Chelsea fc news: (Video) Griezmann, Coutinho and Auba feature, Lampard confident on £80m deal, Lampard sent Coutinho message
Guys here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea news, gossip and transfer rumours from icchelseanews over the past 24 hours.
We are reportedly confident of signing Ben Chilwell but Leicester will demand the same £80million fee Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire.
Emerson Palmieri made a strong start to the campaign, but has been dealt with several injury problems and we have had to turn to Marcos Alonso, who you feel is not a particular favourite of Lampard’s.
Cesar Azpilicueta has played in that position, despite being a right-back, while Reece James has also done a job on the left, so wewill need to delve into their transfer kitty to try and acquire the services of a new left-back, especially after they failed to get any deals done in January.
And According to Goal, we lead the race to sign the 23-year-old full-back and are confident they can persuade him, and Leicester to do a transfer deal in the summer, although it is believed that Leicester will want close to £80 million for Chilwell.
It is understood Leicester have a strict policy of allowing only one key player to leave the club each year, a rule that helps keep stability in the squad, and with playmaker James Maddison also in demand, we could be forced to pay the inflated price for Chilwell.
Former Blues star Ashley Cole recently urged to sign Chilwell, after discovering the Leicester left-back is a Blues fan, he told the SUN: “I’d love to see him here. I think he’s a quality player, I’ve heard he’s a Chelsea fan so yes I’d like to see him here.
“But that depends if he wants to leave or if Leicester will sell him That’s something the clubs need to talk about.”
Ashley added: “There’s always going to be a question mark going to a bigger club, but he’s doing really, really well in terms of how he is playing with Leicester.
“He’s obviously enjoying the way Brendan plays, and the system, he’s got that license to attack.
“In terms of quality, for sure he has the quality to be here.”
Target Philippe Coutinho needs saving from Barcelona, according to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
There has been some big speculation in the media over the past few days which have suggested that we are closing in on a £77 million deal for the former Liverpool man, as he is not wanted back at Barcelona in the summer and will be sold on.
We have reported opened talks with the Brazilian, who has struggled to reach the kind of form which made him one of the best players in the game during his time with Liverpool, meaning that he will be on the transfer market during the summer window
We reportedly lead the chase, especially as there is talk that Brazilian Willian could be leaving the club, and Speaking in an Instagram Q and A on Monday, Ferdinand has come out and stated that he believes Coutinho needs saving from his Barcelona nightmare.
He said: “At Liverpool he was an amazing player, but since he left he hasn’t really done it.
“He struggled at Barcelona, struggled to fit in there and then he hasn’t done amazingly well at Bayern.
“I think he is a great player, a huge talent, I think he needs saving.
“Coming into the Premier League to the right team would be a saviour for him, he needs that.”[the_ad id=”164″]
There has been alot of transfer news in the media regarding Chelsea over the past few days.
Frank Lampard knows that he must delve into that transfer kitty in the summer window and improve the side enough to get the club challenging for major titles again, meaning that he needs the full backing of the board to land the type of players he needs.
There has been so much speculation that many fans have forgotten about who is actually linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and our latest video gives a massive update on the possible return of Eden Hazard, the possible arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the future of Antoine Griezmann,
Watch the video below guys.