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Club official arrive London over transfer of Chelsea duo

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The transfer deadline is fast approaching with a few hours left and several European clubs are waiting for the deadline before making moves for UK based players.

Turkish champions Galatasaray are scouting for a new defensive midfielder to partner Jean Michael Seri, who joined the club on a loan deal from Fulham this summer.

And according to Turkish publication Aksam as quoted by Sportwitness, Galatasaray official  Sukru Haznedar is currently in London to negotiate possible deals for Chelsea duo Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Ad per recent reports, the duo has been excluded from Frank Lampard’s plans for the new season andhas been informed that the club keen to release them from their contracts.

Both players were left out of Chelsea’s last pre-season games against Borussia Monchengladbch and Galatasaray, sensing the situation has decided to go for the players.

Haznedar is looking to get both central midfielders after the English transfer window closes on Thursday.

Bakayoko, who have longed been linked with the Turkish club, spent the previous season on loan at AC Milan and played 31 gamez for the Serie A club.

Drinkwater, on the other hand, have previously been linked with Norwich and Brighton whose pursuit went cold due the player’s wage demand.

Drinkwater,did not play any competitive game last season for the Blues.

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Chelsea to reignite interest in £43m-rated full-back next summer

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Chelsea’s transfer ban will be lifted at the end of the season and manager Frank Lampard will finally sign his first player as Chelsea boss.

The Blues are said to be targeting some top players ahead of the next summer window and Albanian right-back Elseid Hysaj is one of them.

According to Radio Punto TNuovo, the Blues are ready to reignite their desire to see the player at Stamford Bridge despite their inability to capture his services during Maurizio Sarri’s reign.

The former San Paolo star hasn’t been in a spectacular form for Napoli this season due to lack of regular game-time and he is being monitored by Lampard, who feels there is a need to upgrade his defence before next season.

However, it is believed that the manager’s interest and desire to work with Hysaj is dependent on  Reece James’s display throughout the rest of this season.

The young England international was lively against Crystal Palace as he prevented Manchester United’s transfer target Wilfred Zaha from having a meaning impact during the encounter.

Should James maintain such performance till the end of this season, it is very likely to see Lampard pull out of the race to sign the Napoli star before the 2020-21 begins.

Hysaj has featured in eight games in all competitions so far but he’s still in search of his first goal. He is valued at £43m by the Serie A giants.

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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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