Chelsea in Stones talks, Havertz deal is close, Wright expects Chelsea offer for Martinez in icchelseanews roundup…
Emiliano Martinez could emerge as a target for Chelsea, says Arsenal legend Ian Wright.
Frank Lampard is reportedly keen to find an adequate goalkeeper ahead of next season after falling out of faith in the ability of Kepa, who has not been that impressive this season for us
And Martinez, who has been very impressive since the injury to Bernd Leno, will not want to go back to being a back-up to the German next season, which may happen as Leno is easily the clubs number one stopper.
He has helped the Gunners into the FA Cup final and to six wins in the English top-flight, with his stock rising to the point that he may now be offered a regular role away from Emirates Stadium.
And Wright fears that will be the case, with the Arsenal legend thinking we will be casting admiring glances in the direction
“When you go to a No.2, the first thing you do is worry because you think: ‘Has he had enough games? Will he be able to deal with the pressure?’,” Wright said on the Kelly & Wrighty Show.
“Obviously there’s no fans there, but everybody spoke about Emi and how good he is, but I didn’t realise how good he was because I didn’t see enough of him.
“I saw him in some cup games but he’s commanding, he makes great saves, he’s good on the ground, he’s got everything for a No.2.
“The thing that frightens me now with him is that when Bernd Leno does come back and he is fit, why would he want to continue as a No.2 when he’s played to this level being a No.1? He will surely want to go and be a No 1 now.”
Chelsea have opened talks with Bayer Leverkusen regarding Kai Havertz after agreeing personal terms with the wonderkid.
The Premier League season is over and we have managed to secure themselves a Champions League spot for next season, meaning that Frank Lampard will be able to get the players that he seemingly desires.
And top of that shopping list of Havertz, who is easily one of the very best players in the Bundesliga and the man that could come in and help take this attack to another level next season.
Recent reports have claimed The German playmaker, 21, has to have agreed to a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge with the deal now “close”.
We have now bid a rumoured £73million plus add-ons in order to convince the Bundesliga side to sell their prized asset, and European transfer expert Fabrizio Romano revealed Havertz is now simply “waiting” for the two clubs to negotiate a fee…
Romano tweeted: “Official talks started between Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen for Havertz.
“Chelsea want to complete the deal soon but would pay £73m fee only including add ons.
“Talks on to find an agreement. Personal terms agreed weeks ago. Kai is waiting.”
Chelsea have held internal discussions over a swoop for Manchester City defender John Stones.
Pep Guardiola has one of the best squads in the game right now and is tipped to add another centre-back to his squad this summer, with reports that he is keen to acquire the services of Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly.
And that has led to some speculation in the media suggesting that he will need to offload a defender this transfer window to make room for a possible signing, with Stones one player tipped to leave the club.
We have been long-term admirers of the Englishman, and with Frank Lampard seeking to add a proven Premier League defender to his side, there is now an opportunity for us to swoop in and tempt Stones to London.
Frank Lampard’s team have a poor defensive record and are looking to sign a centre-back in the summer, with the football insider claiming that they have held internal discussions over a swoop for the England International
Stones is brilliant on the ball and is a top-class defender that shouldnt be sitting on the bench, so if there is an opportunity to sign him up in the summer for the right amount of money, we should make the move.