Chelsea sent clear Rice message, Lamps not worried about world class signing, £200m Mbappe claim made and Chelsea get £80 million transfer boost
Chelsea sent clear Rice message, Lamps not worried about Silva, Chelsea get Mbappe message and Blues told every player has their price in Chelsea roundup..
West Ham co-owner David Gold appears to have told Chelsea that Declan Rice is not for sale.
Chelsea have done some wonderful transfer business already this summer and have built quite a squad, but there is a big feeling that they still want to add rice to the side before the end of the transfer window
The England international Rice made his 100th league appearance for the Hammers last Saturday in their season opener against Newcastle, which they lost 2-0, but he is regarded as one of the finest holding midfielders in the game.
It is believed that Lampard would like to sign Rice and turn him back into a defender at Chelsea, especially as the young man has the ability to play football from the back, but they have a fight on their hands.
Hammers owner Gold appears to have no intention of selling the versatile Rice, who he believes is the true embodiment of the West Ham way, and has sent a clear message to Chelsea, he tweeted: “I would like to congratulate Declan on his 100th Premier League appearance for West Ham United – a magnificent achievement.
“I am very proud of him and he epitomises everything that this great football club stands for.”
Unfortunately for West Ham, Money talks and if Chelsea do come in with an offer that Rice is happy with, then he would find it very difficult to turn down an opportunity to play for a side that will challenge for trophies and be playing Champions League football.
Chelsea are unlikely to sign Kylian Mbappe next summer because the France superstar ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, the club have been told.
Mbappe is already regarded as one of the best players in the game, and is tipped to become a real legend of football in the coming seasons, as he is seen as the man that will replace greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
There are only a few clubs in world football that could attract him and Chelsea have been mentioned as a possible destination for the Frenchman if he does leave PSG, But French football expert Julien Laurens reveals Mbappe has always had his heart set on Madrid.
“At some point he will want to leave, for sure,” Laurens told ESPN. “Let’s remember, his contract ends in 2022, so that’s quite soon. PSG are hoping he’ll extend that deal but he hasn’t yet.
“I think then if he goes to Real Madrid, it would be his ultimate dream.
“That’s where he’s always wanted to play, that’s where he went as an 11-year-old because they invited him to train with their youth team. He was that good that they wanted to sign him then.
Frank Lampard insists he has no concerns over Thiago Silva’s ability to adapt at Chelsea after his summer move.
Thiago Silva is regarded as one of the finest defensive leaders over the past 10 ten years and is expected to add a bit of quality, and leadership to a Chelsea back-line that has been shipping goals for fun.
But there are manyy out there that believe that the 35-year old is simply to old to cut it in the Premier League, with many media outlets claiming that he will struggle to adapt to the quality of the Premier League.
However, Lampard insists he has no concerns over Thiago Silva’s ability to adapt, Lampard told NBC Sports: ‘I think Thiago Silva is the one player we’ve bought in at the end of his career,’
‘But I had no worries about bringing him in because when I watched him in the Champions League run to the final he looked fit and lean and every bit the player that I know Thiago Silva to be.
‘So he also will then bring us the experience of playing in winning teams and what it takes to win.
‘I hope he can lead from the back in terms of how he holds himself and communicates with others around him because we have younger players in and around him.
‘And hopefully that will address some of the defensive problems that I’ve mentioned.
Asked if he already has a preferred defensive line-up in mind, Lampard replied: ‘I do have that in my mind at the moment but as we saw last year it changed a lot.
‘And some of that you don’t always want, you want a consistency in who you pick but you also have to have competition at the same time.
‘The challenge for the players at the back is can you show with your training and the way you play that you deserve to be there and a consistent performance that means I don’t change it. ‘And then the challenge goes to the players who want to get into the team. And that’s how you generate an uplift in levels among the squad.
‘You bring in players who hopefully bring the general level up as opposed to anyone who may take it as a negative and think,
‘that’s me done’. No, everyone has to rise and try to fight for their place in the team.’
West Ham have been told that every player has their price, with Chelsea keen to wrap up a deal for Declan Rice
With Frank Lampard looking to build a side that is more than capable of challenging for that Premier League title next season, Roman Abramovic has backed the club legend financially in the players that he wants to bring to the club.
Rice has become one of the best holding midfielders in the top-flight, and his performances have meant that he is now a full England International, and is valued at around the £70 million mark.
He is the one player that Lampard reportedly wants at Chelsea, but has so far been unable to get signed up this transfer window as the Hammers do not want to see their best players leave the club this transfer window.
But football Pundit Danny Mills has opened up and told fans that every player has their price, he told the TalkSport website: “I don’t think the ramifications of selling Rice are too great for West Ham when you think of what Liverpool did with selling Philippe Coutinho.
“He was their play-maker but they invested that money wisely. Declan Rice is a fantastic player and there’s a lot of potential there but is he going to catapult you five places up the table on his own? No, he wouldn’t.
“Every player has his price and he’s a defensive midfielder or a centre-half. He’s not in the echelons of Virgil van Dijk or an N’Golo Kante. If you have to sell and raises up to £70m to bringing in three or four quality players then you have to do that. It’s how football works nowadays.”
He is far too good to be fighting relegation this season and if he wants to become a big player in the game, then he needs to play for the biggest clubs, and Chelsea are certainly that.
So if the right offer arrives, the Hammers will surely be unable to turn down that amount of money?
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