Isco wants move, Lamps drops Giroud claim, Camavinga reveals dream and Werner compared to Hazard in icchelseanews roundup…
Real Madrid outcast and long-term Chelsea target Isco “wants to try another league”, says his father and agent Paco Alarcon.
We have just spent some serious amount of money on improving the squad over the last transfer window, and have put together a pretty good side, but there is still alot of speculation that Frank Lampard wants to add to his squad.
As we said, Lampard has already spent some serious money improving this squad and making it an attacking threat, but he needs to add a bit more depth to the squad to win all the major titles, and Isco has been on the shopping list for some time now.
Now It could be that Isco follows the lead of former Blancos team-mates Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez in swapping life in the shadows at Real for a more prominent role in England, after his agent admitted that he wants to test himself in another league.
Alcarcon told El Larguero: “Right now we have not received offers, but he wants to try another league.”
Isco is a brilliant player and it has been a shock to see that he is not able to get the game time that he wants, especially as Madrid have been struggling for goals already this season.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has addressed the rumours linking Olivier Giroud with a January move away from the club.
Giroud shocked many people in the Premier League during the summer transfer window when he agreed to stay at the club for another season, despite the fact we had just signed Timo Werner.
That has meant that Werner and Tammy Abraham are ahead of the Frenchman in the pecking order at the Bridge, and that has led to the striker admitting that he may have to seek a move away from the club in the next transfer window.
Lampard told a press conference ahead of a Champions League meeting with Rennes on Tuesday: “I do have plans to have Oli, he’s very important in our squad. He was a big member of our squad last year and I think he played a lot of games and made a lot of starts for us last year.
“When you look at our games, he made a lot of league starts and I think he played a relative amount. He will always want to play more.
“He is a huge member of the squad for me and I know he will be important for us going forward. I want Oli to stay here because he will play and I have a good relationship with Oli.
“If he ever felt that was going to go a different way then I am happy to have that conversation with him but I want him to stay here and we will be very open both ways if that ever changed, but at the minute, he is very important to me.”
Edouardo Camavinga has admitted there is one ‘dream’ club out there he wants to join, with Chelsea now linked for the young man.
The 18-year-old, who only turned 18 earlier this month, has already played 51 times for Rennes and earned three caps for France, scoring on his second appearance for his country.
And the fact that he has been impressing so much early in his career, has meant that we have now joined the chase to try and sign the young man, although Real Madrid ad Juventus are currently leading the chase for his services
Now, amid all the speculation surrounding his future, Camavinga has come out and announced that there is a dream club out there for him, although he has not revealed just whom that would be, He said on the SUN: “The great clubs make me dream, but I cannot name one in particular for my future.
“We haven’t set a date to discuss my future, I’m in no rush about it. There will be negotiations to keep me here.
“It would be a pleasure for me to continue at Rennes. I still have two years left on my contract and we have enough time to talk about it.”
Timo Werner is an “instinctive” talent in the Eden Hazard mould, says Chelsea legend Alan Hudson.
Going into that summer transfer window, Frank Lampard knew that he needed to delve into that transfer kitty and land a striker that would bring immediate goals to the club, and after netting 34 of them last season, Werner was their man.
He has fared admirably during the early weeks of his time in England, with eight goals in 13 appearances, as he continues to adjust to life in the Premier League, with many believing There is the promise of more to come from the 24-year-old as he continues to find his feet at Stamford Bridge.
And Hudson believes a potential talisman of the future is capable of emulating one from the recent past, The Blues icon told CaughtOffside: “Werner is instinctive and needs to be left to roam, like Hazard, he has no real position and flits through the game sometimes unnoticed and then will pounce.
“I like him a lot and had he taken his chances at the weekend the Golden Boot is there for him, but it still is, he is a thrilling player with a great eye for goal and can also play the other part of assisting, he is a very clever player, not quite a Eden Hazard but who is?”
Werner has been brilliant for the club in the opening weeks of the season and will surely pass that 20-goal mark this season, which would be a very good return from a player that is rated one of the most exciting in Europe.