Messi to thrive in Premier League, Chelsea announce Moses deal, Donnnarumma wanted and Werner message sent in icchelseanews roundup..
Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is the subject of intense interest from Chelsea ahead of the January transfer window.
It was no secret in the media that Frank Lampard was eager to bring in another stopper during the summer transfer window and was heavily linked with a move for the imposing Donnarumma in the transfer window.
However, his massive £60 million asking price meant that a move was never going to happen, and in the end, Lampard opted to make a move for Edouard Mendy after watching the stopper for a number of months before officially making the move.
However, with the club still looking to offload Kepa, there has been some speculation from Italy which have claimed that we are preparing to reignite their interest in the Italian stopper during the January transfer window.
According to Calcio Mercato, The Rossoneri are trying to tie the Italian shot-stopper down to a new contract, with his existing deal set to expire next summer, but we are waiting in the wings to swoop if Milan fail to tie him down to fresh terms.”
Chelsea have confirmed and announced that Victor Moses has agreed a loan move to Russian side Spartak Moscow.
Moses made the move to Stamford Bridge from Wigan in 2012, having begun his career at local side Crystal Palace as a youth, but has never really made any sort of impact at the Bridge and has been loaned out a stunning six times during his time with the club.
But he has now agreed to head over to Spartak for the next 12 months, as he seeks to get some much needed game time, and the club have released a statement on their club website confirming that the move has taken place.
“Victor Moses has joined Spartak Moscow on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign,” the club revealed in their website
“The Russian side are 10 games into their league season and sit second in the table, level on points with city rivals CSKA Moscow.
“Spartak also confirmed the move, writing on the club’s Twitter page: “Victor Moses is a Spartak player!
“Spartak Moscow and Chelsea have agreed the transfer of Nigerian star Victor Moses to our club. The loan agreement with the 29-year-old midfielder is until the end of the season with the option to buy! Welcome, Victor!”
Chelsea-linked superstar Lionel Messi would have no issue adapting to any other league says Gaizka Mendieta.
Messi hit the headlines in the summer transfer window after it was revealed all over the world that he had told Barcelona that he wanted to leave the club and seek a fresh challenge in the game, as he is unhappy at the Spanish club.
That alerted the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City to a possible transfer deal, as both have been linked in the past and both are the only two clubs that are financially sound enough to meet his massive £600,000-a-week wages.
Messi opted to remain at Barca, insisting he did not want to drag the club through the courts, but there is a feeling that he is now open to the idea of making a move to the Premier League at the end of the season, and Mendieta told Stats Perform: “Regarding what happened, it is already in the past.
“We can go into details, but Leo has always shown he is a professional. He has shown it for many years.”
Speaking while launching the Player 4 Player management group, Mendieta said: “I think all Barcelona fans, his team-mates and people who work for the club, know Leo will give his 100 per cent this season.
“Whether he leaves or not at the end of the season, the fact is he is here, he has stayed, and he will give his best. I don’t think other thoughts are correct.
“The most important thing is having him, he is a professional and he will give all as he has been given all the time. That’s the key for Barcelona and his fans.”
Former boss Ralph Hassenhutl believes it is only a matter of time before Chelsea forward Timo Werner begins to shine.
Werner had an amazing season last year at RB and netted an impressive 34-goals for the German outfit, and his performances meant that we paid £54 million to nail down his services ahead of the transfer window.
But despite putting in some very good performances, he has not found his feet just yet and there is already alot of criticism about his inability to find the back of the net, something the club are paying him to do.
But Hasenhuttl, who worked with Werner in Leipzig before taking on the Southampton job, has full faith that his former charge will soon start finding the net: “I have worked with a lot players and he is one of the quickest. He is really hard to defend against,’ the manager told reporters ahead of the Saints’ weekend clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
“He is getting a more complete striker now and is learning a lot. He is a fantastic signing for Chelsea and he is only happy when he scores, so I hope he is unhappy after the game. ‘They haven’t seen the best of him yet, at Chelsea, in his first games. He has only scored one goal, I think, in the [Carabao] cup.
“It would be a mistake to reduce Chelsea to just Timo, though. They have plenty of other good players in the squad.
“I hope I get to speak to him but not to congratulate him on a goal. I know this player very well. I had two fantastic years with him.
“We brought him in from Stuttgart for small money if you want. ‘We knew the game that we played at Leipzig was perfect for him but he also showed development with the ball last year.
“He was fantastic for me in his first year and scored plenty of goals.”