Hudson-Odoi ready, Sarri told to sign perfect fit Lozano, £108m Koulibaly warning, Morata talks in Chelsea Tuesday news and Gossip
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Journalist Dominic Fifield has claimed Hirving Lozano is just the type of player that Chelsea need in the squad right now.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with the Mexican star over the past few months after being impressed with his performances during the summer, and with speculation Eden Hazard could leave at the end of the season, reports have claimed the Blues have submitted an offer for the star.
It comes after Chelsea announced that they have agreed a deal to bring Christian Pulisic to London at the end of the season in a deal worth around £58 million.
And Fifield has claimed that Lozano is just the type of player that Chelsea need, as they need younger, fresher wingers.
On the Football Writers podcast, Fifieid said: “Lozano to Chelsea? Well they do need wingers, I mean Pedro and Willian, they’re in their 30s and contracts expire in 2020, I believe.
“(Callum) Hudson-Odoi is obviously 2020 as well and is likely to leave sooner rather than later.
“But whether those guys are able to play the style that Sarri wants them to, no-one knows.”
Calcioland podcast host David Amoyal has told the likes of Chelsea Kalidou Koulibaly will stay at Napoli this transfer window.
Koulibaly, regarded by many as one of the leading defenders in European football, is on the radar of Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, as reports indicate that the Italian is seeking to improve his back-line in the coming transfer windows.
David Luiz is in talks over a new deal, but there is no guarantee he will stay, while Antonio Rudiger is unreliable when it comes to the big games and Andreas Christensen is pushing for a move away after failing to nail down a regular spot this season.
And that has led to speculation that Chelsea may try to secure a deal for Koulibaly this month, although Napoli have stuck a massive price tag on the head of the 27-year old defender.
But Amoyal doesn’t think Koulibaly will be leaving Naples anytime soon.
“Look, a lot can change in the summer, Koulibaly’s now right smack in the prime of his career,” he told The Calcioland podcast.
“I think in the summer, there’s probably no better time to sell, let’s see what happens.
“But I think in January there’s no formula that he’s gone and if I have to bet now, I bet he stays next season too.”
Fresh reports have claimed Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has held talks about a move to La Liga giants Sevilla.
Morata is reportedly unhappy at Stamford Bridge and chose not to celebrate either of his goals in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup on Saturday, as reports suggest he is seeking a way out of the Premier League.
He ha sonly netted 8-goals for the club this season and his lack of finishing has led to speculation boss Maurizio Sarri is keen to sign a new striker in the January transfer window.
The Italian has been linked with moves for Inter Milan star Mauro Icardi, and AC Milan ace Gonzalo Higuain, who is reportedly ready to leave Italy and link-up with his former boss.
Now reports have claimed Morata is keen to return to La Liga and AS report that Sevilla have made a move to sign the striker.
The report goes on to say that on Monday, the Spanish club’s director of football Joaquin Caparros met with Morata’s agent Juanma Lopez to discuss a potential deal.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has claimed Callum Hudson-Odoi is already at the same level as Willian and Pedro.
It has been reported Bayern have already seen two bids for Hudson-Odoi rejected by the Blues, with his future up in the air as his contract expires at the end of next season.
The Bundesliga giants are not giving up and they intend to offer Hudson-Odoi the number 10 shirt should he quit Stamford Bridge for the Allianz Arena, according to the latest reports that has been circling.
Sarri, however, believes it will be better for Hudson-Odoi to remain at Chelsea as he can have a ‘great future’ in his homeland, as he also believes that the winger is operating close to the level of Willian and Pedro.
‘He is ready I think [to play in the bigger games],’ said Sarri on the Metro website.
‘Of course, we have very important players in the same position. I can play with only two wingers. But now he is ready.
‘Of course, some times he will be on the bench but the same as Willian and Pedro. I can start to consider him on the same level.’