Abramovic told perfect Lampard replacement, Rice for £50 million now?, Mbappe boost given and Lamps makes Tomori claim in Latest Chelsea news…
Frank Lampard has tipped Fikayo Tomori to become a “top player” after the Chelsea defender completed his loan switch to AC Milan.
Centre-back Tomori broke into the first team in style last season, blasting a fine long-range strike in a 5-2 win at Wolves to announce his Premier League arrival, and the 23-year-old even went on to make his England debut last term, having caught the eye of boss Gareth Southgate.
But he could not maintain that upward trajectory at Stamford Bridge this season as the arrival of Thiago Silva and the emergence of Kurt Zouma has meant that he has now fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, prompting him to seek a move.
Asked to explain to those vexed supporters why Tomori has left temporarily, Lampard said: “Because I have five centre-backs and I can’t do this job and expect to please every fan; that’s football.
“What players you should pick or not, whether you are searching for consistency or going on an unbeaten run there are questions. I have to pick two at a time and the numbers don’t always add up.
“Fikayo is a developing player, a very good player. He is going to be a top player.”
West Ham are reportedly considering slashing their asking price for Chelsea target Declan Rice.
With the transfer window is full swing, it seems that there will not bee too many new players coming to Stamford Bridge in the final days of the window, despite all the rumours about the type of players that Frank Lampard could sign
However, we are already planning for their summer window and the signings that could arrive under Frank Lampard, or a new boss should the legend get the sack, and Rice is a player that has been on the radar of the Blues since last summer.
It was reported on many occasions that we were very interested in trying to secure a transfer deal for Rice, but simply could not get a deal done as the Hammers wanted a massive £80 million for a player they have turned into one of the best in the Premier League.
But According to the Guardian, Hammers bigwigs could be willing to sell the England international for £50million at the end of the season, with reports adding that West Ham are thinking of slashing their players’ valuations due to the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.
The potential new fee is £30MILLION less than the asking price just last summer, and would be a fee that we would be willing to match.
Ralph Hasenhuttl would be a fine replacement for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard when he gets the sack, thinks Kevin Phillips.
It is no secret in the media that Lampard is now living on borrowed time at the Bridge after a disappointing run has seen them fall out of the chase for a Premier League title by the end of the season.
Hasenhuttl’s Southampton meanwhile are 10th in the Premier League but just two points behind the club having played one game less, and Should they win their extra game, Southampton will only be two points behind fourth-placed Liverpool, who occupy the final Champions League spot after 19 games.
The performances of the Saints have fuelled talk that Hasenhuttl, 53, is destined for a top six job in the future, and Philipps is confident that Hasenhuttl would be a good replacement for Lampard, though would prefer to see his old England team-mate shown patience at the Bridge
“I think he’s almost got that Klopp appearance about him, that authority. He’s a big guy, he’s very intelligent, he knows the game inside out,” Phillips said of Hasenhuttl on tadium Astro
“The big thing for the club is, can they keep hold of him? The biggest problem is keeping hold of their manager.
“He’s doing a really good job down on the south coast. I wouldn’t like to see Frank lose his job, I don’t like to see any manager lose their job but I understand football’s football and it’s a results business.
“No bigger so than Chelsea, when you’ve spent that kind of money you’re going to come under pressure to win football matches, it’s as simple as that.
“Hasenhuttl, his time will come. He just has to keep doing what he’s doing. Hasenhuttl at Chelsea would do a fine job but I want to see Frank given a chance for sure.
“He could certainly manage any of the teams in the Premier League, it just depends what kind of ambition he has.
“But I think at the moment if you sat him down and asked him, I think he’s very happy where he is. It takes a while to build up what he’s done.
“But if Chelsea come knocking on the door, it’s the same as a player, it can be very hard to turn down.
“It’ll be interesting in the summer to see what happens regarding the manager and a few of the players down at Southampton.”
Chelsea target and PSG star Kylian Mbappe says he has not yet come to a decision on his future.
Mbappe’s contract with his hometown club runs until the summer of 2022 and we have been one club strongly linked with signing him in the next couple of transfer windows.
However, there remain questions as to whether any club could afford to prise him away from PSG – unless he lets his contract run down, as he would cost in excess of £200 million and would demand wages of around £500,000-a-week
But amid all the speculation about his future at the club, he had opened up and revealed that he had not made a decision on his future just yet, which will alert the clubs that are seeking to try and get a deal done: “I’ve had this question before,” Mbappe told Telefoot after scoring twice in a 4-0 win over Montpellier on Friday night.
“We are discussing with the club to find a project. I am thinking about it, because if I sign, it will be in order to invest myself in the long term.
“I am very happy here. The supporters and the club have always helped me. I’m going to think about what I want to do in the next few years, where I want to be.
“I am reflecting on it, not trying to buy time or anything like that. If I sign, I will stay, so I have to think about it.”
Mauricio Pochettino was asked about Mbappe’s comments immediately afterwards, and seemed encouraged by what the forward had to say.
“I’m not here to comment on what my players are saying,” he said. “But it’s clear that these are decisive words. He is a fundamental player for PSG. I hope he will be here with us for many more years.”
He would be worth every bit of the £350 million package he would cost