Chelsea Round-Up: Deal Agreed, Premier League Defender on Radar, £45m Price Tag on Forward

By | January 15, 2020

Chelsea forward agreed to make January move to Inter Milan

According to the reports from Italy, Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has reportedly agreed to make January switch to Inter Milan.

The 33-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of this campaign and he is expected to depart from the club over the current window in order to gain regular first-team football somewhere else as he is keen on to participate in Euro 2020 for France national team.

Frenchman has become frustrated at a lack of game time under Frank Lampard, having fallen behind Mitchy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham.

According to journalist Nicolo Shira, French forward has agreed on a deal with Serie A giants which runs until the summer of 2022, with the forward set to receive £3.4m in wages along with bonuses.

Inter head-coach Antonio Conte, who worked with Giroud at Stamford Bridge, is keen on adding experience to his team ahead of the second half of the 2019-20 season.

Meanwhile, Man Utd and Chelsea reportedly both had scouts in attendance to keep close tabs on Lyon forward Moussa Dembele during his side’s Coupe de la Ligue game with Brest on Wednesday.

The West London club are believed to have made Dembele one of their top transfer targets this winter transfer window, with head-coach Frank Lampard reported to have £150m at his disposal after their transfer ban reduced.

The Blues have already reportedly offered French forward Olivier Giroud plus £40m for Dembele, however, the Daily Mail reports that they could now face stiff competition from PL rivals Manchester United.

EPL club slapped £50m price tag on 28-year-old defender amid Chelsea interest

Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly been informed that they will have to come up with an offer of £50m if they keen on to secure the services of Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk before the end of the January transfer window.

The West London club are expected to be active this month after their transfer ban has been reduced and several names already linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

According to The Times, Blues boss, Frank Lampard is keen to secure the services of a new defender to Stamford Bridge, and the club has identified Dunk as a potential signing.

However, the report suggests that Brighton have placed a £50m asking price on the 28-year-old defender, which would make him the second-most expensive English defender behind Harry Maguire.

Dunk, who was rumoured with Leicester City earlier last summer after Maguire made switch to Man Utd, is on the verge to make his 200 appearances for Brighton in all competitions and has turned out for the Seagulls in League One, the Championship and now in the English top-tier.

Frank Lampard’s side have also been rumoured with a move for West Ham United’s centre-back Issa Diop who has been valued at £40m by the Hammers.

Chelsea informed interested clubs to pay £45m for 26-year-old forward

Premier League Chelsea have reportedly informed interested teams that they will have to come up with an offer of £45m to convince the West London club to sell Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi this month.

The Belgium international forward has not started a single Premier League games this campaign and has not been involved in any of their last four games in England’s top-flight amid talk of a potential exit form the club.

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have both been credited with a strong interest in the striker, who has managed to found back of the net five times during the 2019-20 season despite a lack of regular first-team football.

However, according to The Sun, Chelsea will not consider selling the 26-year-old forward before the end of the month unless their £45m valuation is met from any other team.

The report also suggested that the West London club have no interest in loaning Belgian forward out once again, particularly considering that Giroud is expected to leave the club before the end of the January transfer window.

Chelsea continues to be rumoured with a number of players in the final third of the field having had their transfer ban reduced and they are able to make additions this month. meaning that they could be active in January to remain in top-four of the Premier League table.