Chelsea News: Lampard closes in on striker deal after message, Chelsea to offer £7.1-a-season deal to Italian, Neuer makes Blues decision
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Chelsea’s hopes of landing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez have improved after his agent denied holding talks with Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Despite the Coronavirus putting a hold to the Premier League season and despite the fact that the transfer window is still months away, there has been alot of speculation in the media about possible arrivals to Stamford Bridge, with a striker on the agenda.
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.
And it seems that Inter Milan striker Martinez is now on the shopping list as recent reports on Sport claimed that both the Blues and Manchester City have tabled an offer to the Italians for their impressive striker.
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 we have been handed a massive boost in their chase for the striker after his agent opened up and admitted talks have happened, but nothing further beyond that has been agreed, Alberto Yaque told Radio del Plata: “His constant growth makes the best teams in the world notice him and have that concept. Hopefully he will be rewarded for his effort. ”
“We have chatted with many people, but nothing more.
“For now those who call me are not directly employed by the club. There is nothing formal or serious.”
Chelsea are reportedly set to offer Gianluigi Donnarumma a five-year deal worth £7.1million-per-year .
Frank Lampard is not happy with the performances of current number one Kepa, and there is a lot of transfer speculation in the media suggesting that the Blues will indeed let him part the club at the end of the season and replace him, and that has led to a lot more speculation that Lampard has set his sights on the possible signing of Donnarumma, who is tipped to become one of the best stoppers in the game.[the_ad id=”164″]
It is believed that we are willing to pay the massive £65 million it would take to acquire is services in the summer, and it has also been claimed that Milan may actually be willing to let him leave in order to settle their books and freshen up the side.
Now reports on the SUN have claimed that with the Italian out of contract at the end of next season, we are ready to swoop in and tempt him into moving with an offer that he simply cant refuse and are ready to go as high as £7.1 million a year to acquire his services.
Manuel Neuer has no plans to join Chelsea and wants to extend his deal with Bayern Munich, reports have claimed.
There has been alot of transfer speculation in the media suggesting that Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new stopper in the summer transfer window as he has not been impressed by the performances of Kepa, who has struggled between the sticks.
And that has led to some speculation in the media suggesting that we are ready to make a move and try to bring in a new stopper at the end of the season, to make sure that they have a more reliable stopper between the sticks for when next season starts.
Recent reports on BILD lcimed that Lampard will seek to officially get Kepa off the books in the summer and will seek to complete a mammoth deal for Neuer, and the report added Neuer is already considering ditching Bayern because the German giants have a deal to bring in Schalke shot-stopper Alexander Nubel, 23, from next season.
However, it has now been reported that Neuer has no intention to make the move to London this summer, and Talks over his new contract with the German have begun to extend his stay with the giants.
Look, Neuer is a legend in the game and has won everything going, so if we could have completed a deal, he would have certainly added something to the squad, but it WOULD HAVE BEEN A SHOCK, to see him leave a club where he has been for most of his career.
There are many out there that will make a difference to out side and Lampard needs to make the right decision for the club.