Chelsea Round-Up: Transfer Blow, £35m La Liga Star on Radar, Battle For Prolific Midfield Star

By | May 9, 2021

Chelsea in danger to miss out on the signing of £193,000 a-week Serie A star

Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly set to miss out signing of AC Milan stopper, Gianluigi Donnarumma as the Italian star plans to stay at AC Milan.

The Premier League giants have both been tipped to move for the promising stopper, who has already played close to 250 games for AC Milan despite only being 22-years-old.

Donnarumma set to become a free agent after the end of the current season, however, talkSPORT claims that the youngster has been persuaded to sign a new long-term deal with Italian giants in order to fend off interest from Premier League teams.

It is reported that Donnarumma will earn up to £6m annually when he agrees to sign a new improved contract with AC Milan.

That would also be a major blow for Serie A rivals Juventus, having themselves been touted as a possible destination for the Naples-born stopper.

AC Milan star, Hakan Calhanoglu is also out of contract in the summer, though Milan did manage to tie veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a one-year extension last week.

Chalhanoglu has been also a transfer target for Manchester United and Chelesa with both teams are planning to strengthen their midfield options ahead of the next season.

Chelsea considering a move for 25-year-old Villarreal defender valued at £35m

Chelsea have reportedly identified Villarreal’s left-back Alfonso Pedraza as a potential transfer target for the summer.

The Blues are currently well-stocked at the defensive end onf the left-flan with Ben Chilwell, Emerson Palmieri and Marcos Alonso all options for German manager, Thomas Tuchel.

However, Palmieri and Alonso may leave from Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, potentially freeing up space in the West London club’s first-team squad.

According to CaughtOffside, the Blues are taking an interest in Pedraza, who is believed to have a £35m release clause in his current deal.

The 25-year-old, a former loanee with Leeds United, has played 38 games for Villarreal in all competitions this campaign.

Inter Milan and Barcelona are also believed to be keeping tabs on the situation of a player who only penned a new deal in September.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly planning a close tabs on Brighton & Hove Albion wonderkid Andrew Moran, who is currently playing for the Seagulls’ U-18 side.

Moran moved to the South coast from Bray Wanderers earlier last summer, founding back of the net 11 times and providing as many assists to help his team to third in the U18s Southern Premier League.

The 17-year-old midfielder is believed to be close to breaking into Graham Potter’s first-team squad after strong interest from some of the Premier League’s top teams.

TEAMtalk claims that Man Utd and Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the Irishman for the last few months, with both teams are keen to claim strong academy setups.

Chelsea and Man Utd eyeing move for Brighton starlet

Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly planning a close tabs on Brighton & Hove Albion wonderkid Andrew Moran, who is currently playing for the Seagulls’ U-18 side.

Moran moved to the South coast from Bray Wanderers earlier last summer, founding back of the net 11 times and providing as many assists to help his team to third in the U18s Southern Premier League.

The 17-year-old midfielder is believed to be close to breaking into Graham Potter’s first-team squad after strong interest from some of the Premier League’s top teams.

TEAMtalk claims that Man Utd and Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the Irishman for the last few months, with both teams are keen to claim strong academy setups.

Potter has given youth players their chance to impress this campaign after Tariq Lamptey broke through into the starting XI before sustaining a hamstring injury back in December.

The Seagulls’ average age for the starting team in the 2019-20 campaign was 22 years old – the club’s third youngest ever squad.

Brighton another star Ben White has been also rumoured to be a transfer target for both Chelsea and Man Utd after his impressive form in recent years.