Chelsea told £160m to sign midfielder, Dutchman makes decision about joining Chelsea and Spaniard announces Chelsea and Barcelona deal almost done

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Azpilicueta claim made, Chelsea told £160 million will sign midfielder and De Jong makes decision in Chelsea roundup…

Cesc Fabregas claims Cesar Azpilicueta’s move from Chelsea to Barcelona is ‘almost done’.

Azpilicueta has been at Stamford Bridge since 2012 and has become a big part of why they have won so many trophies over the past few seasons, with his solid performances making him one of the best in the Premier League

But he is out of contract at the end of the season and has made no suggestion that he intends to extend his stay in west London.

The 32-year-old has no shortage of clubs interested in taking him on a free transfer, but Barcelona have emerged as the most likely option for the Spain international as they have been long-term admirers of the Spaniard

But Fabregas, who played alongside Azpilicueta at the club and with Spain’s national side, says his former teammate is heading to Barca.

Speaking to Spanish journalist Gerard Romero on his Twitch show Jijantes, Fabregas said: ‘Azpi to Barca, they’re saying it’s almost done.’

When asked about his future this week, Azpilicueta refused to rule out the prospect of leaving Chelsea at the end of the season.

‘I’m not going to speak about my future,’ the Spaniard said.

‘We are one day before the semi-final of the tournament.

‘Of course, I arrived in the summer of 2012 and I didn’t have kids. My kids were born in London and you know how I feel about Chelsea.

‘But I am not going to comment on my future.’

IcChelseanews View…

Be sad to see him leave, but maybe now is the right time as he is coming towards the back-end of his playing days?

But i do hope that Cesc is wrong and he stays, as we said, it will be sad to see the guy leave

Former Premier League forward Teddy Sheringham has claimed that Chelsea target Declan Rice is worth up to £160m

Over the past few seasons, Rice has developed into one of the very best midfielders in the Premier League and is tipped to become the best in his position in the world

That has led to many reports in the media which have suggested that both Chelsea and Manchester United are ready to swoop in and make a staggering offer in the summer to try and get a deal done

They have been told by Hammers boss David Moyes that it would take £100 million to see him depart the club in the summer, Sheringham has suggested that a move for the midfielder could be one of the most expensive transfers in world football.

Speaking with Genting Casino, he said: “I think Moyes said something about him being a £100 million player, didn’t he?

“I’d hold on to him and say, “I want more than that, this player’s unbelievable, he’s better than that. If you really want this guy you’re going to have to break the bank and show me you think of him as much as I do, because I’m not letting him go for £100 million.”

He continued: “You tell me about a midfield player in the world at the moment. He’s double. When the best centre forward in the world was up for sale in the summer, Tottenham wanted £200 million for him, the other clubs didn’t have that valuation.

“I’m going up to 150, 160 for Declan Rice. He’s brilliant, and it’s great to see him, because it looks like he gets better with every game.”

IcChelseanews View…

Declan Rice is a special kind of player but he is not worth £160 million yet. But saying that, the players the Hammers could sign if they got that amount of money?

Chelsea transfer target Frenkie de Jong has reportedly decided to remain with current employers Barcelona.

After seeing his side fall further away from winning that Premier League title after an inconsistent season, Tuchel may now push to get some deals done, and the latest name to be linked with a move is De Jong

De Jong has featured in 24 games for Barca this season, but has failed to live up to his much-hyped potential, and According to El Nacional, we are chasing the Dutchman, and are ready to make a move at the end of the season

Youth graduates Pedri and Gavi have impressed this season with another youngster, Nico, also rated highly by the club, so the Dutchman’s minutes on the pitch has not been what he had hoped for

But despite all the rumours that we are keen on De Jong, According to SPORT, he is not set to entertain any offers in the summer and will instead focus on succeeded with the Catalan giants.

It was previously reported that they would be open to selling as an effort to recoup funds, but he has no desire to depart the Spanish giants

IcChelseanews View…

We are very shocked to see that we are linked with a midfielder, as all of their issues seem to be at the back and up top, in front of goal. De Jong is a very special player that has become a key part of the Barca squad.

Yes he has not impressed like many had hoped for, but at the end of the day, neither has many of those Barcelona players. So if the reports are true and the club have made a bid to sign De Jong, he would be a very good signing

Jamie

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