Gilmour ‘is at dream club’, Duo officially sign up, Chelsea told midfielder will be at club, Lampard on Havertz offer, Chelsea told Koulibaly will be sold
Gilmour at dream club, Willian and Pedro sign up, Jorginho staying, Lampard on Havertz offer, Koulibally will be sold in Chelsea roundup..
Duncan Castles has told the likes of Chelsea that Kalidou Koulibaly will be sold during the summer transfer window.
There have been some reports in the media suggesting that Chelsea are planning for more potential new signings in this coming transfer window, as they seek to continue improving this side.
It will mean that Frank Lampard will be able to spend a big more money and add some more quality, and experience to his squad, and one name that is on the shopping list of the Chelsea boss is that of Kouliably, who is easily regarded as one of the finest central defenders in Seria A, and around Europe.
Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining Chelsea in the chase for the defenders signature.
Napoli do not want to lose their big man, but know the interest is too strong to turn down, and with the coronavirus hitting clubs hard, it means that their big players will come into the market.
Now, amid the speculation, Castles has opened up told the likes of Chelsea that Koulibaly will be sold during the summer transfer window
Duncan Castles said on the SUN: “Gattuso has been told Koulibaly WILL be sold this summer.
“Koulibaly himself is open to that and is ready for a change of environment. He’s keen to move to the Premier League.
“Talk from Napoli is they could be looking at around £70m now for Koulibaly.”
Exciting Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is at the “dream club” to further his development, according to Gus Poyet.
Gilmour has been another young player that Frank Lampard has brought into the Chelsea first team role over the past few months, and his performances have got many excited about the potential he has.
And Poyet thinks the youngster can learn a great deal from the Chelsea manager and his assistant Jody Morris, with everything in place for him to reach the very highest level as his career progresses.
The ex-Blues midfielder told talkSPORT : “I had the chance to know him the other day through a sponsored thing with Chelsea. He loves the game.
“He’s got people in front of him that he can learn from. There are spectacular midfielders at Chelsea, people who have played at the highest level; players who have won the World Cup in [N’Golo] Kante, and players who have played for Real Madrid in [Mateo] Kovacic.
“So, there are plenty of things he can learn.
“On top of that he’s got a manager who was an outstanding midfielder – okay maybe a bit more offensive – but also an assistant manager who played in exactly the same position in Jody Morris.
“It’s like the dream club for Gilmour right now, because if he really looks around and pays attention and listens, which is what I see him doing, the ability is in him [to go far].
“Depending on how quickly he gets all that, he’s going to be an important part of the club. I’m looking forward to seeing him play in the next few games.
“Obviously he’s fighting for that place with very good players and it’s not like he needs to be in, because the other ones are very well recognised players. But in this period of many games, for sure, he’s going to have a chance.”
Jorginho is very unlikely to leave Chelsea this summer as no clubs can afford him, believes his agent Joao Santos.
Jorginho has been able to hold down a regular spot in midfield despite intense competition in that area of the field as well from Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley, N’Golo Kante and Mason Mount, which is only increasing since the return from injury of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the emergence of Billy Gilmour.
However, there has been alot of transfer speculation in the media which has suggested that he could be leaving the club in the summer, with Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri desperate to be reunited with the midfielder.
Santos had hinted that numerous clubs were interested in buying his client earlier in the season, but now says that a switch is unlikely due to the economic uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis.
‘It will be a strange market because nobody knows when it will return to normal,’ Santos told Calcio Mercato.
‘If we play the next league without fans, nobody will be able to afford to do deals.
‘The next season could be behind closed doors, and that’s a big deal. Chelsea have already spent because they weren’t able to buy last year.
‘The price in recent years for Jorginho has certainly increased. He has done well in London and played for the national team.
‘He is now the vice-captain at Chelsea and has accumulated a lot of experience in the Champions League and the Europa League.
‘I think it’s very difficult for an offer to come in for Jorginho. There isn’t a team at this moment that can make this type of investment at this time.”
Willian and Pedro have reportedly agreed short-term contract extensions with Chelsea.
Both Pedro and Willian have been talked about on a weekly basis, with the Brazilian star keen to stay, but Chelsea not prepared to offer him the kind of deal that he wants, while Pedro has has his time at the top and is now ready for something a little easier.
The pair’s existing deals were due to run out at the end of June but the coronavirus pandemic has meant the season will run into July, which has meant that a whole host of clubs have had to extend their players contracts.
Frank Lampard has been eager to keep hold of the pair until at least the end of the season, as he wants to get back inside those top four spots, and it seems that he has got his way on the pair.
“As a result of the global pandemic and the subsequent delayed conclusion to the campaign, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to be allowed to enter into short-term contract extensions with players whose deals were due to expire at the end of this month,” a club statement read.
“Willian and Pedro were among those affected, and they and the club have now mutually agreed to extend contracts until the finale of the current season.
However, the reports goes on to say they will play no part in Chelsea’s remaining European fixtures with the Champions League set to be completed in August.
Frank Lampard has revealed that while he considers Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz to be a “top player”, Chelsea are yet to have made a bid.
Havertz has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League over the past few months with reports the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is wanted by the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United.
It is believed that Chelsea want the lad as they seek a long-term replacement for Eden Hazard, as they have failed to replace the Belgian since e left the club last summer, and are reportedly ready to pay that massive £87 million asking fee to get a transfer deal done.
There has been speculation that Chelsea have made contact with the German side about a possible move to Stamford Bridge, especially with reports Chelsea are keen to get their transfer deals done early.
Chelsea, though, haven’t yet made a concrete offer for Havertz, with Lampard describing the forward as a “top player”.
He said on Sky Sports: “He’s obviously a top player, but to carry on from my answer before I’m certainly not going to comment on other players at other teams. And it cannot be our focus. So, nothing to say.”
When asked if an offer had been made, he added: “No. No bids have gone in.”
Lampard says there have been no bids by Chelsea for Bayer Leverkusen player Kai Havertz.#CHEMCI
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