him being useful to a number of clubs in the Premier League.
**Do you have something to say about your club? Send us an article for discussion!**Guys there has been alot of transfer news in the media that you may have missed, and we are going to bring them to you
Chelsea are seemingly in the headlines on a daily basis, despite the fact that the season is over, despite the fact the Coronavirus is causing widespread panic, and despite the fact that the summer transfer window is still a few months away from opening.
But that has not stopped speculation about whom could be coming into the club, with the Blues keen on adding a striker and defender to the squad, and there has been many players linked but the two big names in the video below could be the answer?
The Video also has a message from Eden Hazard about his time at Real Madrid( That Chelsea fans will Secrectly enjoy) Watch the video below.
Cesc Fabregas has told an Arsenal blog he is thankful he made the decision to join Chelsea after Arsenal failed to exercise their option to re-sign him from Barcelona in 2014.
Fabregas was a hero at Arsenal after coming through the ranks at the club and fans hated his decision to leave for Barcelona back in the day, but they hated him even more when he made the shock move to head back to the Premier League and sign with the Chelsea.
It was a massive decision to make, especially as reports suggested that Arsenal were keen to take him back, and the Spaniard explained to Arsecast how he could have gone back to the Gunners for a second spell.
‘Once I decided to leave (Barcelona), Arsenal had the first option of any other club and I could not speak to any other club for one week to see if Arsenal want me or not,’ said the midfielder on THE GOAL WEBSITE
‘Arsene Wenger didn’t give an answer, we just had to wait one full week to see if they responded. Definitely this was my first option, in my mind I’m telling everyone I’m going to Arsenal – this is what I want.
‘Arsene can see this. I didn’t want to be a beggar, they know the situation, in one week they haven’t said anything, straight away I knew they probably didn’t want me back. They waited the full week without giving me a response.’
Fabregas turned down offers from both Manchester club to sign for Chelsea and has no regrets about the decision after winning the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup with the Blues.
‘I knew this would have repercussions with Arsenal, it would have been the same with City or United but I wanted to go back to the Premier League,” added the 32-year-old.
‘Thank god that I took that decision because those five years I was very happy there, we’ve won everything in England, the best team in English football when I was there. With the fans there was a connection that was impeccable.’
Chelsea women have made a real statement of intent signing by landing midfielder Melanie Leupolz.
The 25-year-old has been a mainstay at Bayern since switching from Freiburg in 2014, winning the Frauen-Bundesliga in her first two seasons there, and she has also been a regular for Germany since 2013, competing at four major tournaments, including winning the 2013 Women’s Euros and Olympic gold in 2016.
Leupolz is not the first World Cup stalwart recruited by Chelsea’s manager, Emma Hayes, as the Blues boss Last summer signed orway forward Guro Reiten from LSK Kvinner before the tournament, and Australia’s Sam Kerr came in January, as she looks to build a side that is very capable of challenging for big titles.
Hayes told the CHELSEA WEBSITE: “Melanie has the right qualities that we look for in players at Chelsea. She’s got international experience, been the captain of Bayern Munich and her best years are yet to come.
“It’s a real statement of intent that she chose Chelsea and it shows just how far we’ve come as a football club. Melanie is versatile, she’s got wonderful qualities in the midfield areas and she will provide much-needed depth.”
Leupolz has been brought in to add a bit more quality to that Chelsea midfield and Hayes will be hoping that she adpats to the English game sooner rather than later, but the German has announced that she is looking forward to her new career at Chelsea, Leupolz said: “I believe in what Chelsea are doing as a club and I am excited to be a part of that. They want to win titles, and so do I. I also like the style of football they play.
“I have seen a lot of their matches and I think it’s the right club for me.”