Connect with us

Transfer News

Chelsea veteran star close to signing a contract extension at the club

Published

on

Thiago Silva close to signing contract extension.

According to news from Daily Star, Thiago Silva is all set to extend his contract with Chelsea.

Reputed football journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that the one-year extension clause will be activated in the coming weeks which will see Silva stay at the club until 2022.

The 36-year-old joined Chelsea this summer and despite his age, he has seamlessly adapted to the fast-paced nature of the Premier League.

See also  Chelsea Club World Cup prize money revealed after extra-time win over Palmeiras

He has already played more than 20 games this season.

However, he missed a few games with injuries and Andreas Christensen took over then.

Silva’s experience and leadership have been visible on the pitch and Chelsea look a far more secure side with him in the line-up.

See also  Chelsea transfer boost as 48-goals in a season striker open to Club exit after receiving 'several' offers

The former PSG man was on the sidelines with a hamstring issue but has since returned to action. He has a one-year extension in his contract, which can be triggered by a mutual agreement.

Fabrizio Romano confirmed that the one-year extension will be triggered by Chelsea as the player is also keen on extending his stay.

See also  Chelsea suffer major injury blow ahead of Club World Cup during Plymouth clash

While Chelsea have a bevvy of options in defence, Silva’s experience is unparalleled.

It is definitely good news that Silva will extend his stay with the club.

While he isn’t exactly a long-term option, his presence for another season could allow Chelsea to funnel transfer funds to other areas of requirement such as the attack.

Football

Barcelona do not want to sign Ronaldo, Lewandowski is the priority

Published

on

Following the meeting between Barcelona and super-agent Jorge Mendes on Monday, there has been non-stop speculation that the Catalans have been offered a chance to sign Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 37-year-old is intent on securing an exit from Old Trafford this summer, just a year after returning to his old stomping ground.

The lack of Champions League football and the failure to sign any players so far have been cited as reasons for the Portuguese maverick to seek a move.

See also  Thomas Tuchel makes decision on leaving Chelsea as Man United show interest

There have been talks with Chelsea, while a move to Bayern Munich has also been mooted. And following the meeting between his agent Mendes and Barcelona president Joan Laporta, it is being heavily speculated that Ronaldo has been offered to the Blaugrana.

However, as per a report from journalist David Bernabeu Reverter, there is zero chance that Barcelona will sign Ronaldo this summer.

The Spanish journalist claims that Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski remains the utmost priority for the Blaugrana this summer and their stance on the matter is non-negotiable.

See also  Chelsea 'receive major boost after Roman Abramovich strikes deal with the Government to allow

Barça have been pursuing Lewandowski for months and even have a three-year contract agreement in place with the Poland captain.

However, Bayern Munich’s unwillingness to negotiate with the Catalans is proving to be a major hurdle.

In spite of that, the Blaugrana remain intent on signing Lewandowski and are not considering bringing in Ronaldo, as per the aforementioned update.

See also  Chelsea Club World Cup prize money revealed after extra-time win over Palmeiras

Despite being 37, Ronaldo remains in tremendous shape and scored 24 goals in all competitions last season. However, he has a rich history with Real Madrid.

The Portugal captain is Los Blancos’ all-time leading goalscorer and a club legend. So, it is hard to fathom that a move to Camp Nou can materialise.

As things stand, at least according to what David Bernabeu Reverter’s sources are stating, Lewandowski is the absolute priority for Barcelona.

Continue Reading

Football

Barcelona looking to renew La Masia midfielder before loaning him out

Published

on

A report from SPORT has offered a fresh update on the future of Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig. The 22-year-old finds himself out of favour at Camp Nou and is widely expected to depart this summer.

Puig has been courting serious interest from clubs in Spain and the rest of Europe. In particular,

Benfica and Fiorentina have been showing the strongest in signing the La Masia midfielder despite his struggles to establish a foothold in the Barça first-team setup.

See also  Chelsea 'receive major boost after Roman Abramovich strikes deal with the Government to allow

Benfica have been long-term admirers of the Spaniard and continue to retain an interest. As for Fiorentina, they are already believed to be in advanced negotiations with Puig over a possible move this summer.

While it was largely expected that Barcelona would sell Puig permanently, the report from SPORT claims otherwise. Indeed, as per the latest update, the Catalan giants do not plan on selling the 22-year-old outright.

See also  VIDEO: Thomas Tuchel reveals Chelsea are "not safe" in top four race

Instead, Barça plan to extend his contract and send him out on loan so that he can play regularly and kickstart his development which has stalled in recent seasons due to a lack of game-time.

Puig’s current contract with the Blaugrana expires in 2023 and the Catalans want to ensure that they extend the deal before he is sent out on loan.

The 22-year-old, for his part, has always desired to succeed at Camp Nou. However, he has accepted that a move away to a team where he can get regular minutes under his belt would be in his best interests.

See also  Thomas Tuchel makes decision on leaving Chelsea as Man United show interest

A loan move would likely appeal more to Puig than a permanent transfer as it would allow him a chance to return to Barcelona and prove himself next year.

With no shortage of takers for the 22-year-old La Masia graduate, it remains to be seen where he ends up.

Continue Reading

Football

Barcelona offered the chance to sign Premier League midfielder, asking price set at €85m

Published

on

Barcelona’s business for the summer transfer window kicked off on Monday as they officially confirmed the signings of Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen on free transfers.

The Blaugrana will now focus on getting the deals for Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha over the line while continuing to look for other market opportunities to strengthen their roster.

And, journalist Gerard Romero is now reporting that Barcelona have been offered a chance to sign Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves by super-agent Jorge Mendes.

See also  Chelsea transfer boost as 48-goals in a season striker open to Club exit after receiving 'several' offers

The Portuguese agent was in Barcelona on Monday and is believed to have met club officials to discuss various potential deals.

And as per Romero, during the discussions, Neves has been once again offered to the Catalan giants by Mendes.

The 25-year-old has been identified as the heir apparent to Sergio Busquets for the pivot midfielder role.

Barça had been seriously considering a move for the former FC Porto ace this summer but were priced out of a move by Wolves.

See also  Chelsea 'receive major boost after Roman Abramovich strikes deal with the Government to allow

As a result, the La Liga giants decided to postpone their pursuit of Neves until 2023 as he would be entering the final year of his contract with the Premier League club then.

However, Mendes has now put the midfielder’s name back on the table at Barcelona, although with the Portuguese international’s asking price set at a massive €85 million, it is hard to imagine that the Blaugrana will be in a position to go after him.

See also  Thomas Tuchel makes decision on leaving Chelsea as Man United show interest

As iterated earlier, Barça have Lewandowski and Raphinha as their top priorities at the moment while they are also working to sign Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta and Jules Kounde to strengthen the defence.

So, splashing €85 million on Neves this summer seems like an unlikely prospect

Continue Reading

Trending