Chelsea set to announce new deal for Anjorin
Chelsea are set to announce a new long-term deal for their highly sought-after teenage midfielder Tino Anjorin.
Manager Frank Lampard has fought hard to keep Anjorin at Stamford Bridge, after giving him a first team league debut as a substitute in a 4-0 win over Everton in March – and the 7-1 Carabao Cup victory over Grimsby in September last year.
A host of top Premier League clubs including both Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Arsenal as well as Dortmund, were monitoring the England Under 19 international who was about to enter the final year of his deal.
He’s been with Chelsea since he joined their U7s Development programme.
CHELSEA’S WERNER MOVE ‘A STATEMENT OF INTENT’
Chelsea‘s expected £50m capture of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner demonstrates Frank Lampard’s side really mean business next season, according to the Sunday Supplement panel.
Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle to sign the Germany international, who has a €55m (£49.4m) release clause which expires on June 15, and have offered a £200,000-a-week contract to convince the 24-year-old to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Werner – who has scored an impressive 25 Bundesliga goals so far this campaign – had also interested Liverpool and Manchester United, but the Blues have now stolen a march on their Premier League rivals in a move that signals the club’s intentions going forward.
“Chelsea have agreed with Werner this week to move to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, there is an agreement between club and player,” Matt Law – the Daily Telegraph’s Football News Correspondent – told the Sunday Supplement. “He has a release clause in the region of £53m, which will get activated, and everybody expects that to go through.
“A lot of people have been taken by surprise that Chelsea have moved so quickly on such a big deal right in the middle of the coronavirus crisis before the season has restarted, to commit to spend £53m and reported wages of around £200,000 per week for a player like Werner. Clearly it shows their intent, it is a real statement from them that they are ready to go again, that they are willing to spend and it puts pressure on others as we are hearing that Tottenham and Arsenal are having to look at loans and free transfers this next market.
“Liverpool were certainly interested in Werner but decided that during this coronavirus crisis they did not want to commit to that sort of money. So, Chelsea have put their marker down for everyone else with that deal.”
CHELSEA WANT AKE BACK
Chelsea are weighing up making a move to bring Nathan Ake back to the club from Bournemouth, reports The Guardian.
The Netherlands came through Chelsea’s academy before joining Bournemouth in 2017.
It’s claimed Chelsea could look to bring the 25-year-old back to Stamford Bridge on the cheap if Bournemouth are relegated from the Premier League.
Chelsea agree deal in principle to sign RB Leipzig striker
Chelsea have offered a £200,000-a-week contract to Werner; Germany international has €55m (£49.4m) release clause which expires on June 15
The Germany international striker has a €55m (£49.4m) release clause which expires on Monday June 15.
Chelsea have offered a £200,000-a-week contract to Werner, who also interested Liverpool and Manchester United.
He had publicly indicated his preference to move to Premier League leaders Liverpool but they were unwilling to pay the release clause in the current climate
That allowed Chelsea to move in for their number one forward target, and the 24-year-old is happy to play for Frank Lampard’s side. His priority has always been to sign for a Champions League club where he can play regularly.
Werner is set to join Hakim Ziyech, who is joining from Ajax for £33m on July 1, as new additions at Stamford Bridge this summer following their transfer ban being lifted by FIFA in December last year.
Chelsea were unable to sign players last year and opted not to bring in any acquisitions in January, instead focusing on their main targets this summer.
The club are also interested in bringing in a new left-back, with Leicester’s Ben Chilwell their number one target.