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Chelsea star CB set to seal transfer, £4m offered

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The Blues are ready to part ways with 25 year-old Super Eagles star Kenneth Omeruo, albeit for the right valuation of the player.

Chelsea signed Omeruo in 2012, and since then the Nigerian international has had to go on loan to several clubs.

Following an incredible season which the player made a total of 31 appearances for Spanish club side CD Leganes, he has revealed his desire to stay at the club. His parent club, Chelsea, are also ready to sell. Nonetheless, the Stamford Bridge outfit are holding out for a certain undisclosed valuation of the player.

According to Spanish publication Marca, the Blues rejected a £4m offer from the Spanish club because it was lower than their valuation of the player.

Having yet to disclose their valuation of the player, it is difficult to state what price is right for the player’s sale.

That said, Chelsea may just be playing games with other interested clubs to see who bids the highest as the English club are currently serving a double window ban, and they would fancy their chances of getting the best out of any situation.

Omeruo has previously turned out on loan for clubs in England and Turkey including Middlesbrough and Alanyasapor. Hence, he is being tracked by clubs in Spain, England, and as far as Germany. If he completes the move, he would have joined compatriot Ola Aina who left for Torino.

 

 

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Chelsea star has been asked to leave club in January

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has been advised to dump Chelsea in January if he must continue to feature in Didier Deschamps’ squad ahead of Euro 2020 qualifiers.

The World Cup winner lost his place at Stamford Bridge to Tammy Abraham prior to the start of the season and he has only featured in just six games for the Blues.

Considering the player’s experience and importance to his team, France national team head coach Deschamps has advised the former Arsenal centre-forward to end his spell at Stamford Bridge if he fail break into Lampard’s starting lineup before the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan are said to be eyeing a possible move for Giroud as Conte hopes to work with the player having failed to work with him during his days as Chelsea manager.

According to Italian media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, the San Siro outfits are already in talks with the Blues and a deal could be reached in or before January.

Moving out of the West London club could be the best option for Giroud as it is very unlikely to see Lampard drop in-form Abraham from his list of regular starters.

Giroud has played 44 Premier League matches and has scored five goals since joining the Blues in 2018.

 

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Chelsea in battle with Manchester United over £71m star

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Chelsea are looking to sign French and Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, according to reports.

Chelsea might be able to sign players in the January transfer window if their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for sports goes through on the 20th of November.

The West London club was handed a two window transfer ban before this year’s summer transfer window but they are looking to turn that.

Dembele has scored eight goals in 11 league games since the start of the season and he has drawn attention to himself.

Manchester United are said to be keeping tabs on the 23-year-old striker, with reports indicating they’d make a move for him when the transfer window comes alive in January.

The Red Devils are yet to replace Romelu Lukaku, who was sold to Inter Milan in the summer transfer window but they are looking to sign Dembele in his stead.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are already preparing for life after Olivier Giroud and they have as well pinned Dembele for signing should they be able to reinforce their squad in January, reports the Daily Mail .

Giroud has found game time difficult to come by this season and there are claims he could walk away at the end of this campaign, same goes for Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi.

Tammy Abraham might be the only out-and out striker at the club.

The report claims Lyon would accept no less £71million to allow the star striker leave.

 

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Lampard reveals the style of play he has asked Chelsea to adopt

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Frank Lampard has revealed the philosophy on which his Chelsea team are playing.

The former Three Lions midfielder has transformed Chelsea to a side that attacks their opponent and their form has been relatively impressive.

Chelsea got the better of Burnley in a Premier league game last weekend and speaking after the game, Lampard revealed how he sets his team to play.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, he said:

“I want the ball to be moved quickly, and be a little bit unpredictable. I want you to be able to see a clip of us playing out but also have the ability to go long and hit Tammy.”

Despite not signing any player in the summer and allowing Eden Hazard leave, Chelsea are currently in fourth place on the log, just two points behind Manchester City in second place.

Italian midfield maestro found Tammy Abraham with a split inch-perfect pass and the youngster finished it beautifully.

The rest of the game saw Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic ran rally in midfield as they retained possession for the Blues.

Chelsea of last season and yesteryears played a type of conservative football that saw them suffered without the ball but there has been a fresh breath for the side since the appointment of Lampard.

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