Chelsea news: Midfielder officially signs with Blues from Bayern, Lampard can sign £100m star after decision, Madrid striker to join in summer
Kalidou Koulibaly has told Napoli that he wants out in the summer window, and WE SHOULD MAKE A MOVE!
There have been some reports in the media suggesting that we are planning for potential new signings in this coming transfer window, as we seek to improve key areas of the pitch in the summer.
Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining us in the chase for the defenders signature.
It has been reported on many occasions that Napoli do not want to sell one of their biggest players and would rather keep him at the club well before he leaves for a bigger club like us, that is how much they reportedly are desperate to keep him at the club.
However, according to Il Mattino, Koulibaly has now told Napoli that he is keen to leave the club at the end of the season and will seek a move away.
The reports has alerted a number of top clubs to a possible deal, as we said, the powerhouse is just behind the likes of Virgil Van Dijk as one of the best central defenders in the game right now.
Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic looks likely to go out on loan next season with Chelsea a likely destination for the Serbian.
Despite the Coronavirus putting a hold to the Premier League season and despite the fact that the transfer window is still months away, there has been alot of speculation in the media about possible arrivals to Stamford Bridge, with a striker on the agenda.
It is no secret that Frank Lampard is keen to improve this side with some big time signings, and reports in the media have suggested he will indeed get the £200 million it will take to sign some top-class, big-time names players in the summer, with Jovic on the shopping list.
Jovic joined the Spanish giants last summer after an outstanding campaign with German side Eintracht Frankfurt in which he netted 10 goals in the Europa League including strikes in both legs of the semi-final against the Blues.
However, he has struggled for playing time in Spain with only four La Liga starts so far this season, and according to reports on the SUN WEBSITE, he is all set to depart the Spanish giants at the end of the season, with Stamford Bridge his most likely destination.
The 22-year-old has scored just two goals in all competitions so far this season. It’s a far cry from the 30 goals he netted last season in the Bundesliga, and The club will then seek to bring in a recognised No9, with Borussia Dortmund’s prolific Erling Haaland believed to be a top target.
And with doubts over the long-term futures of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi, Lampard knows that a try before they officially buy deal could work out in the long-run as it will give the club an opportunity to see just what Jovic is actually made of.
Chelsea women have made a real statement of intent signing by landing midfielder Melanie Leupolz.
The 25-year-old has been a mainstay at Bayern since switching from Freiburg in 2014, winning the Frauen-Bundesliga in her first two seasons there, and she has also been a regular for Germany since 2013, competing at four major tournaments, including winning the 2013 Women’s Euros and Olympic gold in 2016.
Leupolz is not the first World Cup stalwart recruited by manager, Emma Hayes, as the boss Last summer signed Norway forward Guro Reiten from LSK Kvinner before the tournament, and Australia’s Sam Kerr came in January, as she looks to build a side that is very capable of challenging for big titles.
Hayes told the club website: “Melanie has the right qualities that we look for in players at Chelsea. She’s got international experience, been the captain of Bayern Munich and her best years are yet to come.
“It’s a real statement of intent that she chose Chelsea and it shows just how far we’ve come as a football club. Melanie is versatile, she’s got wonderful qualities in the midfield areas and she will provide much-needed depth.”
Leupolz has been brought in to add a bit more quality to the midfield and Hayes will be hoping that she adapts to the English game sooner rather than later, but the German has announced that she is looking forward to her new career HERE, Leupolz said: “I believe in what Chelsea are doing as a club and I am excited to be a part of that. They want to win titles, and so do I. I also like the style of football they play.
“I have seen a lot of their matches and I think it’s the right club for me.”