Top Blues news! Chelsea officially sign up Dutchman, Willian has massive transfer message, Mount excites Chelsea fans with Gilmour message
Guys here is a roundup of the TOP Chelsea news, gossip and transfer rumours from us over the past 24 hours.
Chelsea academy graduate Ian Maatsen has signed a new long-term contract at the club through to at least the summer of 2024.
Maatsen signed his first professional contract at the club in March 2019 and made his senior debut in September of that same year. Aged 17, the Dutch youth international played 24 minutes of the 7-1 Carabao Cup victory over Grimsby Town.
And with the club seeking to tie down a number of the younger players at the squad to big new contracts, they have managed to secure a deal for Maatsen on his 18th birthday, a deal that he is fully delighted with
He posted on Instagram: “Happy for myself and my family to be able to extend my contract for this beautiful club @chelseafc on my birthday.
Congratulations to Ian Maatsen! 👏
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 10, 2020
“I want to thank everyone who supported me all these years to this day.
“The journey continues.”
Brazilian star Willian has dealt Chelsea a blow after admitting he could leave this summer.
There has been talk that he could be leaving at the end of the season as reports in the media have suggested that we may not be willing to offer him a new contract because of his age, and may be willing to let him leave the club on a free transfer, but despite Hakim Ziyech’s impending arrival in the summer, recent reports have claimed the transfer will not impact Willian, and that the stars representatives are still in talks to try and agree a deal that would allow him to stay at the club for the next few years, but there is still some doubt that he could leave the club.
It is no secret that Gunner boss Mikel Arteta is keen to add some experience and quality to his midfield, and has been a big fan of Willian for seasons now, and considering the fact that Willian would come one a free, it is right down the alley of the Arsenal hierarchy.[the_ad id=”164″]
Now the Brazilian winger, who is out of contract at the end of the season and wants a three-year deal to remain at Stamford Bridge, has actually admitted that he could leave the club at the end of the current season, Speaking to ESPN Brazil he said: “I still don’t know. There’s nothing with any other team. There’s no offer from any team. My negotiation for now is with Chelsea. There’s still nothing concrete from any team.
“And the situation with Chelsea is still that way. They offered me two, I demanded three, and it stopped there. There’s nothing much. I always like to make it very clear the respect I have for this club, the affection I have.
“Regardless of my situation, one thing I can say: I’ll always try to do my best, give my best on the pitch for this team.There’s really no offer from any club.”
Chelsea starlet Mason Mount has opened up and announced that he will keep a close eye on the rising Billy Gilmour.
Gilmour has been in the headlines for all the right reasons over the past few weeks and is making all the right noises with his impressive performances against Liverpool and Everton, which earned the young man back-to-back Man Of the Match awards.
His performances has led to a lot of speculation that he could leave, or that he could get a new contract at the club to end all the rumours surrounding his future, but right now he needs to keep his focus and stay concentrated on becoming a top-class midfielder.
Mount is still in the early throes of his Career and after seeing his team-mate pick up another MOTM award, Mount was quick to praise the impact of his fellow Academy graduate and his effortless step up to senior football, he told the Chelsea website:‘That’s just Billy. ‘I’m not surprised. I know what he is as a player and as a boy.
‘I’m very close to him so I know what character he is and I had no doubts whatsoever about him stepping up and performing the way he has in the last two games. I have massive confidence in him and he shows it when he comes out onto the pitch.’
‘He’s been dominant and confident on the ball, which is what you want,’ Mount went on. The young players coming through are going to have these challenges. It’s obviously a big achievement to make it into the first team, to start a game at home at Stamford Bridge.
‘He’s very grounded, got a good family around him and he’s a very screwed-on boy so it won’t get to him at all. I won’t let it get to him either – I’ll keep him grounded so he’ll be fine!”