Guys here is a roundup of our latest Chelsea news, gossip and transfer talk from over the past 24 hours.
Chelsea midfielder Mario Pasalic has opened up and admitted that he is hoping that Atalanta activate the buy-out clause in his contract
Pasalic moved to Stamford Bridge in 2014 from Hajduk Split after impressing the Blues scouts with some of his performances, but has yet to make a single appearance for the club having spent much of his time out on-loan to the likes of Elche, Monaco, Milan and Spartak Moscow.
The 25-year-old joined Atalanta on an initial season-long loan in 2018 and helped Gian Piero Gasperini’s side to qualify for this season’s Champions League before agreeing to move to Lombardy for a second season last summer having signed a new contract until 2022.
But having been settled with the Italians for the last few seasons, he has opened up and announced that he is hoping that the buy-out clause is activated by Atalanta and he seals a permanent move to Seria A at the end of the season, he told Dalmatinski Portal(via Google Translate): “I’ve been on loan for five or six years. I would love to finally settle my status.
’m great at Atalanta, this is the first club where I stayed for the second year in a row.
“We will see in the summer what will be. They have the right of redemption.
“It’s their decision [to exercise the €15m clause or not], so far I don’t know more than that. Every time I say it’s great for me here, I’d love to stay.”
Jaap Stam has advised Jadon Sancho of leaving Borussia Dortmund for Chelsea, insisting he should make the move to Old Trafford.
Sancho, who has 12 goals and 13 assists this season, is one of the most in-demand players across Europe and there were many reports in the January window suggesting that we were keen to make a move to sign the winger then, but Dortmund did not want to sell during the winter window.
But there is also some rumours in the media suggesting that United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also keen to bring the Bundesliga superstar to the Premier League in the summer, and amid all the transfer speculation surrounding Sancho, Stam has come out and warned the youngster about a possible move to the London outfit.
Speaking to 888sport, he said: “At United, Sancho gets an opportunity play and he can be a real influence and help them out. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world and players look at the future and how a team is trying to play.[the_ad id=”164″]
“They want to talk to the manager as well about the prospects of the club. Probably every club will tell him the same story.
“But when you look at him and what he can do he can be a real big influence at United should he go there.”
Ethan Ampadu is keen to resume his Chelsea career next season but only after helping RB Leipzig achieve their goals this campaign.
The Wales defender is on a season-long at the Bundesliga club from Stamford Bridge and after a defensive crisis has found himself finally getting some games, and he is really taking his chances over in the Bundesliga and putting in some very impressive performances.
He started in Leipzig’s 1-0 win at Tottenham in the Champions League last 16 first-leg clash – and once again, he was impressive against one of the best sides in the premier League and against a team that managed to make it all the way to the final last season, noow he is looking to play some more games this season and has admitted that he is hoping to resume his career back at the Bridge
He said on the Sun website: “I am always watching Chelsea and seeing what is going on. It is good to see the young players are shining at the moment.
“They are in the top four so fingers crossed they can hold on to that.
“I would like to go back, I aim to, but right now I am focused on Leipzig and finishing the season.”
Ampadu was part of the Leipzig defence that kept Spurs at bay and earned a clean sheet despite a couple of shaky moments in the first half.
“I have not played as much as I would have liked to but I am definitely learning in training and working hard,” he added.
“When this situation came of starting tonight I knew it was a good opportunity to show what I can do and I’d like to think I’ve done that.
“I just tried to play my game. I try to be composed and just try to play.”[the_ad id=”164″]
Willian has once again told Chelsea that he is hoping to stay in London beyond the end of the season.
There has been talk that he could be leaving 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, with the likes of Juventus and Barcelona eyeing up a possible deal
But despite his impending arrival in the summer, recent reports have claimed the transfer will not impact Willian, and that we and 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.
However, after passing his British Citizenship test, Willian has once again admitted that he wants to stay in London, telling the Daily Mail: ‘If you ask my wife if she wants to leave London, she’ll say no.
‘My daughters feel the same way. Of course, Brazil is Brazil, right? It’s our home, our culture. We always feel good when we go there on holiday and see family and friends. But London is my second home.’
‘I recently passed a British citizenship test. Man, it was hard. It’s British history in a nutshell: the 1500s, the 1600s, wars, battles, great leaders, stuff like that.
‘Some questions are so difficult that not even some of my British friends knew the answers! I bought this handbook called Life in the UK Test, which covers everything in the exam. I don’t know how many hours I spent reading it. I also downloaded a phone app with mock tests.
‘As it turned out, I failed on my first two attempts, but got it on the third. I am now a British citizen! So London is where I want to stay. This is where I have my family, my church. I want my daughters to grow up here. Whenever I get back to the dressing room, I want to keep seeing their messages. I want to keep hearing their love and encouragement.’