Chelsea close to £120 million signing, Giroud to help Zaha deal, Chelsea slap offer on Madrids table
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Fresh reports have once again circled claiming that Chelsea are close to agreeing a transfer deal for winger Jadon Sancho.
After appealing their ban last months, Chelsea have now found out that they will once again be able to sign players and improve on the side, especially as the Blues are seeking to clinch a top four spot and possibly some transfers.
And that has led to speculation in the media suggesting that Lampard is ready to try and secure a record-breaking club deal for Sancho, with reports that the Blues are prepared to pay that massive £120 million to secure a transfer deal.
But amid reports Sancho is unsettled at Dortmund and is ready to leave the club, the Bundesliga club’s director of sport insists no exit is forthcoming and they will not be looking to sell during the January transfer window.
He said on the Daily Express: “We’re continuing to plan with him. He’s a fundamental player for us and I do not see any scenario where he leaves us.
“We have already had some situations with him to talk about, and there have been a lot of interviews in the last few weeks.
“We are in a good way; when he came off the bench in Barcelona and also in Berlin, he gave us a top performance.”
However, according to The Sun, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are ‘close’ to wrapping up an audacious £120m deal for Sancho which would smash the club’s transfer record
The report goes on to say ‘Chelsea could complete an agreement for Sancho this winter before loaning the youngster back to Dortmund for the remainder of the campaign. The Blues used this tactic with Dortmund to find an agreement for Christian Pulisic.
Former Crystal Palace midfielder and coach John Salako believes the Eagles could sell Wilfried Zaha to Chelsea in January if the deal also involves Olivier Giroud.
Chelsea are expected to make many moves during the January transfer window in order to add some extra quality to certain areas of the pitch, especially as Frank Lampard needs to get back inside the top four this season in order to attract the type of players he wants in the summer.
And that has led to surprising speculation in the media suggesting that the Blues are ready to spend some serious money and acquire the services of Zaha, who has developed nicely over the past few years and is now one of the best wingers in the Premier League.
But it has also been reported that Palace do not want to sell one of their very best players and will look to hold out until at least the summer before letting Zaha leave, But Salako has opened the door for Chelsea to make a move in January.
Giroud has been on the fringes of the Chelsea side all season, especially after the emergence of TAMMY ABRAHAM, and it has been reported that the Blues will allow the Frenchman to leave in the winter window if they can add an adequate replacement.
And Speaking to Love Sport Radio, Salako said he was sceptical a deal would happen but a swap arrangement for the French striker might prove tempting for the south London side.
‘I honestly don’t think Wilf will go to Chelsea,’ he said. ‘[Callum] Hudson Odoi has come back, and I don’t think they’ll want to hinder his development. But Willian and Pedro are getting on a bit, and maybe they’ll want someone to add to that.
‘They could do a great little swap, though. Palace have got their eyes on Giroud, and that would be fantastic – Giroud plus money! If Palace get the right offer, they could be tempted.
‘Wilfried definitely has the ability [for Chelsea], and no Palace fan can begrudge him if he wants that move.’
Reports have claimed that Chelsea ‘have slapped an offer’ on the table of Real Madrid for midfielder Isco.
Since the news broke in the media over the past few weeks revealing that Chelsea WILL NOW BE ABLE TO SIGN players during the January transfer window, there has been a lot of transfer speculation in the media about whom the Blues could make a move for.
It is no secret that Frank Lampard has one of the most exciting sides in the Premier League, but there is a big feeling around the media that he needs to spend some serious money in order to add some experienced, world class talent to his very young side.
And that has led to ALOT of reports in the media suggesting that Isco is high up on the shopping list, as the Spaniard is reportedly unhappy with his game time at the Bernabeu, especially since he is now in the prime of his footballing career.
And citing a report by El Desmarque, the Star suggests the Spanish giants could be looking to find a buyer for the 27-year-old in the January transfer window, with a fee of around £60 million believed to be enough for the likes of Chelsea to wrap up a possible deal.
‘A promising performance in the El Clasico stalemate could earn Isco a stay of execution but the Premier League club have slapped an offer on [Real Madrid president] Fiorentino Perez’s desk,’ stated the report before the recent El Classsico.
‘Perez is considering the proposal despite it meeting the asking price he set for Isco in last summer’s transfer window.’
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