Ampadu wants regular spot at Chelsea, Odoi urges £100 million man to make Chelsea move, Blues right move for Brazilian?
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Callum Hudson-Odoi would “love it” if Jadon Sancho snubbed Manchester United and came to Chelsea instead.
Sancho is easily regarded as one of the finest talents in the game right now and has been constantly linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer transfer window after another impressive season in the Bundesliga.
Not only has he already hit double figures with goals and assists this season for Dortmund, but he has become the youngest player in the German League history to reach the 25-goal mark.
It is no secret that we are huge fans, Frank Lampard is a massive fan, but that £100 million asking price has put a number of clubs off, including us, who need to improve in a number of positions in the summer.
But Hudson-Odoi has told his England team-mate that he would love it if he made the move to the Bridge:: “Me and Sancho are mad close, we talk every other day, always seeing how each other are and how we’re doing,” the Chelsea forward revealed on Instagram.
“We make sure that we’re both doing well, obviously he’s doing amazing and having a great season. Obviously, he’s a great player, I love playing with him – he’s a great player to play with.
“The way we play with each other we just know where each other is on the pitch every time and we just love to play with each other. I don’t know [if he will come]. Of course, I would love it if he came to Chelsea.”
Brazil legend Rivaldo reckons Chelsea is the ideal place for Philippe Coutinho to kickstart his career.
There has been so much speculation regarding the club over the past few weeks that many of us have started to forget just who is linked with a move to the Bridge, but one player that is in the headlines alot is that of Coutinho.
Coutinho is returning to Barcelona from his two-year spell at Bayern Munich in the summer, but the Spaniards reportedly dont want him back at the club and are seemingly keen to offload him to the Bridge in the summer, with recent reports suggesting that they have already offered him to the Blues.
Now, amid all the transfer speculation, Brazilian legend Rivaldo has claimed that wecould be the ideal move for Coutinho to make in order to reignite his career, Rivaldo told Betfair: “I believe that this chance Philippe Coutinho now has of continuing his career at Chelsea could be a good option.[the_ad id=”164″]
“He will move to a big club and to a country and competition he knows well where he had his best years so far, so if that transfer really happens, I’m sure he will have a good chance of seeing things improve for him in the future.
“After all, he has already shined on the Premier League before.
“He is still a regular in the Brazilian national team and just hasn’t been lucky enough at Barcelona or Bayern, but perhaps that could change with a new club and I believe this would be a nice opportunity for him to get back to his best football at Chelsea.”
Ethan Ampadu has opened up over his ‘frustrating’ RB Leipzig loan and eyes a regular Chelsea spot next season.
The Wales defender is on a season-long at the Bundesliga club from Stamford Bridge and after a defensive crisis has found himself finally getting some games, and he is really taking his chances over in the Bundesliga and putting in some very impressive performances.
He started in Leipzig’s 1-0 first-leg win at Tottenham in the Champions League last 16 first-leg clash – and once again, he was impressive against one of the best sides in the premier League and against a team that managed to make it all the way to the final last season.
But the 19-year-old has managed just seven appearances for Leipzig since the Blues shipped him off to Germany last summer, and he has opened up and admitted that he has been frustrated by the lack of game time he has been getting at RB, reflecting on his loan stint in Germany, he told The Athletic: “To be honest, mixed. Yeah, I’d say mixed.
“There’s been a lot of frustration at times, however, I’ve learned a lot through those frustrations which will only help me later in my career.
“I’ve not played as many games as I’d have liked to but in the games I’ve played in, I think I’ve done reasonably well. That’ll give me confidence, but I’ve things to learn from.
“If I’m honest, it’s not been as good as I hoped, not all that I wanted it to be. But I hope technically I’ve improved and, tactically, I’ve now played under another manager.
Ampadu has not had many games in the Bundesliga but has been impressive on his outings, and if we are still looking to improve that back-line, there is no harm in having him the squad next season is there?