Chelsea Round-Up: Transfer Boost, La Liga No.2 Defender on Radar, Full-Back set to Leave

By | November 29, 2020

Chelsea hold discussions with the agent of Bayern Munich 28-year-old star

Chelsea will reportedly hold discussions with the agent of Bayern Munich versatile defender David Alaba when the January transfer will be re-opened.

Alaba has still not signed a new contract at the Allianz Arena, and as it stands, the Austria international will be free tot talk with foreign club in January.

A number of teams, including Chelsea’s Premier League rivals, Liverpool and Serie A champions Juventus have been credited with an interest in the 28-year-old defender, who remains a key figure for the European champions.

However, according to Bild journalist Christian Falk, Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi will hold talks with Chelsea in January about a possible switch to the West London club.

Falk, though, suggests that Paris Saint-Germain are also firmly in the hunt for the 28-year-old defender who will seemingly have the pick of a number of top European clubs if he decides to seek pastures new.

The 28-year-old versatile defender has played 398 games for Bayern Munich in all competitions, winning nine Bundesliga trophies and two Champions League tittles during his time at the Allianz Arena and now its seems that he is open for a new challenge and Premier League is likely to be his next destination.

Chelsea set to make approach for 25-year-old La Liga defender valued at £100m

Chelsea are reportedly contemplating an approach for La Liga giants, Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez during the next summer transfer window.

Uruguay international defender was on the West London club’s radar earlier in 2020, only for the Premier League giants to decide that Atletico’s asking price was too high and instead managed to lure Thiago Silva on a free transfer.

However, according to Fabrizio Romano’s Here We Go podcast, the Blues will renew their interest at the end of the current campaign as Frank Lampard wants to add another top-class defender to his squad.

The 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £100m, has only made five starts in all competitions this campaign.

At a time when just two-and-a-half years stay on the defenders contract, Atletico may have to reassess their stance regarding the Uruguay international.

Chelsea are also believed to be hopeful of handing a contract extension to veteran centre-back, Thiago Silva who has impressed at Stamford Bridge since his arrival in the summer.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will reportedly hold discussions with the agent of Bayern Munich versatile defender David Alaba when the January transfer will be re-opened.

Alaba has still not signed a new contract at the Allianz Arena, and as it stands, the Austria international will be free tot talk with foreign club in January.

A number of teams, including Chelsea’s Premier League rivals, Liverpool and Serie A champions Juventus have been credited with an interest in the 28-year-old defender, who remains a key figure for the European champions.

However, according to Bild journalist Christian Falk, Alaba’s agent Pini Zahavi will hold talks with Chelsea in January about a possible switch to the West London club.

Serie A giants renewed interest in £75,000-a-week Chelsea defender

Juventus are ready to revive their interest in forgotten Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri. Emerson, signed under Antonio Conte’s reign, has proven to be a useful alternative to the unreliable Marcos Alonso at left-back for Chelsea. He has yet to feature in the PL so far this campaign, with his four games shared between the UCL and Carabao Cup.

However, with the acquisition of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City in the summer, Italy international has fallen even further down the ranks under the English coach. With no sign of things changing for Emerson in SW6, you wouldn’t be surprised if he opted to depart in the upcoming winter transfer window.

Bianconeri would be prepared to offer Palmieri a come back to Italy, with Andrea Pirlo’s men, thought to have been following him for some time. The report suggests that there is eagerness in both sides to get the deal done, so it looks as though it’ll come down to the usual, the financial intricacies involved.

The 26-year-old player has largely been used as a deputy to Marcos Alonso over the past year-and-a-half at Chelsea. But the arrival of Ben Chilwell from Leicester City in the summer has seen him falling further down the pecking order. Now they seem to be preparing another attempt to get the Italian defender in winter.

Andrea Pirlo took charge of the Old Lady earlier in the summer and has been attempting to rebuild the ageing squad of the Turin giants. He was heavily linked with a swoop for the Italian defender, with some reports even suggesting that the Blues rejected an offer from them for the left-back.