Palmieri exit to get Chelsea new signing? Moyes tells Lampard he can sign midfielder, but there is one catch, Chelsea door opened for striker deal
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Chelsea have been given a glimmer of hope of signing Alex Sandro in the summer transfer window with Juventus’ chief football officer Fabio Paratici stating the club will be looking to complete swap deals in the market.
After months and months of fighting their transfer ban, Frank Lampard managed to get an early Christmas Present this month after it was revealed that the ban had been lifted, and we were able to sign players again in the January window, but despite all the transfer reports, a move did not materialise.
Emerson Palmieri made a strong start to the campaign, but has been dealt with several injury problems and we have had to turn to Marcos Alonso, who you feel is not a particular favourite of Lampard’s.
Cesar Azpilicueta has played in that position, despite being a right-back, while Reece James has also done a job on the left, so we will need to delve into their transfer kitty to try and acquire the services of a new left-back, especially after they failed to get any deals done in January.
Alex Telles and Ben Chilwell have been touted as first-choice targets, but Sandro has also been linked with a move to west London, and now they have edged closer to a possible deal for the impressive Juventus star.
And they could use Juventus’ interest in Palmieri as leverage with Paratici admitting the club will be open to potential swap deals.
“It will be a peculiar summer,” he said on the TMW website.
“We need ideas, [something like] swap deals and other new things for the next summer transfer market.”
David Moyes has revealed he’d ask for Billy Gilmour in exchange for Declan Rice if Chelsea come knocking for his star man this summer.
The whole world may be gripped by the crazy outbreak of the coronavirus, and football may have been stopped because of the Virus itself, but there has still been alot of transfer speculation in the media about possible summer signings at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard is not fool, he knows that he needs to seriously improve this side over the next few transfer windows in order to get the club from top four chasers, to Premier League contenders, and he needs to add some fresh meat to the side.
Now reports claims Lampard is on the hunt for a defensive midfielder this summer and has identified Rice as the ideal man to come in and possibly take over from Ngolo Kante in the long-run, who is arguably the best holding midfielder in the game.
But if we did come calling for the £70 million rated Declan Rice, then Moyes has opened up and admitted that he would ask for the services of rising star Gilmour, who is easily one of the most exciting talents at the club.[the_ad id=”164″]
Moyes told the BBC: “The one [Scottish player] who if I could sign tomorrow I would is Billy Gilmour after his opening performances for Chelsea.
“He’s looked like a seasoned pro, he’s looked like somebody who’s hungry, who’s in love with the game.
“I was laughing because I keep getting told that Chelsea want Declan Rice…
“So I thought well I might just decide I want Billy Gilmour and see how it goes.”
Chelsea have been given a boost in their chances of signing Federico Chiesa after a Fiorentina chief admitted that they wouldn’t stop the forward from leaving.
The Premier League seasons is surely just a few weeks away from being re-started and finished ahead of the summer window, which will mean that clubs like we will be able to focus on working on the side.
And that means that Frank Lampard will know if his side are in the Champions League spots, and will also know how much money he will be able to spend when the transfer window opens up.
And although he has an impressive array of talent, there is a feeling in the media that the boss needs to spend some serious money and add a striker to the front-line, as Tammy ABraham will not be able to do everything himself next season.
And that has led to speculation in the media suggesting that he has been eyeing up a deal foe one of the best young strikers in the game, Chiesa.
Chiesa is being monitored by several top clubs across Europe, with United and Chelsea also facing competition from Juventus and Inter Milan, as he continues to impress over in Seria A.
And while Fiorentina chief Joe Barone insisted the club don’t want to see the 22-year-old versatile forward leave the club, they also won’t force him to stay: “At the moment, unfortunately, everything is blocked, so we can only see and talk when everything is over,” he told Calciomercato when asked about Chiesa’s future.
“Everyone is free to make their own choices. We don’t force anyone to stay, we want players happy to be in Florence, to grow in Florence and to try to achieve important goals with Fiorentina.”