Here is a roundup of todays Chelsea news, gossip and transfer rumours from IcChelseanews.com
Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Europes biggest clubs, including chasing Chelsea.
The 23-year old striker has become one of the most sought after forwards in Europe after taking Serie A by storm, having already netted an impressive nine goals in his opening 11 games for the Italian club.
And with the likes of Alvaro Morata, Oliver Giroud and Pedro all lacking in goals this season, boss Maurizio Sarri has been keeping a close eye on his development at Genoa as he plans a bargain £35 million move this coming January, with the Polish striker showing all the attributes the Italian boss likes in a forward.
Now Piatek has admitted that he has a dream to play for a big club and play in the Champions League, alerting us, and a number of clubs around Europe to a possible transfer deal.
“The dream of those who come to Genoa is that they use it as a stepping stone towards a big club,” Piatek said in quotes attributed to Italian outlet Corriere della Sera.
“If I continue this way, I could sign for a big club. My objective is to play in the Champions League.” (Read more here)
Reports have claimed Chelsea are lining up a January move for Juventus star Alex Sandro.
Amid the threat of a two-year transfer ban for an alleged breach of Financial Fair Play regulations, and the fact FIFA have recommended Chelsea be slapped with a four-window transfer ban after an investigation into them signing under-age players, there is some speculation Sarri will look to spend big in the coming transfer windows.
And one name that is reportedly now on his shopping list if that of Sandro reports the Daily Express website, who has been regarded as one of the best attacking wing-backs in Europe after developing a world class star at Juventus.
We already have Marcos Alonso in that position, and even though the Spaniard is one of the clubs most consistent and impressive performer, Sarri knows he needs to add strength in depth to the squad to compete for more than just the Premier League titles over the next few seasons.
And reports go on to say the Italian will look to spend around £60 million of his £200 million January transfer kitty to bring in Sandro. (read more here)[the_ad id=”238″]
Chelsea could be signing Mauro Icardi soon, with Inter Milan reportedly facing financial woes.
Icardi is one of the best strikers in world football and netted an impressive 29-goals for the Italians in Seria A last season, as he elevated his status to one of the most deadly forwards in Italy.
His performances for Milan have caught the attentions of boss Maurizio Sarri over the last few months, as we have struggling forwards in the squad and are keen to spend big in the coming transfer windows to try and challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.
However, it seemed we were all set to miss out on Icardi after the striker admitted he is happy and the Italians admitted that they did not want to sell their biggest asset.
But the San Siro club are, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, in line to receive sanctions from UEFA for breaching Financial Fair Regulations.
And the governing body are said to have informed Inter they need to balance their books and raise €50million (£44million) by June or risk facing sanctions, meaning they may have to offload Icardi on the cheap.
Icardi currently has a release clause of around £90million in his current contract, and already has netted seven times in Serie A this season, while also chipping in with two assists. (Read more here)