Chelsea

Reliable Journalist claims Leicester are interested in signing 10-goal Chelsea target

Chelsea are keen on signing the Brentford winger Said Benrahma. According to the reliable Mohamed Bouhafsi, the Blues have already opened talks to sign the 24-year-old player. Apparently, Leicester City and Arsenal are interested in the player as well. Benrahma is one of the best players in the Championship and he has shown that he is ready to make a step up to the Premier League now. It will be interesting to see if the Blues manage to agree on a fee for him. He could prove to be a superb addition to Frank Lampard’s side. Although he is unproven at the highest level, he could surprise everyone next season. Benrahma has immense technical ability and he is an impressive dribbler. If the likes of Pedro or Willian move on in the summer, Chelsea will need players like Benrahma as a replacement...

Report: 29 y/o PL winner could be Newcastle’s ‘first summer signing’

According to reports from The Star (h/t The Express), Newcastle United are interested in signing Marcos Alonso from Chelsea in the summer transfer window once the takeover is completed. The Magpies are expected to be highly active in the transfer window once their £300m takeover goes through. Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has agreed to sell the club to PCP Capital Partners, an organisation backed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. The report claims that Alonso could become Newcastle’s ”first summer signing’. The 29-year-old joined Chelsea in 2016 from Fiorentina and has made 140 appearances for the Blues. He was outstanding under Antonio Conte during the 2016-17 season, where he played a pivotal role in helping the Blues win the Premier League title. Alonso has made o...

Report: Chelsea & Arsenal want £10m player Neil Lennon is craving to sign

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster spent the season on loan at Celtic, helping the Scottish Premiership giants to the title, and manager Neil Lennon would love to sign him on a temporary or permanent basis. The Saints are holding out for £10 million to sell the Englishman, while his £70,000-a-week wages could also hinder Celtic from signing him again. The Hoops also face stiff competition for Forster’s signature with Premier League duo Chelsea and Arsenal. According to The Sun, the Gunners have identified the 32-year-old as a target should No 2 goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez move on. Forster is a candidate to provide back-up to Bernd Leno, and Chelsea have also earmarked him for the same role. Football Insider claims that the Blues want the former Celtic goalie to provide cover for Kepa A...

Report: Tottenham Hotspur want former loanee, £36m price now, West Ham interested

According to Estadio Deportivo, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Chelsea are interested in signing AS Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez in the summer transfer window. The report has claimed that Roma are willing to sell the 25-year-old goalkeeper for €40 million (£35.89) million. Chelsea and West Ham are interested in signing the former Real Betis star, while Spurs want to bring in the Spain international who they had on loan from Espanyol during the 2016-17 campaign, according to the report. Stats According to WhoScored, Lopez has played 25 times in Serie A for Roma so far this season. The goalkeeper has also made six starts and one substitute appearances in the Europa League for the Italian club this campaign, according to WhoScored. During the 2018-19 campaign, the Spain internationa...

Report: Frank Lampard a big fan of one West Ham United player

According to Bleacher Report, Chelsea are interested in signing Declan Rice from West Ham United in the summer transfer window. It has been reported that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is a big fan of the England international’s personality, drive and commitment. However, according to the report, the Blues are exploring other options before an offer is made by the Premier League giants. Quality footballer Rice is a very good footballer who can operate as a defensive midfielder or as a central defender. The England international has grown and developed as a footballer over the past two seasons, and is now widely regarded as one of the best young players in the Premier League. Leaving West Ham United West Ham are an established club in the Premier League, but there is a strong chance that the...

Report: Hammers rule out bidding for £110,000-a-wk striker, but his club could offer him for Rice

According to The Athletic’s Simon Johnson, West Ham United have ruled out making a bid for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi with his £110,000-a-week wages putting them and other suitors off. It’s one of the reasons why Crystal Palace are no longer interested in the Belgian despite spending a £1 million loan fee on him and paying all of his salary when they took him to Selhurst Park for the second half of last season. Batshuayi is way down the pecking order at Chelsea and he isn’t in boss Frank Lampard’s first-team plans. The Stamford Bridge outfit would love to sell him, and will attempt to get a large sum for his signature after asking Borussia Dortmund for £50 million in 2018. Chelsea want close to the £33 million they paid Marseille for Batshuayi’s signature in 2016, and w...

Report: EPL giants Mourinho allegedly wants their defender don’t negotiate with Spurs over transfers

According to The Athletic, London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea still refuse to negotiate with each other over transfers after the Blues hijacked Spurs deal for Willian in 2013. The Brazilian winger had done and passed a medical with Spurs, only for him to join Chelsea at the last minute. Willian is set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season after seven years and has been linked with a move to Tottenham, with boss Jose Mourinho eyeing a reunion. It remains to be seen if that is on the cards, though, but the Portuguese is reportedly interested in signing another Chelsea player – Kurt Zouma – and it will be interesting to see if both sides will finally agree to do business. According to RMC Sport, Tottenham are keeping tabs on the Frenchman ahead of the summer transfer wind...

Pundit explains how Chelsea’s Timo Werner transfer will benefit Tottenham this summer

Former Tottenham striker and pundit Darren Bent has now explained how Chelsea’s decision to sign Timo Werner will benefit Spurs. As per Bent, the prices are more reasonable now due to the Coronavirus crisis and clubs will not be able to demand exorbitant fees for their players. Getting a player of Werner’s caliber for £53m is proof that the market is likely to be more affordable and that will help Spurs sign their own targets. He said to Football Insider: “Everyone’s going to be thinking about transfers but when you look that Chelsea have been able to nip in and get Werner for around £50million, I do think this whole pandemic and period is going to bring transfers back down to earth. “I think we were seeing way too high a price paid for players that quite frankly weren’t worth it for that ...

Report shares why Chelsea are yet to sign Timo Werner despite agreement

According to The Athletic’s Raphael Honigstein, Chelsea haven’t been able to officially sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner because they haven’t been able to conduct a medical yet. Delay in the Werner deal is solely down to the practicalities of getting a medical done, @TheAthleticUK has been told. He can’t fly to the UK due Bundesliga Covid-19 regulations and Chelsea docs can’t fly to Germany because they would have to isolate for 14 days upon return.(1/2) — Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) June 11, 2020 Chelsea could use German FA doc in the meantime but they’re more likely to wait until German season is over on June 27 or quarantine regulations in the UK change. — Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) June 11, 2020 The Blues agreed to pay the German’s £54 million release cl...

Report: Agents ‘trying to convince’ Spurs and Chelsea to sign £80m player

Barcelona are desperate to offload Philippe Coutinho in the summer. Despite scoring 21 goals in 76 matches since joining the club from Liverpool for a reported transfer fee of around £142m, Barcelona feel they’ve seen enough of him. The Brazilian joined Bayern Munich on loan where he duly impressed. However, despite scoring nine goals and providing seven assists, Bayern are unwilling to sign him permanently. Barcelona just want to get rid of him, and they are willing to lower their asking price to £80m. Even then, it’s a huge amount, and especially with the global economic situation affecting football finances, no clubs would be willing to pay that amount. And that leaves Barcelona in a spot of bother. Coutinho has attracted interest from the Premier League, with the likes of Che...

Report: What club insider has said about £40m rumour and West Ham United

According to Claret&Hugh, West Ham United do not have any interest in signing Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea in the summer transfer window. It has been claimed that a ‘senior club insider’ has said that speculation linking Batshuayi with a move to West Ham is ‘completely stupid’. The report has added that the same senior club insider has said that the Hammers have no money to complete such a deal. The Express reported at the weekend that West Ham are leading the race for the Belgium international. Newcastle and Crystal Palace are also in the race, with Chelsea looking for £40 million as transfer fee for the 26-year-old, according to the report. Leaving Chelsea West Ham may not have any interest in Batshuayi, but it does seem likely that the striker will leave the Blues this summer. After...

Report: Everton competing with Chelsea for 22-year-old

According to TMW, Everton and Chelsea are interested in signing Bartlomiej Dragowski from Fiorentina in the summer transfer window. The report in the Italian news outlet has claimed that Fiorentina could sell the 22-year-old goalkeeper as Alban Lafont is doing well in his loan spell at Nantes and will return to the Italian club this summer. Need for a goalkeeper? Both Everton and Chelsea have established and experienced first-choice goalkeepers in Jordan Pickford and Kepa Arrizabalaga respectively. However, Pickford has made some costly mistakes, but the England international is pretty much guaranteed a place in the starting lineup at Goodison Park. Kepa has also made costly errors for Chelsea and has even been dropped by manager Frank Lampard this season. Both the Toffees and the London c...