Welcome to our football .london 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.
Manchester United’s new interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, is ready to give Chelsea star his ‘get out of free jail’ card after struggling for the Blues.
Chelsea has been keeping an eye on Juventus star Federico Chiesa, with the Italian giants not having the best of starts.
And finally, reports suggest that Juventus have sounded out interest in Jorginho. No real surprise as the midfielder got voted 3rd in the Ballon d’Or awards earlier this week.
Rangnick wants Chelsea ace
Timo Werner is reportedly on Manchester United’s radar in light of Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as the interim manager’s former players continue to be linked with moves to Old Trafford.
RB Leipzig signed Werner from Stuttgart whilst Rangnick was sporting director, with the 68-year-old then moving to the dugout as the striker scored 19 goals in 37 games during the 2018-19 season.
BILD’s Christian Falk reported that Rangnick is keen to give his former player a chance to reignite his career.
Although Werner has struggled at Stamford Bridge, the report states that Rangnick trusts the striker to come good.
Our view: Werner has struggled in the last 18 months, with the miss against Man United still doing the rounds in my head. The German forward has scored three league goals this calendar year. If Rangnick wants the player and we can get a reasonable fee for him, I wouldn’t be against the move, even to Premier League rivals.
Chelsea eye Serie A star
Chelsea have been strongly linked with Italian international Federico Chiesa.
CalcioMercato.it reported that the club could look to sell if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, with the side currently struggling in seventh place in Serie A and twelve points of league leaders Napoli.
It’s been reported that a move to the Premier League tempts him and that Thomas Tuchel is a huge admirer of the 24-year-old.
Our view: I like Chiesa as a player, but right now, the club has too many attacking players for me to think this move will happen anytime soon. If the club can make room for him by selling some attacking assets, I’m all for this transfer. Tuchel could be the deciding factor in this deal with the success he’s had in the past 11 months with the club.
Italy comes calling for Jorginho
Juventus reportedly contacted Jorginho’s representatives to sound the midfielder out about a potential return to Italy.
Calciomercato.com has reported that the Italian club has contacted his agent to let them know they are interested in signing the midfielder, should the player look at the opportunity to leave Stamford Bridge.
The 29-year-old midfielder has just over 18 months left on his contract with Chelsea, which might become a concern for Chelsea in the next few months.
Our view: Jorginho finished third in the Ballon d’Or this week, and missing the Watford match yesterday made it more obvious how much we miss him when he isn’t playing. His agent has flirted with the idea to go back to Italy a good few times in the last few years, so it’s something he is open to doing.
If he wants to sign a new deal, then great, keep him. If a new contract doesn’t get sorted in the summer, it might be a good time to cash in with him turning 30 this month than having another Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen situation.
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