Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has said the club will struggle to replace outgoing striker Diego Costa. Borussia Dortmund has rejected Barcelona bid for winger Ousmane Dembele. Manchester United is set to complete the signing of PSG full back Serge Aurier. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said any club can now trigger Lionel Messi €300m release clause.
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5. Arsenal offer Sanchez new deal
Arsenal has reportedly offered Alexis Sanchez a new deal to stay at Emirates. The 28-year-old has refused to sign a new deal despite the fact that his current deal has only 1 year remaining.
According to Daily Mail, the Chilean has now been offered £300,000-a-week. The former Barcelona forward has been heavily linked with Manchester City and PSG. He has said in the past he wants to play in the Champions League but the Gunners qualified for Europa League.
4. Morata will STRUGGLE to replace Costa at Chelsea
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has said the club will struggle to replace outgoing striker Diego Costa. The Blues boss Antonio Conte sent the Spaniard striker a text message asking him to leave. The Club signed Real Madrid young striker Alvaro Morata. However, the former England midfielder believes 24-year-old will not have the same impact.
“I am a big fan of Diego Costa, I don’t underrate him and I don’t think any Chelsea fans do,” said Lampard, who now works as a football expert at BT Sport.
“I think Costa was popular there because of the all-round striker he is, he is up there with the best in the world in terms of being a big target man.
“He can be a target, run the line and he can also score goals. He can be a consistent problem for any defender. He is not easy to replace, I don’t think to replace someone exactly in his mould but in Morata, I think they have a young player with great movement.