Chelsea sent message about world class signing, Lampard orders Chelsea signing of Brazilian, Winger told to ignore Chelsea, Blues close in on striker deal,
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Craig Burley has warned Chelsea about signing Philippe Coutinho during the summer transfer window.
With the coronavirus hitting the world hard, reports in the media have claimed that Barcelona are keen to sell a number of first-team players in order to balance the books and freshen up the squad ahead of next season, with Coutinho no longer needed.
But Burley does not think Coutinho would fit the style of football boss Frank Lampard has adopted since becoming head coach last year, and the ESPN FC pundit also does not think we will have the finances for Coutinho and says they must prioritise signing a striker instead.
“He’s clearly not a direct replacement because [Willian and Pedro] are pretty much wide guys, Coutinho being a playmaker,” Burley said on ESPN.
“You’ve got Mason Mount who was given that role quite a lot this season, a player that Frank Lampard trusts, a young man that was given his head.
“I do think that the likelihood is the two senior players probably will go and also Coutinho needs to find a home for the next three or four years but I’m not quite sure he fits into that mould.
“Lampard likes his playmakers to be hardworking as well, closing people down and playing the pressing game. “He’s not quite in that mould and he’s had a tough time.
“The money’s going to be big as well and don’t forget there’s going to be a budget cut for Lampard like every other manager in the Premier League.
“Abramovich has shown less of an appetite to spend huge money these days and their most important position out there is not a playmaker, it’s a centre-forward.
“And we know, when you’re after a top-notch centre-forward to get you over the line, that’s big bucks.
“It’s big bucks in terms of transfer fee and it’s big bucks in terms of wages.
“So even if he did want Philippe Coutinho to come in because he’s a very good player, I think finances might dictate it.”
Inter Milan are reportedly resigned to losing striker and Chelsea target Lautaro Martinez this summer after struggling to meet his wage demands.
It is no secret that Frank Lampard is keen to improve this side with some big time signings, and reports in the media have suggested he will indeed get the £200 million it will take to sign some top-class, big-time names players in the summer, with a striker on the list
Olivier Giroud is seemingly destined to pack his bags and leave the club at the end of the season having failed to agree a move away in the January window, while Mitchy batshuayi is more of a thirds-choice striker that is only needed when the other two are injured or need to rest.
And it seems that Inter Milan striker Martinez is now on the shopping list of the boss as recent reports on SPORT claimed that we have already made contact with Inter about a possible summer deal for the Argentine hitman.
The striker moved to Milan back in 2018 and has gone onto to be their main talisman this season, netting 16-goals in just 31 appearances, and they are desperate to make sure they get the most money they can.
Now reports on Spanish paper SPORT, claimed that the Argentine striker has rejected a new contract offer from the Italian, as the deal that he has been offered is a fraction what he could earn somewhere else, and he is likely to leave the club at the end of the season.[the_ad id=”164″]
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard issued a special request to Roman Abramovich about Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.
Football is at a stand-still right now as no-one knows just when the Premier League season will start up again, meaning that transfer rumours dominate the headlines for many of us in the world of football.
And there has been alot of transfer talk in the media suggesting that wehave made Jadon Sancho their number one transfer target for the summer window, with reports even suggesting that we are prepared to pay that massive £100 million asking price to secure a transfer deal
Sancho has become one of the most creative players in Europe right now since his permanent move from Manchester City just a few years ago, and many have tipped him to reach the very heights of the game and become one of the very best wingers in the game, and we are reportedly keen to try and nail down his signature.
A return to the Premier League appears to be on the cards for the former Manchester City winger, who was born in London and grew up supporting Chelsea, and reports on Sport have claimed that Lampard has asked Abramovic to prioritise a move to sign Sancho in the summer.
It is believed that Dortmund will allow the Englishman to leave the club in the summer, if he wants too and if clubs meet that massive £100 million asking price, which is alot of money to play for a player that has a long way to become one of the best players in the world.
Frank Sinclair has warned Birmingham City prodigy Jude Bellingham off a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window.
Frank Lampard knows that he needs to keep adding to his side during the summer transfer window as he needs to take this to the next stage and get us challenging for more than a top four spot and Champions League money, Roman Abramovic wants to be challenging for titles.
Bellingham had been expected to sign for United this summer after it was revealed that Red Devils chiefs gave the 16-year-old a tour of the club’s Carrington training ground earlier in the season, but reports claim that we have held talks with the Birmingham prodigy.[the_ad id=”164″]
Birmingham could hold out for as much as £50m for Bellingham, who has established himself as a mainstay in the Championship side this season, as the youngster has scored four goals and provided three assists in 32 league appearances for the St Andrews club.
And we supposedly see Bellingham as an exciting prospect who would fit into the senior squad well as manager Frank Lampard oversees a transition towards a more youthful approach, and the development of academy graduates such as Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori and Callum Hudson-Odoi will work in Chelsea’s favour as they look to entice Bellingham to London.
However, Sinclair told GentingBet: “He has to think about playing games, getting better and improving as a player – which I think will be very difficult for him to do at Chelsea.
“You look at the youngsters coming through the ranks at Chelsea and you’d say that there are better players coming through the academy than Bellingham anyway.
“So, if he is going to move on from Birmingham and kick on at a higher level, it is really important that he goes to a club where he can play week in, week out as that’s the only way he’ll improve and fulfil the potential that he’s got.
“I think Bellingham needs to be very wary of his next move.”