Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is desperately keen on trying to work his way back to fitness in time to play against FC Barcelona.
Marata visits Doctor Peter in Germany
According to Spanish publication Marca, Spain international forward has been seeing highly respected Doctor Peter Wehling in the German City of Dusseldorf.
Doctor Peter Wehling has treated several top athletes like Basketball stars Kobe Bryan and Tracy McGrady in time past.
The ex-Real Madrid forward has been to the Western part of Germany on two occasions along with team doctor and physio.
Dip in form
Alvero Morata has been struggling heavily with a back injury since mid-December. The back problem has come along with a drop in form, the former Real Madrid striker has not scored since boxing day last year.
The Juventus loanee striker has not played for Antonio Cote’s team since he was red carded against Norwich in the team’s Emirates FA Cup replay.
His injury problems have seen him go six matches without a single goal. The defending Premier League champions brought in France international striker Olivier Giroud in the winter transfer window from City rivals Arsenal to provide stiff and healthy competition for the Spaniard.
Chelsea target Leandro Paredes undergoes medical
Chelsea target Paredes has undergone medical amidst rumors he could be heading to Chelsea as Fabregas replacement.
Don’t be deceived, the medical isn’t one of the processes that must be taken by players who are about joining a new club.
Leandro’s medical was conducted by Zenit Saint Petersburg’s hierarchy for their players so as to ensure they are in good shape all through their vacation period.
Russian League is currently observing its mid-season break and some players are on vacation.
As for Zenit St Petersburg, they are engaged in friendly matches in preparation for their upcoming Europa League’s round-32 fixture against Fenerbahce next month.
The 24-year-old Argentinian midfielder was tipped as the best player to fill the vacuum which was created by Fabregas’ move to Monaco last week.
Some reporters revealed that Sarri has tabled £26.8m for his services. They also said the player has reached personal terms with the Blues and a move to Stamford Bridge is imminent.
Chelsea fans can’t wait to see Paredes undergo his Chelsea medical ahead of his move to the West London outfits.
They took to Twitter to comment on the player’s proposed move to Sarri’s team in the January transaction period.
One fan tweeted: “Give us Paredes. We need him. Let him go to Chelsea. Please.”
Another fan anticipates his switch to Chelsea has be added: “Welcome to Chelsea.”
Parades joined Zenit Saint Petersburg from Roma for £24m last season. He has featured in 61 games and has scored 10 goals in all competitions
Barcelona complete a three-horse race for Morata’s signature
Barcelona have reportedly joined Sevilla and Atletico Madrid in the race for Chelsea’s Underwhelming striker Alvaro Morata.
The Catalans are said to be in need of a center-forward who will feature alongside Luis Suarez at the final half of the pitch.
There was a shocking rumor that Ernesto Valverde is eyeing former Granada and Watford striker Odion Ighalo who is a free agent having terminated his contract with relegated Chinese Super League side Chanchun Yatai.
However, the reports linking the Catalans with the Nigerian star has turned out to be a mere rumor because the latest rumor suggests the La Liga Champions have developed interests in the former Real Madrid attacker.
Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are also believed to be in the race for the 26-year-old striker whose spell at Stamford Bridge has been one to forget.
The Spanish international has failed to hit the ground running since his switch to West London two years ago and he’s set to rejuvenate his career by heading back to his home country.
Spanish media El Gol Digital claimed that the former Juventus man is in talks with Diego Simeone’s side ahead of a possible move to the Spanish Capital before the end of the season.
A move to Atletico Madrid will see Morata face his former club Real Madrid who sanctioned his move to the Blues after falling out of favor with former manager Zinedine Zidane.
Meanwhile, the Blues are yet to find his replacement as Juventus are unwilling to let go of their experience goalscorer Gonzalo Higuain, while Bournemouth are equally reluctant to release Callum Wilson this month.
Napoli boss tells Chelsea to stop chase of Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly does not want to leave the club and is not for sale so says Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti who has insisted the Senegalese player is not leaving the Italian giants.
News reports before this time had claimed that Koulibaly is holding out for a move away from Italian Serie A giants Napoli after he was racially abused at a recent league game.
The center back who used to ply his trade with Genk was subjected to racial taunts from a section of the Inter Milan fans during the 1-0 win over Napoli at the San Siro in the last match week of last year.
The incident led to his dismissal during the game after he was given a second booking for sarcastic applause.
His coach, Ancelotti spoke about Kalidou Koulibaly in his latest interview over the weekend.
Koulibaly was previously linked with a move to Stamford Bridge outfit Chelsea last summer after Maurizio Sarri left his managerial post at Napoli.
Manchester United and Barcelona are now ahead of the Blues in the race to sign Kalidou Koulibaly.
It was further revealed that the Red Devils had two separate bids rejected for the defender in the last months of 2018.
The latest transfer update about Kalidou Koulibaly from Carlo Ancelotti is a big blow to the interested clubs including Chelsea.
Chelsea ready to break the bank for this player !!
West London side, Chelsea are willing to pay as much as £50m for one of their targets in the striking departments.
Reputable media channel Sky Sports claim the Blues are prepared to pay £50m to secure the transfer of England striker Callum Wilson from fellow Premier League side Bournemouth.
Wilson, 26, has been strongly linked with a transfer to Chelsea in the past few weeks and it looks like the Blues want to back up their interest in the player with a big bid.
The Three lions star has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Premier League this season with his form for Bournemouth since the start of the season.
He has scored nine goals and also provided five assists in 20 league games for the Cherries in this Premier League season.
It was further revealed that Bournemouth will only let Callum Wilson leave the South Coast club on one condition and that’s if they receive a transfer fee of at least £75m for him.
His good form led to him being called up to the England squad in November by Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate.
Callum Wilson made his debut against the United States of America and also scored to help England to a 3-0 win.
Higuain Won’t Join Chelsea Because Of Hazard, Italian Journalist Reveals
Experienced Italian journalist Gabriele Marcotti has revealed that Chelsea-linked player Gonzalo Higuain won’t join the club because of Blues talisman Eden Hazard.
Marcotti said this while he was on the Guillem Balague Transfer Show as he said that Chelsea will prioritize keeping Hazard at the club rather than splashing money on Gonzalo Higuain.
According to him, the Blues hierarchy must make some key transfer decisions on important players this summer with less than 18 months left on their contracts.
Marcotti mentioned the likes of Eden Hazard, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Pedro Rodriguez and Willian.
He further added that Chelsea’s finances have suffered in recent times due to their failure to qualify for the Champions League in two of the last three seasons and that they also had to hand out huge payouts to former managers Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte when they were dismissed from their jobs.
Chelsea have been strongly linked with a loan move for Higuain who has already submitted a transfer request to terminate his loan deal at AC Milan.
The 31-year-old is on a season-long loan deal at AC Milan from rivals Juventus.
Milan paid €18m for the loan deal with the option of making it permanent for €36m and Chelsea might have to shoulder this financial responsibility to sign Gonzalo Higuain.
Confirmed !!! Paredes Move to Chelsea is 80% complete.
West London premier league side, Chelsea are ready to welcome a new player into their fold following reports that a deal for Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes is almost complete.
This news was broken by popular journalist Nicolo Schira of the Gazzette dello Sport newspaper in Italy, where he revealed that the Blues have agreed on weekly wages of around £77,000 for the Argentine international.
He further stressed that Chelsea are waiting on a response from Russian side Zenit on a £27m bid for Paredes.
The Argentine midfielder is one of several midfield players linked with a move to Chelsea in the current transfer window.
West Ham United utility midfielder and Cagliari Calcio star Nicolo Barella have also been touted as possible midfield reinforcements for the Blues this month.
Leandro Paredes is also in the process of completing his move to confirm to Chelsea when he retweeted a ‘Welcome to Chelsea’ post on Twitter.
His action was enough to send the Chelsea fans into delirium.
Paredes could be a like-for-like replacement for Cesc Fabregas who left for French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco last week.
Experienced Spanish midfielder Fabregas has since made his debut for the former Champions League finalists in a 1-1 draw with hosts Marseille in what was a league game played on Sunday night.
Finally, Callum Hudson-Odoi Makes Big Decision On His Future
Young Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has made a big decision on his future at the club amidst serious transfer interest from German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
The Daily Mail claim that the England junior international has decided to run down his contract at Chelsea if senior club officials fail to grant his wish of leaving Stamford Bridge in this transfer window.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has less than 18 months left on his current Chelsea deal which runs out at the end of next season.
Bavarian giants Bayern Munich are keen to sign him this month but they have not been able to strike a deal with Chelsea for the 18-year-old.
Bayern have made four separate bids for the youngster with the latest one matching the £35m asking price slapped on the player when negotiations started.
Recent reports claim that Chelsea want to insert a buyback clause in the contract that takes him to Bayern Munich before you they sanction any move for him.
Five-time European champions don’t want the Blues to include the buyback clause in his transfer.
Callum Hudson-Odoi recently showed his quality for Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup when he set up two goals for Alvaro Morata for a 2-0 win over Championship side Nottingham Forest.
The Alvaro Moratar might head to Bayern on a loan deal revealed ..
Recent reports have claimed that German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are plotting a loan bid for underperforming Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.
Reputable British newspaper, Daily Express revealed that the Spanish international striker has been attracting transfer interest from the Bavarian giants who want to take the Spaniard on a short-term loan until the end of the season and that the loan spell will be evaluated at the end of the season to determine whether the temporary transfer will be made permanent.
Alvaro Morata time in London have largely been disappointing since he moved to Chelsea for his £60m transfer from European champions Real Madrid at the start of last season.
He started his Blues career well before he faded badly in the second half of last season.
The 26-year-old has not been able to get his Chelsea career back on track.
Chelsea strikers Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata have not been in good and consistent goalscoring form for the 2012 Champions League winners thus leading to rumors of a striker addition in this transfer window.
AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in this January transfer window.
Higuain is on loan at AC Milan from Italian Serie A champions Juventus but he’s ready to cut short his loan spell at the San Siro.
Victor Moses attracts new suitors as deal could be completed on Tuesday
Chelsea out of favor winger/wing-back Victor Moses could be heading to Turkish side Fenerbahce next week as reports suggest the Istanbul-based club are willing to meet his weekly demand of £130, 000.
It was initially speculated that the former Nigerian international isn’t ready to leave England as he wants to remain with his family.
However, latest rumor from Footballlive.ng revealed the player’s change of mind and the media outlet claimed the Turkish giants are on the verge of breaking the bank for his services this month.
The Nigerian-based media publication further suggests that Crystal Palace, Huddersfield Town, Fulham and Cardiff City are all in the race to sign the exciting winger.
The four interested clubs are struggling to keep their Premier League status by the end of the current campaign, therefore, they want to lure the adventurous and quality wing-back to their respective teams at the ongoing transfer window.
Moses was an integral part of the Blues team throughout Conte’s two-season spell at Stamford Bridge, but couldn’t retain his place in the team under Maurizio Sarri.
He has featured in just six games in all competitions this season and it appears he has no future with the West London outfits as long as Sarri remains at the helm of affairs.
It should be recalled that the 27-year-old signed a four-year contract in match 2017, hence, he still has two years left in his contract with the Blues.
Bad news for United as Coutinho sets for Chelsea move
Chelsea are reportedly leading Manchester United in the race for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho, that’s according to reports emanating from Camp Nou this afternoon.
The Blues aren’t doing well at the final half of the pitch and Sarri has called on his employers to shop for an attacking player.
Luckily for Sarri, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is looking to end his relationship with Brazilian star Phillipe Coutinho this month after the player’s inability to live up to his billing since his move from Liverpool one year ago.
The Catalans president has reportedly met with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich over the possibility of swapping the Brazilian for Belgian star Eden Hazard.
Spanish media El Gol Digital reports on Sunday that Bartomeu is ready to beat Real Madrid to Hazard’s services as he wants to offer the former Liverpool star as a makeshift for Hazard’s signature.
This report is definitely a bad one for United’s interim manager Solskjaer who has reportedly made the Brazilian his prime target at the ongoing transfer window.
The Norwegian is targeting a move for two world-class and attack-minded midfielders — Coutinho and Carrasco — and Bartomeu’s decision to offer the Brazilian to Chelsea is a major setback to his transfer plans.
However, it is yet to be seen if Sarri would accept the Blaugranas’ proposed deal. The Italian manager can’t afford to lose the Belgian at the middle of the season.
In fact, the former Napoli manager has told his employers to offer a new deal to the playmaker as soon as possible in order to prevent any suitor from luring the 27-year-old out of Stamford Bridge in the near future
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