Chelsea show interest in German star, Chelsea ordered to sign midfielder, Boateng responds to possible Chelsea move talk
Chelsea show Boateng interest, Havertz move ordered, Boateng responds to Chelsea links quickly in icchelseanews roundup…
Chelsea have expressed an interest in signing Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng this summer.
There is no doubt that we will be looking to add an experienced defender to the side during the summer transfer window and have already been linked with a whole host of names.
Frank Lampard are well-stocked on the right with Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James so it is much more likely that Lamps brings in a new central defender, or even a next left-back, as that is an area of concern.
Frank Lampard is still yet to settle on his preferred partner for Antonio Rudiger, with Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori all rotating alongside the German this season, And now Fussball Transfers have confirmed that we have expressed interest in the centre-back ahead of the summer window, while Hertha Berlin are also keen.
Boateng is seemingly done at the German Champions and is all set to leave the club at the end of the season, unless BAYERN suddenly decide that they want to keep Boateng in the side for another season.
Speaking about Boateng on Friday, Flick said: “He still has a year contract, it’s his decision.
“Jerome was a German international and has now shown once again that he can show performance at this high level.
“He is physically fitter and has created the conditions that he currently has a regular place here. I like to work with him and he is currently doing a very good job.”
Frank Leboeuf believes Chelsea should target Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz instead of Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho in the next transfer window.
Coutinho has been in the Headlines alot over the past few weeks, as indications suggest that Barcelona are keen to offload the Brazilian when the transfer window officially opens in a few weeks time.
There have been reports in the media that we have opened talks with the players agent about a possible dealm but another player that has been linked with a move to us over the past few months is that of Havertz.
And Leboeuf has urged the club to make a move for Havertz in the summer rather than a move for the more experienced Coutinho, who could cost over £100 million to acquire in the summer window.
He was asked about Havertz, and he TOLD ESPN: ‘Yes. I like his maturity on the field, he looks like someone who is 30 and knows exactly what he has to do and when he has to do it.[the_ad id=”164″]
‘The goal he scored was very clever, between the goalkeeper’s legs.
‘He’s the master orchestrator of that team and I talked about him last week and I said that’s a player that I would hire for sure.
‘When we were talking Chelsea about Coutinho, when you see that player [Havertz], he should be in the Premier League very soon.
‘He should be because he’s a very, very talented player.’
Jerome Boateng has responded to speculation that he could be heading to Chelsea this summer window.
With Lampard seeking to improve a number of key areas of the pitch this summer transfer window, there has been alot of speculation in the media that he wants to spend some serious money to acquire the services of Boateng.
Boateng has pretty much won every trophy going during his time at Bayern, but there is a feeling that the German club will allow him to leave over the next few months and use the money from his sale to sign their own transfer targets.
We have been linked with a shock move because it is no secret that we want to add a bit more experience to that back-line, but now compromise the quality that we already have at the club
However, Boateng has come out and responded to the reports linking him with a move to us in the summer, and pretty much told the Premier League outfit that he is currently happy at the club.
‘Before Hansi Flick, I was already thinking about my future,’ Boateng told Welt am Sonntag.
‘At the moment I feel good and can imagine that I will stay. My focus is totally on Bayern and the current season.
‘I need the trust of the coach and his coaching team. I have it again. ‘Even before the time with Hansi Flick, I trained well and hard, but I was not allowed to play and never had the chance to get into my rhythm. It is difficult for every player.’
‘Hansi Flick told me right from the start that he was planning with me and appreciated my qualities. Now I’m really enjoying football again.’
Is it a massive loss that we will be missing out on the German?