Blues fans convinced new defender signing, Midfielder on possible Chelsea move, Koulibaly to Chelsea, £70m star to solve Blues issues

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Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare has spoken publicly for the first time since Chelsea’s interest was announced.

The 20-year-old has had an outstanding campaign with fifth-placed Lille in Ligue 1 and is widely regarded as one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe, and his performances have also meant the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea are interested in a possible deal

Soumare was discovered by Lille sporting director Luis Campos, the man who helped unearth the likes of Anthony Martial, Fabinho, James Rodriguez, Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva during his time at Monaco.

It is believed that Chelsea are interested in signing this young man this month, as he is seen as the perfect long-term replacement for the brilliant Ngolo Kante, who has been linked with a shock exit at the end of the season.

However, Soumare has now come out and claimed that he is not moving to England this transfer window, admitting that he fully intends to do the full season with the Lille side before considering his future.

He told L’Equipe: “I want to do a full season, yes. I feel good, my team-mates are helping me. It is not time to leave. I don’t want to leave with regrets.

“Yes, of course [I would like to leave], I have already discussed with the coach. I told him very clearly. I have a very clear idea of ​​where I want to go in my career. I know where I am today. And that suits me.”

Chelsea need to sign a left-back in order to get back challenging for titles and Ben Chilwell could be the answer.

After months and months of fighting their transfer ban, Frank Lampard managed to get an early Christmas Present this month after it was revealed that the ban had been lifted, and Chelsea will be able to sign players again in the January window.

And according to recent reports, Frank Lampard will reportedly try and sanction a £70 million deal to try and secure a deal for the very impressive Chilwell, who has become arguably the best left-sided defender in the Premier League right now.

Emerson Palmieri made a strong start to the campaign, but has been dealt with several injury problems and Chelsea have had to turn to Marcos Alonso, who you feel is not a particular favourite of Lampard’s.

Cesar Azpilicueta has played in that position, despite being a right-back, while Reece James has also done a job on the left, so the Blues will need to delve into their transfer kitty to try and acquire the services of a new left-back this month.

And as we said, Chilwell has enhanced his reputation this season with a series of impressive displays for title-chasing Leicester and is one of the best full-backs in the top flight.

However, chelsea will have a fight on their hands if they wish to try and sign Chilwell this month as Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers recently admitted that he has no intention of letting his best players leave over the next few weeks.

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But Rodgers has opened up and announced that the club will not be open to selling their best players during the winter window, telling the Sky Sports website: “There will be no one leaving in January. Categorically.

Asked if that message had been passed down by the club’s hierarchy, he added: “No. But I’m sure if we speak that will be the case as well.

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“I speak regularly with John Rudkin [director of football] and Top [Leicester owner] but I haven’t spoken to them today on that.

“It’s pretty clear we want to keep this squad together, it’s a very exciting team with a lot of growth and development in it. So we want to make sure that they stay around and beyond January.”

Chelsea should sign Kalidou Koulibaly if they wish to challenge for the Premier League title once again.

There have been some reports in the media suggesting that Chelsea are planning for potential new signings in this transfer window, as they have been given the go ahead to acquire a few more players this month.

It will mean that Frank Lampard will be able to delve into the clubs transfer kitty and add a few players to the squad that will add some experience, and quality in the right areas of the pitch.

And one name that will be high up on the shopping list of the Blues boss is that of Kouliably, who is easily regarded as one of the finest central defenders in Seria A, and around Europe.

Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining Chelsea in the chase for the defenders signature.

It has been reported on many occasions that Napoli do not want to sell one of their biggest players and would rather keep him at the club well before he leaves for a club like Chelsea, that is how much they reportedly are desperate to keep him at the club.

However, recent reports on Gazzetta dello Sport claimPresident Aurelio De Laurentiis plans to overhaul the Partenopei squad with Koulibaly, Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon, Lorenzo Insigne, Allan, Elseid Hysaj and Faouzi Ghoulam also set to depart.

And the recent report also suggested that Koulibaly may actually be on the market for just £69 million in the January window, which is well below the £150 million that the Italians placed on his head during the summer transfer window.

Strong, classy and composed, the 28-year-old is rightly considered world-class and would be a major statement of intent from Lampard in his quest to get the club back challenging for more than a top four spot.

Chelsea fans are convinced the club are closing in on a deal to sign Ben Chilwell after he was left out of the Leicester squad against Burnley.

After months and months of fighting their transfer ban, Frank Lampard managed to get an early Christmas Present this month after it was revealed that the ban had been lifted, and Chelsea will be able to sign players again in the January window.

And that has led to a lot of transfer speculation in the media suggesting that Chelsea are ready to make a move to try and bring in the type of players that will help take them to the next level, and challenge for more than a Champions League place.

And according to recent reports, Frank Lampard will reportedly try and sanction a £70 million deal to try and secure a deal for the very impressive Chilwell, who has become arguably the best left-sided defender in the Premier League right now.

When quizzed on his absence, Brendan Rodgers explained: “Ben’s (Chilwell) played an awful lot of games this season with international games and this week as well, he was unavailable for some training.”

Chelsea supporters think otherwise and believe Lampard is closing in on making his first major summer signing.

One said: “Is Ben Chilwell trying to force a move? lcfc“

Another added: “Ben Chilwell have been sidelined from Leciester squad today… Neither is he injured or having personal issues. Stay tuned cfc“

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