Lavia confirms exit, Lampard responds to Havertz talks, Koulibaly to be sold, Gilmour at dream club in icchelseanews daily roundup..
Chelsea are interested in signing up Romeo Lavia, after he announced he was leaving Anderlecht.
It seems that one of Belgium’s most exciting players could be on the agenda of the club, as Romeo Lavia will be a wanted youngster when the transfer window officially opens up.
Lavia joined Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht in 2012 and is capable of operating as a central defender or defensive midfielder, But the talented 16-year-old will leave without playing any first-team football for the club having announced on Instagram last week that he was leaving
“It’s with great emotion that I announce the end of my adventure at Anderlecht,” he wrote.
“I would like to thank all the wonderful people (staff, supporters and team-mates) that I have known daily, whether they be close or far away and who have always believed in me because you made me better.
“This club and its colours will keep a huge place in my heart! But now is the time for me after eight wonderful seasons to turn this page and write a new one full of surprises.”
Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is at the “dream club” to further his development, according to Gus Poyet.
Gilmour has been another young player that Frank Lampard has brought into the first team role over the past few months, and his performances have got many excited about the potential he has.
And Poyet thinks the youngster can learn a great deal from the manager and his assistant Jody Morris, with everything in place for him to reach the very highest level as his career progresses.
The ex-Blues midfielder told TalkSport : “I had the chance to know him the other day through a sponsored thing with Chelsea. He loves the game.
“He’s got people in front of him that he can learn from. There are spectacular midfielders at Chelsea, people who have played at the highest level; players who have won the World Cup in [N’Golo] Kante, and players who have played for Real Madrid in [Mateo] Kovacic.
“So, there are plenty of things he can learn.
“On top of that he’s got a manager who was an outstanding midfielder – okay maybe a bit more offensive – but also an assistant manager who played in exactly the same position in Jody Morris.
“It’s like the dream club for Gilmour right now, because if he really looks around and pays attention and listens, which is what I see him doing, the ability is in him [to go far].
“Depending on how quickly he gets all that, he’s going to be an important part of the club. I’m looking forward to seeing him play in the next few games.
“Obviously he’s fighting for that place with very good players and it’s not like he needs to be in, because the other ones are very well recognised players. But in this period of many games, for sure, he’s going to have a chance.”
Duncan Castles has told the likes of Chelsea that Kalidou Koulibaly will be sold during the summer transfer window.
Frank Lampard will be able to spend a big more money and add some more quality, and experience to his squad, and one name that is on the shopping list of the boss is that of Kouliably, who is easily regarded as one of the finest central defenders in Seria A, and around Europe.
Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining us in the chase for the defenders signature.
Now, amid the speculation, Castles has opened up told us that Koulibaly will be sold during the summer transfer window
Duncan Castles said on the SUN: “Gattuso has been told Koulibaly WILL be sold this summer.
“Koulibaly himself is open to that and is ready for a change of environment. He’s keen to move to the Premier League.
“Talk from Napoli is they could be looking at around £70m now for Koulibaly.”
Frank Lampard has revealed that while he considers Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz to be a “top player”, Chelsea are yet to have made a bid.
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 us and a number of top clubs
It is believed that we want the lad as they seek a long-term replacement for Eden Hazard, as they have failed to replace the Belgian since e left the club last summer, and are reportedly ready to pay that massive £87 million asking fee to get a transfer deal done.
There has been speculation that we have made contact with the German side about a possible move to Stamford Bridge, especially with reports we are keen to get their transfer deals done early.
We haven’t yet made a concrete offer for Havertz, with Lampard describing the forward as a “top player”.
He said on Sky Sports: “He’s obviously a top player, but to carry on from my answer before I’m certainly not going to comment on other players at other teams. And it cannot be our focus. So, nothing to say.”
When asked if an offer had been made, he added: “No. No bids have gone in.”
Lampard says there have been no bids by Chelsea for Bayer Leverkusen player Kai Havertz.#CHEMCI
— Chelsea FC (at 🏡) (@ChelseaFC) June 24, 2020
Havertz is a brilliant player that could add something to the attack, but with all the quality we already have and the players coming in, do we really need to add this player to the side?