Here is todays latest Chelsea headlines from icchelseanews guys, another crazy media day at Stamford Bridge.
Maurizio Sarri has told Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek that he is Chelsea’s number transfer target in January, according to reports in the media.
Despite the great start to the new season we are currently enjoying and the continued brilliance of Eden Hazard, there has been some speculation that Sarri is not happy with strikers Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata, who he has given constant chances to lead the front line and score the goals they are paid for.
But so far they have been unimpressive in that sense, meaning the Italian has been eyeing up potential transfer targets to come in and score the 30-40 goals needed to be serious Premier League and Champions league title contenders.
And one man that has reportedly caught the attentions of Sarri, is 23-year old Genoa striker Piatek, who has been scoring goals for fun over in Seria A and is now being chased by the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus.
And now the Metro website has reported Sarri has told Piatek that he is Chelsea’s number one target in the January window, as he is desperate to get the £60 million rated striker all signed up.
Sarri will have the backing of the board and money to spend such an amount on the young striker, especially since he barely got the chance to sign players during the summer transfer window.
Former Chelsea star Bolo Zenden has urged Eden Hazard to quit the Blues and make the big move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
After months of rumours, we thought we had heard the last of reports linking Hazard with a move away from the club this season as Maurizio Sarri seemingly convinced the Belgian that Stamford Bridge was the best place for him to be.
And it seemed to have hit the right note with Hazard as he started the new season in some of the best form of his career, putting in a number of impressive performances and scoring half the goals he managed in the whole of last season.
However, his continued great form has only added fuel to the fire that he is all set to leave the club at the end of the season to join the Spaniards, as they have kept a close eye on him over the last few weeks and are ready to splash close to £200 million to complete a possible deal.
And Zenden has urged him to quit Stamford Bridge, telling the Daily Mirror: “It will be hard for Chelsea to keep him, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain around. He needs a move to Barcelona or Madrid to be up there, classed with the best in the world.
“Yes, he has done it in England. But with that platform of having played for the likes of Barcelona or Real, that is what they look for when they decide the player of the year.”
“If you see Neymar going for £198m, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo around £100m, then he will be up there as one of the biggest fees in history – and he should be.”
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has announces transfer target and Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne is the best player in Seria A.
Sarri arrived here at Stamford Bridge with only a few weeks left to go in the transfer window and only managed to complete a few transfer deals, as he only manged to acquire the services of Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho and Kepa.
But with the January transfer window just a few months away, there has been some speculation that we could make a £70 million offer to try and sign up Napoli star Insigne, who was linked with us during the summer transfer window but couldn’t open talks about a possible deal as the Italians did not want to lose another star man to their former boss.
Sarri has been keeping a very close eye on Insigne and has now added fuel to the fire that a move could be made in January, by announcing the £70 million rated star ‘is the best’ in Serie A right now, telling Football Italia: ‘Insigne is the best Italian player right now.
‘After Lorenzo, I’d put Federico Bernardeschi, who is on his way to soon becoming world class. I’ll add Federico Chiesa in third, as he is a pure talent, generous, dynamic: he has the capabilities of someone born to succeed, he just needs to work on refining.’