Chelsea set to make Ginter move, Chelsea to sanction Emerson deal, Cech ready to play for Chelsea, Ziyech claim made and more in icchelseanews roundup..
Bayern Munich have withdrawn their offer of a contract extension for Chelsea target David Alaba.
Since making his first-team debut under Louis van Gaal in 2010, Alaba has gone on to make almost 400 appearances for the club in all competitions, and in that time, he has won nine Bundesliga titles, five DFB-Pokals and the Champions League.
However, 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.
Bayern had hoped that their latest contract offer would tempt Alaba into signing a new deal and staying at the club, but the Germans have now withdrawn their contract offer to Alaba, opening the door for our famous club to make a move
Bayern president Herbert Hainer told Bavarian outlet BR24: “We presented him with a really, very good, very fair competitive offer – especially during these times.
“We told David’s agent during the last meeting that we wanted clarity and an answer by the end of October because we want to plan for such an important position and player.
“But we haven’t heard anything until Saturday.
“Our sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic then contacted the agent and the answer was that the offer is still unsatisfying and that we should think more.
“We then decided to take the offer off the table completely. That means there is no longer any offer.”
Chelsea are set to move for Germany defender Matthias Ginter – who has been hailed as the new Sergio Ramos.
Despite all the superstars that arrived, and despite the fact that we are looking more defensively solid at the back, there is a feeling that a new defender needs to be signed in the transfer window in order for the club to close in on a Premier League title.
We were interested in bringing the 26-year-old Ginter to Stamford Bridge over the summer but a deal failed to materialise, as we could not agree a fee for the player, as Borussia wanted close to £50 million from the club
But now reports have claimed that wewill seek to splash the cash in the January transfer window to FINALLY secure a transfer deal, but will be hoping that he will not cost £50 million to acquire.
The 26-year-old has been likened to Real Madrid legend Ramos by Germany World Cup-winning skipper and former Sun Sport columnist Lothar Mattheus, he told Sky Sports Germany: “Ginter has become a leader at the back, in a similar way to Ramos at Real.
“He doesn’t just give instructions to his team-mates, but leads them as well. That’s what Ginter is doing really well at the moment. He reminds me of Ramos.”
Meanwhile, Pat Nevin has acknowledged that Hakim Ziyech is “an even better player than I thought he was”
The former Blues star told the club’s official website: “In two games he has proved to be an even better player than I thought he was, and I thought he was very good anyway.
“That ability to see crucial through balls and be able to play them at the right time and the right pace in between packed defences is something we really needed to add to our arsenal.
“His pass to Timo Werner for the third goal was an overlooked moment of genius. Anyone from Kevin De Bruyne to Cesc Fabregas would have been proud of that assist.
“It wasn’t his only moment of fabulous vision. The two goals in two games had the look of a natural finisher about them. He doesn’t panic when he is in the box, he is in total control of the situation, a sure sign of a very good player.
“The creativity is a given then, but most Chelsea fans and definitely the gaffer will have noticed his work-rate, too. His closing down and efforts to win the ball back high up the field were top class.
“Again I will be honest and admit that I wasn’t expecting that level of work-rate, but it looks very much like the right team spirit is in his make-up and it is not just the early efforts of a new player trying to impress.”
Frank Leboeuf has launched another attack on Kai Havertz, claiming the new Chelsea man needs to be doing more.
Frank Lampard convinced his club to splash a mega £70million on the attack-minded Bayer Leverkusen playmaker after the German star made a real impact in the Bundesliga, netting over 30-goals in the last few seasons.
However, Leboeuf has rounded on the German following the clubs 3-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor, claiming that the £70 million rated midfielder needs to do more, Leboeuf told ESPN: “I think it’s getting better, some players are getting better. I’m very pleased for Ziyech, getting fit and giving his best. But I’m still not convinced about Havertz, I still want more from him.
“I want more impact from him where I think he disappears. I’m sure Frank is still not completely happy with the way they worked together.”
Havertz is a brilliantly gifted talent that has the ability to become a superstar in the game, and although he has not made the best of starts to life at Chelsea, given time, he could be a big-time player with the club.
Meanwhile, Petr Cech has opened up on his surprise inclusion in Chelsea’s Premier League squad.
Cech, the club’s technical and performance advisor, has revealed he’s ready to get stuck in if necessary, he told Telefoot: “It’s true that it would have been a professional error to do this if I wasn’t at Premier League level, but that’s not the way we work here.
“I know I’m 100 per cent ready to help if needs be. I’m fit, and with the two months of training, I’ve seen I have the same quality .
“Furthermore, I rested for a year without playing football. It really gave me energy, my body recovered after playing 20 years as a professional.
“If the circumstances put me on the pitch, I’m ready.”