Serie A No.10 star receives massive offer from Chelsea, Blues to finally sign Eden Hazard replacement, as French forward set to Leave
AC Milan No.10 star receives contract offer from Chelsea
Chelsea and Arsenal have entered the race to land AC Milan ace Hakan Calhanoglu on a free transfer this summer, reports in Italy say.
The 27-year-old has notched up two goals and eight assists for the Rossoneri in Serie A this term but there remains uncertainty regarding the attacking midfielder’s future given he is out of contract in under three months’ time.
And while the Italians are keen to extend Calhanoglu’s stay, the Turkey playmaker is demanding €1 million (£850,000) more a year than the figure he’s currently being offered and discussions have hit a stalemate.
Sky Italia claims the Blues and the Gunners have been keeping a close eye on recent developments and have approached Hakan’s entourage with offers over the last few hours.
Both sides are languishing outside of the Premier League top four with eight matches remaining of the 2020/21 campaign and are determined to bolster the midfield for the new season.
However, the reports also claims that Juventus are also ‘thinking very seriously’ over a move and are in a pole position to wrap up a deal should Stefano Pioli’s side fail to reach an agreement in the coming weeks.
As it stands, the proposals sent by the aforementioned English outfits do not match what the Old Lady are prepared to offer the former Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg ace, a renowned free-kick specialist.
Chelsea could finally sign ideal Eden Hazard replacement.
Chelsea could reportedly be one of the clubs in the running to seal the transfer of Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.
The Blues are mentioned as one of the top clubs chasing Dembele amid doubts over his Barca future, as per a report from Sport.
The France international could end up leaving the Nou Camp this summer if he doesn’t agree a new contract, and Chelsea will no doubt hope they can be in a good position to pounce.
Thomas Tuchel could do with revamping his struggling attack this summer, with Dembele perhaps ideal to give Chelsea their replacement for Eden Hazard at long last.
Players like Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech haven’t really lived up to expectations at Stamford Bridge, so it could make sense to pounce for Dembele this summer.
AS Roma boss in talks with agents of Chelsea forward about possible move to Serie A
AS Roma director Tiago Pinto reportedly met with the agents of Chelsea centre-forward Olivier Giroud on Friday to discuss a possible switch to Serie A in the summer.
Giroud has managed to found back of the net 11 times in 24 games for the West London club during the 2020-21 season, however, the Frenchman’s current contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire at the end of June and he is likely to be on his way out from the London giants with both Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner thought to be in the future plans of Thomas Tuchel.
Talks over a possible extension have not yet begun, and the 34-year-old striker is currently free to hold talks with foreign teams over a potential transfer at the end of his deal.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, players agents met with AS Roma director Pinto on Friday to discuss the possibility of a switch to Italy and now Italian giants are frountrunners to lure Frenchman in Serie A next season.
Giroud has scored 39 goals and registered 14 assists in 112 games for the West London club since making the move from direct PL Arsenal in the middle of the 2017-18 season.
Inter Milan have also previously been credited with an interest in the World Cup winning forward.