Agent claims Chelsea to make Ighalo offer, Rice gets Blues fans excited, Martinez ‘like Aguero’ Chelsea fans told
Guys here is a roundup of the latest Chelsea news, gossip and transfer talk from us over the past 24 hours.
Hernan Crespo has labelled Chelsea target Lautaro Martinez the next Sergio Aguero.
It is no secret that Frank Lampard is keen to improve this side with some big time signings, and reports in the media have suggested he will indeed get the £200 million it will take to sign some top-class, big-time names players in the summer, with a striker on the list
Olivier Giroud is seemingly destined to pack his bags and leave the club at the end of the season having failed to agree a move away in the January window, while Mitchy batshuayi is more of a thirds-choice striker that is only needed when the other two are injured or need to rest.
The striker moved to Milan back in 2018 and has gone onto to be their main talisman this season, netting 16-goals in just 31 appearances, and they are desperate to make sure they get the most money they can.
Now amid all the speculation, Ex-Chelsea striker Crespo believes the Argentina forward has a bright future ahead of him for club and country, he told Sky Italy: ‘We know Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala, while we’re getting to see what Lautaro Martinez can do.
‘Lautaro could well be the new Sergio Aguero. He’s not as sharp in his dribbling, but he is more of a team player than Kun, who too often gets distracted and looks disinterested.
‘Lautaro is always participating in the move, so he can play as a lone centre-forward or with another striker like Romelu Lukaku, even in a trident. I really like his mentality.’
Odion Ighalo is unlikely to be offered a permanent stay at Manchester United but could be offered a deal by Chelsea, his agent has claimed
There are reports suggesting that he is wanted back by his parent club, who have offered a massive £400,000-a-week, and there are reports that United are keen to keep him on a more permanent basis, but now it seems that we are in the mix about a possible deal.
Former Nigeria international and current football agent Abdul Sule has urged the striker to reject a new bumper contract from Shanghai Shenhua and wait to see what interest materialises in Europe, He told Goal: “I see Odion Ighalo earning a big-money move from top European teams when his loan expires at Manchester United.
“I don’t think Man United are keen on retaining him because they seem not to value him enough to put hand him a regular place. He also may not be wanted again when Marcus Rashford is fit.[the_ad id=”164″]
“I will not advise him to return to China now despite the attractive offer but would urge him to stay in Europe. I won’t be surprised if Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid or Barcelona come for him.
“He has proven that he’s got a lot to offer at the highest level within his short stay at Man United and he can attract big brands and earn more money, playing in any of the top teams in England.
“He can always still return to China later in his career but right now, I think he has what it takes to shine in Europe.”
Look, Ighalo has been decent at United, but we are hoping that a move does not get made as his wages would be massively high and he would not be a good long-term investment from the club.
Declan Rice has got Chelsea fans excited by admitting he would love to partner up with childhood friend Mason Mount at club level.
The whole world may be gripped by the crazy outbreak of the coronavirus, and football may have been stopped because of the Virus itself, but there has still been alot of transfer speculation in the media about possible summer signings at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard is not fool, he knows that he needs to seriously improve this side over the next few transfer windows in order to get the club from top four chasers, to Premier League contenders, and he needs to add some fresh meat to the side.
Now recent claims Lampard is on the hunt for a defensive midfielder this summer and has identified Rice as the ideal man to come in and possibly take over from Ngolo Kante in the long-run, who is arguably the best holding midfielder in the game.
Rice spent eight years coming up through the academy and remains best pals with Mason Mount, But he was released in 2014 and ended up with rivals West Ham, where he has developed into one of the brightest talents in the Premier League.
His performances for the Hammers has meant that he is not an England regular, and is being chased by the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool, who are also in the hunt for a holding midfielder in the summer.
Now fans have got excited after Rice opened up and admitted that he is keen to work with Mount at club level again, He told Copa90: “Yeah I’d love to, I’d love to play with him at club level again.
“One thing we’ve always said as kid we’d love to play with each other at club and international level
“But obviously you never know because of different paths and things like that.”