Haaland move to be made, Adeyemi makes transfer claim, Lamps makes Tomori admission, and Drinkwater claim made in Chelsea roundup…
Frank Lampard has insisted that Danny Drinkwater is keen to play and that is why he agreed to join Kasimpasa this Month.
Drinkwater has been on the fringes of the squad ever since he made the move from Leicester just a few seasons ago, and has only managed to make 12 appearances for the club, the last coming in the 2018 community shield.
After that, he went on two loan spells at Burnley and Aston Villa and played only a further five times last season. For the last six months, he has been training with Under-23s team.
But this week he has agreed a move to sign with Kasimpasa until the end of the season, and Lampard has opened up and revealed just why the midfielder opted to make the move to the struggling Turkish side, When asked whether Drinkwater would play for Chelsea again, Lampard says that he just told the midfielder to simply focus on playing well at Kasimpasa.
“The important thing now for Danny is to think of the short term,” Lampard told reporters. “I’m not being negative there but I’m just saying to go and play some games because I think that will paint a picture of how we move forward from there.
“If he plays games, plays regularly, he’ll feel better, then we can cross that bridge when it comes to the end of the season about where that takes us forward for Danny and for ourselves.
“There’s been some difficult circumstances for Danny, for himself, just some things have been the situation around him, which has not always been in his hands either. Some things he takes responsibility for, some things are not right on both sides.
“So let’s try and probably use this as a catalyst and look forward. It’s a positive move that he is going to play football and then we’ll see where we are at.
“Hopefully he can get some games behind them because at the moment he’s not been getting games, it’s not a great situation. So let’s hope we can improve that situation for him first and foremost.”
Frank Lampard has revealed Chelsea’s decision to let Fikayo Tomori leave for AC Milan this month
The arrival of Thiago Silva and the emergence of Kurt Zouma has meant that Tomori has once again fallen down the pecking order at the Bridge, and he has been restricted to just one Premier League outing and two appearances in the Carabao Cup.
And that has meant that Tomori has been forced to seek a new challenge in order to start playing regularly again, but despite all the interest from Premier League clubs for the players services, it seems that he is heading to Milan until the end of the season, with a £25 million option to buy at the end of the season also agreed.
Asked to address the centre-back’s switch to Milan, Lampard insisted that the club will do what is best to ensure that he can go on and fulfil his potential as his career progresses.
“I don’t think there’s any ‘when did it start to go wrong’, Fikayo’s a developing player. As a squad, we had four centre-backs last year, and you can’t play four in one game,” Lampard was quoted on Sky Sports
“And you try to find consistency at different times. At one point Fikayo was in that, and then later on not so much. And this year we have five centre-backs, so the predicament is difficult for centre-backs who are not playing regularly.
“And that’s why he may go out on loan for his development, he’s a young player and he’s had a huge rise in the last two or so seasons since I’ve been working with him, and that will continue, and we’ll find the best path for that.”
Red Bull Salzburg starlet Karim Adeyemi says he wants to play for a club that can win the Champions League, and has revealed why he rejected Chelsea in the past.
We invited Adeyemi to their Cobham training base in 2018 while he was playing for German side SpVgg Unterhaching, but he opted instead to leave his home country for the promise of first-team football in Austria.
And over the past few months, he has been making such an impact in the game, that the club , along with the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich have started showing a real interest in the young man, and he has opened the door to a possible transfer move
“First of all, it is important to me that I play regularly.” Adeyemi told Sport1. “My focus is currently on the Austrian league. I am very happy that I have so much time here. I am fully focused on the task in Salzburg.
“I’m very happy that I can play here in Salzburg and that I get my minutes on a regular basis. Every moment on the pitch is precious.
“I want to play in a club where I feel comfortable. Of course I dream of a Champions League win. It would be great to play for a club that regularly competes to win the Champions League.
“But that’s not what I have in mind right now. For me it is important that I develop myself further in Salzburg.”
“It’s not that difficult to stay on the grounded,” he said. “I haven’t achieved anything yet, even though I’m now playing in the first division in Austria.
“But I find it quite normal that I do not answer. My parents and family support me a lot in this. My old club, Unterhaching, taught me that too. But even at Salzburg we players are kept on the ground. There is also no reason why I should rise above other people. Everybody is equal.”
Chelsea are plotting another record-breaking move to try and sign Erling Haaland
He has netted 34 goals in just 33 games for Borussia Dortmund, but there has been rumours that the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City may be open to the idea of bringing the hitman to the Premier League during the summer transfer window.
But now the Athletic has claimed that we are looking to spend some serious money and break the club record to bring Haaland to Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard eager to add a top forward to his ranks to boost his side’s chances of competing for Premier League and Champions League honours.
The Norway international has a €75 million (£67m/$91m) release clause in his current contract, but it doesn’t become active until 2022, meaning BVB will likely demand a much higher fee for a prized asset before sanctioning his departure this year
former Chelsea striker Tore Andre Flo is not surprised by the speculation, but says Frank Lampard has enough firepower at his disposal and could look to use Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner in tandem, The ex-Blues star, who hit 50 goals for the club, told Bookmakers.co.uk: “There are a lot of rumours and it’s hard to comment on them until they become more than just rumours. But a club like Chelsea will always look to be in the market for a striker.”
Flo added on the potential for Lampard to use Werner and Abraham as a strike pairing: “I think they can work together.
“I don’t think they’ve quite found the right rhythm to maximise a partnership just yet, but I think they can do – there’s more to come.
“As a striker you need goals and finally Werner found the net again and hopefully that can instil confidence and he’ll continue to score.
“He’s more than capable of doing well in the league, it’s just about getting a few goals and getting that confidence up.”
We would very much love to see this guy make the move to the Bridge