Agent working on Reguilon deal, Chelsea told to sign Koulibaly, Martinez sends big transfer warning in icchelseanews roundup…
Chelsea target Emiliano Martinez has warned Arsenal that if he doesn’t get enough game time next season he will be looking to move on from the club.
Martinez has been a revelation in the Arsenal side since he took over Bernd Leno just after the re-start of football, and his performances have been impressing alot of people, and clubs.
There has been talk that he could be tempted into leaving the Emirates over the next few months of the club do not offer him the kind of guarantees that he is seeking, namely keeping his place in the starting squad.
Leno is getting back to full fitness and he is still the clubs number one stopper, meaning that Martinez may have to settle for sitting on the bench next season, something that he does not want to happen, which will alert Chelsea.
It is no secret that Frank Lampard is eager to add another stopper to the side and will be keeping a close eye on developments, as he will have until October to try and get a deal done for Martinez if the Argentine is not given the guarantees that he wants.
But, if he does, Martinez has admitted that he will be looking elsewhere: ‘I demonstrated to the club that I can play and also when I return in the next season I need to play more games,’ the 27-year-old told Argentinian radio station Continental.
‘And that’s the only way that I will stay at Arsenal. If I don’t play for Arsenal I would clearly move on.’
Chelsea should sign Kalidou Koulibaly, according to former United midfielder Owen Hargreaves
Napoli defender Koulibaly has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and is set to leave the Serie A club in the next transfer window, as the Italian giants are ready to cash in on the big man.
Andreas Christensen has forged a strong partnership at the back with Antonio Rudiger, and they have been impressive at times this season, but there is still a feeling that we are ready to pay some big money in the transfer window to improve that back-line.
And that has led to reports in the media that a move for Koulibaly could be on the agenda for the board, although Napoli stuck a massive £105 million asking price on the mans head, which seemingly ended their interest.
However, with reports suggesting that Napoli will now accept a fee of around £81 million for Koulibaly, there are now reports emerging again that we are once again interested in signing the powerhouse.
And Hargreaves believes Koulibaly is exactly the type of player Frank Lampard needs to sign to address his defensive issues.
We conceded more goals in the Premier League this season than any other team in the top half of the table.
“I think you need a leader and I think Koulibaly’s that type,” Hargreaves said on BT Sport.
“He’s 28, 29, I think you need somebody in there to come in and command it.
“I think he’s got so many great young players but I think the spine of the team he’s got to address.”
Sergio Reguilon’s agent is working on securing a summer move to Chelsea – but there is now more interest in the full-back.
It is no secret that Frank Lampard is keen to splash the cash a little more to improve key areas of the pitch and adding a new left-back to the side is high up on his list of things to do this summer.
We have been linked with a move for Ben Chilwell, but with Leicester keen to keep hold of the Englishman and sticking a massive £80 million asking price on his head, we are looking at cheaper alternatives to the Englishman.
And earlier reports have claimed that we have held advanced talks with Real Madrid for the services of Reguilon, who has been impressing in La Liga with Spanish giants Sevilla over the past 12 months.
Now Transfer expert Nicolo Schira tweeted the update, saying: “Kia Joorabchian is working to move Sergio Reguilon.
“Chelsea are really interested in him, but in the last days also Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Arsenal have asked info.”
The left-back shone on loan at Sevilla from Real Madrid this season, but the LaLiga champs are ready to sell after signing Ferland Mendy last summer, with reports suggesting that £22 million would be enough to complete a transfer deal.
Look, Reguilon is a very talented young man, but at the end of the day, if he really the man that will come in and improve this back-line ahead of next season?
We do not think that he is ready just yet.