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Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has insisted he is trying his best to convince Thiago Alcantara to stay, amid speculation that Chelsea are interested in a deal.
Boss Frank Lampard has been a very smart man so far during his time, and has started already planning for the future of the club with a number of top-class signings that will ultimately improve this side.
But there has been reports that he is still looking to add a bit quality, creativity and world class ability to his already impressive midfield and has been keeping a close eye on the developments involving Thiago.
Recent reports on the BILD website claimed that Thiago has snubbed the latest contract offer from Bayern Munich, as The 29-year-old reportedly feels this will be the last chance for him to play in his prime for a top Premier League club.
And with the Spaniard’s contract running out, Bayern may have to sell one of the best and most influential players, but have already started eyeing up a possible deal for Kai Havertz
However, despite all the speculation that he wants a fresh challenge, Flick has insisted he is trying his best to convince Thiago Alcantara to stay at Bayern Munich this summer.
“The thing is, I always have hope,” Flick said. “I’m actually always very positive about things.
“I also know, of course, that when you’re at a certain age and you’ve already played in the Spanish league with Barcelona and in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, you feel the need to experience another big league.
“That is quite normal and that is also human. I’m trying my best to make sure Thiago stays here and that you can convince him to stay.”
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is eager to avoid making any comparisons between Eden Hazard and Christian Pulisic.
During his time at the club, Eden Hazard helped the Blues to numerous trophies, netted goals for fun and became one of the very best and most exciting players in world football, and was loved by the fans before he left for Real Madrid.
And it was believed that Pulisic would come into the club and help replace the great man this season, after a number of impressive seasons in the Bundesliga meant that big things are expected of the American.
And Two goals in his first two matches back after the Football break, has proved that the youngster has regained fighting fitness, and he has established himself as a key part of Frank Lampard’s attack.
However, Lampard, is reluctant to compare the American with Hazard, with the hope being that Pulisic will become a talismanic presence in his own right.
He said on Sky Sports “Having played with Eden and seen him come to the club at a relatively young age, similar to Christian. We saw the development of him.
He said: “he had a special talent straight away of being able to receive a ball and have great balance and go past players so well. He would draw a lot of players towards him to open up space for others. He was pretty unselfish in how he would make assists.
“I think Christian is possibly more direct in his style sometimes, in terms of how he goes past players and runs off the ball, which I like.
“Eden would come and get the ball and take it past players a lot. With Christian, sometimes I think he has the ability to break the line and run forward, which is a really great trait in the modern game.
“In terms of the comparison, which is why I stayed away from it a bit, Eden has been here and done it and did it to an incredible level. Christian has it in his hands to make a real impact over a long period of time.
“The thing I’m so happy with now is when we’re playing teams and the games are tough and you’re finding it hard to break teams down, he’s taking responsibility to change that, to change it in moments by using his ability to turn quickly and go past people.
“It’s been great to see and, as I keep saying, there’s a lot of development to come for Christian. I’m very happy with him.”
Frank Lampard has more pressing issues at Chelsea than signing Kai Havertz – Don HutchisonDon Hutchison had claimed.
Lampard knows that this current side is not good enough to challenge for that Premier League title just yet, will struggle to keep pace with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool next season, and is ready to spend some serious money.
Timo Werner has been brought in to add a few more goals to the attack, Hakim Ziyech has been signed to add something different on the wings and add a bit more creativity to the side, while Havertz is seen as an ideal replacement for Willian.
Willian wants to stay, fans want him to stay, Lampard wants him to stay, but a contract Cannot be completed for the Brazilian, meaning that Havertz is seen as the ideal player to replace Willian at Chelsea this summer.
And in the video below, Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol join Dan Thomas on ESPN FC to look at the latest rumours linking Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz to the club
Danny Murphy believes Declan Rice will find it hard to turn down an emotional return to Chelsea this summer.
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 more fresh meat to the side.
Reports claims Lampard is on the hunt for a new defender this summer and has identified Rice as the ideal man to come in and possibly replace the legend that is John Terry at Stamford Bridge
Reports have claimed that we are ready to pay around £70 million to secure a deal for Rice, and offer him the kind of money that he has not been getting at the Hammers to move on.
Rice came through the academy and was released at the age of 14, before West Ham snapped him up and turned him into a mainstay of their engine room, and now Murphy has opened up and claimed that Rice would find it hard to turn down a move back to Stamford Bridge.
Murphy said on White and Sawyer: “I don’t think it is easy to articulate the importance of supporting a club when you’re a child and then having the opportunity to play for them.
“I’ve been in that position and can you imagine being in that position after your dream being shattered?
“And then having the opportunity again!”
Will he move on? We do not know, but we do know that success is on his mind and he needs to ask himself, will he really get that playing at the Hammers?