Midfielder sends message ahead of return, Barcelona to sell £108m superstar (Not Coutinho), Chelsea make huge Jadon Sancho decision, Boss tells Italian to make summer move
Guys here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea news, gossip and transfer news from icfootballnews.com over the past 24 hours.
Barcelona are ready to sell French star Antoine Griezmann to raise funds as the club suffers amid the coronavirus pandemic, alerting the likes of Chelsea
Griezmann was one of the most om-demand players of the transfer window last summer, with a whole host of clubs linked with a possible move for the Frenchman, but in the end, it was Barcelona who completed a massive £108 million move to complete the deal.
The Frenchman has been hit and miss for the Spaniards this season as he copes with life at the Camp Nou, but now Spanish outlet AS suggest the club are looking to save money as they come under strain during these unprecedented times.
And the reports suggest Big money signing Griezmann could be put up for sale to raise capital after failing to impress Barcelona bosses since arriving from the Spanish capital in July, and managing resources is key for the club and they may look to ship former Real Sociedad star Griezmann out on loan to get him off the wage bill.
However, it is believed that Nou Camp bosses would prefer, if possible, to recoup as much of the £108m they paid for Griezmann as they can, alerting us
Chelsea are ready to meet the £122 million asking price of Borussia Dortmund for star Jadon Sancho.
Frank Lampard is keen to bolsters his squad at the end of the season and improve the side enough to get back challenging for that Premier League title, and also as a possible replacement for the likes of Willian and Pedro. who have been tipped to leave the club at the end of the season.
Now reports on the Metro website have claimed that Cwe are now ready to spend some big money in order to bring the impressive attacker to Stamford Bridge during the summer window.
It is believed that Dortmund value the young Englishman at around the £122 million mark after another impressive season which has seen him net an impressive 16 goals this season, and also becoming the youngest player to reach 25-goals in the Bundesliga.
It comes after club legend John Terry backed the possible deal when he was asked about a potential move for Sancho, and whether we already have enough young talent, Terry told Frank Khalid UK’s YouTube channel: ‘I think the young lads have shown their potential ‘We spoke at the start of the season about the likes of Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount coming into the squad and they’ve shown that they’re capable of playing.
‘But, listen, I think Sancho is probably one of the best young players in the world at the moment. So he’d be a great addition to Chelsea’s squad and obviously make us better as well.
‘But like I said, the ones that have come through, Billy Gilmour, Tammy, Mason, Reece James – I mean, it’s endless isn’t it. There’s been so many positives this season come through.
‘I think every Chelsea fan since I came through the ranks, that’s all Chelsea fans wanted to see: the youth team players and young generation coming through and making their first-team debuts. And we’ve seen this in abundance this season.’[the_ad id=”164″]
Trevoh Chalobah is confident he can break into the Chelsea first- team as boss Frank Lampard has given several youngsters that very opportunity this season.
Lampard came in last summer with the inability to sign any top level players because of that transfer ban, and had to give a number of young players a chance to shine this season in order to just make up the numbers at the club.
And despite his lack of managerial skills, he has brought thought some of the most talented players in the game, with the likes of youth-team graduates Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Reece James and Fikayo Tomori all making an impression on the side this season.
Now, it seems that talented players like Chalobah are hoping to return to the club during the summer window and make an impression under Lampard, as the Huddersfield loanee Chalobah admitted he now believes that he could break into the squad on a regular basis, telling the club website:: “I keep in contact with almost every day as well- Reece, Mason, Fikayo, Tammy, all of them.
”I’m just happy for them because it shows the hard work they’ve put in and going out on loan for a few years has paid off.
”They’ve done so well and it just shows that it doesn’t matter about your age because if you’re good enough, then you’re old enough.
”That’s what Frank has brought, giving the young players confidence for them to go out there and show people that they are capable of doing what they can do now, and you can see that in their performances.”
Roberto Mancini wants Emerson Palmieri back in Serie A if he cannot hold a place down in the Chelsea team
There has been a lot of transfer speculation surrounding the club over the past few months as we are constantly in the headlines about whom could be coming in, and whom could be leaving the club once the summer window opens up in June.
And there is one player at the club that is seemingly on his way out of the club after failing to impress Frank Lampard this season, and that is Palmieri, who has fallen out of favour with Lampard this season and has been stuck on the bench for months now.[the_ad id=”164″]
The Italian international looks like he could be heading back to Italian Football, with reports suggesting that Juventus are ready to swoop in and end his nightmare in London.
And while discussing his options at left-back for the Azzurri, ex-Man City boss Mancini felt first-team football was vital for Emerson – who hasn’t since January.
“As for the full-backs, we knew Adam Masina, although he disappeared from the radar a bit after his move to Watford,” the former Manchester City boss told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Luca Pellegrini already spent time with the senior squad and can improve.
“It would be nice if Emerson Palmieri, who hasn’t played much for Chelsea, could come and play in Italy.”
Look, Palmieri is a decent squad member that needs to enjoy the fact that he actually gets game time, especially as he has not done anything special to warrant a regular spot at the club. But if he wants to leave, Then we should cash in and use the funds to land a better alternative.