Chelsea sent message about United deal, Coutinho message, German opens door to deal, Chelsea have signed a special player, fans told, Tomori opens up
Chelsea sent message about Gomes signing, Coutinho message sent, Neuer opens door to deal, Chelsea told they have signed special player in Ziyech, Tomori all feature in Chelsea roundup…
Fikayo Tomori believes settling into the Chelsea team in the early weeks of the season was crucial for his confidence.
After being unable to sign any new players during the summer transfer window, it meant that Blues boss Frank Lampard had to bring back a number of talents to help him get through this tough season as Chelsea coach, and one man that was quickly brought back was that of Tomori.
The young defender has been impressive since being given a chance this season under Lampard, and He looked generally assured at the back, despite the clubs inability to keep clean-sheets on a regular basis.
With pace, power and a remarkable reading of the game for a 21-year-old, there have been many out there that firmly believe that Tomori will develop into a class act for Chelsea in the coming seasons, if he is given the time and patients to earn a regular place in Lampards side.
Featuring in six of our opening 10 games in 2019/20 was therefore an important part of adjusting to the new challenge of Premier League football and feeling comfortable among elite peers and competitors.
‘It was just about me feeling like I belonged and that I could play at this level,’ the 22-year-old tells the official Chelsea website.
‘I had spent two-and-a-half years in the Championship and with Derby last season I managed to win Player of the Year and get to Wembley for the play-off final so I knew I’d had a good season.
‘I wanted to challenge myself at the next level, which was the Premier League. I wanted to do it for Chelsea, the club that I’ve been at since I was eight; a club that’s won the Champions League, the Premier League, FA Cups, everything.
‘They won the Europa League the previous season so being able to come into that team and show myself, show the manager and the fans and my team-mates, show everyone that I could play at that level, was really important.
‘I managed to do that in those early games and showcase what I could do and I’ve managed to carry that through. Now, it’s just about trying to maintain that level, not drop below it and keep on improving it.’
Chelsea target Manuel Neuer has opened the door to a possible Bayern Munich exit this summer.
There has been alot of transfer speculation in the media suggesting that Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new stopper in the summer transfer window as he has not been impressed by the performances of Kepa, who has struggled between the sticks.
Before coronavirus put a temporary stop on Premier League action, the Chelsea boss had banished Kepa to the bench and promoted veteran keeper Willy Caballero to the starting XI in his place.
And that has led to some speculation in the media suggesting that Chelsea are ready to make a move and try to bring in a new stopper at the end of the season, to make sure that they have a more reliable stopper between the sticks for when next season starts
Neuer has spent almost a decade at Bayern Munich, playing close to 400 games for the German club and winning seven Bundesliga titles and the Champions League, but there are reports that Bayern have signed a younger stopper for next season, meaning that he may be forced to sit on the bench.
Recent reports in the media have claimed The German goalkeeper is in talks over a new deal, and Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said he was confident that a deal will be concluded soon.
However, Neuer didn’t share the same optimism, and admitted the path to a new deal is “still not clear”, with Chelsea keeping a very close eye on the developments.
He said: “I think Karl-Heinz Rummenigge knows what’s going on.
“There is nothing to announce at the moment.
“There is no ultimatum. It is not necessary to make such a decision at the moment.
“We are both optimistic, of course, but it is still not clear at all.”
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick remained coy on the chances of Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho staying at the club past the end of his loan deal.
The football world has been stopped over the past few months because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, but that has not stopped constant speculation in the media about possible signings that could be arriving to the club, and players that could be leaving.
But reports in the media over the past few days have claimed that Barcelona have offered Philippe Coutinho to the Chelsea ahead of the summer window, as the Spanish giants are keen to get rid of the Brazilian, who has not made the impact that many had hoped when he signed from Liverpool.
However, Bayern may still take up the opportunity to sign up Coutinho in the summer window, as Flick refused to close the door on the chances of Coutinho staying at Bayern as he admitted he wanted to see more of the 27-year-old in action.
Speaking after Munich’s 2-0 win over Union Berlin, he spoke highly of the on-loan star, Flick said: “I can’t say what will happen with him after the season.
“Philippe is a good guy and an excellent footballer.
“I really enjoy working with him.
“We hope he can be back with us again soon and play some games before the end of the season.”
Chelsea are making a mistake by signing Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes, because the midfielder is not worth the salary he is asking for.
Frank Lampard is trying to put together one of the most exciting sides in the Premier League and is looking to add to that talent when the transfer window opens up in just a few weeks time.
There has been speculation in the media suggesting that Chelsea are interested in trying to steal Gomes away from Manchester United in the summer, as the 19-year-old is out of contract with the Red Devils at the end of June, when he will be free to leave for nothing, and has so far rejected United’s offers of a new deal worth around £25,000-a-week.
Reports suggest Gomes and his representatives are holding out for an even higher offer while he also wants assurances over first-team opportunities, given the fact that he is one of the most exciting talents at the club
However, Speaking on ESPN FC, pundit Gab Marcotti said it would be setting a bad precedent if they allowed the attacking midfielder to stay at the club if they didn’t feel he was worth the money and didn’t have a future in the first-team squad.
Marcotti also admitted he wasn’t a fan of Gomes’ ability, claiming he doesn’t have anything to set him apart from similar players in the same position.
He said: “I think if you’re Manchester United, you look at this and say ‘yeah, you may be a promising player, but this is the offer. This is what you’ve shown me you’re worth’. I think a lot of these stories are coming out because he has a new advisor.
“These guys have asset value, right? In the sense that you can bump [the transfer value] up in a few years, sell them, he’s homegrown and blah blah blah.
“I don’t think that should come into consideration for United, because they’ve got money.
“Unless you think this guy is going to be able to contribute to your team and not be someone who sits on the bench for three years and you sell to Newcastle for £10million, don’t mess around with this. It sets a bad precedent.
Gomes is certainly a young man with a bright future in the game, but all these transfer links surrounding his future, it will not be good for his mentality.
A move away may be a good idea, but but he shouldnt be greedy when he hasnt really done anything in the game. But it will be interesting to see just what happens in the coming transfer windows.
Louis van Gaal believes Chelsea are getting a great team player in Hakim Ziyech, who will be arriving in the coming months.
Chelsea may have not done the January business that many fans would have liked to see happen, but the Blues moved swiftly after the transfer window and secure a transfer deal for the very impressive Ziyech, after it was confirmed on Thursday that Chelsea had agreed a £36.6million deal to sign the Morocco international.
The 26-year-old starred in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-finals last season and also helped the Dutch side to their first League in a good few seasons, with an impressive return of 16-goals and 13 assists in 29 League games for the Dutch giants
He will be putting on that Chelsea shirt for next season when he arrives sometime in July, and many Chelsea fans are excited to just what he can bring to the club for the next few seasons.
Now Dutch boss Van Gaal has opened up and claimed Ziyech is a great all-round player, and that Chelsea have signed a special player.
He told NOS: “He has developed tremendously at Ajax. Not so much in creativity, but as a team player.
“The public has come to realize that he works very hard for a creative person. And then he also scores goals and gives assists.
“Then you are a special player.”