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Tomo

Chelsea's Transfer Targets

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7 hours ago, ChelseaFanUK said:

Not necessarily because Lampard obviously doesn't think we need 3 strikers because Giroud never got a look in and only Bats and Tammy were used.  So I'd guess he maybe thinks we can get by with 2

Batshuayi might as well be a ghost at this point because Lampard clearly doesn't trust him and he hasn't done enough to suggest he can be trusted either. We're practically one Abraham injury away from Lampard going with the False 9 again. 

We wouldn't be seeing so many stories about Dembele or links with other strikers if Lampard's okay with just Abraham and Batshuayi for the rest of the season. And Lampard suggested last week that Giroud will only be allowed to leave if if it works for him and the squad.

 

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5 hours ago, !Hazard! said:

Why on Earth are we not linked with Hakim Ziyech. He's like Messi in comparison to these other crap players we've been linked with in past days

The fact that no big clubs are even linked with him maybe suggests he's not very good for the highest level.

5 hours ago, Strike said:

This. Should be considered even if it is in the summer tbh

If we're going for Sancho this summer, then Ziyech makes no sense whatsoever. 

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5 hours ago, Vesper said:

Inter offer £3.4m for Olivier Giroud but Chelsea holding out for £8.5m

Frenchman has already agreed terms with Inter until 2021-22

Giroud keen to move to earn France place for Euro 2020

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jan/10/olivier-giroud-chelsea-transfer-window-internazionale

 

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3 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

Wait and see we dont agree a fee and end up keeping him for another 6 months. Why are we haggling over a 33 y/o player who FL clearly doesnt want? 

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2 hours ago, Jason said:

The fact that no big clubs are even linked with him maybe suggests he's not very good for the highest level.

If we're going for Sancho this summer, then Ziyech makes no sense whatsoever. 

Yes. Sancho should be the main target

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One injury away from using the false 9 once again and still cannot believe we haven't got a signing in this area over the line.

This isn't me being impatient, this is being realistic and worried.

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2 hours ago, Tomo said:

The only thing that would remotely justify Lemar is if it's for extra short term squad depth as we've been told Sancho is avalible but not until the summer.

Anything else and we're being had.

Well Sancho is available in the summer he just might not sign for us.

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In: Ake, Lemar(loan), Dembele. 

Out: Christensen, Pedro, Giroud and Michy probably. 

Is this good transfer window? 

I would be positive because these transactions clearly would mean we are after Sancho and Chilwell in the summer. And also we would upgrade a little bit and refresh squad. 

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9 hours ago, Tomo said:

I wonder how many adamant we should have "fully backed him" still hold that view.

With every signing at Inter it becomes more and more obvious he was a bigger driver to the 2017 horror window than people like to admit. Keeping him and giving him another window would have set us back years.

Not really. He wanted ox and Lukaku. He got Morata and Zappacosta. I fully supported Bakayoko signing because it made sense for us. Drinkwater was because we need British midfielder. 

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12 minutes ago, NikkiCFC said:

In: Ake, Lemar(loan), Dembele. 

Out: Christensen, Pedro, Giroud and Michy probably. 

Is this good transfer window? 

I would be positive because these transactions clearly would mean we are after Sancho and Chilwell in the summer. And also we would upgrade a little bit and refresh squad. 

Atletico won't loan us Lemar unless there is a must buy clause. Why do we need ake? 

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1 minute ago, communicate said:

Not really. He wanted ox and Lukaku. He got Morata and Zappacosta. I fully supported Bakayoko signing because it made sense for us. Drinkwater was because we need British midfielder. 

Doesn't matter if they were plan A or plan Ds, they were clearly his idea.

If they were getting forced on him do you really think he would have given Bakayoko and Morata the chances they got?

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1 minute ago, communicate said:

Atletico won't loan us Lemar unless there is a must buy clause. Why do we need ake? 

Because our defence has more holes than sieve.

Although I'm not a massive fan of Ake and think game time for Tomori would be preferable.

 

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16 minutes ago, Tomo said:

Doesn't matter if they were plan A or plan Ds, they were clearly his idea.

If they were getting forced on him do you really think he would have given Bakayoko and Morata the chances they got?

I don't think he is forced to take Morata and Bakayoko. I am pretty sure Bakayoko was his first choice. TBF, it made sense.Two mobile destroyer sounds really2 perfect for 343.

Morata on the other hand, is plan B. Conte wanted a true no 9 because he had problem wity Costa. Honestly not sure who else was available at that time, even we have problem finding no 9 right now. I also don't think any big team has signed an all arounder no 9 since then. 

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12 minutes ago, Muzchap said:

Because our defence has more holes than sieve.

Although I'm not a massive fan of Ake and think game time for Tomori would be preferable.

 

You just answered why we don't need ake. Unless you think ake is wc then we don't need ake. 

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16 minutes ago, communicate said:

Why do we need ake? 

Christensen out Ake in makes sense. 

Chris just like Rudiger and Zouma prefers RCB position. Only Tomori prefers to play on the left just like Ake who is also left footed and can play LB too. More physical defender on the right Rudi-Zouma and more technical on the left side Tomori-Ake. Makes sense. 

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I would expect Lamps' presser today to be along the lines of  "we'd like to strengthen but happy to keep the same squad if nothing happens."   That's normally a sign that things are going slow, or targets just cant be got

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Juventus 'enter the race for Moussa Dembele' with Maurizio Sarri ready to hijack former club Chelsea's move for the Lyon attacker

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7872629/Juventus-enter-race-Moussa-Dembele-Sarri-ready-hijack-Chelseas-Lyon-man.html

 

if true, can they sell us Dybala?

LOLOLOLOL

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3 minutes ago, Vesper said:

Juventus 'enter the race for Moussa Dembele' with Maurizio Sarri ready to hijack former club Chelsea's move for the Lyon attacker

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7872629/Juventus-enter-race-Moussa-Dembele-Sarri-ready-hijack-Chelseas-Lyon-man.html

 

if true, can they sell us Dybala?

LOLOLOLOL

Isn’t  Juventus wage bill too high.

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4 minutes ago, Styl1994 said:

Isn’t  Juventus wage bill too high.

not sure of their FFP status, but Dembele will not be on a crazy salary

plus they have a lot to sell off if need be

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Bournemouth losing £40m man, linked with Chelsea, would be a damning blow to Eddie Howe

https://90maat.com/bournemouth-losing-40m-man-linked-with-chelsea-would-be-a-damning-blow-to-eddie-howe-opinion/

A.F.C Bournemouth are in heaps of danger having dropped into the relegation zone after a 4-0 defeat to fellow strugglers West Ham in their last Premier League outing. But further issues could be on the horizon as the Cherries are at risk of losing their most crucial defensive asset in January. Reports have emerged in The Sun that Chelsea are considering exercising the £40m buyback clause they had placed in Nathan Ake’s contract if they can offload Andreas Christiansen.

Eddie Howe will be spending the entire month worrying that the Cherries could lose their star man should a buyer be found for Christensen. Losing Ake would be catastrophic for the side who sit in 18th place in the Premier League table in their attempts to spend a sixth consecutive season in the English top-flight. The issue is that Howe’s side have scored just two goals in their past seven Premier League fixtures and without anyone finding the back of the net regularly they are reliant on keeping a tight defence to pick up any points.

Former Bournemouth Player of the Season Ake has made 16 starts this campaign keeping three clean sheets as the Cherries have struggled to keep other sides out. But his place in the starting eleven is all but guaranteed as only Chris Mepham has made more tackles and interceptions at centre back than the Dutch international. Furthermore, Ake is essential for Howe’s style of play building from the back, with the central defender having averaged the second-most passes of any Cherries player whilst boasting the highest pass completion rate. In essence, Ake is a critical cog in stopping the opposition scoring and starting moves for the Cherries.

The sum Chelsea would have to pay is a considerable fee for Bournemouth to receive. However, the fact Chelsea have a buy-back clause means they could trigger it at any moment. Howe is likely to be concerned that the Blues could wait right until the end of the window to push the move through and all the power is in Frank Lampard’s hands. Should Bournemouth lose Ake, it would be an enormous blow to their chances of surviving in the Premier League. But if they fail to find a replacement for Ake, the Cherries will be as good as relegated.

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