Rice message sent, Madrid address Oblak rumours, Sancho decision made, Zaha on the move in icchelseanews daily roundup..
Chelsea have made a decision on whether or not they will make a move for Jadon Sancho this summer.
The transfer window is now officially open and that means that we can go out and try to complete the transfer deals that they desire for the next ten weeks, as Frank Lampard needs to build a side that can challenge.
Lampard knows that he has a very exciting side under his arms, he knows that the squad will be able to compete with the very best, but he also knows that adding more top-class players to the squad will help this side push on next season.
And there has been alot of speculation in the media linking us with a transfer move for the gifted Jadon Sancho, who is regarded as one of the finest and most creative young players in the game.
Since he left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund just a few years ago, Sancho has been a creative machine over in the Bundesliga, but also has the ability to find the back of the net on a regular basis.
But despite all the rumours suggesting that we are prepared to pay that massive £100 million asking price, ESPN say we have given up on Sancho and won’t be bringing the 20-year-old to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea Jan Oblak is an Atletico Madrid player “period”, says Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo.
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.
Oblak, who saw his four-season stranglehold on the Zamora Trophy – awarded to the best goalkeeper in La Liga – ended by Thibaut Courtois, has proven himself as one of the best in the world over six years at Atleti, and reports have claimed that we are ready to pay a massive £110 million to get a deal done.
But amid the speculation, Cerezo is adamant the Slovenia international will stay at the Wanda Metropolitano: “I always say that Oblak has a contract with Atletico and is the best goalkeeper in the world. It is not strange that he has offers from other great teams,” he told Marca
“I say the same as always. Oblak has a contract, he is an Atletico player, period. We have many players, our squad is the club’s main asset. Oblak is a magnificent player and in his position, unquestionably, there is no one to beat him right now.
“For me, Oblak – and I speak as an amateur – is the best goalkeeper in the world. Regarding Courtois, he is another great goalkeeper of those in the world and fortunately, both have played for us and with both we have been champions in many trophies.”
Roy Hodgson has hinted that long-term Chelsea target Wilfried Zaha could move away from Crystal Palace this summer transfer window.
Zaha was in the headlines over the summer transfer window for all the right reasons, as some of the biggest clubs in the game showed an interest in the wingers signature after another impressive campaign for Palace.
However, despite admitting on numerous occasions that he is interested in a big move, Palace stuck a massive price tag on the head of the winger and nobody wanted to pay the massive £80 million price tag that was placed on the winger.
We were interested in trying to sign the winger, but the transfer ban meant that we were unable to sign the players that could have brought a little extra to the side for Frank Lampard.
Hodgson was quoted on Sky Sports: “Wilf has made it clear ever since I came to the club really that he would relish a move and would like to move on and find some pastures new, but he is a very valuable player.
“The club realises his value and appreciates his value so really it will depend like it always does on what offers the club are going to receive for him and how they will equate that to the need to keep him or the need to satisfy his wishes and allow him to go.”
David Moyes expects Chelsea Declan Rice to play for West Ham next season, warning: Only a steel van of cold, hard cash would tempt us.
Rice has been an outstanding player for the Hammers this season and is easily now one of the best holding midfielders in the Premier League, with Frank Lampard reportedly ready to pay big money to try and get a deal done.
There is no doubt that Lampard is seeking to build a side that is capable of challenging for that Premier League title next season, and the versatility that Rice has been able to show this season, means that he will be hot property in the transfer window.
That means that the The Hammers’ owners will have to pay hardball, especially as David Moyes has no intention of letting his very best player leave the club in the transfer window
Moyes said on Sky Sports: “Declan is under contract.
“He goes on holidays now as far as I know. Hopefully he is selected for England.
“He will be back in pre-season with us in three weeks. That’s as much as I can tell you.
“Rightly so Declan should have attention because he’s such a good player.
“But he’s not going anywhere unless you get one of those steel vans that have the cash in it. You better bring one of them!”
Look, at the end of the day, why would Rice want to be struggling fighting relegation when he could be here helping us challenge for that Premier League title and playing Champions League football.
He will find it hard to turn down a move to us.
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