Ben Chilwell to demand Chelsea move this week despite promising future in Leicester city
Ben Chilwell is set to tell Leicester this week he wants to quit for Chelsea, according to The Mirror.
Frank Lampard is determined to sign a new left-back this summer and has earmarked Chilwell as his top target for the position in his squad.
Although Chilwell is under contract until 2024, it is understood he sees his future at Stamford Bridge and will demand the move to Stamford bridge.
The Blues will have to fork out a significant fee for the England international, with the Foxes set to demand around £80million.
Atletico Madrid president insists Chelsea target Oblak is not available for sale
Chelsea target Jan Oblak is not for sale, insists Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo, who insists interest in “the best goalkeeper in the world” is not strange.
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has described Jan Oblak as the “best goalkeeper in the world” and has told Chelsea to look elsewhere for a new number one.
The Blues are believed to have added Oblak to a two-man transfer wishlist, along with Ajax’s Andre Onana, as they seek a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea, who have already brought in Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner ahead of next season, were said to have been confident about their chances of signing the Slovenia international.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with the 27-year-old of late, who would reportedly cost a record-breaking £109 million.
“I always say that Oblak has a contract with Atletico and is the best goalkeeper in the world. It is not strange that he has offers from other great teams,” Cerezo told Marca.
“I say the same as always. Oblak has a contract, he is an Atletico player, period. We have many players, our squad is the club’s main asset. Oblak is a magnificent player and in his position, unquestionably, there is no one to beat him right now.
“For me, Oblak – and I speak as an amateur – is the best goalkeeper in the world. Regarding [Thibaut] Courtois, he is another great goalkeeper of those in the world and fortunately, both have played for us and with both we have been champions in many trophies.”
Chelsea ready to swoop with Henderson seeking Manchester united guarantees, offers £170k-a-week deal
Dean Henderson is looking for Guarantees regarding his future from Manchester United, according to the Mirror, who report Chelsea are ready to swoop if they don’t come.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to offer Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson a lucrative contract worth £170k a week to make the switch to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The shot-stopper enjoyed a stellar 2019-20 campaign on loan at Sheffield United – keeping 13 Premier League clean sheets – although Henderson’s long-term future at Old Trafford remains unclear
Current United number one David de Gea has come under increased scrutiny for his performances this term, although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has kept faith in the Spaniard and Henderson will supposedly seek pastures new if he is not guaranteed regular game time for the Red Devils.
With Chelsea believed to be in the market for a new goalkeeper following Kepa Arrizabalaga’s troublesome campaign, the Mirror reports that Frank Lampard has identified Henderson as a priority target.
The report claims that the Blues could have to fork out £55m to secure the Englishman’s signature, and Chelsea would be willing to offer Henderson a weekly salary of £170k per week at Stamford Bridge – over four times what he currently earns at Man United.
The Red Devils are supposedly ready to hold talks with Henderson’s entourage within the next few days – where the two parties are expected to discuss improvements to Henderson’s current £35k-a-week deal.
Tottenham Hotspur have also been credited with an interest in Henderson, who is under contract at Old Trafford until 2022.