Chelsea Round-Up: Transfer Blow, Done Deal, Former Liverpool Forward on Radar

January 6, 2018

Antonio Conte in Danger to Miss Out Signing of Pacy Brazilian Forward

Manchester United favourites to sign Paris St-Germain outcast Lucas Moura, according to the bookies.

Chelsea have been linked with signing the rapid Brazilian winger during the summer transfer window but now the Red Devils seem to be frontrunners for his signature.

Jose Mourinho is looking a replacement for Henrick Mkhitaryan who is expected to leave the club in January.

Meanwhile, Chelse have seen Lucas Moura as a replacement for his compatriot Willian who has been frustrated with the lack of playing time and might be open to leaving the club in January.

And BetStars believe United are the frontrunners to sign the 25-year-old Brazilian forward.

Director of Trading Ian Marmion explained: “Manchester United have emerged as the 6/4 favourites with BetStars to sign Paris St-Germain outcast Lucas Moura who has slipped down the pecking order at the Parc de Princes.

“Inter Milan are also in the hunt for Moura and can be backed at 6/1 to hijack United’s deal, while Chelsea and Roma are both priced at 12/1 to make a swoop for the Brazilian midfielder.”

Moura has made took part in only five Ligue 1 games for Paris Saint-Germain this campaign and likely to leave them in January.

Photo: Striker Pictured With Chelsea Jersey at Stamford Bridge

The 16-year-old forward Thierno Ballo has confirmed that he has made a move to Chelsea after the defending Premier League champions completed the signing of highly-rated forward earlier this week.

The Austrian, who was born in Guinea, has already played for the Blues youth team in friendly games and made a huge impact last campaign when he found the net for five times in a 6-1 win over West Ham United.

In a message on his official Facebook, Ballo announced his move to Premier League champions standing at Stamford Bridge while holding up the club’s shirt.

Ballo’s advisor, Peter Huemerlehner, said in an interview with Laola1:

“We narrowed down a few clubs and looked closely at not just the infrastructure but also the work in training, and Chelsea made the best impression,”

Ballo began his career at SC Chemie Linz and in two years have found the net more than 200 times with the Austrian club.

The striker then spent three years with Bundesliga outfits Bayer Leverkusen’s youth team before making a move to Viktoria Koln back in 2016. So far this campaign, Ballo has found the net for seven times in 25 league games for the club’s Under-17 side

Chelsea have made an approach to sign 6 ft 4 classic centre-forward

Chelsea are reportedly considering a shock January move for former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll.

Defending Premier League champions are believed to be keen on to bolster his attacking options in January having been left unconvinced by Belgium international forward Michy Batshuayi, who could be in line to leave Stamford Bridge stadium during the ongoing transfer window.

The Blues attempted to sign Fernando Llorente earlier in the summer only to miss out to their bitter Premier League Tottenham Hotspur, however, former Juventus boss, Antonio Conte has not given up on to sign a quality back-up option for Alvaro Morata and reports have claimed that he is now considering move for Liverpool flop Andy Carroll.

Former England international forward has been plagued by injuries since making the switch to the Hammers from Liverpool back in 2012, however, found the net twice in West Ham’s victory over West Brom last week.

The 28-year-old forward has been spoken of as a potential contender to secure a place in England squad before the World Cup should he stay fit, and Conte is reportedly willing to give him chance to impress on top level if he agrees to make move to Stamford Bridge.