Chelsea in advanced talks to sign striker, Kepa opens up on Lampard, Chelsea close in on Sancho deal after Ince message
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Kepa Arrizabalaga has underlined his commitment to Chelsea and insists his relationship with manager Frank Lampard is healthy.
Kepa is the world most expensive stopper after we decided to fork out for his services once Thibaut Courtois finally got his move to Real Madrid just a couple of transfer windows ago.
The Spaniard has not been amazing, but he has been solid between the sticks since his move to the Bridge, and there hasnt been many in the media that have doubted that he could be the clubs number one for many seasons.
However, there has been some reports in the media which have suggested that Frank Lampard has asked the hierarchy to get rid of Kepa during the summer transfer window, as he has not been impressed and wants to bring in a more established stopper for next season.
But Kepa told Marca: “The relationship with Frank is very good. “He has shown me confidence from the first moment. He must make decisions, but I feel I have his confidence, both his and that of the whole club. We all like to play in every game.
“It is true that, in the last 10 years, Chelsea is the English team that has won the most titles, and I think we should have that ambition. In fact, I came here for that and in the first season, we already achieved the Europa League. We have a young team.
“Then came the penalty of not signing players (the transfer ban) but you have to keep fighting for titles. I want to win everything with Chelsea and with the national team.”
Paul Ince has warned Chelsea target Jadon Sancho to consider if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right man to turn him into a world star
Sancho is easily regarded as one of the finest talents in the game right now and has been constantly linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer transfer window after another impressive season in the Bundesliga.
Not only has he already hit double figures with goals and assists this season for Dortmund, but he has become the youngest player in the German League history to reach the 25-goal mark.
Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move to try and sign the talented young man, but Ince has opened the door for us to swoop in and try to sign the gifted Sancho, by telling the winger to think about whether of not a move to Old Trafford is the right one.
Ince said on the SUN: “When it comes to transfers, it’s not just about the team, it’s about the manager.
“Let’s look at Raheem Sterling as an example, Pep Guardiola has turned him into a world class player through his coaching and guidance.
“Sometimes as a player, it’s about looking at a team’s manager and coaching staff and whether they’d take you to that next level. That’s a decision Sancho will need to make.[the_ad id=”164″]
“We know that Pep is experienced in that area, we know he can improve a player. But can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? We don’t know that, whatsoever.
“We have no clue what he’s like at developing a player of that magnitude.
“He’s clearly trying to develop a young team, so that will help, but in terms of actually the man to man management and development of someone like Sancho, he’s a total unknown.
“We’ve not seen any evidence yet that he can take a player to the next level.”
Chelsea are in ‘advanced talks’ with striker Tammy Abraham over a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge.
Despite a few critical performances from Abraham at the beginning of the season, the Blues hitman has repaid the faith in him by Lampard by becoming the top scorer this season with 15 goals.
He also netted in the Champions League away at Lille, and his stunning form for us in the early stages of the new season saw him called up to the latest England squad, coming off the bench against Czech Republic.
His performances for us in the opening weeks of the season has also led to a lot of transfer speculation in the media that former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud could actually leave the club and seek a move elsewhere, as he is not happy with playing second fiddle to the Englishman.
And it seems that he is about to get a new contract, as Frank Lampard is a big fan of the striker and wants to tie his futures down for the foreseeable future, recent reports have claimed, as he continues to impress early in his career.
The four-capped England international’s £50,000-a-week contract is set to expire in June 2022 but we have offered the forward a lucrative five-year deal worth £7.85million-a-year (£150k-a-week), Journalist Nicola Schira has claimed.
“Chelsea are in advanced talks with Tammy Abraham for a new long-term contract until 2025. Blues have offered to him a wages of €8M a year,”
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) May 1, 2020
Look Abraham is now a full England International and a proven goal-scorer in the Premier League, so it is a massive shock to see that he has not already signed the deal to keep him at the club and boost in wages at Stamford Bridge already, but when he does, he will deserve it.
It is great news that he is very close to agreeing a new deal with the club.