Chelsea open contract talks with Brazilian, defender seals very late January deal, Agent has big Upamecano message for Chelsea and Inter star keen on Premier League move…in Chelsea247 news roundup

Dayot Upamecano agent has confirmed the sought-after centre-back is deciding on his future with Chelsea vying for the RB Leipzig star.

Chelsea have been linked with the highly-rated 22-year-old, with reports in the media suggesting that Thomas Tuchel has made the Frenchman his number one transfer target in the coming windows, but the Premier League side will face competition from Bayern Munich.

Upamecano has a current contract until 2023 at the German side but the player’s representative Volker Struth confirmed he has a £38million release clause – something that is likely to be triggered this summer.

Speaking to Sport1, he said: “The release clause was agreed because the player decided to want to take the next step at some point. It is very likely in the summer.

“Nothing final has been decided yet. The tendency for him to leave the club in the summer is high.

“The release clause is £38m. That is an insane sum in coronavirus times.

“In summer 2019 it was something else. The proportions of the transfer fees have changed. I believe that some clubs have to say goodbye to the market values ​​when they sell players.

“[Apart from the Bundesliga] only the English league is in consideration. The Spanish clubs that were eligible are currently financially unable to do so.

“It’s no secret that there are two interested parties from the Premier League. A decision will be made and announced in the next few weeks.”

Blues outcast Baba Rahman has joined Greek side PAOK on loan until the end of the season.

Rahman signed for Chelsea in a £23 million ($31m) move from Augsburg in 2015, and he appeared to be spearheading a major revamp of the Blues’ defensive line-up as there was much hope that he could go on to become a top defender in the game

However, he failed to make the kind of impact at the club that many at Chelsea had hoped for, and over the last few seasons, he has been shifted out on-loan on numerous occasions, while also starring for the under-23 side.

But as his future at the club looks, bleak, he will not spend the next few months at PAOK after agreeing a loan move to the Green side until the end of the season

A statement read: “Baba Rahman has today moved on loan to Greek side PAOK for the remainder of the campaign.”

It continued: “His new loan club PAOK are known to Chelsea supporters for our games against them in the Europa League in 2018.”

At PAOK, who are currently in 4th place in the Greek Super League, he will be expected to fill in as a starter at the left back position after Dimitrios Giannoulis’ departure to Norwich City. While there were rumors of a buying option being inserted into the deal, there is no official confirmation on the front yet.

Achraf Hakimi could be on the move to the Premier League, according to reports.

There have been some reports in the media suggesting that Chelsea are planning for potential new signings in this coming transfer window, as they seek to improve the side and give Thomas Tuchel some money to spend to make the squad his very own.

Frank Lampard was handed some massive amounts of money in the summer transfer window to get this Chelsea side good enough to compete for a Premier League title. but despite some good results, he failed to take this impressive Blues squad to that next level.

Hakimi has enjoyed a fruitful spell at Inter Milan since joining from Real Madrid, But Inter have been hit hard financially by the Covid-19 pandemic and posted a loss of 102million euros for year ending June 30.

And with concerns over their financial viability, the Athletic claim the Moroccan full-back would be open to a move to the Premier League, with reports that Chelsea may reignite their interest in the defender.

The 22-year-old has six goals and five assists since his switch and is contracted until 2025.

The Blues were heavily linked with a move for Hakimi before be made the move to Italy, and with Tuchel probably looking too add a bit more depth to the squad, they have been named as a possible signing for the club.

Chelsea have reportedly entered contract talks with Brazilian star Thiago Silva

After deciding to leave PSG in the summer to seek a fresh challenge in the game, Chelsea made their move very quickly to try and convince the Brazilian icon to make the move to the Premier League.

And Silva, 36, signed a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge with the option of a second when he joined the Blues as a free agent last summer, a move that has been priased by many who believe that he has made that back-line alot more solid.

Now, reports on SportItalia have claimed that Chelsea have now entered contract talks with Silva about staying at the club until the end of 2023.

Many doubted the quality of Silva and whether he could still compete at the very highest level of the game, but he has come to Chelsea and proven that he is still one of the very best central defenders in the game right now.

So if the reports are true and Chelsea have begun talks with the defender about a new contract at the club, it is a very smart move to make as he still has alot of offer, both on the pitch and off of it.

So even though talks are probably at a very early stage, and although it may take come time for a deal to be confirmed, Silva deserves all the praise that he been getting this season, and will dully deserve a new contract until the summer of 2023.

Dayot Upamecano agent has confirmed the sought-after centre-back is deciding on his future with Chelsea vying for the RB Leipzig star.

Chelsea have been linked with the highly-rated 22-year-old, with reports in the media suggesting that Thomas Tuchel has made the Frenchman his number one transfer target in the coming windows, but the Premier League side will face competition from Bayern Munich.

Upamecano has a current contract until 2023 at the German side but the player’s representative Volker Struth confirmed he has a £38million release clause – something that is likely to be triggered this summer.

Speaking to Sport1, he said: “The release clause was agreed because the player decided to want to take the next step at some point. It is very likely in the summer.

“Nothing final has been decided yet. The tendency for him to leave the club in the summer is high.

“The release clause is £38m. That is an insane sum in coronavirus times.

“In summer 2019 it was something else. The proportions of the transfer fees have changed. I believe that some clubs have to say goodbye to the market values ​​when they sell players.

“[Apart from the Bundesliga] only the English league is in consideration. The Spanish clubs that were eligible are currently financially unable to do so.

“It’s no secret that there are two interested parties from the Premier League. A decision will be made and announced in the next few weeks.”

Blues outcast Baba Rahman has joined Greek side PAOK on loan until the end of the season.

Rahman signed for Chelsea in a £23 million ($31m) move from Augsburg in 2015, and he appeared to be spearheading a major revamp of the Blues’ defensive line-up as there was much hope that he could go on to become a top defender in the game

However, he failed to make the kind of impact at the club that many at Chelsea had hoped for, and over the last few seasons, he has been shifted out on-loan on numerous occasions, while also starring for the under-23 side.

But as his future at the club looks, bleak, he will not spend the next few months at PAOK after agreeing a loan move to the Green side until the end of the season

A statement read: “Baba Rahman has today moved on loan to Greek side PAOK for the remainder of the campaign.”

It continued: “His new loan club PAOK are known to Chelsea supporters for our games against them in the Europa League in 2018.”

At PAOK, who are currently in 4th place in the Greek Super League, he will be expected to fill in as a starter at the left back position after Dimitrios Giannoulis’ departure to Norwich City. While there were rumors of a buying option being inserted into the deal, there is no official confirmation on the front yet.

Achraf Hakimi could be on the move to the Premier League, according to reports.

There have been some reports in the media suggesting that Chelsea are planning for potential new signings in this coming transfer window, as they seek to improve the side and give Thomas Tuchel some money to spend to make the squad his very own.

Frank Lampard was handed some massive amounts of money in the summer transfer window to get this Chelsea side good enough to compete for a Premier League title. but despite some good results, he failed to take this impressive Blues squad to that next level.

Hakimi has enjoyed a fruitful spell at Inter Milan since joining from Real Madrid, But Inter have been hit hard financially by the Covid-19 pandemic and posted a loss of 102million euros for year ending June 30.

And with concerns over their financial viability, the Athletic claim the Moroccan full-back would be open to a move to the Premier League, with reports that Chelsea may reignite their interest in the defender.

The 22-year-old has six goals and five assists since his switch and is contracted until 2025.

The Blues were heavily linked with a move for Hakimi before be made the move to Italy, and with Tuchel probably looking too add a bit more depth to the squad, they have been named as a possible signing for the club.

Chelsea have reportedly entered contract talks with Brazilian star Thiago Silva

After deciding to leave PSG in the summer to seek a fresh challenge in the game, Chelsea made their move very quickly to try and convince the Brazilian icon to make the move to the Premier League.

And Silva, 36, signed a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge with the option of a second when he joined the Blues as a free agent last summer, a move that has been priased by many who believe that he has made that back-line alot more solid.

Now, reports on SportItalia have claimed that Chelsea have now entered contract talks with Silva about staying at the club until the end of 2023.

Many doubted the quality of Silva and whether he could still compete at the very highest level of the game, but he has come to Chelsea and proven that he is still one of the very best central defenders in the game right now.

So if the reports are true and Chelsea have begun talks with the defender about a new contract at the club, it is a very smart move to make as he still has alot of offer, both on the pitch and off of it.

So even though talks are probably at a very early stage, and although it may take come time for a deal to be confirmed, Silva deserves all the praise that he been getting this season, and will dully deserve a new contract until the summer of 2023.