Midfielder open to transfer negotiations, Chelsea told £100m to sign Premier League winner, Mendy cant believe he plays for Chelsea, would fans welcome Phillips? Havertz – Ziyech slammed

£100 million for Traore, Havertz and Ziyech slammed, Jorginho open to Arsenal talks, Mendy makes Chelsea claim, Would fans welcome Phillips? in Chelsea roundup…

The Likes of Chelsea would need to stump up an “astronomical figure” to land Kalvin Phillips, according to former Leeds striker Noel Whelan, but would he be welcome at the club?

Philipps is one of the most highly-rated midfielders in the Premier League after impressing in the opening weeks of the new season, with his performances even earning him an England call-up by boss Gareth Southgate.

And that has led to some speculation in the media that the likes of Chelsea, along with Manchester United and Tottenham, may be tempted to make a move for the midfielder in the winter transfer window, which is just a few months away.

Whelan, however, believes that his fellow Yorkshireman is exactly where he needs to be and that is would take a massive figure for Leeds to even consider selling one of the clubs most important players

“Look, Leeds do not need to sell him,” Whelan told Football Insider. “That is the way it is. We are not a selling club anymore.

“We are in the Premier League and if we are going to be successful and hit the heights that we hope to, it is imperative that we keep Kalvin Phillips.

“Speculation will happen and I know money talks but Kalvin is a Leeds lad who pledged his future to the club by signing a new contract.

“To get him away from Leeds right now would take an astronomical figure. Otherwise Leeds would not even contemplate the idea of selling him next summer.”

“He looks like he is enjoying his football at Leeds and he is now getting the recognition that he deserves from England as well. Gareth Southgate was there again on Monday night watching him. Kalvin is at the club which is best for him.”

Tim Cahill has slammed Chelsea new boys Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech for breaking the ‘non-negotiables’ of Premier League football.

Havertz has demonstrated flashes of the talent which persuaded Frank Lampard to make him the joint most expensive signing in the club’s history, but the German has not made the impact at the club that many fans had hoped to see.

Cahill was similarly unimpressed with Ziyech’s early contributions and believes the Moroco international has been guilty of overindulgence during his two substitute outings so far.

Asked about Chelsea’s suspect defensive record, Cahill told Football Focus: ‘These are individual errors, it’s not the tactics. It’s a mentality, it’s individuals not focusing for 95 minutes.

‘On top of that you see the goals they concede. You see Havertz, he’s trying to do a trick, trying to nutmeg someone and he loses it. Ings is on the front foot, they’re ready, waiting and pounces.

‘They’re all little errors and mistakes from individuals. He brings on Ziyech and again dribbling, when to dribble, what areas to dribble, understanding where to do it.

‘There’s non-negotiables and they are don’t try and nutmeg someone on the edge of your own area, the other non-negotiable is stop dribbling and taking on 10 players.’

Reports have claimed that Wolves demand a whopping £100 million for Chelsea linked Adama Traore.

It is no secret that Frank Lampard will keep improving this Chelsea side over the next few transfer windows and has been linked to a number of Premier League players, as he looks to get the club back to winning the title

Traore is a player that has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting and attacking players in the Premier League, and his performances have meant that he will eventually leave the club, and make the move up to play with one of the very best teams.

However, with all the speculation surrounding the mans future, it has been believed that Wolves would demand a fee of around £60 million and would even sell him for that amount of money, but the likes of Chelsea will have to spend alot more money.

Reports on the Goal website have reported that Wolves will demand alot more and they will have to fork out around £100 million to prise the winger away in the coming windows, the same amount of money that Jadon Sancho would cost the club.

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has stunningly revealed that he was open to the idea of holding transfer talks with Arsenal.

Despite being a big part of Chelsea last season and the beginning of this year, there was alot of speculation in the transfer window that Frank Lampard was open to the idea of letting Jorginho leave the club if the right amount of money was offered.

That led to reports that he could be heading back to Italian football, but it also led to shock reports in the media that Arsenal were also interested in trying to sign the midfielder before they eventually wrapped up a transfer deal for Thomas Partey

Now the Chelsea midfielder says he would have been open to moving to the red side of London if the situation arose but, now that it hasn’t, he’s completely focused on shining for Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge

“I believe that every player is open to negotiations,” Jorginho told ESPN Brazil.

“So I believe there was something they talked about. And in the end it was decided that I remain here. Now my head is here and we’re going to do a great job with Chelsea, which I always wanted to do.”

Alot of Chelsea fans were surprised to see that Jorginho was so heavily linked with a move away from the club over the transfer window, and so many were happy to see that he eventually stayed with the club.

Edouard Mendy admits he still can’t believe he plays for a club like Chelsea after making that big move to the Premier League

The new fan-favourite goalie, who has kept two clean sheets in as many games, managed to secure a transfer move to Stamford Bridge in the summer after being watched by Chelsea for a number of months.

It was no secret that boss Frank Lampard was desperate to spend come money and bring in a more secure stopper that Kepa, who has struggled at the club since the Blues legend became boss last season.

And Mendy has opened up and admitted that he still can’t believe he plays for a club like Chelsea, especially after he nearly quit football a few years ago, he beamed: “If someone had said to me then I would end up at Chelsea, I would not have bothered to look at or listen to them.

“It was really very difficult because on one hand you have the anger of finding yourself without a club because of the agent I was with.

“But also the disappointment of not being able to play at the weekend, not being able to do what I love.

“That is really hard, a year is a very long time for a footballer.

“Fortunately I could always count on my family and they helped me through that and to bounce back and get to where I am today.”

Mendy has looked very impressive in the two games that he has played for Chelsea and looks like he will be a very good signing for the club, so fans will surely love this, as the lad feels lucky to be at the club.

Lampard knows that results needs to follow, but at least the signing of Mendy shores up an area that has been costing the club some serious points over the last few months.

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