Chelsea get Vardy type player, Willian Pedro sign up, Jorginho to stay, Sane move to be made in icchelseanews roundup..
Blues defender Antonio Rudiger has compared Chelsea new boy Timo Werner to Leicester marksman Jamie Vardy.
Ahead of the summer transfer window opening in just a few weeks time, fans are getting excited about the new arrivals that will be heading to Stamford Bridge.
Werner is one of those players that are expected to make a big impact when he arrives at the club, and is expected to become one of the very best strikers in the Premier League, especially after his 32-goal season with RB.
And Rudiger has opened up and announced that Werner is like a Jamie Vardy-type player, He told the club’s website: “He’s a really big threat to defenders.
“RB Leipzig is a more counter-attacking team but in terms of attacking the defensive line, he’s similar to Vardy. He has a lot of pace and if the defender makes a mistake and loses the ball, then he goes!”
Rudiger then lifted the lid on what he expects from German teammate Timo Werner at Chelsea.
He added: “Like everyone, I’m very excited that he’s chosen Chelsea and I’m looking forward to working with him.
“I’ve known him since he was 17 and he did very good in the past few years. He can be very important for us.
“His development was just “wow”. In his first season everything was new for him in men’s football but then he started scoring more goals and of course with that comes confidence. He had very good coaches who believed in him and worked with him.”
Chelsea should make a move and try to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City in the summer, now he is leaving the club.
Frank Lampard is no fool, he knows that he has taken over a side that still needs alot of work being done to it, despite the fact he has been signing players ahead of the summer window.
But despite the fact that Bayern Munich are leading the chase to sign Sane in the summer window, Lampard should make the move and try to get the hierarchy to hand him the funds to get a deal done.
Pep Guardiola has confirmed the club wanted to keep the 24-year-old Germany international, who has been heavily linked with Bayern Munich, but he wants to pursue a new challenge.
“Leroy said he doesn’t want to extend his contract,” Guardiola said on Sjky Sports. “If he wants to leave and it is going to happen this summer or at the end of the contract. The club talked to me a few times, he rejected his contract so he wants to play at another club.
“I think everybody knows and if at the end of this season an agreement can be found he will leave, if not he will leave at the end of his contract.”
Jorginho is very unlikely to leave Chelsea this summer as no clubs can afford him, believes his agent Joao Santos.
There has been alot of transfer speculation in the media which has suggested that he could be leaving the club in the summer, with Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri desperate to be reunited with the midfielder.
Santos had hinted that numerous clubs were interested in buying his client earlier in the season, but now says that a switch is unlikely due to the economic uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis.
‘It will be a strange market because nobody knows when it will return to normal,’ Santos told CalcioMercato
‘If we play the next league without fans, nobody will be able to afford to do deals.
‘The next season could be behind closed doors, and that’s a big deal. Chelsea have already spent because they weren’t able to buy last year.
‘The price in recent years for Jorginho has certainly increased. He has done well in London and played for the national team.
‘He is now the vice-captain at Chelsea and has accumulated a lot of experience in the Champions League and the Europa League.
‘I think it’s very difficult for an offer to come in for Jorginho. There isn’t a team at this moment that can make this type of investment at this time.”
Willian and Pedro have reportedly agreed short-term contract extensions with Chelsea.
Both Pedro and Willian have been talked about on a weekly basis, with the Brazilian star keen to stay, but were not prepared to offer him the kind of deal that he wants, while Pedro has has his time at the top and is now ready for something a little easier.
The pair’s existing deals were due to run out at the end of June but the coronavirus pandemic has meant the season will run into July, which has meant that a whole host of clubs have had to extend their players contracts.
Frank Lampard has been eager to keep hold of the pair until at least the end of the season, as he wants to get back inside those top four spots, and it seems that he has got his way on the pair.
“As a result of the global pandemic and the subsequent delayed conclusion to the campaign, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to be allowed to enter into short-term contract extensions with players whose deals were due to expire at the end of this month,” a club statement read.
“Willian and Pedro were among those affected, and they and the club have now mutually agreed to extend contracts until the finale of the current season.
Look, the news is great and we will get to say goodbye to the pair properly not that they have agreed to help us finish off the Premier League season.