Leicester City leading race for £60,000-a-week Chelsea star, Blues set sights on highly-rated Brazilian starlet, as Didier Drogba reacts after European Super League collapses
Leicester City have joined the chase to sign Tammy Abraham. The Chelsea centre-forward has been identified as a possible option for the PL club in the upcoming transfer window and Brendon Rodgers’ men could be open to making a move for the footballer if Chelsea do cash in on him this summer.
England international is not among the happiest of footballers in the Blues camp at the moment, as the striker has been constantly ignored by the German manager this campaign.
It appears Thomas Tuchel is not fond of his pace-oriented style of play while some critics have also claimed that Tammy primarily tends to perform against less challenging opponents, with five of his 12 goals this campaign coming against Luton and Barnsley combined.
It has ultimately led to the German manager mostly relying on Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and, to an extent, Olivier Giroud, in front of goal since replacing Frank Lampard.
Abraham, as a result, has mustered just one 1,000 minutes of league football, which is quite surprising for a centre-forward who had scored 15 goals in the league last term. Things get even more frustrating on the Englishman’s part if we consider the struggles Werner has had since joining Chelsea last summer.
Leicester City, however, are ready to welcome the 23-year-old striker with open arms as they prepare for life without Jamie Vardy. Although the talismanic centre-forward has continued to perform for the Foxes, he is slowly nearing the final phase of his career and at the ripe old age of 34, the club certainly needs to make plans for the future.
Blues set sights on highly-rated Brazilian starlet
According to transfer news from Calciomercato, Chelsea are among several clubs that want to sign Gabriel Menino. The Brazilian starlet has impressed with his performances and now the likes of Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Spurs and Chelsea are after him.
Gabriel Menino is a 20-year-old Brazilian central midfielder who is a youth product of Palmeiras. He joined the youth setup in 2017 and over the years, he has progressed to the first team. Last year, he made his debut for Palmeiras against Ituano. So far, he has made 62 appearances for the Brazilian side, scoring 4 and assisting 7.
The Brazilian is a good utility player to have in the side. Even though the 20-year-old is a central midfielder, he can play at right-back, right midfield, right-wing, defensive midfield, as well as in central attacking midfield.
Menino might have a contract that keeps him at Palmeiras but the club will not stand in his way in case a suitable offer comes along. Nonetheless, having three more years on his deal will mean that the Brazilian club are in no rush to sell and can hold out for a relatively high transfer fee.
Nonetheless, the 20-year-old Menino could be a handy player for the Blues given his versatile nature and adaptability that he would bring to the table. Chelsea could use an out-and-out right wing-back or midfielder, and Menino could be a good choice in the future. However, it is bound to be a four-way battle for the youngster and Chelsea will have to win that.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba reacts after European Super League collapses
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has reacted to the collapse of the European Super League.
According to Drogba, he is pleased to see the collapse of the proposed European Super League as the breakaway competition threatened the core values of football and ‘discriminated’ against smaller teams.
“Promotion, relegation, unexpected results is what drives the emotions of the game. Being together, as players, as fans… that’s what makes it the beautiful game,” Drogba tweeted.
“‘Little’ Greece beating the ‘big’ Portugal few years ago, Red Star Belgrade beating my team Marseille or even Leicester City working hard to win the Premier League title in front of the ‘big four’ is what makes football the beautiful game.
“Imagine all this effort and not being allowed to compete against other teams because you’re not one of them despite playing the same game.
“It’s a kind of discrimination and I’m glad this project is not happening for the sake of the beautiful game and our amazing fans all around the world.”