Chelsea ‘have already agreed deal’, Turbo Timo message sent, Emerson exit to help bring midfielder to Chelsea and Palace should allow Zaha to leave
Chelsea have already agreed Mendy deal, Zaha should be allowed to leave, Turbo Timo message sent and Emerson to help Chelsea sign Rice in Chelsea roundup..
Chelsea have already completed a deal for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz have all arrived this summer and it has been reported that Frank Lampard also wants a new goalkeeper and defender.
Kep may have been backed by the boss over the last 24 hours, but that doesnt hide the fact that Kepa has not impressed like many would have liked over the past 12 months, and once again showed why there has been so much speculation against Brighton.
And the impressive Mendy has been heavily tipped to make the move to the Bridge, with reports in the media suggesting that an £18 million deal has already been agreed between Chelsea and Rennes to sign the man on a four-year deal.
Now journalist Romano claims Chelsea have already finalised an agreement to sign Senegal international Mendy, he Tweeted: “Lampard says he’s happy with Kepa… but Chelsea have already completed the signing of Edouard Mendy with Rennes as new GK. 🔵 #CFC #Chelsea https://t.co/LpAY4KuOKg
If the reports are true and Mendy is coming to the club over the next few days, then he will be a very good signing for Chelsea and the right of challenge that Kepa needs to get back to his very best.
Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton is backing ‘Turbo Timo’ Werner to terrorise Premier League defences.
Werner was brought to the club at the beginning of the transfer window after netting a stunning 28-goals in the Bundesliga last season, with Chelsea managing to nail down his services for just £45 million.
His impressive strike rate at RB Leipzig, and at international level, suggests that goals will flow for the 24-year-old once he is off the mark, and Sutton couldnt help but hide his excitement about Werner after his impressive display against Brighton on Monday night.
Sutton believes Werner will prove to be a star, with a man who knows all about the pressures of leading the line for Chelsea on the back of a high-profile transfer telling the Daily Mail: “Werner was caught offside more than any other player in Europe’s elite leagues last season.
“He was flagged 43 times for RB Leipzig and on Monday night we saw him caught twice inside the opening seven minutes for Chelsea. But when he times it right, those runs behind are terrifying for defenders and goalkeepers.
“The 24-year-old was given the nickname ‘Turbo Timo’ earlier in his career for a very good reason — because he is rapid.
“When Brighton gave the ball away in the 21st minute and Jorginho played a pass through, it looked slightly ahead of Werner. But Chelsea’s new forward was onto it like a flash.
“Then, in first-half stoppage time, with few other options, Werner burst away from Adam Webster and forced Ryan into a save. Webster was left trailing his opponent by five yards but he won’t be the last Premier League defender to succumb to the attacker’s pace.
“A number of his 28 league goals for Leipzig in 2019-20 involved him running in behind. That is what Frank Lampard wants from him, too.
“I know what it’s like to go to Chelsea, with that pressure on you to score goals. You can get stick if it doesn’t go according to plan. Werner couldn’t get on the scoresheet on Monday night but he did make his mark. He showed how hard he is willing to work for this team.”
Chelsea will try to tempt West Ham into selling Declan Rice by using Emerson Palmieri as a bargaining chip, according to reports.
With Frank Lampard looking to build a side that is more than capable of challenging for that Premier League title next season, Roman Abramobvic has backed the club legend financially in the players that he wants to bring to the club.
But one player that has been constantly linked with a move to the Bridge, but do deal has been done, is that of Rice, the Hammers defender that is regarded very highly in the Premier League.
Rice has become one of the best holding midfielders in the top-flight, and his performances have meant that he is now a full England International, and is valued at around the £80 million mark.
However, despite all the rumours that he would be the next layer to arrive at Stamford Bridge during this transfer window, no deal has taken place simply because of that massive asking price.
But with reports that The Hammers are determined to keep hold of Rice, THE ATHLETIC have claimed Chelsea transfer chief Marina Granovskaia is considering offering full-back Emerson in part-exchange for the England international.
Reports last month suggested the Stamford Bridge outfit had slapped a £23million price tag on the Italy international, and the reports suggest the Hammers would be interested in a move for Emerson without him arriving as part of a swap deal.
Crystal Palace forward and Long-term Chelsea target Wilfried Zaha should be allowed to leave for a bigger club, according to the Mirror’s Darren Lewis.
Crystal Palace forward Zaha, 27, is regarded as one of the most creative and attacking wingers in the Premier League right now and has been linked with a big move away from the club for the last 12 months.
Zaha almost made the move to join a big club last summer, but his hefty price tag meant that no club wanted to pay £50 million to secure a transfer deal and he had to stay put.
But the winger has been back in the headlines over the past few weeks and Chelsea have been linked with a transfer move, even though they do not need anymore wingers, and amid all the speculation, Lewis has claimed that Zaha should be allowed to leave for a bigger club.
The Ivorian has been involved in 60 Premier League goals (37 goals, 23 assists) while at Selhurst Park, 28 more than any other player for the club in the competition.
“He has carried the club at times on his back,” he told Super Sunday Matchday. “It is very easy for people to turn round and criticise players who say they want to move on.
“But he has, he has been a fantastic servant for Palace and if somebody is willing to pay the money, I do not really see any reason why he should not be allowed to go.”
It is easy to see why Zaha has had his head turned by big clubs, but Palace sticking a massive price tag on his head means that he is not able to make that step up to a bigger club.
He is far too good to stay at Palace and deserves to be at a club like Chelsea, playing for big trophies and in a team that will be in the Champions League.
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