Chelsea go for goalkeeper Henderson, promised to double wages
Chelsea are looking to bring Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson to Stamford Bridge next season, report the Manchester Evening News.
Frank Lampard and Chelsea have reportedly promised to double the Englishman’s wages should he sign after an impressive season on loan with Sheffield United.
Meanwhile, the Mail have also reported United are set for sit down talks with Henderson next week.
Latest update on Kai Havertz’ Chelsea deal
Chelsea are making progress in their move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz and Frank Lampard is increasingly confident of landing the 21-year-old.
Lampard has identified Havertz as one of his top transfer targets and reports in Germany suggest he has agreed personal terms on a switch to Stamford Bridge.
Havertz is valued at around £70million.
An agreement is yet to be reached between Chelsea and Leverkusen but the Blues have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Havertz ahead of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, and Lampard is closing in on a deal to make him the latest exciting young addition to his squad at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea, who are on course to secure a Champions League spot and will face Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, have already signed Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech for next season.
Lampard is also targeting defensive reinforcements and possibly a new goalkeeper, with question marks over the future of Kepa Arrizabalaga.
latest update on Declan Rice as West Ham set to retain the midfielder
David Moyes says it would take “Bank of England money” to prise Declan Rice from West Ham this summer and that he has no intention of letting the midfielder go.
London rivals Chelsea are keen on bringing Rice back to the club which released him aged 14 as Frank Lampard looks to address his leaky defence ahead of next season.
Moyes, however, sees Rice as a vital part of his plans – alongside Tomas Soucek – going forward and wants to see him take the armband from captain Mark Noble when he retires in the years to come. However, the Scot did concede that the Hammers could face a big decision should someone like Chelsea make a move.
“I’m confident he will be here [next season] because he’s under contract,” Moyes said of Rice’s future. “But like anything else, whatever club you’re at even the biggest clubs sometimes sell their best players because they get the right value.
“But my intention is not to sell Declan at all, my intention is to keep him. But we can’t stop other clubs making offers, but the truth is we’ve had no offers or nothing, nobody has come to us.
“He’s a really good player and I see him helping us, and I hope he sees what we are trying to do. We’re going to try and add better players and add things to it which would make him excited about being at West Ham in the future.”
“If somebody then turns up and offers you a bundle-load of cash then that’s a club decision, but if you sign a five-year deal anywhere… if you sign a five-year deal with your company then you know you’re probably there for five years, it’s no different for football players unless somebody comes along and poaches you.
“My plan is, you know what I think of Declan, I think he is a future captain of West Ham going forward. When Mark Noble comes to an end then hopefully it will be Declan Rice, so we’ve no intention of letting him go. If it does come it will need to be the Bank of England money.”