Chelsea risk Thomas Tuchel transfer upset as Petr Cech tells Marina Granovskaia next £10m trick


Welcome to our CareFree Chelsea daily news round-up. Maybe not the first, we’ve definitely done transfer round-ups before, and European round-ups, so I guess in some ways it’s not that new at all.

Anyway, we thought we would enter the world of football in a broad and roundabout manner for you and have some fun with some of the stories and captions doing the daily rounds.

Cech eyes Kepa replacement

Chelsea have emerged as surprise suitors for the signature of Beşiktaş goalkeeper Ersin Destanoğlu, according to Fotomaç.

The report claims that Claude Makélélé, a technical mentor for young players at the Blues, travelled to Istanbul for a meeting with the Turkish side’s representatives about the 20-year-old.

Fotomaç adds that the European Champions have ‘increased contacts’ to sign Destanoğlu are ‘preparing’ to knock on the table with an offer of around €12 million (around £10m) for the Turkey international.

Our view: I feel sorry for Kepa because he showed promise when he first arrived and he has recently too but as a goalkeeper who could still have ten years left of his career he needs game time and I can understand why a replacement is being lined up.

However, the more I think about this potential deal the more it seems counterproductive. Game time is essential for goalkeepers and especially young ‘keepers too, like 20-year-old Destanoğlu.

Chelsea snubbed by wonderkid’s agent

Club Brugge’s rising star Charles De Ketelaere has been warned against moving to Chelsea by former scout former Ajax and Anderlecht scout Urbain Haesaert.

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The 20-year-old striker made his breakthrough at the Belgian side in November 2019 before going on to score 11 goals in 89 appearances.

Speaking to Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws, Haesaert advised De Ketelaere against a move to Europe’s elite amid concerns about his development.

“Whether a departure is a good thing, I doubt it,” he said. “His agent wants to take him to AC Milan, Real Madrid or Chelsea, but from the bench, you can’t possibly develop. And that would be very unhealthy for his career.”

Our view: Whilst these comments can be hurtful towards Chelsea, if you’re good enough then you’re old enough and clearly, De Ketelaere would already be at one of the aforementioned top clubs if he was.

I have no doubt in the youngster’s ability and every player reaches their prime at varying rates but the likes of Mason Mount, Reece James and Eden Hazard, among others too, began their careers at Chelsea at a young age and they were able to breakthrough.

I think that while there’s a lot of sense and fact in what the experienced scout is saying about choosing your pathway sensibly if a big team signs a youngster, it doesn’t always mean they’ll sit on the bench.

If you show you’re good enough and worthy of a start then you will likely play. His time will come.

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Tuchel faces £13m January transfer fury

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is eyeing a move for Blues midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to Calciomercato.

The 25-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a spectacular resurgence under Tuchel, making ten appearances so far this season.

Calciomercato report Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria remains AS Roma’s primary target however Loftus-Cheek is seen as a cheaper alternative.

The Italian outlet claim that Chelsea is looking for less than a mere €15 million (£12.8m) price tag for the England international’s services despite his deal at Stamford Bridge expiring in 2024.

Our view: I’d be really disappointed to see Loftus-Cheek leave Chelsea and I don’t think it’d be the right move for his career with him starting to find his feet again.

Equally, I think that Tuchel is a proud manager who takes pride in building players and Loftus-Cheek is one of those who has enjoyed a resurgence under his tenure.

Letting the Cobham graduate leave – for peanuts as well – could unnecessarily upset Tuchel seeing as Loftus-Cheek has in some ways repaid his faith in the German but digging Chelsea out a hole when others in midfield have struggled.

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