Chelsea ‘have signed worlds best’ announces Romagnoli as Eriksen opens door to Sarri link-up
Christian Eriksen has rejected three contract extensions from Tottenham, alerting the likes of Chelsea.
The 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of next season, with Spurs fearful of having to cash in on the Denmark international this summer as they simply cannot afford to let him leave the club for nothing.
Spurs have so far tried to offer Eriksen the kind of wages that they believe that a player of his quality deserves, the latest rumoured to be around the £110,000-a-week mark, which has swiftly been rejected by the Danish star, according to the Sky Sports website.
And that has alerted the likes of Chelsea to a possible deal, as Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is a massive fan of the playmaker and would love to add him to the squad in the summer, especially with speculation Willian and N’Golo Kante could both depart the club for Barcelona and PSG.
Meanwhile, AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli has claimed Chelsea have signed the ‘best striker in the world’ in Gonzalo Higuaín.
After months of speculation about his future, Higuaín decided to end his stay with Milan to push for a move to Chelsea, in a bid to link-up with former Napoli boss Sarri, who helped the Argentine to 36-goals in one season for the Italian giants.
Higuain opened his account for the Blues at the weekend, scoring a brace as Maurizio Sarri’s side won against Huddersfield Town 5-0, and now Romagnoli has admitted that he was sad to see Higuaín leave the club as the 31-year-old is the ‘best striker in the world’.
Romagnoli said: ‘There’s no bitterness. ‘I still consider him the best striker in the world. It’s disappointing, but he made his choices and decided to leave, and we respect them.
‘He’s a friend of mine and if he’s happy then it’s all good. Now we have other players who have no regrets.’
Here is what we think on both Higuaín and Eriksen.
Spurs will surely not allow Eriksen to sign for Chelsea knowing that he would improve the Blues midfield, so they will look to offload him to the likes of Barcelona, Juventus or Real Madrid.
And only time will tell if Higuaín will be the answer to Chelsea’s problems, but if he scores the goals, the media will stay off his back.