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Top 3 Potential Summer Signings At Chelsea

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Jadon Sancho

Premier League giants Chelsea have not been able to add to their existing squad for over one year but that is set to change in the summer with the Blues expected to splash to improve some areas in the team including centre back and the forward positions.

Chelsea were able to sign a new player to the first-team squad in the summer of 2019 and they have not been able to add further signings since then mainly due to the ban on transfers as imposed on them by world’s governing body for football, FIFA, last summer. The ban was for two windows before they were spared the second transfer market thanks to their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

Despite being free to sign players in the January 2020 window, Chelsea failed to add to their first team and that led to a little backlash from the impatient Blues Faithfuls. The club quickly moved to calm them down with the acquisition of Ajax Amsterdam playmaker Hakim Ziyech who won’t join until this summer.

Chelsea fans would be hoping that the signing of Hakim Ziyech is a sign of more quality players to walk through the Stamford Bridge door starting from this summer as the West London giants plot their way back to the top of English football under the guidance of club legend and manager Frank Lampard. Let’s examine the top three potential transfers at the club in the summer:

1. Jadon Sancho – The Borussia Dortmund winger is one of the most in-demand players ahead of the summer especially amongst the Premier League big boys. Borussia Dortmund also want to increase his weekly wages for him to stay for at least one more season.

2. Nathan Ake – The Dutch international was at Chelsea before his transfer to Bournemouth in 2017 after a successful loan spell with the Cherries and he has been linked with a return to the club.

3. Timo Werner – Chelsea want to sign a new striker and the RB Leipzig man could be the player to do the job but they face stiff opposition from rivals Liverpool.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hints at unleashing this weapon against Chelsea

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After securing a win 2-1 against French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League, Man United boss is already planning to unleash more weapons on West London outfit Chelsea when they meet on Saturday.

The Red Devils were without new striker Edison Cavani and the Norweigan manager has hinted that he will be available to face the Blues when they meet at the weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to explain that the former Paris Saint Germain player has not had enough training and that is why he was not in action against his former team but he is hopeful that he will be ready to give the fight to Chelsea.

After a win against Newcastle at the last weekend, the Red Devils continued their winning streak against the French Ligue 1 outfit in the Champions League and they will be hoping it continues when they meet the West London outfit.

The Red Devils started the season on a slow note after losing two games in their first three games but that seems to have changed as they have returned to winning ways with two wins in two games.

Man United are currently in 15th place in the Premier League table but a win against Chelsea will definitely lift them in the standing.

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Arsenal target to extend stay at Chelsea

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The emerging report has revealed that Arsenal’s summer transfer target, Jorginho could sign a new contract at Chelsea that will keep him at the club for more years.

The Italian international was linked away from the Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window after it was claimed that he is no longer favoured at the club and wants a new challenge.

It was reported that Jorginho will come in as a replacement for Lucas Torreira who has now joined Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid, especially if Thomas Partey had not signed.

The North London outfit eventually did not sign Jorginho but opted for Ghanaian international midfielder Thomas Partey, yet the Chelsea man is yet to find a club.

It is now being reported that the West London outfit will open talks with the former Napoli midfielder in the next few days with regards to an extension to his current contract.

Jorginho was also linked with a move to unite with his former boss Maurizio Sarri at the Italian Serie A outfit Juventus but that has passed as the Italian boss has been sacked.

The Chelsea midfielder will be forced to stay and fight for his place in the Frank Lampard team if he must find playing time this season.

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Revealed! How Chelsea was ‘humiliated’ in bid for Thomas Partey

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It has now been revealed that West London outfit Chelsea made a move for Arsenal player Thomas Partey when he was with Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid but were not only turned down but reduced.

North London outfit Arsenal ended up securing the signature of the Ghanaian international by activating his £45 million release clause on the deadline day of the just concluded summer transfer window.

It looked like an easy decision for the player and his camp to make when the Gunners made the call that they were ready to activate the release clause but Chelsea did not get the same treatment.

When discussing the interest for Thomas Partey from other clubs, the midfielder’s father Jacob Partey noted that Chelsea came knocking for the player but their offer was rejected because they wanted a bigger team than the Blues.

Jacob Partey added that Italian Serie A outfit Juventus were interested and made a move but they were also not big enough the family had to wait for a big club like Arsenal to give their nod.

Howbeit, the Gunners fans are yet to see their latest signing in the Arsenal shirt and on the pitch but that is set to happen as he had to obey the clarion call from his county.

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How West Ham Will Stop Chelsea From Signing Declan Rice

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West Ham United will have to offer midfielder Declan Rice new improved terms to stop London rivals Chelsea from signing the player.

This is according to report via The Sun which stated that the Hammers will need to increase the player’s £60,000 weekly salary significantly to prevent him from leaving the club for Chelsea.

The Hammers will need to offer the player a new deal worth weekly wages of around £120,000 to ward off Chelsea and manager Frank Lampard.

Chelsea wanted to sign Declan Rice before the transfer window ended earlier this week and were put off by the £80m valuation of the player by West Ham United.

Blues boss Frank Lampard is a big fan of the player who has grown to become a key figure for club and country in the past months.

Declan Rice is a versatile player who can play as a defensive midfielder and as a central defender.

He was formerly at Chelsea before being released by the West London club as a teenager.

Rice left the Blues at the age of 14 and went on to sign for West Ham United almost immediately.

The England international came through the ranks at West Ham and he’s now one of the first names on their starting XI.

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How Seven Players Could Still Leave Chelsea

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The transfer window has ended for Premier League clubs to sign players but there is an avenue for players to leave for other clubs outside the Premier League.

Also, Premier League teams can still sign players from teams in the lower leagues of the English Football League until October 16. This is 11 days after the Premier League transfer window ended.

Some other leagues are still open to the transfer of players. For example, Chelsea were able to send Dutch midfielder Marco Van Ginkel on loan to former club PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Eredivisie before the close of the transfer window in the Netherlands on Tuesday night.

Van Ginkel secured a loan transfer to the Netherlands after the end of the Premier League transfer window.

The Russian transfer window closes on October 17, while the transfer window in Portugal doesn’t end until October 25.

The Daily Mail reported that as many as six players are scheduled to leave the club after Malang Sarr.

Summer signing Sarr has already joined Portuguese champions FC Porto on loan and the likes of Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri and Danny Drinkwater could join him in exiting the club.

Malang Sarr became a Chelsea player after the club signed him on a free transfer this summer at the end of his contract with OGC Nice of France.

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How Man United Missed Out On Chelsea Signing Kai Havertz

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German international Kai Havertz could have been playing for Manchester United rather than Chelsea according to the report via The Athletic.

A lot has been said about Manchester United and their inability to sign players during the just concluded Premier League transfer window.

The Athletic has revealed how the Red Devils missed out on the Kai Havertz signing.

Manchester United were monitoring the player’s progress at Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen last season.

Kai Havertz, 21, enjoyed a breakthrough season at Bayer Leverkusen in the last campaign and Manchester United were said to have enquired about him.

Manchester United were quoted €100m for Kai Havertz and they baulked at the fee paving the way for Premier League rivals Chelsea to swoop for him.

Chelsea made their biggest signing of thr summer with Kai Havertz. Some media outlets said the Blues agreed to pay as much as £89m for him, while others said the fee is £72m.

Kai Havertz is the Blues’ club record signing ahead of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

He scored his first goals for the West Londoners during the Carabao Cup third round meeting with Championship side Barnsley.

Havertz netted a hattrick as Chelsea thrashed Barnsley 6-0 at home at the third round stage of the competition.

They have since been eliminated in the fourth round by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur via penalties after the two teams played a 1-1 draw.

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This Chelsea player could have been wearing the Man United Jersey

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The emerging reports claim that Chelsea winger Kai Havertz could have been a Man United player, wearing the Reds Jersey and not the Blue but for the fact that the West London club played a fast one.

It is understood that the Red Devils already had Kai Havertz as a target and made efforts to land him but they had their focus on Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and lost him to Chelsea.

Meanwhile, the Old Trafford team failed to land the England international winger eventually as they were left frustrated in the negotiation for his signature. The German Bundesliga outfit requested £108 million for the signature of the Man City academy product but Man United could not pay.

According to a recent report by The Athletic, Man United was been monitoring the player when he was with German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen and made their first contact with the German club in January.

The Red Devils did not go ahead with the bid for the player when they were told he would cost £90.8 million but the West London eventually got him in the 2020 summer window for an initial fee of £72 million and that could be rise by £18 million if add-ons and clauses are met.

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This Chelsea player was United’s backup for Alex Telles

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Man United were able to seal the signature of Alex Telles on the summer transfer deadline day after many weeks of waiting but little did we know that they had an alternative had they not gotten him.

The Red Devils needed a left-back player, and Alex Telles was not the first choice option. Sergio Reguilon was first on the list but he rejected the move and considered joining North London outfit Tottenham from Real Madrid.

The Red Devils had to meet the demand of the Portuguese outfit to bring in the Brazilian international for a fee of £15 million on a four-year deal.

However, it is understood that Man United had Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri as an alternative for Alex Telles and would have signed him if an agreement was not reached with FC Porto, according to respected transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Emerson Palmieri wants to leave the West London outfit after the Blues secured the signature of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City. He is now surplus to requirement at the Stamford Bridge.

The West London outfit had placed a £26 million asking price on the wantaway left full-back and that could be the only issue for the Red Devils as it could be too expensive for their budget.

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