Here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea headlines, news and transfer rumours.
Christian Pulisic will discuss his Borussia Dortmund future in January amid reports Chelsea are lining up a massive £88 million move.
The gifted 20-year old American has reportedly caught the attentions of Blues boss Maurizio Sarri over the last few weeks with the Italian looking to bolster his attack in the coming transfer window, as he seeks to push on from a great start to his new life in London.
The Italian is keen to add width and a bit-more creativity to the side, something Pulisic would add if he made the move to Stamford Bridge in the coming transfer windows having established himself as one of the best talents in the Bundesliga for Dortmund over the last few seasons.
And amid speculation we are ready to splash close to £88 million to acquire his services, Pulisic has now announced he will consider his future when the January transfer window open up in the next few weeks.
“I’m still focused on Dortmund. We are doing great this season,” Pulisic told NBC Sports.
“Once the break comes [in January], that is always when I will have to discuss with Dortmund and see about my future.” (Read more)
Despite their brilliant start to the new season, in which Sarri has seen his side go unbeaten, the Blues are lacking that fire-power which would make them serious challengers for the Premier League title, as both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are struggling to find the back of the net.
And that has led to speculation Sarri is ready to sanction a January move for either Icardi or Piatek, who have both his nine goals each this season and Nevin has claimed Sarri will have a new striker by the start of next season,
He told Daily Express website: “It’s not the end of the road for Morata or Giroud.
“I do expect a new centre-forward by next season. But having three strikers is not beyond the realms of possibility. Football is not all about statistics.
“Mateo Kovacic plays in this Chelsea system when Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley both score more goals. It’s a team game.
“And Giroud did not score at the World Cup and France won it. Chelsea have not been doing too bad, having not lost a game.
“Every centre-forward wants to get the ball in early before he is marked.
“But after 140 passes before the ball arrives, losing your marker is not going to happen if he has been looking at you for two minutes.
“It’s not impossible, but it’s much more difficult. Certain styles aren’t perfect for certain players. The system does not need a target man. It needs an aggressive, skilful player who is a natural goalscorer.
“But the complete package, like a Sergio Aguero or Luis Suarez, is not easy to come by.” (Read more)
Juventus star Alex Sandro admits he dreams of playing in the Premier League in the future, with Chelsea linked with a big move.
Regarded as one of the finest full-backs in Europe, Sandro has been linked with a shock move to Stamford Bride after reports emerged which claimed Maurizio Sarri is keen to spend £200 million in the January window on improving his squad.
Juve are reportedly demanding a fee of around €60million (£53m) from potential suitors for Sandro which we are reportedly ready to pay, and would sell in January if they found an adequate replacement.
And although Sandro has admitted he is happy, the 27-year old has admitted he has a dream to play in the Premier League.
Asked about playing in England while on international duty with Brazil, Sandro said on the TMW website: ‘I think, one day, who knows what will happen?
‘I have a desire to play in the Premier League but right now I am very happy where I am at, the club I am at [Juventus], the league I am playing in.
‘So today my only thought is to continue where I am because that’s where I feel happy.’ (Read more)
With possible sanctions against the club just around the corner due to their transfer activity of young players, Sarri is reportedly ready to splash over £200m in the January transfer window to bring in a world class defender and world class striker.
Despite our great start to the new season, the likes of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger could mess up at anytime, while Alvaro Morata and Oliier Giroud have only managed seven goals between them this season, meaning we need to improve in key areas to be serious title contenders.
And the Sun website has claimed Sarri ‘is not satisfied’ with his back-line and has ordered the club to delve into their transfer kitty to acquire the services of Skriniar from Inter Milan.
It is no secret United boss Jose Mourinho is also looking to do a deal for Skriniar in the January transfer window and has put Skriniar high up on the shopping list after being impressed with the Milan star over the last few months, but with the Red Devils hierarchy not willing to hand the special ones the funds to complete this kind of deal, we are now leading the chase for his signature.
Skriniar is reportedly frustrated at the fact Milan will not meet his wage demands and could push for a move away if a deal is not sorted out soon. (Read more)
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