£80M man to set Prem League alight, Werner advised ahead of Chelsea move, Chelsea sent Coutinho message, Blues warned over United signing
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Dani Ceballos reckons his Real Madrid team-mate and Chelsea target Gareth Bale will set the Premier League on fire if he returns to England.
With the constant reports in the media all suggesting that weare ready to spend some serious money in the summer transfer window, there has been talk that the Blues are interested in BALE.
Despite being one of the biggest players at Madrid, Bale is widely expected to leave the Bernabeu at the end of the season in search of a new club, as Zinedine Zidane is looking to freshen up the squad.
Zidane is keen to bring in some fresh meat for next season, meaning that he will need to offload a number of players at Madrid that do not fit in his plans, with Bale and Ceballos just two names that do not seem to have futures with Madrid.
And with the reports that Bale is destined for a move to the Premier League. The on-loan Arsenal midfielder is convinced the Welshman is better suited to the Premier rather than life in LaLiga, where he is far from a favourite of boss Zinedine Zidane.
He told Spanish newspaper Marca: “The Premier League is a league that suits him quite well, but he’s an important player for Real Madrid.
“Let’s not forget everything he has given the club.
“Whoever does not trust him has to put on the Champions League finals.
“He has given enough to the club.”
Lothar Matthaus has advised Chelsea target Timo Werner against a move to the Premier League but admits he would suit Jurgen Klopp’s style of play.
Werner has had a brilliant season at RB Leipzig this season and is heavily tipped to pack his bags and head to the Premier League, with us and Liverpool continually linked with a move for the RB Leipzig striker, who is believed to have a £52m release clause in his contract.
But Matthaus, who won the World Cup with Germany and made more than 400 appearances for Bayern Munich, believes Werner would be happier if he remained in the Bundesliga for another season, and told him not to join Liverpool
Matthäus told 90min. “He has this mentality, this style. He’s a great player, a speedy player and Jurgen Klopp likes speedy players in the offence.
“But there’s another thing. Timo Werner likes to play. In Leipzig he has his position. He’s a fixed player in the system of Julian Nagelsmann and, sure, Liverpool is one of the best clubs in the world, with Klopp and a very good team, but Werner likes to play the big games.
“Liverpool already have Salah, Mane and Firmino and when all these players are ready to play, maybe Werner is on the bench and a player like Werner has to play. He likes to play. He loves football.”
He added: “I think maybe it’s better for him to have one more year in Leipzig to get more experience. This year you can see the steps he’s made ahead, not only with his number of goals but how he’s playing.
“If I were his manager telling him what to do I would say ‘hey, play one more year in Leipzig. We will be in the Champions League again, you’ll play more in the national team and then maybe you can go’.
“But sure he will not finish his career in the Bundesliga, or at RB Leipzig. I’m sure he will soon be a player in the Premier League but I hope not next season.”[the_ad id=”164″]
Chelsea are making a mistake by signing Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes, because the midfielder is not worth the salary he is asking for.
We are interested in trying to steal Gomes away from Manchester United in the summer, as the 19-year-old is out of contract with the Red Devils at the end of June, when he will be free to leave for nothing, and has so far rejected United’s offers of a new deal worth around £25,000-a-week.
Reports suggest Gomes and his representatives are holding out for an even higher offer while he also wants assurances over first-team opportunities, given the fact that he is one of the most exciting talents at the club
However, Speaking on ESPN, pundit Gab Marcotti said it would be setting a bad precedent if they allowed the attacking midfielder to stay at the club if they didn’t feel he was worth the money and didn’t have a future in the first-team squad.
He said: “I think if you’re Manchester United, you look at this and say ‘yeah, you may be a promising player, but this is the offer. This is what you’ve shown me you’re worth’. I think a lot of these stories are coming out because he has a new advisor.
“These guys have asset value, right? In the sense that you can bump [the transfer value] up in a few years, sell them, he’s homegrown and blah blah blah.
“I don’t think that should come into consideration for United, because they’ve got money.
Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick remained coy on the chances of Chelsea target Philippe Coutinho staying at the club past the end of his loan deal.
Reports in the media over the past few days have claimed that Barcelona have offered Philippe Coutinho to us ahead of the summer window, as the Spanish giants are keen to get rid of the Brazilian, who has not made the impact that many had hoped when he signed from Liverpool.
However, Bayern may still take up the opportunity to sign up Coutinho in the summer window, as Flick refused to close the door on the chances of Coutinho staying at Bayern as he admitted he wanted to see more of the 27-year-old in action.
Speaking after Munich’s 2-0 win over Union Berlin, he spoke highly of the on-loan star, Flick said on the Daily Express: “I can’t say what will happen with him after the season.
“Philippe is a good guy and an excellent footballer.
“I really enjoy working with him.
“We hope he can be back with us again soon and play some games before the end of the season.”
If Bayern truly wanted to keep hold of Coutinho, they would have agreed something by now, but that has not been the case and all indications suggest that he will be leaving Bayern in the transfer window.
We will need to add a bit more quality to the side, and for the right money, how could we not make an offer to try and bring Coutinho to the Bridge?
We would be massive fools not to make a move if he comes onto the market.
He is a statement signing that we need to bring into the club to challenge for trophies guys!