1pm Chelsea news: Alex Sandro boost, Christian Pulisic favourites and Andreas Christensen investigationNovember 20, 2018
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.
ENTER SAND MAN
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.