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Kalidou Koulibaly has opened up and revealed that he is keen to stay at CHELSEA and fight for his place in the squad.
Regarded as one of the finest centre-backs in the game – Chelsea made sure that they were the club to prise him away from Napoli and bring him to the Premier League.
There was alot of hype surrounding his move to the club and many tipped him to be a real leader at the back alongside Thiago Silva – but he has not impressed at Stamford Bridge like many people had hoped for.
That has led to alot of speculation and rumours in the media which have claimed that Chelsea may be open to letting Koulibaly leave the club at the end of the current season, especially as there are alot of stars linked with a move.
However – amid all the speculation and rumours – Koulibaly has come out and stated that he has a desire to stay at the club and fight to prove his worth for the Premier League giants.
“I have a three-year contract and I am calm. I have time to show everybody who I am”, he tells The Sun
“It’s not a difficult season but I need time to adapt and I knew that. When I decided to come here I was well aware that it wouldn’t be easy”.
Koulibaly is one of the best centre-backs in the game right now and it has been a shock to see that he has been unable to make the impact that many had hoped for.
However – he is brilliant and we are sure that he will show fans just why there is so much hype surrounding. him – he really is a class defender and the fact he wants to stay is massive.
Szoboszlai to sign?
CHELSEA is very close to securing the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Dominic Szoboszlai, it has been claimed.
Despite the fact that the Chelsea board have splashed some serious money over the last couple of transfer windows and brought in a number of new players – and despite the speculation that Graham Potter could get the sack – there is still alot of speculation about players coming into the club.
Now – According to Tuttomercatoweb ( via the Sport Witness), Chelsea is very close to securing the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Szoboszlai.
The young midfielder has been linked to a switch to Stamford Bridge for almost a year and now the report claims that the two parties are very close to reaching an agreement.
Although it is still to be revealed how much the Blues are looking to shell out for Szobszlai’s signature.
Chelsea are seemingly signing every player that they are being linked with – if you believe all the reports in the media and tabloids.
Szoboszlai is a man that has been impressing over in the Bundesliga for the last couple of seasons now and could be a very solid addition to that Blues side if the reports are true.
He is not a statement signing – he is not a player that will bang in the goals on a weekly basis and he is not a player that will get the Blues fans that excited. But he is a player that the club want.
We are not sure what the goal is for the future of CHELSEA – but with all the players that are arriving – the club need to make sure that they are signing quality players over quantity.
Blues free to sign Zaha?
CHELSEA are set to fight it out for the free transfer of Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha, according to reports.
Regarded as one of the most dangerous wingers in the Premier League – Zaha has been tipped to leave Crystal Palace for many seasons now – but his asking price has been way too high.
However – with his current deal finishing at the end of the current season – Chelsea have once again been linked with a move for the attacker – as Graham Potter wants to add a bit more depth to the squad
Zaha scored 14 league goals last season and has continued his impressive form this term, hitting the back of the net five times – and many feels the 29-year-old would strengthen most top-six teams but especially CHELSEA
The 30-year-old looks set to end his second spell at Selhurst Park this summer when his contract expires – and the likes of Chelsea are ready to make a move for the player – talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook said:
“It certainly seems that Wilf Zaha’s stellar career at Crystal Palace could be coming to an end.
“His contract is up at the end of the season – no imminent sign that he is willing to extend.
“And if he is to go and achieve his ambitions of playing for a top club, it’s now or never really isn’t it?
“When you look at his age, the fact that he’s available as a free agent, he either commits his future to Crystal Palace and then probably sees out his top-flight career there.
“Or he goes off and tests himself, I think there will be suitors, I know Mikel Arteta is a fan, I know that Chelsea have certainly taken a look at him in the past as well
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