Rice told to sign with Chelsea, Piazon deal done, Haaland claim made and Abramovic makes Tuchel contact in Chelsea news…
William Gallas has urged Declan Rice to leave West Ham and become a top-player at Chelsea
Since moving into that midfield just a few seasons ago, Rice has gone on to become one of the most talked about players in the premier League and is constantly being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, where Frank Lampard is a massive fan of the player.
But with rumours that the Hammers will do all they can to try and keep hold of the clubs star player, Gallas has told Rice to take matters into his own hands and make the move to the Bridge in the summer to take his career to the next step.
He told PlayOJO: “He’s a good player, for his age, he’s unbelievable.
“Very strong and technically, he’s almost got everything. For me, he has to leave West Ham to get to the next level because he could be a top-class player.
“To be a top-class player, he has to train everyday alongside top-class players which is why for me he has to leave West Ham next season.
“He looks like he has a strong personality, I think he would be a good signing for Chelsea.”
Chelsea will “always look to be in the market for a striker”, says Tore Andre Flo, with rumours the Blues are keen on Erling Haaland.
Haaland has firmly established himself as one of the very best attackers in the game right now and his performances over the past 24 months has meant that he is now one of the most deadly forwards in the game.
Recent reports have claimed we would be open to the idea of bringing the hitman to the Premier League during the summer transfer window, and former Chelsea striker Tore Andre Flo is not surprised by the speculation, but says Frank Lampard has enough firepower at his disposal and could look to use Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner in tandem, The ex-Blues star, who hit 50 goals for the club, told Bookmakers.co.uk: “There are a lot of rumours and it’s hard to comment on them until they become more than just rumours. But a club like Chelsea will always look to be in the market for a striker.”
Flo, who was with Chelsea between 1997 and 2000, added on the potential for Lampard to use Werner and Abraham as a strike pairing: “I think they can work together.
“I don’t think they’ve quite found the right rhythm to maximise a partnership just yet, but I think they can do – there’s more to come.
“As a striker you need goals and finally Werner found the net again and hopefully that can instil confidence and he’ll continue to score.
“He’s more than capable of doing well in the league, it’s just about getting a few goals and getting that confidence up.”
It has been confirmed that Chelsea have let Lucas Piazon leave the club and sign for FC Braga.
We have been in the headlines alot over the past few weeks about players that could arrive, and players that could be leaving over the next few weeks, with Piazon a name that is no longer wanted at the club.
The forward is somewhat of a forgotten man at Stamford Bridge with his only Premier League outing come in the memorable 8-0 win over Aston Villa back in December 2012, but is his time at the club is now over
He has now agreed a move away from the club on a permanent basis and has joined Portuguese side FC Braga on a long-term target, the club announced on the club website: “Piazon’s new club Braga are fourth in the Primeira Liga. They are managed by former Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal, who was also Piazon’s boss at Rio Ave last season.
“We would like to wish Lucas the best of luck for the rest of his career and thank him for his service.”
Piazon is a very gifted player that never managed to reach his full potential at the club, so the news that he has joined a decent side in the Portuguese League, it is a very good move for the man to make.
Roman Abramovic has contacted Thomas Tuchel about a possible move to Chelsea to replace Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard was handed a massive transfer kitty in the summer in order to revamp the squad and make this side capable of winning that Premier League title ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.
But despite some good performances from the club, Lampard has seen his job come under intense pressure over the past few months, as he simply cannot get the results that Abramovic would like, and Tuchel is a manager that he is reportedly keen on.
Tuchel is very highly rated in the game but was recently sacked by PSG after falling out with the board, meaning that he is seeking a fresh challenge in the game and is reportedly eyeing a move to the Premier League.
Now the SUN have claimed that Abramovic has started planning for life after Lampard and has already made contact with Tuchel about a move to the Bridge, although the report also suggest that he will give Lampard some time before ousting the club legend.
There are a number of options for the board to consider and contacting Tuchel is putting a feeler out as to whom would come in at short notice, should Lampard get the sack.
We would like to see Lampard stay at the club, so we will support the man to the very end, but we also know what Roman is like, and it is a surprise to see that Lamps has lasted this long.
So if the results do not improve, it will not be a good meeting between the two