Chelsea made Ter Stegen approach, did Frank make wrong Lamptey decision, Rice to be offered contract and Jorginho close to deal in icchelseanews roundup..
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is edging closer to signing a new contract, according to reports.
Despite the fact he has started the season as a regular starter in the line-up, The Italian was heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer after we spent some serious money improving the side.
That led to speculation that he could make a move back to Italian football, where both Juventus and Inter Milan were reportedly interested, and there was even some interest from London rivals Arsenal, but they opted to nail down the services of Thomas Partey instead.
But a move never materialised and Jorginho stayed at the club, But he is now going to sign a new deal having been returned to the starting XI, according Area Napoli.
Look, it was a massive shock in the media to see that Jorginho was being linked with a move away from the club, so the fact that he stayed was great news for many fans who are massive admirers of the Italian star.
If the reports are true and he is about to sign a new contract with the club, the it will be great for the man as he fully deserves it.
Did Frank Lampard make a mistake allowing Tariq Lamptey to leave the club like Alan Hudson has claimed?
Lamptey was one of the most exciting talents at the club and impressed in his outings last season for the club., but after learning that he would not be guaranteed regular football at the club, he decided to depart the club for a move to Brighton.
The diminutive defender has been thriving and impressing in the premier League this season, with his pace and positioning allowing him to impact proceedings at both ends of the field.
His performances have even led to speculation that Bayern Munich are keeping a close eye on his development ahead of the January window, and Hudson believes those qualities should have been embraced in west London,: “I look at the young lad Lamptey they sold to Brighton, who has impressed me hugely,” Hudson told CaughtOffside.
“I would have kept him as he is most definitely one for the future.
“He has been outstanding at Brighton since lockdown. He’s quick at turning defence into attack, which is something Chelsea lack – real pace with quality at the end of it.
“I think Frank Lampard got this one wrong.”
Chelsea reportedly made an approach to sign Marc-Andre ter Stegen from Barcelona before deciding to sign Edouard Mendy in the transfer window.
It was no secret in the media that Frank Lampard is not a fan of Kepa and was seeking to bring in an elite stopper that would help solve his biggest issues at the club, and that led to constant reports in the media that Ter Stegen was a wanted man.
And According to Mundo Deportivo, we were in communication with Ter Stegen’s representatives to try and secure his signature during the transfer window, but he ultimately decided to stay at Barcelona and is now looking set to sign a big contract with the club.
And that then led to the club wrapping up a late transfer deal for Mendy, who they have been watching for some time now and who made an impressive debut in the 4-0 win against Crystal Palace just before the International break.
Look, Mendy has alot to prove to show that he was worth the money, but if we managed to secure a transfer deal for Ter Stegen, it would have been a fantastic buy for the club as he is one of the very best stoppers in the game.
West Ham are about to double the wages of Chelsea target Declan Rice.
It is no secret that Blues boss Frank Lampard is a massive fan of Rice and would still like to add him to the squad this month, but that £80 million asking price has become a big problem.
We have spent over £200 million on new players this summer, meaning that Lampard does not have alot of money left in that kitty to sign the England International, but there is still a chance to get a deal done.
Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown, the summer market has been reshaped to help aid clubs, with a ten-week window opened on July 27 and ran until Monday, October 5, closing at 11pm.
However, Premier League clubs can no longer do business with teams in Europe and around the world but they can look to keep spending, This is because the top-flight and EFL have agreed on a second, domestic-only window until October 16th
But according to Journalist Duncan Wright, West Ham face having to double Declan Rice’s salary in a new deal after managing to the keep the England star at the club for another season.
Yet having retained the services of the player and made it clear he was their prized asset, West Ham now need to reward him with a contract that recognises his standing as the best player at London Stadium.
Rice is two years into a five-and-a-half-year contract, which saw him move from £3,000-a-week up to £60,000-a-week — a package co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold initially baulked at paying.
We are massive fans of Rice and believe that a late move should be made.
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