Chelsea a priority move for Rice, Donnarumma statement released, Chelsea handed Upamecano update and Emrson ‘always ready’ for Lampard

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Chelsea target Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to pen a new deal at AC Milan, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Regarded as one of the finest young stoppers in the game right now, and the man to be the next Gianluigi Buffon, Donnarumma is making a real name for himself in the game and has been in the headlines alot over his future, as he simply could not agree a new contract.

That uncertainty meant that there was an opportunity for the club to wrap up a transfer deal, but that massive £80 million asking price and the fact Donnarumma was not sure whether he wanted to move, meant that we acquired the brilliant Edouard Mendy instead.

That has not stopped rumours that the  club may still be interested in Donnarumma, to add a bit of depth to the side, but it seems like they will once again miss out on the chance to sign the Italian big man.

AC Milan sport director Frederic Massara told DAZN: “We’re confident to reach an agreement with Donnarumma and Calhanoglu in order to extend their contracts in the next weeks”

The 21-year-old has made 226 appearances at Milan, with his debut coming at the tender age of 16.

Chelsea are set to open talks with RB Leipzig, but will have to wait until the summer to land Dayot Upamecano, According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano,

The Frenchman is regarded as one of the best young defenders in the world and has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool over the past 12 months as he continues to impress on the highest stage of the game.

However, we have also reportedly entered the chase to try and get the young man all signed up in the coming transfer windows as the club seek to add another defender to that back-line that will eventually replace the ageing Thiago SIlva.

RB Leipzig have recently admitted that the right amount of money would get a transfer deal done, but the latest reports suggest that the Bundesliga side are not open to selling one of their prized assets in the January Transfer window, despite the fact he has a release clause in his contract

And according to Italian Romano, we will have to wait until the end of the season to try and get their man: he Tweeted: “RB Leipzig are not open to sell Dayot Upamecano in January. He’s expected to leave the club next summer – many clubs interested and set to open talks with his agent. The release clause value is €42m. ⛔️ #transfers #Leipzig

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2021

Declan Rice has reportedly told his friends that a move to Chelsea would be his future priority.

It is no secret in the media that Frank Lampard is a massive admirer of the Englishman, would love to add him to the squad and is lining up a transfer move to try and get a deal done either this month, or at the end of the season.

And according to The Mirror, wehave been handed a boost with Rice favouring a stay in the capital despite the admirable links to United, as the reports goes on to say that he has told friends that a move to the Bridge would be a priority.

Rice to our club is a move that has been talked about alot over the past few months, and rightly so, he has been brilliant this season and is now ready to play for a big club like Chelsea

He will come onto that transfer market soon, we will make a move, but so will United. And when that happens, he will need to make the right choice about his next move, it could make or break the lads career

But at the end of the day, we need to make sure that we are not paying silly money to get a deal done because the lad still has alot to prove and he is not worth that £80 million that is being talked about

Emerson has insisted that he’s “always ready” for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, amid speculation that he is no longer wanted at the club

The club know that they need to get rid of a number of deadwood players at the club in the coming transfer window, and maybe raise some funds to complete a couple more transfer deals, as Frank Lampard is not completely happy with his squad.

However, there was also some reports in the media that we would allow Emerson to leave the club in the coming window on a potential loan-deal, if the club were unable to get the right kind of funds for the left-back.

However, the former Roma star says he’s still fully committed to the collective cause at the Bridge, and was pleased to help Lampard’s side bounce back from a damaging Premier League defeat to Manchester City by overcoming League Two side Morecambe on Sunday.

“I feel good because I’m training hard every day, I’m always ready when the manager puts me on the pitch and I try to do my best,” Emerson told the club’s official website.

“The game yesterday was very important for us because in the last game we lost. So the most important thing was to have a solid game and get the victory, like we did.”

Even though the club would like to offload a few players this month, there is no harm in keeping hold of Emerson until the end of the season, when the COVID issue will be a little better and there will be an opportunity to find an immediate replacement?

He is happy to stay, so let him for the next few months

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Author: Jamie