Chelsea daily roundup! Koulibaly, Insigne wanted, Hazard claim, Blues get Piatek answer and Giroud happy
Guys here are todays Chelsea headlines from Tuesday as the January transfer rumours once again dominate the day.
Eden Hazard would become the greatest player in Chelsea’s history if he stayed at Stamford Bridge, according to Danny Murphy.
Speculation on the future of Hazard has been all over the media in the last few days with reports that he now ready to leave the club and sign for Real Madrid at the end of the season, with the Belgian believing it is the only chance he has to win the Champions League and Ballon D’or.
However, it is no secret that we are keen to keep hold of Hazard and are preparing the kind of offer that would make him one of the highest paid players in the Premier League, with a weekly wage of around £400,000-a-week, which is almost double what he currently earns at Stamford Bridge.
And Murphy has told Hazard that is he stays, there is little doubt he will go down as the club’s best ever player.
“The more I read about Eden Hazard, the more impressed I am,” Murphy told talkSPORT host Jim White.
“People will say if he wants to win the Ballon d’Or he has to go to Real Madrid, because it’s another step up from Chelsea.
“But this is all just an assumption, because, maybe he doesn’t want to win the Ballon d’Or.
“Maybe he’s alright on his £250,000-a-week, with his beautiful house in London, with his family happy and enjoying going into training every day, being Chelsea’s top goalscorer and being the biggest fish in the pond.
“So, is he content with being one of the top players in Europe and living in London, playing for Chelsea for the rest of his career?
“Because if he is, he will go down as the greatest Chelsea player ever, that’s for sure.
“He’s nearly there now, and if he stays another five years… you could be talking about another 120 goals.”
Genoa general manager Giorgio Perinetti insists the club’s star striker Krzysztof Piatek will not be joining Chelsea in the January transfer window.
The highly-rated 23-year old has fast become one of the most sought after strikers in Europe after taking Serie A by storm this season and has attracted the interest of Juventus, Barcelona and Chelsea.
After seeing Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata make a pretty poor start to the new season, boss Maurizio Sarri has reportedly told the Genoa striker that he is the clubs top transfer target this season and is ready to test the Italians resolve with a mega money offer.
Piatek has scored 13 goals in eight matches, having scored four in one game in the Coppa Italia, and is reportedly on the transfer market for just £40 million, although Genoa feel they can get more for the powerhouse.
But despite all the talk that we are interested and reports Genoa are willing to do a deal for the right price, Perinetti has announces Piatek will not be allowed to leave mid-way through the campaign.
He told Tuttosport: “In recent times at the Marassi [Genoa’s stadium, Stadio Luigi Ferraris] we have accredited many scouts and directors of German and Spanish clubs. All the big Serie A teams have also made enquiries but as President [Enrico] Preziosi said until the end of June at least, the Genoa fans will be able to enjoy him.
“We do not have a price for him, we still have to measure the growth margins of him. The price will reflect the various offers we receive, as well the competition [for his signature].”
Chelsea are lining up whopping moves for Napoli duo Piotr Zielinski and defender Kalidou Koulibaly in the coming transfer windows, reports have claimed.
With boss Muarizio Sarri still looking to build a side that is capable of challenging and then winning all the top trophies across Europe, the Italian coach has targeted as number of players whom he feels can come in a do a real job for us in the immediate future.
And two names that could be on the shopping list according to the TMW website, is powerhouse Kouliblay and the very exciting Zielinksi, who has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs already this season.
Koulibaly was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge over the summer transfer window, and was reportedly ready to follow Sarri to London only for the Italians to stop any potential deal as they did not want to lose another big time player after Jorginho, who signed in a deal worth £53 million.
And Zielinksi is one of the most talented and highly-rated players in Europe, with reports both Liverpool and Arsenal are keen to secure a deal, but Sarri knows his inside and out and could tempt him to make the move to the Blue half of London, with the Italian playing the kind of football he enjoys.
Olivier Giroud has admitted that he is more than happy at Chelsea, amid speculation he could be sold in the coming transfer window.
The Frenchman arrived at Stamford Bridge last January and despite some great team play, his goal ratio for us since his move has been pretty poor with his inability to find the back of the net on a regular basis a bit of a frustration for the fans and Maurizio Sarri.
And now there is speculation that Sarri could delve into his transfer kitty in the winter window and acquire the services of Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek, who has scored thirteen goals in just eight games for the Italians this season and is reportedly on the market for just £40 million.
The highly-rated 23-year olf is showing all the qualities a great striker needs to be a huge hit in the Premier League and under the guidance of Sarri, he could dvelop into one of the best forwards in world football.
But Giroud has responded to rumours that he could leave in the coming months by announcing this is the place he wants to be, and there is no reason to depart.
He was quoted on the Daily Express website: “For me, Chelsea is the top club in England, the one that has won the most titles over the last 10 years.
“I am where I wanted to be. So why leave?”