Brazilian message sent, Hoddle sends clear Chelsea message, CEO has message about possible £68 million Chelsea deal
Guys here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea news, gossip and transfer talk from us over the past 24 hours.
Frank Lampard must be backed in the transfer market by owner Roman Abramovich if Chelsea are to be turned back into Premier League title challengers.
Lampard has managed to do a wonderful job at Stamford Bridge since he took over last summer, that is despite the fact that he has not signed any big players in the transfer windows that he has been involved in.
But as he needs to improve the side in key areas of the pitch in the summer window, there has been alot of speculation linking the club with some big moves, and Hoddle believes the current boss must be given the time and space afforded to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, having taken us to fourth in the table before the football shutdown.
Writing in a new book, ‘The Boss — Chelsea managers from Ted Drake to Frank Lampard’, serialised in The Sun, Glenn Hoddle says Lampard needs backing to go to the next step, he was quoted on Sky Sports: “When you look at the squad you have to wonder what is going on above him in terms of recruitment. For me, Frank needs a clear transfer policy to take his team forward.
“He has been getting it right on the training pitch, on the football side, but the next big phase for him will be how the club operate in the transfer market.
“If Frank gets the players he wants, not the players someone else wants, he has an excellent chance, in two or three years’ time, of having the right squad and the right team to challenge for the Premier League title.
“Chelsea have to treat Frank exactly the way Liverpool treated Jurgen Klopp, give him the time to rebuild, give him the players he wants.”
Paul Merson reckons Willian is good enough to play in Manchester City’s first team, as he looks set to leave Chelsea.
We had been in talks with the Brazilian for months as all indications suggested that he wanted to stay, Frank Lampard wanted to make sure that he is kept, and we did not want to lose one of their world class players.
However, Willian has opened up over the past few weeks and admitted that talks over a new deal have stalled and he is most likely to pack his bags and leave the club when the summer transfer window opens up, and his contract at the club runs out.[the_ad id=”164″]
Now,amid all the speculation Merson says he’s surprised Willian has allowed his contract to run down, The Sky Sports pundit said: “Willian has been outstanding, he could play for Manchester City tomorrow. There will be teams queuing around the block to sign him.
“He’s a special player and for me, Chelsea have dropped one by letting it get to this situation.”
Look, we must know what they are doing in regards to Willian and there must be something going on behind the scenes that we clearly do not know, but handing him a two-year deal that he wants, will save us millions.
Chelsea target Timo Werner hasn’t expressed a desire to leave RB Leipzig, that’s according to the club’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff.
Olivier Giroud has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past few months as he has shown his unhappiness at not being first choice at Stamford Bridge, and there is a feeling that he will actually depart the club at the end of the current season.
And German striker Werner, is rated as one of the hottest prospects in Europe, with reports in the media all suggesting that he is seeking that big move to further develop his name in the game, with a host of top clubs linked with a possible move.
We failed to get our transfer business done in the January window but have already kicked off the summer window with the signing of Hakim Ziyech, who will officially arrive when the transfer window officially opens up.
Lampard needs to add a world class defender, a leader at the back, he also needs to add some superstardom to that midfield, a creative force, and he also needs to delve into that transfer kitty, spend some big money and acquire Werner.
But Mintzlaff opened up and said: “I’m deeply relaxed about Werner,” he told Sky Germany. “He hasn’t signalled yet that he wants to leave beyond this season, and he doesn’t have to. He has a contract until 2023.
Look it will be interesting to see how all this transfer speculation plays out when the transfer window actually opens up. But as we know is, that Werner is a brilliantly gifted striker that will indeed score us the kind of goals that he need to keep moving forward.