German ti replace Hazard at Chelsea, Winger announces Blues offer, Havertz advised ahead of possible move, Midfielder happy at Chelsea
Havertz told to baulk up ahead of move, Matondo reveals Chelsea offer, Jorginho happy, Havetz tipped to replace Hazard in new roundup..
Dimitar Berbatov has tipped Manchester United and Liverpool target Kai Havertz to become Eden Hazard’s long-term replacement at Chelsea.
Frank Lampard may have one of the most exciting and creative sides in the Premier League right now, but he will need to spend some money in the next couple of windows to improve the side in certain areas, especially with the likes of Willian and Pedro seemingly on their way out.
Liverpool and Manchester United have been keen to make sure that they are the only two sides to challenge for the services of Havertz, But Berbatov has opened up and suggested that Havertz could become the long-term replacement for Eden Hazard at Chelsea, The former Spurs and Man Utd striker told Betfair: “I think it is interesting to see Chelsea linked with him, they haven’t really replaced Hazard since he left and it was always going to be difficult to do so.
“I think for sure they need to go for a young player with a lot of football ahead of them, if that is the case then they will also have to be patient as well because sometimes young players need time to adjust to the physicality and speed of Premier League.
“Havertz is an option for them but it has only been the first week back of the Bundesliga and I hope that he continues to way he has comeback, by scoring and producing the goals that he has done so far.”
Welsh winger target Rabbi Matondo has revealed why he rejected Chelsea and opted for Manchester City in 2016.
Like Jadon Sancho, Matondo departed Manchester City’s academy for better opportunities in the Bundesliga and the Liverpool-born Wales international has impressed in Germany’s top flight this season.
Recent reports have claimed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer views Matondo as a ‘low-risk buy’, as was the case last summer when they spent £15million on Swansea speedster James.
Now Matondo has opened up and now announced that there was interest from us before making that mega move to City, the 19-year-old, now at Schalke, said on the Metro: “City were interested a year before I moved [from Cardiff]. Everyone in Cardiff knew about it.
“At the time I was not 100 per cent sure that I was ready to leave my home. Cardiff is my city.
“After my father and my agent had looked at the youth academy in Manchester, they were so enthusiastic that they told me I would be crazy if I didn’t take this opportunity.
“Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham were also interested in me.
“The way City persisted in trying to get me convinced me in the end.[the_ad id=”164″]
Dimitar Berbatov has urged Chelsea transfer target Kai Havertz to snub the Premier League for now — and bulk up.
Havertz has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League over the past few months with reports the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder is wanted by all the top Premier Legaue sides.
It is believed that we want the lad as they seek a long-term replacement for Eden Hazard, as we have so far failed to find the right type of player that has filled the goals and assists that the Belgian brought to the side.
But ex-United striker Berbatov, who left Leverkusen to join Spurs in 2006, believes Havertz is not yet tough enough to leave his native Germany, and needs to baulk up before he makes the move to the Premier Legaue.
Berbatov, 39, said on the SUN website: “I’d like to see Havertz in the Premier League but it is a bit too early for him.
“He will need a bit more muscle. We all know how defenders can squash you and smash you into pieces.
“He should stay at Leverkusen and develop even more, get that experience which will help him for when the time comes to go somewhere else.”
Jorginho’s agent insists the midfielder is happy at Chelsea and claims Juventus have not made an approach.
After moving to us last summer, Jorginho managed to play 54 games for Chelsea last season in all competitions and became an integral part of plans under Sarri.
Reports in the media have suggested that Juventus had already approached Jorginho about an early summer transfer deal, believing that he would be very interested in making that move back to Italian football.
However, the midfielder’s agent says Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici has not been in touch, and has played down all the speculation linking the midfielderf with a move away from Stamford Bridge this coming window.
‘Juve are one of the top clubs in Europe, all players would like an experience there,’ Joao Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.
‘But I didn’t hear from anyone, [Fabio] Paratici hasn’t call me.
‘Jorginho is currently a Chelsea player, has a three-year contract and is doing well in London.