Giroud drops transfer hint, Chelsea to make Niguez move and Grealish to cost big bucks in Chelsea latest…
Olivier Giroud has admitted that he could still leave Chelsea this summer, despite signing a new contract with the club.
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 club, having signed a one-year contract extension, which has shocked many in the media that firmly believed that he would be leaving the club in the very near future.
But in another transfer twist, the French world cup winning striker has hinted that he could still leave the Bridge during the summer transfer window, despite signing that recent deal with the club.
He told the RTL YouTube channel: “Ibrahimovic wants me at AC Milan? It’s always a pleasure to hear Zlatan say this kind of things, I’ll take it as an extra motivation.
“My future? I don’t want to talk about it, Milan is certainly an option among other ones.”
With all the news that we are seeking a new striker, it would not be a massive shock to see the Frenchman leave the club over the next few months. And giving him that contract would mean that they could get a few million for the hitman.
Chelsea are said to be ‘eyeing a move’ for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez with Tuchel looking to boost his options in midfield before the new season.
Having just won that Champions League title, Tuchel knows that he will still need to delve into that transfer kitty in the summer window and add a few fresh faces to the squad.
Manchester City will be looking to revamp the squad, Liverpool have already started spending their money and Manchester United will also look to spend some cash, meaning that next season will be a serious battle.
And that has led to reports in the media that Tuchel wants to add another midfielder to the squad, with reports from Spain now claiming that they are ready to make a move for the impressive Niguez.
Having also been linked to Liverpool, the Spain international won the title under Diego Simeone this season and could now eye a fresh challenge in England, with the Premier League seen as the best in world football
Spanish outlet AS report that PSG are also in the race for his signature, despite the 26-year-old being under contract until the summer of 2026 in Madrid
There are lots of players being linked with the club ahead of that transfer window, but Niguez is a special kind of player that would be a fantastic addition to the Premier League.
He would cost around £100 million to acquire, but if Tuchel wanted to send a statement to the rest of the Premier League, the signing of Niguez would really do that
Jack Grealish will STAY at Aston Villa this summer, the likes of Chelsea have been told as the club will demand £130 million for the midfielder
After a very good end to the season, Thomas Tuchel is hoping to get enough transfer funds in order to sign the right type of players that will help them challenge for that Premier League title
Recent transfer reports have linked Grealish with a big-money move to United their Premier League champions City, with Pep Guardiola said to be ready to break the British transfer record to sign the £100million-rated ace.
But former skipper and club insider Gabriel Agbonlahor has told talkSPORT Villa will want more than that, closer to £130m for their star man.
“Jack Grealish will stay, is what I’m hearing, and Villa will invest as well,” Agbonlahor said on Friday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“Who can afford him? If Aston Villa were going to sell him they’d want over £100m.
Grealish will not push for a move and Villa will not let him leave for that massive asking price, but at the end of the day, if he wants to reach that next level in the game, he should push for a move.
We are a club that would be a great move for the man and the perfect step up to that next level, but even they wont pay £100-130 million for the midfielder, despite the quality that he posseses.
He is a player that we do not really need, but we would love to have right?