Would Chelsea welcome £80 million man, Chelsea fans convinced £250m superstar on way in, Coutinho has £100m transfer message
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Chelsea hero Didier Drogba took a selfie with Kylian Mbappe at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris and now Blues fans are convinced the Frenchman will be heading to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are one of the biggest side sides in the game right now and are looking for an immediate replacement for the departed Eden Hazard, who was their only superstar and the man that led them to many wins and trophies during his seven year stint at the club.
But there has been some rumours in the media that owner Roman Abramovic may try and make a move for the Frenchman at the end of the season, as Frank Lampard needs to add some big superstar players to his side in order to get the side back into the habit of winning trophies.
Drogba and Mbappe got together on the stage at the Ballon D’or awards and took a selfie on the Droba’s iPhone, with the image being projected on the big screen in the room for everybody to see, and Chelsea fans are hoping the touching moment will bring World Cup winner Mbappe to west London sooner rather than later.
One said: “Please tell that boy to join our team the pride of London c’mon Chelsea!!!”
Another wrote: “Bring him home king @didierdrogba.”
This fan tweeted: “Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba doing the agent work for The Blues. #Mbappe #CFC.”
This Blues fan wrote: “Agent Drogba, Mbappe to Chelsea it’s as simple as that.”
One added: “I take comfort in knowing Drogba & Mbappe are truly closest of friends. Agent Drog at work.”
This fan said: “Then Mbappe decided not to sign with Chelsea because of that. Thanks Didier.
And finally, this one tweeted: “Didier Drogba finally giving Mbappe his autograph. Hope he can tell him that the Chelsea fans love him #BallonDor2019.”
Bayern Munich’s hopes of making Philippe Coutinho’s loan from Barcelona permanent have received a boost, leaving Chelsea in the lurch.
Coutinho made a name for himself at Liverpool as one of the best creative midfielders in the game and Barcelona were determined to acquire his services as the long-term replacement for Andreas Iniesta.
However, his move to the Camp Nou has not gone down as well as many had hoped and after the arrival of Antoine Griezmann, he has fallen well down the pecking order, meaning that he was shipped out o Bayern Munich on a loan basis.
But there has been some speculation in the media suggesting that Chelsea are lining up a summer move at the end of the season, as they seek to find an immediate replacement for Willian.
Chelsea fans are well aware of the Brazilians situation at Chelsea and the fact that he could be leaving the club at the end of the season for nothing as his current deal runs out, with no indication that he will be offered a new deal by the Blues.
But it seems their hope of landing the Brazilian in the summer is almost over, as Coutinho has admitted that could make a permanent switch to the Allianz Arena for £100m next summer – and it’s a prospect he would relish.
“If everything fits, then I’d love to stay,” the former Liverpool forward told Bild.
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been told to complete a January move to Chelsea, but should the Blues make a move?
Grealish has taken the Premier League by storm this season for Villa and has become one of the most impressive players in the Premier League, and he once again stood head and shoulders above the rest on the field with another swashbuckling display against Manchester United that has characterised his return to the Premier League following promotion from the Championship.
Chelsea are in the midst of a transfer ban which does not allow them to make any moves for players in the winter window, but after their appeal, there is a feeling that the Blues may indeed be able to splash the cash and land a few new faces.
And former Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage has urged the midfielder to make a move to the likes of Chelsea: ‘Aston Villa what are they going to achieve? Staying in the Premier League,’ Savage said on BBC Five Live.
‘If they achieve that it is going to be a great season for them, they are not winning a cup.
‘If Manchester City, Spurs or Chelsea come with a massive offer for Jack Grealish, let’s say £80m, I think he’ll go.
‘He’s far better than Aston Villa.’
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