Europa League champions Chelsea have reportedly turned down a big bid for one of their right-backs.
Chelsea defender Reece James has been attracting a lot of interest from other Premier League teams.
According to the report from the Daily Star, Chelsea have rejected a £20m bid for the young right-back.
Fellow Premier League club Crystal Palace made the bid for Reece James and it was swiftly turned down by the West Londoners.
Chelsea are reluctant to let the young defender leave the club this summer on the back of his successful loan spell at English Championship club Wigan Athletic.
He was the standout player in the Wigan Athletic team that narrowly escaped relegation at the end of the last English Championship season.
Crystal Palace see Reece James as the perfect man to replace compatriot Aaron Wan-Bissaka who left the club to join Manchester United earlier this summer.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka left Crystal Palace this summer on the back of just one season in the English top flight.
The 21-year-old signed for the Red Devils in a deal worth £50m including £5m in add-ons.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the fifth most expensive player in the history of Manchester United after his transfer this summer.
Chelsea Suffer Heavy Injury Blow Ahead Of Norwich City Clash
Europa League holders Chelsea have suffered a big injury blow ahead of their league meeting with newly promoted Premier League outfit Norwich City.
The Blues travel to Norwich City to take on the Canaries in one of the week three games in the Premier League.
The injury update on one of the Chelsea players was provided by manager Frank Lampard in a chat with the club’s official website.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is likely to miss the Norwich City game because of an ankle sprain.
According to Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, Kante has carried the injury throughout the week.
Lampard is still hopeful that his star player will feature in the game against Norwich City.
The Norwich City v Chelsea game is the early kickoff in the Premier League on Saturday.
Frank Lampard would be hoping that N’Golo Kante is fit to take his place in the starting XI against the newly promoted side as his search for a first win continues.
The Chelsea manager has not recorded a win in his first three games since being appointed into the job this summer and he would be hoping that the situation will change starting with the away game at Carrow Road.
Chelsea: Legend Attacks Nigerian Forward
Former Chelsea defender Robert Huth has questioned the ability of Nigerian attacker Kelechi Iheanacho.
Robert Huth talked about Super Eagles player Iheanacho while he was on BBC Radio 5 Live.
According to him, Kelechi Iheanacho does not have the quality to replace Jamie Vardy as the lone striker for Leicester City.
Kelechi Iheanacho is in his third season at Leicester City following his big money move from Premier League champions Manchester City.
Leicester City paid around £25m to sign Iheanacho from Leicester City.
Since his transfer, Kelechi Iheanacho has not been able to nail down a starting spot in the Leicester City team.
He has not been able to displace England international Jamie Vardy as the lone striker in the starting XI at the King Power Stadium.
Kelechi Iheanacho has hardly featured for Leicester City since Brendan Rodgers was appointed as the replacement for French tactician Claude Puel at the club.
His plight at Leicester City was further compounded this summer with the signing of Spanish attacker Ayoze Perez for £30m.
Ayoze Perez joined the Foxes from fellow Premier League outfit Newcastle United.
Iheanacho paid dearly for his lack of playing time at Leicester City after he missed out on the Super Eagles squad that finished theirs at this summer’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt.
Chelsea: Davide Zappacosta Lands In Italy To Join New Club
Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta has touched down in Italy ahead of a transfer to Italian Serie A giants AS Roma.
After arriving in Italy to finalize his move to AS Roma, the Blues right-back said he’s back home.
Davide Zappacosta is expected to join Italian giants Roma on a season-long loan deal until next summer.
The loan move to AS Roma is necessary for the Italian international after he was told by new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard that he’s surplus to requirements.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as opted for Cesar Azpilicueta as the first choice right-back and Reece James as the second choice right-back.
Davide Zappacosta is back in Italy after spending two years at Stamford Bridge.
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He was part of the Chelsea squad that won the 2017/18 FA Cup title under former manager Antonio Conte.
The Italian tactician was the Chelsea manager when Davide Zappacosta joined the club from Serie A outfit Torino.
He was also part of the team that won the Europa League in the last campaign after the 4-1 win over London rivals Arsenal.
Davide Zappacosta has not played for Frank Lampard this season after three games.
Chelsea have faced the likes of Manchester United (league), Liverpool (UEFA Super Cup) and Leicester City (league).
Chelsea Block Tiemoue Bakayoko From Leaving Stamford Bridge
Premier League giants Chelsea have blocked midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from leaving the club according to the latest reports coming out of the media in France.
Tiemoue Bakayoko is surplus to requirements at Chelsea and the West London giants are keen to offload him before the transfer window ends next month.
The Premier League transfer market has ended but French international Tiemoue Bakayoko can still seek a move away from the club before the European transfer window ends on the 2nd of September.
According to RMC Sports, French Ligue 1 giants want to sign Bakayoko on loan for the season but Chelsea have blocked the deal with the West Londoners holding out for a permanent transfer for the player they signed from the same club for £40m.
He played 185 minutes during Chelsea’s pre-season but manager Frank Lampard told him that he’s not in his plans for the future.
Bakayoko is back at Chelsea this summer after the Frenchman spent last season on loan at Italian Serie A giants AC Milan.
He had a good loan spell with the Rossoneri but they decided against signing him on a permanent deal mainly due to disciplinary issues after falling out with manager Gennaro Gattuso at the end of last season.
Stamford Bridge: Chelsea Receive Bad News About Victor Moses
Premier League giants Chelsea have received bad news about loanee Victor Moses after he picked up an injury in a league game.
Nigerian winger Victor Moses is on loan at Turkish Super League giants Fenerbahce at the moment having joined them from Chelsea in January 2019.
The retired Super Eagles star signed for Fenerbahce on loan for 18 months until next summer.
He sustained the injury during the league game with Gazisehir Gaziantep FK on Monday.
Victor Moses played 77 minutes before he was replaced by Ferdi Kadıoglu as Fenerbahce ran out 5-0 winners.
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The Chelsea loanee was examined after the game and it was discovered that he has ruptured his muscle and he’s expected to be out of action for weeks.
No timeline was given for his injury but the former West Ham United and Stoke City player is expected to be out for at least four weeks.
Victor Moses left Chelsea to join Turkish giants Fenerbahce after he was frozen out of the team by Maurizio Sarri who has since left the club to take up the Juventus job.
The Nigerian attacker was linked with a move to Inter Milan this summer but he ended up staying with the Turkish Super League club.
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