Reports claim that Serie A club Sampdoria has confirmed that premier league club Chelsea has made an offer for striker Luis Muriel but Sampdoria are not interested in selling unless the blues meet his 30.5 million pounds release clause.
Ibtimes revealed that the 25-year-old striker who joined Sampdoria from Udinese in 2015 has been linked with a move to Chelsea in the January transfer window with Napoli also said to be interested after forward Arkadiusz Milik ruled out for a long time because of cruciate ligament injury.
When quizzed on if Chelsea had made an offer for the striker, Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero speaking to Fantagazzetta he said “Yes, there is an offer, so they tell me. But Muriel is not for sale. For €35m (£30.5m) we can talk.”
There are claims that Napoli had already made an offer for the Colombian International. Speaking to Football Italia earlier this week on the Napoli offer, Ferrero stated
“Aurelio [De Laurentiis, Napoli’s club president] hasn’t called me for Muriel because the player is not for sale. At the moment, I’ll hold tight to him and stay calm, given that De Laurentiis hasn’t called me. To think, when Muriel wasn’t playing they wanted to give me €15m for him when I paid €12m, but I said no! Muriel has a clause of €35m, but De Laurentiis is a magician of clauses.”
The Sampdoria striker has scored four goals in 12 matches for the club this season and it seems Sampdoria are not going to let the striker go without a fight.
How Blues Legend Influenced Chelsea Target To Switch International Allegiance
West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has pledged his international allegiance to the Three Lions of England despite the fact that he has already been capped by the Republic of Ireland.
The 19-year-old has been in very good form for the Hammers since he made his debut in the Premier League clash at Manchester City last season and his form has attracted a lot of interests at both club and international level.
Declan Rice is currently courting the interest of major Premier League clubs like Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.
He recently signed a five-year contract at West Ham United to take him to the end of the 2023/24 season but the contract extension has not stopped the transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the club.
He penned an extension after a lengthy contract standoff with West Ham.
Declan Rice has now pledged his international future to England over the Republic of Ireland influenced by advice from Chelsea legend John Terry.
He has featured in three friendly matches for the Republic of Ireland means that he’s still eligible for England.
Ex-Blues defender John Terry has struck an unlikely friendship with Declan Rice since he was released at Chelsea at the age of 14.
£57m Signing Backs Chelsea To Return To Form
New Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic has backed the Blues to return to form after the latest set of disappointing results from manager Maurizio Sarri and his players.
Pulisic, 20, became the third most expensive player in the history of Chelsea after the West London giants paid £57.1m to secure his transfer from German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund during the just concluded winter transfer window.
The United States of America international will spent the rest of the season at Borussia Dortmund before joining Chelsea in the summer.
He spoke about his new club in a recent interview with popular English media outlet Sky Sports.
According to him, Chelsea have quality players and a good manager before adding that they will bounce back from recent results.
Chelsea and manager Maurizio Sarri are under the microscope after the Blues were thrashed 6-0 in their last league game.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was the star of the show as he netted a treble to give the Citizens a comprehensive victory.
Raheem Sterling also scored two goals while German international player Ilkay Gundogan was responsible for the other goal.
With the Manchester City result, Chelsea have now fired blank in their last three away games in the league conceding 12 goals in the process.
Courtois Unsure Of Real Madrid Interest In 28-Year-Old Chelsea Star
Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has questioned the interest of the European champions in one of his former teammates at Chelsea.
The Belgian international shot stopper spoke about Eden Hazard and his potential move to Real Madrid in his post-match thoughts after his side took a major step towards the last eight in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
According to him, Courtois said he’s not sure whether Real Madrid want to sign ex-Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard.
He was reacting to questions from reporters about Eden Hazard and Real Madrid.
Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard are teammates with the Belgian national team.
Both players were at Chelsea until last summer when Courtois left Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid in a deal worth £35m plus Mateo Kovacic who sealed a season-long loan move to the Blues.
Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur revealed earlier this year that Eden Hazard is waiting for a move from Real Madrid and that the Belgian international captain has already rejected two contract offers from Chelsea.
Eden Hazard has less than 18 months left on his current deal with the Blues and Chelsea might be forced to sell him in the summer if he doesn’t sign a contract extension at the club.
£39m Chelsea Target Honoured By Transfer Links To Major European Clubs
Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic is one of the most sought-after talents on the European stage and the player says he’s honoured with the transfer links involving the best teams on the continent.
Luka Jovic is enjoying a breakthrough season for German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt having joined them on loan from Portuguese club Benfica.
In his recent interview with Sportsbuzzer, Luka Jovic expressed his delight at the mention of his name with the major European clubs before adding that he’s honoured to enjoy that privilege.
Bosnian-born Serbian international star Luka Jovic has been touted as possible transfer addition for clubs like Liverpool, Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Latest reports claim that London club Chelsea have made a £39m (€45m) bid for the player to match an earlier bid of the same figure from European champions Real Madrid.
Five-time European champions Liverpool retain an interest in the 21-year-old, while Barcelona have been in contact with his agent Fali Ramadani about a possible move in the summer.
As a matter of fact, some reports are claiming that Barcelona have already agreed on a deal to sign him this summer as a long-term replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez.
Luka Jovic has scored 14 goals in 15 league games in the German top flight this season.
Chelsea Must Pay €100m For Sporting Lisbon Star
Former European champions Chelsea have been told that they must pay a club-record transfer fee of €100m if they want to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
This is according to the publication from Portuguese media outlet Correio da Manha which claimed that the Blues will have to pay the €100m release clause in the player’s contract at Sporting Lisbon.
Chelsea are not the only club interested in the 24-year-old.
Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid, as well as the Merseyside duo of Liverpool and Everton, have all been linked with the Portuguese national team player.
Bruno Fernandes is one of the highest goalscoring midfielders in the major European leagues after netting 10 goals in 20 matches in the Primeira Liga.
In addition, he has weighed in with six assists in those league games.
Chelsea want to bolster their midfield in the summer after they failed to sign a replacement for experienced Spanish international Cesc Fabregas when he left to join French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco during the January transfer window.
The Blues have been linked with several midfielders but they were unable to sign anyone.
Bruno Fernandes represents a quality option for Chelsea to boost their midfield options.
Cagliari star Nicolo Barella and newly signed PSG player Leandro Paredes were heavily linked with Chelsea last month.
Chelsea In €45m Bid For 14-Goal Bundesliga Star
West London giants Chelsea have made a big-money bid for highly rated Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic according to reports emanating from the media in Germany.
According to German newspaper Sport Bild, Chelsea have made a €45m bid for the young Serbian international star to counter the one made by European champions Real Madrid.
The same publication had reported that Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid have made a €45m bid for him.
Luka Jovic has also been linked with former European champions Liverpool and Barcelona.
It was even revealed that Spanish champions Barcelona have agreed on a deal to sign him but it seems that those reports of an impending move to the Nou Camp are wide off the mark.
Five-time European champions Liverpool were the first major club linked with Luka Jovic who’s on loan at German Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt from Portuguese Super League team Benfica.
Luka Jovic has been in sensational form for the German club after netting 14 Bundesliga goals in 15 games since the start of this campaign.
In addition, the Bosnian-born Serbian player has scored five goals in six games in the Europa League.
Luka Jovic has been able to score 19 goals in all competitions this term.
How Neymar Could Block Hazard Transfer To Real Madrid Revealed
Chelsea have been boosted by the news that Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar Neymar could prove to be the stumbling block that prevents star player Eden Hazard from sealing a dream move to Real Madrid.
Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard has already talked up his desire to join Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid but the 28-year-old might not get his wish as reported by popular media outlet Goal.
It was revealed that Brazilian international player Neymar is the Los Merengues’ top transfer target in the summer ahead of Eden Hazard.
Neymar is the most expensive player in world football following his transfer from Barcelona to PSG in the summer of 2017 and a move to Real Madrid is expected to cost more if the Spaniards manage to pull off a deal for him.
PSG activated the £200m (€222m) release clause in his then contract at Barcelona to secure his transfer from the Spanish La Liga club.
The ex-Santos player has been linked with a return to Barcelona as well.
Eden Hazard would definitely become the main priority for Real Madrid if they can’t get Neymar off his lucrative contract at the Parc des Princes.
He has just 18 months left on his current deal with West London giants Chelsea.
Chelsea Boost As Inter Milan Drop €100m Target As Captain
Premier League giants Chelsea have been handed a big transfer boost following a major development in their pursuit of Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.
The Argentine international striker has been stripped of his duties as the Inter Milan captain and that has fuelled rumours of a possible move away from the club when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
Mauro Icardi was dropped as the Inter Milan skipper earlier on Wednesday.
The former Sampdoria attacker had been in a contract dispute with the club and the situation took a turn for the worse on Wednesday with him being stripped of his duties as the Nerazzurri captain.
€100m-rated Mauro Icardi has become a key player for Inter Milan since his transfer to the club from Sampdoria in 2013.
He has a contract that does not expire until the end of the 2020/21 season.
The latest development surrounding Mauro Icardi at Inter Milan would be music to the ears of potential suitors like Chelsea and Real Madrid.
West London giants Chelsea were seriously linked with a move for Icardi last summer shortly after Maurizio Sarri joined the club as manager at the start of this campaign.
The transfer could be possible in the summer with the latest news on him being dropped as the Inter Milan captain.
Sarri Situation Boosts Real Madrid Bid To Sign Eden Hazard
The situation surrounding Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri at the West London club has boosted Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid in their bid to sign star player Eden Hazard according to widespread reports emanating from the British media.
The Daily Mirror claim that Eden Hazard has lost faith in Maurizio Sarri and that has prompted him to say YES to a possible summer move to Real Madrid.
Hazard, 28, has always maintained that it would be difficult for him to turn down a move to Real Madrid and that it would be a dream move for him.
Real Madrid are yet to replace former talisman Cristiano Ronaldo since the Portuguese national team skipper left the Champions League holders for a club-record transfer to Italian Serie A champions Juventus at the start of this campaign.
£100m-rated Eden Hazard is one of the transfer targets being looked at by Real Madrid as they try to replace the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid have retained a strong interest in Eden Hazard since last summer when he had a very good outing at the World Cup with the Belgian national team.
Eden Hazard has maintained that form for Chelsea this term with 12 goals and 10 assists for the Blues in all competitions.
Dortmund Join £40m Race To Sign Chelsea Target
German Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund have joined the race to sign highly rated Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka according to various media reports emanating from the United Kingdom.
The Sun claim that Borussia Dortmund want Aaron Wan-Bissaka to follow in the footsteps of England youngster Jadon Sancho who has been in sensational form for the Germans since his transfer from Manchester City at the start of last season.
Sancho, 18, joined Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer after his Manchester City contract came to an end and he has grown to become an important first team member at the Signa Iduna Park.
The young Three Lions of England player has played a big part in his club’s run to the summit in the German Bundesliga.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is enjoying a breakthrough season with Crystal Palace and he could also leave the Premier League for Germany just like what was obtainable with the aforementioned Jadon Sancho.
Major Premier League teams like Chelsea and Manchester City are also keen on the 21-year-old.
Wan-Bissaka is rated at around £40m by the Eagles who are under no pressure to sell the England u-21 international right-back.
He has played all the games in the Premier League this term except one which he missed for disciplinary reasons.
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