Giroud may be forced to stay, Chelsea pushing ahead with Alaba move, Donarumma sends message, Camavinga will cost £45 million in icchelseanews roundup..
Olivier Giroud may be forced to honour his contract at Chelsea, says former Blues midfielder Joe Cole.
Giroud has once again been in the transfer headlines over the past few weeks after he came out and admitted that e may have to leave the club in the coming transfer window in order to get more game time.
There have been a number of clubs that have reportedly shown some kind of interest in the Frenchman, especially as they know that he is well down the pecking order and would be open to a move.
But the club have a vastly-experienced frontman tied to a contract through to the summer of 2021, and the fact that he adds a physical presence to the side means that we could decide to keep hold of the Frenchman until the end of the season.
Cole believes that we do not need to be forced into letting the Striker leave, The former Blues winger told talkSPORT: “I think Giroud has been different class and is a massively important part of the squad.
“Frank would love to keep him and Chelsea are in a position where if they don’t want him to go he doesn’t have to go as he signed a contract.
“He’ll have a big part to play in what will be a successful year for Chelsea.”
Chelsea are pressing ahead with plans to land David Alaba on a free transfer, according to reports.
There is big speculation in the media that he is not happy with the current contract offer that has been placed on the table, and is now considering his options this transfer window.
The Austrian international is out of contract at the end of the season – having rejected a new deal reportedly worth £190,000 a week – and despite being a key player for the European champions, he could be on the move.
According to AS, the club will send representatives to talk with Alaba’s agent in the New Year and convince the defender his future belongs at Stamford Bridge, hoping to beat off the likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain
And the reports suggest the involvement of Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi, who has helped Roman Abramovich’s club seal many transfers in the past, is said to help the clubs case.
Alaba is a brilliant player that would suit the Premier League, and although we currently have the impressing Ben Chilwell, it is certainly an area of the pitch that the club will look to improve on.
Long-term Chelsea target Gianluigi Donnarumma has confirmed he wants to sign a contract extension at AC Milan.
With Frank Lampard interested in adding a new stopper to the squad over the summer transfer window, there was alot of speculation in the media which suggested that we were very interested in signing Donarumma.
Regarded as one of the finest young stoppers in the game right now, and the man to be the next Gianluigi Buffon, Donnarumma is making a real name for himself in the game and has been in the headlines alot over his future, as he simply could not agree a new contract.
That uncertainty meant that there was an opportunity for the club to wrap up a transfer deal, but that massive £80 million asking price and the fact Donnarumma was not sure whether he wanted to move, meant that we acquired the brilliant Edouard Mendy instead.
That has not stopped rumours that we may still be interested in Donnarumma, to add a bit of depth to the side, but it seems that he has now committed his long-term future with the Italian side after admitting that he would like to sign that new contract
The goalkeeper has been in talks with the Serie A side over a new deal, but the delay has sparked concerns he is reluctant to commit to the club, but he told the TMW website: “I want to wear the Milan shirt also in the future and there is no problem,”
“My agent talks about this topic with the directors. Mino knows what I want and what he has to do.”
Chelsea target Eduardo Camavinga is reportedly available for just £45million, according to the latest reports.
The 18-year-old, who only turned 18 earlier this month, has already played 51 times for Rennes and earned three caps for France, scoring on his second appearance for his country.
And the fact that he has been impressing so much early in his career, has meant that we have shown a real interest in trying to get a transfer deal done to beat off the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Now AS claims the Rennes star, 18, is free to leave the Ligue 1 side with just 18 months left on his current deal, and with time rapidly expiring on his current contract, Rennes are apparently happy to let him depart for a more reasonable £45m.
Camavinga reportedly sacked his agent in a signal of intent to join a new club in the coming windows knowing that there is alot of interest in his services.
Camavinga recently come out and announced that there is a dream club out there for him, although he has not revealed just whom that would be, He said on the SUN: “The great clubs make me dream, but I cannot name one in particular for my future.
“We haven’t set a date to discuss my future, I’m in no rush about it. There will be negotiations to keep me here.
“It would be a pleasure for me to continue at Rennes. I still have two years left on my contract and we have enough time to talk about it.”
The lad has real talent, but do we need him right now?