Chelsea to ambush big clubs while Alvaro Morata set to be a father soon. Barcelona star’s ABYSMAL record against Champions League opponents Chelsea.
Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard can’t do it all by themselves. Chelsea’s performance is not convincing enough for the fans. Goals from midfield have been cited as part of the problem, or the lack of them to be more accurate. Adding a greater threat from deep to the team is an obvious solution. And that’s what Gremio playmaker Arthur could offer, according to the Mirror.
Tipped to provide competition to Cesc Fabregas in the way that Danny Drinkwater isn’t able to, the 21-year-old is also a target for Barcelona, who have angered the Brazilian club after their player was spotted wearing one of the La Liga side’s shirts. Chelsea and Barcelona will face each other in the Champions League and reports suggest they might also go head to head for the signature of Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo.
Chelsea could reportedly join the race to sign Thomas Lemar with both Arsenal and Liverpool set to reignite their interest next month. Arsenal came agonizingly close to signing Lemar for a club record £90million fee in the final hours of the summer transfer window but failed. The France international was said to favor a move to Anfield over the Emirates but he was open to joining either club.
French newspaper L’Equipe report both clubs will reignite their interest in the 22-year-old next month. However, the Premier League duo will also face competition from Chelsea, who are said to have made contact with Monaco about a potential move for Lemar. It is claimed Arsene Wenger still regards Lemar as his first-choice target to replace Sanchez, should he leave in the January transfer window.