Here is a roundup of all the latest Chelsea headlines from this Saturday.
Danny Murphy believes Eden Hazard will stay and sign a new contract at Chelsea, as he is very happy.
The little Belgian superstar is now regarded as one of the best players in world football and has become a real superstar over the past 12 months with his performances and that has led to intense speculation that Madrid are ready to make a move and sign him up for a fee of around £200 million.
Indeed Hazard himself has admitted that he is interested in making the move to Madrid at the end of the season, as he wants the chance to win the Champions League and Ballon D’or titles, something he believes he simply cannot do here at Stamford Bridge.
And amid speculation that we are preparing to offer Hazard a massive £350,000-a-week deal to sign back-up and commit his long-term future, former Liverpool midfielder Murphy believes that he will sign a new contract as he is happy at the club, telling Bwin: ‘Eden Hazard is the best player in the Premier League and I can see him staying at Chelsea for the long term, if he is offered the right contract.
‘I think his family are happy in London and there’s no guarantee he would get that freedom and happiness at Real Madrid.
‘I think Hazard could become Chelsea’s best player in history if he chooses to stay at the club. He has conducted himself so well throughout the speculation and the fans love him even more for it.’ (full article)
Jamie Redknapp has warned Ruben Loftus-Cheek that he will not get in the Chelsea side under Maurizio Sarri.
Loftus-Cheek is in an outstanding young talent here at Stamford Bridge and is tipped to become one of the best English players of his generation, but he has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the last few weeks as there has been constant speculation that he could pack his bags in the January transfer window if he does not get the kind of game time he needs to develop.
Many have criticised Sarri for not playing Loftus-Cheek week in and week out, believing he has the ability now to a regular in the first team, and Loftus-Cheek has proved that fact right over the last few weeks after scoring a hat-trick in the Europa League and then scoring again against Burnley after smashed the minnows 4-0 last weekend.
However, Redknapp has warned Loftus-Cheek not to get too carried away by his game time over the last few weeks, claiming that the midfielder will fail to get a lot of game time throughout the rest of the season, telling Sky Sports: ‘I don’t think he gets in the team here.
Chelsea’s Marina Granovskaia has spoken to the agent of AC Milan star Suso about a possible January transfer deal, according to reports.
Suso spent three unsuccessful seasons at Anfield from 2015 and only managed 15 first-team appearances, despite being regarded as one of the brightest talents at the club, and he was ultimately sold to Milan, where he has gone on to shine in Seria A, becoming one of the clubs most creative and skilful players.
However, with his reputation growing in the game and his performances impressing a number of managers across Europe, Suso has been heavily tipped to make a move to Chelsea in the coming transfer windows, with reports Sarri is ready to activate his very low £34 million release clause.
And after reports emerged which suggested Sari ‘had put the wheels’ in motion about a possible £34 million deal, the Football.london website has claimed Granovskaia met with Alessandro Lucci to discuss a possible transfer deal.
However, it is believed the £24-year-old is happy at the San Siro and has recently admitted he is hoping to agree a new deal at the Italian giants, telling Calciomercato: “I received four to five offers, but Milan were not willing to negotiate. My family is happy, with the leadership we will sit down to discuss a possible renewal.
“As a quality of life, Italy is much better than England, it is quite similar to Spain – it feels good and even the weather is not bad. I would like to stay here, but for the future I see myself in my country, I would like to play in La Liga.” (Click for full article)
Chelsea are keen to sign up Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa ahead of Manchester United.
Chelsea were linked with a whole host of transfer targets in the summer as we looked to sign a few players that could help Maurizio Sarri challenge Manchester City for the Premier league title, and 20-year-old Chiesa was reportedly high up on the transfer list of the Italian boss after another impressive season in Italy.
But the Daily Express website has claimed Sarri is looking to delve into his transfer window during the January transfer window, and is confident that he can complete a £52 million deal for Chiesa, which is just below what the Italians are looking for.
However, we will be in a huge transfer battle to land the highly-rated winger as United boss Jose Mourinho is also keen to try and acquire his services in the January transfer window, with the special one desperate to add some creative talent to his attack.
Chiesa recently admitted there had been offers to leave Fiorentina in the summer, but the club rejected any approach, he told Corriere della Sera: ‘Fiorentina refused offers of £63m. The summer has been peaceful, there were no anxieties related to the market because, in agreement with the club, I decided that I would stay in Florence.
‘It was the best choice, and knowing that I’m worth so much does not detract from my sleep, nor does it affect my life. Prices in recent years have skyrocketed and I’m simply going to try and not think about it.’ (Click for full article)