Chelsea are working on three major deals, although a reporter has questioned their chances of success, while Frank Lampard has provided an update from Anthony Gordon that needs a double take.
The Blues have already splashed around £136million on Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling. A further £41million was spent to safeguard their future when the arrival of the trio of teenagers Carney Chukwuemeka, Cesare Casadei and Gabriel Slonina.
Another teenage prodigy may be coming soon, and a curious request chelsea have made their midfield target revealed.
Either way, the moves for those who can make an immediate impact in the first team this season are far from over.
Speaking on the Sky Sports transfer show, journalist Kaveh Solhekol has confirmed that deals for Wesley Fofana, Anthony Gordon and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all in the works as we speak. However, Solhekol said the three were unlikely to meet at Stamford Bridge.
“We have said in recent days that Chelsea are highly unlikely to sign Wesley Fofana ahead of the game against Leicester,” Solhekol said.
“They still want Fofana, Gordon and Aubameyang. It would be surprising if they got all three, but that’s what they’re working on.
“We heard Brendan Rodgers yesterday talking about some frustration with the way Fofana had fared compared to other players who had left Leicester in the past.
“He also spoke to the papers, with Rodgers saying he went to Jonny Evans, the captain, just to talk to them and explain the situation. He said both players could understand it from a club and player perspective. player.
Fourth chance for Fofana?
Chelsea have tabled three separate offers for Fofana, the latest of which totaled £70m, including add-ons. A fourth attempt was eagerly awaited and according to Fabrizio Romano, was finally accepted.
The transfer guru tweeted Fofana’s move to the capital is ‘finally ready to be completed’. A six-year agreement will be signed, with The Team report fee stands at £70m before add-ons.
Aubameyang, meanwhile, has already agreed personal terms with Chelsea. The sticking point is the fee demanded by Barcelona.
Barcelona are believed to want more than £20million for the 33-year-old. Chelsea hope to include Marcos Alonso in the deal to bring the price down, but Barca view the left-back as a separate issue.
Lampard said what about Anthony Gordon?
The latest player Chelsea are chasing is Everton flier Anthony Gordon.
The 21-year-old has already been the subject of a £40m bid from Chelsea. A £60m fee is rumored to be the number Everton can sell to, but it remains to be seen if Chelsea will bid that high.
However, talking to sky sportsToffees boss Frank Lampard has given an update on his attacker.
When discussing some of the best young talent he has coached, Lampard hinted at Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount saying they are now worth over £100m.
Lampard reckons Gordon is also a £100m player and, for now at least, has no plans to lose him anytime soon. If Everton were to hold their ground for a nine-figure sum for Gordon, it stands to reason that he won’t be leaving anytime soon anyway.
Anthony Gordon in a £100million slice?
“He’s our player and he remains that way, he’s in the squad for tomorrow,” Lampard said (through the sun).
“He’s a huge player for us, I said this last week, not only is he of great financial value for the club, but above all of great value for the team and for me.
“They haven’t offered £60m so let’s not talk about a number that isn’t there.
“I can’t put a figure on his value to the club. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some fantastic young players at Derby and Chelsea, watched them develop into England internationals and Champions League winners, worth three figures (over £100m ) in terms of personal values.
“Anthony is in this bracket, he’s been a pleasure to work with and he’s ours. He’s an Everton lad, he plays for us and the public identifies with him.
“It’s understandable that people are interested in him because of the level of player he is. The facts remain the same.
Chelsea transfer news: Three huge deals in the works, as Lampard delivers Anthony Gordon update that will make Tuchel squirm