1pm Chelsea news: Alex Sandro boost, Christian Pulisic favourites and Andreas Christensen investigation

1pm Chelsea news: Alex Sandro boost, Christian Pulisic favourites and Andreas Christensen investigation

November 20, 2018 0 By Today news

CHELSEA are favourites to sign Serie A revelation Lukasz Piatek who is currently doing better that Juventus’ newest star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Read on below to find out the details, plus the latest transfer news, views and gossip from around Stamford Bridge.

Piatek has scored 13 goals in 14 games for Genoa this season and says his objective is to play in the Champions League
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ENTER SAND MAN

CHELSEA have received a boost in their bid to sign Juventus left-back Alex Sandro.

The Brazilian has revealed that he wants to play in the Premier League – with the Blues previously eyeing him while Antonio Conte was in charge.

BLUE PUL

BLUES are now favourites to sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in January.

The USA star has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Liverpool – but the Stamford Bridge outfit are now odds on to sign him in the winter.

CHRIS CROSS

CHELSEA face an investigation over the signing of Andreas Christensen – with rivals pressuring the Premier League to look into it.

A report by Football Leaks reveals that the club hired the defender’s father, Sten, as a scout on the same day as his arrival in 2012 – despite still working for Brondby.

BLUES TEK HIM

STAMFORD BRIDGE outfit are favourites to sign Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa, according to the bookies.

Chelsea are just 5/4 to sign the Polish striker, who is currently outscoring a certain Cristiano Ronaldo in Serie A, and has also dropped a hint on his future setting Champions League football as his objective.

THE NICE ONE

MAURIZIO SARRI says English football is of ‘top quality’ and has praised Jose Mourinho for his “extraordinary human qualities”.

However, the Italian says he feels closer to Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp with whom he shares a similar football philosophy.

WIL HE MOVE TO LONDON?

BOURNEMOUTH ace Callum Wilson has attracted attention following a breakthrough season with Bournemouth, and Chelsea are the favourites to sign him according to the bookies.

Blues are 2/1 to win the race for the forward who has scored six goals for Cherries in the current campaign and also netted one in his England debut on Thursday against USA.

CHEAP BLUES

CHELSEA and Manchester United were let off easy following the so-called £5m golden handshake to outgoing Premier League chief Richard Scudamore.

SunSport’s Neil Ashton believes the pair have gained the most from Scudamore’s broadcast deals and should not be paying the same as top-flight newbies Cardiff and Wolves.

LET’S TALK ABOUT CESC

CESC FABREGAS appears to be on his way to AC Milan, with talks between the two parties already underway.

The Spaniard has struggled for game time under Maurizio Sarri and could head to the Italians as early as January – despite Chelsea’s impending transfer ban.


MILAN’S CALLING

FABREGAS is not the only Chelsea player the Italians have been keeping tabs on as Milan are said to also monitor Gary Cahill’s situation at Stamford Bridge.

The defender has fallen out of favour with Maurizio Sarri and his contract expires next summer – making him a potential candidate to solve Gennaro Gattuso’s injury crisis.

REDS IN PULISIC HIJACK BID

LIVERPOOL could try to hijack Christian Pulisic’s Chelsea move with a late £70million swoop part-funded by flop Fabinho, according to reports.

The Daily Mirror claim Jurgen Klopp could flog his £43.7million summer signing to help pay for the American wonderkid the Blues are close to securing.

 

Do Chelsea have a darker side?

By DUNCAN WRIGHT

JORGINHO and Marcos Alonso show there is a nasty bite to Chelsea to go with the pretty Sarri-ball.

Maurizio Sarri has got the Blues playing with far more freedom than in recent years allowing the magical skills of Eden Hazard to flourish.

But in a fiercely contested clash with Everton there was something of the dark arts about some of his players as they left their mark on their visitors in a more rudimentary way.

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