Ramos will be leaving Madrid, Giroud signs up with Chelsea and Blues to open Kante talks in Chelsea roundup…
Long-term Chelsea target Sergio Ramos looks set to leave Real Madrid as a free agent when his contact expires on June 30.
The 35-year-old defender, who has been at the Bernabeu for 16 years, has reportedly fallen out with Madrid president Florentino Perez.
Spanish outlet AS claims the captain was unable about proposals over a 10 per cent pay cut for players due to the coronavirus pandemic, and It is claimed Ramos told teammates not to accept because the money would be used to fund a move for PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.
the club have been linked with a move for the Spaniard, while ESPN claims Man City are also interested should he be available this summer.
Thomas Tuchel knows that he needs to keep improving this side over the course of the transfer window as City will be spending, Manchester United will be spending and Liverpool have already started their summer spending.
And adding another experienced player like Ramos to the side, who is still regarded as one of the best in the game btw, would help ease the pressure on Thiago Silva to play every important game next season.
It will be interesting to see where he ends up, but Ramos is world class and still has one or two more seasons at the top of the game, and we would love to see him spend a couple of seasons in the Premier League.
Madrid losing him for nothing will be a massive blow to the squad, and it will also be interesting to see who else leaves the club.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea will also begin talks over extending N’Golo Kante’s deal in the coming weeks.
Right now many of the players are still enjoying the fact that they beat Manchester City in that Champions League final and once again became Champions of Europe.
Kante has been a player that struggled to really make an impact under the guidance of Frank Lampard at the start of the season, and there was even talk that the club were ready to sell in the January window, or at the end of the season.
The likes of PSG and Barcelona were reportedly very interested in the player, but under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel, Kante has once again flourished and proven that he deserves to be at the club next season.
His current deal ends at the end of 2023, but According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the club will open talks with the Frenchman in order to make sure that his current deal is extended at the club.
It has been claimed that we will look to hand Kante a two-year deal, although it has also been claimed that he would want more than that.
There is no doubt that Kante is one of the very best holding midfielders in the game and there are not too many clubs out there that wouldnt want him in the squad, so the news that the club are all set to open talks to try and get a deal done is very great news for the club.
It would be a massive loss if he left the club.
Olivier Giroud has shocked many in the media by agreeing to stay at Chelsea for another season.
The France international, who finished as the Blues’ top scorer in Europe, was linked with a move to AC Milan after accepting a bit-part role behind Timo Werner and Kai Havertz under Thomas Tuchel.
There was not a fan out there that did not believe he would stay at the club, and all indications suggested that he was ready to leave Stamford Bridge and seeks a fresh challenge in the Italian League.
Yet the former Arsenal striker has committed his immediate future to the Blues, having signed a one-year contract extension back in April, and Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “Olivier has been such a crucial part of so many big moments for this club, from his contribution to our FA Cup victory in 2018 to scoring 11 goals on the way to winning the Europa League in 2019.
“He has continued to score significant goals, and we will never forget his effort against Atletico Madrid on the way to winning the Champions League this season.
“With so much to still to play for, there was only one decision we could make when we exercised the option to extend his contract back in April.”
Wow, this is one of the most shocking stories of the week and one that we did not believe would happen. But if he is ready to keep that bench warm next season and keep collecting a big wage, then fair play to him.
He loves London and is very settled, so it is probably the right decision