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Fresh reports have claimed Chelsea are ready to make Eden Hazard the highest paid player in the Premier League with a whopping £350,000-a-week deal to be offered.
Hazard is lined up for a record breaking £200 million move to Real Madrid at the end of the season after weeks of the Belgian admitting that he would like to one day make the move to La Liga, as he looks to wrestle the Ballon D’or crown away from Lionel Messi and Crsitiano Ronaldo, who have dominated the title over the last few years.
However, the Daily Telegraph has claimed we are looking to take advantage of the uncertainty at Madrid after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui by offering the Belgian superstar a deal that would make him one of the highest paid in the Premier league, with a contract offer to be put on the table of around £350,000-a-week.
And although Hazard has admitted he would like to one day play for Madrid, there is some hope we can keep hold of the Belgian after he recently admitted that he would be happy to finish his career here at Stamford Bridge, telling Sky Sports: “I can finish with Chelsea. No problem at all. I am very happy with this club, with the team, my family is happy here. So, if I don’t go to Spain, it is not a problem.
“I love the fans — I think the fans love me! What happens in the future, I will be happy, so that’s it.” (Click for full article)
Chelsea are still interested in signing Lyon star and Liverpool target Nabil Fekir, according to fresh reports which have emerged.
Fekir become one of the most talked about midfielders in Europe after a stunning season with Lyon last year in which he netted 21-goals in all competitions, and his performances led to speculation that he would make a move to Real Madrid or Liverpool in a deal worth around £62 million, with some reports even suggesting Jurgen Klopp had him penned in for a medical before pulling out of a deal.
But after another impressive start to the new season, there has been reports on the Daily Star website which have claimed we are ready to battle Real Madrid and Liverpoolfor the signature of Fekir in the coming transfer windows, as a possible replacement for star man and Madrid target Eden Hazard.
It is no secret that the right offer will convince Hazard into leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with Madrid reportedly ready to hand the Belgian his dream move to the Bernabeu in a deal worth around £200 million, and the little winger ready to jump ship in a bid to win the Champions League and Ballon D’or titles, two things he believes he cannot win by staying at Stamford Bridge.
However, we will have a battle on our hands if we wish to acquire the services of Fekir as Lyon will not want to let their star man leave on the cheap and will do everything they possibly can to keep hold for the biggest fee possible. (Click for full article)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek accepts why there are calls for him to leave Chelsea but says he is intent on staying at Stamford Bridge.
Loftus-Cheek had an incredible breakthrough season at Crystal Palace last season and even managed to work his way into the England squad that went to the World Cup, where he continued his development and was one of the surprises of the National side, along with Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.
But despite a quiet start to the new season and rumours that he could leave in the January transfer window if his game time does not improve between now and the winter window, he has impressed over the last few weeks and netted a hat-trick in the Europa League fixture against Bate, then netting in the 4-0 smashing at Burnley last weekend.
And amid the speculation surrounding his future, Loftus-Cheek has admitted that he has no intention of leaving Stamford Bridge and, and will look to fight for his career.
He told Soccer AM: “I hear it a lot, and I can see why people are saying that, because I’m 22 now and haven’t got too many Premier League starts to my name. I haven’t played too many minutes, whether it be in the Premier League and the Championship, and at 22 it’s not seen as enough by some people.
“I do hear it. I love the club and I love Chelsea, I want to play for Chelsea.
“I made a lot of steps last year. Playing football was massive for me and you can see why people want to see me play, and I want to play as well.” (Click for full article)
Chelsea target Mehdi Benatia is unhappy with his game time in the first part of the season, amid speculation he could leave Juventus.
Despite our incredible start to the new season and the fact that we are now one of the favourites to claim the Premier League title, there has been some speculation which suggests Maurizio Sarri is still desperate to add a new centre-back to his defence with the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Alessio Romagnoli and Daniele Rugani all linked with a possible move.
But with Juventus, Napoli and Inter Milan all playing hard-ball over a possible deal for the trio, rumours have now linked us with a move for Juventus ace Benatia, who is now unhappy with the lack of minutes he has been receiving under boss Max Allegri.
And amid more speculation we are ready to reignite our interest this coming January transfer window, Benatia has admitted he will consider his future if his game time doesn’t improve under Max Allegri.
He was quoted on the CalcioMercato website: “I struggle to play with no consistency. I was doing well last season because I was playing on a regular basis. Now it’s not the same. This is my job and I always need to work hard to be ready to play but it’s a situation I don’t like.”
“I am 31 and I want to play as much as I can. Let’s see what happens in January, how many games I will play. Let’s see if Juve and Allegri need me. I am here to give my best and that’s what I will do until I’m here. If the mister will need me in the Champions League I will be ready.” (Click for Full Article)