Zaha head turned, Kante now staying Exciting Pulisic, Werner and Havertz message sent, Odoi can leave on-loan in icchelseanews roundup…
Chelsea are reportedly considering letting Callum Hudson-Odoi could leave the club on loan no that Kai Havertz is at the club.
The club ended months and months of transfer speculation just last week when they managed to convince Bayer Leverkusen to let Havertz leave the club this transfer window for a fee of £71 million.
He has signed a massive contract to become one of the highest earners in the Premier League, not just at Chelsea, and is expected to be the number one winger on the right for the club
That will mean that Callum Hudson-Odoi will fall down the pecking order at the club and could find game time hard to come by.
And 90min claim we have now informed the England winger that he could be sent out to secure game time after the arrival of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.
The report adds that Frank Lampard has been left unimpressed by Hudson Odoi’s attitude and performances in training this summer and will allow him to go out on-loan to help re-discover the form that made him such an exciting talent for the club.
Roy Hodgson admits wantaway Chelsea target Wilfried Zaha has had his head turned going into the new season.
Crystal Palace forward Zaha, 27, is regarded as one of the most creative and attacking wingers in the Premier League right now and has been linked with a big move away from the club for the last 12 months.
The winger has been back in the headlines over the past few weeks, and although we do not need the man any longer, we have still be linked with a transfer move and boss Hodgson, preparing for today’s Premier League opener against Southampton, said on TalkSport: “There are a lot of things being said and a lot of people putting ideas into his head.
“So it’s not the easiest thing for him to come to terms with.
“The external influences are quite great and he has to battle a few demons there.
“But I must say I’m basing my opinion on what he is doing at the moment.
“His training and the matches he has played for us, there has been no problem at all.
“You’d have to speak to Wilf to find out the exact state of his psyche — but I’m not concerned.”
Frank Lampard says N’Golo Kante is ‘fundamental’ to Chelsea’s plans and has no intention of letting the Frenchman leave the club.
Kante is easily regarded as one of the finest midfielders in the game right now and is arguably the best holding midfielder, but there has been some speculation in the media that he could be sold by the club in order to help finance the books.
But amid all that speculation, Lampard has opened up and revealed that he has no intention of letting the Frenchman leave the club this transfer window.
“I think pretty much every club in the world would want N’Golo Kante,” Lampard told BBC Radio 5 Live
“I have seen those reports as well. He is an incredible player and person and I certainly don’t want to lose him. He’s fundamental in terms of what I’m trying to do.
“We can obviously talk about the attacking players we have but someone like N’Golo and the work he does in midfield… It was a difficult year for him last year because of the injuries.
“He came into the season with an injury and it was a domino effect through the year. It was probably a culmination of four or five years of games, so I’m really excited to have him fit. He looks fresh, he’s a big deal to me.
“Of course I want to keep N’Golo.”
Christian Pulisic lining up alongside Timo Werner and Kai Havertz for Chelsea should be a “scary” one for Premier League rivals, claims Pat Nevin.
We have had one hell of a transfer window this summer and added two goal-machines to the attack as Havertz managed 18-goals for Leverkusen last season, while Werner netted an impressive 34 goal.
Pulisic is another attacking star that has a big reputation in the game, and he is expected to hit even greater heights this coming season, and Nevin is among those looking forward to seeing considerable firepower unleashed by Frank Lampard this coming season.
The former Blues winger told BBC Sport of the ambition in west London: “You have got the top two and Chelsea will be nipping at their heels.
“It is not just the fact they have spent money, it is the way they have done it – having Timo Werner and Kai Havertz to go with Christian Pulisic is kind of scary, but probably more for the next three or four seasons as opposed to this one because they will need to settle in.
“So, they are looking good. Everyone knows their problem has been defensively, and the centre-back position might still be one.
“A lot of people say goalkeeper is as well – and it may be – but I don’t think it is the reason they conceded so many goals last season; that was a wider defensive issue.
“I have a feeling they may concede just as many this season, but will score a hell of a lot more.”
These three players could become one of the very best in the game, so the fact that we have them means that we will soon have one of the best attacks in the game.
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