Chelsea travel to Goodison Park to face Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. Manager Thomas Tuchel will be aiming for three points against the Toffees after sharing points in midweek against Manchester United.
Meanwhile, the Blues are preparing a bumper new deal for Reece James amid growing interest from Real Madrid. Elsewhere, Juventus are ready to include Adrien Rabiot in a bid for Jorginho.
On that note, here’s a rundown of Chelsea’s top transfer stories as of May 1, 2022:
Chelsea are preparing an exceptional new contract for Reece James
Chelsea are preparing an outstanding new deal for Reece James, according to 90 minutes. The Englishman is one of the best full-backs in the Premier League right now. James has five goals and six assists this season, and his heroics have won him admirers at Real Madrid. The London giants are taking steps to retain their prized asset at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old has been a revelation for the Blues since joining the first team in the 2019-20 season. James has evolved by leaps and bounds since his debut and is now among Tuchel’s first-choice players. The German manager’s influence has helped the right-back realize his potential, making Los Blancos sit up and take notice.
Chelsea fear the La Liga giants are trying to land James at the Santiago Bernabeu. James is tied to the club until the summer of 2025 but is one of Stamford Bridge’s lowest earners. The London giants are ready to offer him a significant raise, bearing in mind his impressive rise to fame. The new offer is likely to add one or two more years to his current deal.
James is also looking forward to committing to the Blues. The player wants to stay at Stamford Bridge and even dreams of one day wearing the armband. The Premier League outfit hope that linking him to a new deal will end Real Madrid’s interest in the Englishman.
Juventus ready to include Adrien Rabiot in Jorginho’s offer
Juventus are ready to include Adrien Rabiot in their offer for Jorginho, according to The hard tackle via But! Soccer club.
The Bianconeri plan to rejuvenate their midfield this summer as they look to return to their prime. Jorginho has become an option for the Serie A giants. The Italian’s contract with the Premier League side expires in 2023 and the player is open to returning to his home country.
Juventus are even ready to part ways with Rabiot to help a movement emerge. Tuchel previously worked with the Frenchman during their time at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The German is likely to target a new midfielder this summer and could be ready to reunite with his former player.
Antonio Cassano advises Barcelona against signing Romelu Lukaku
Former Italy international Antonio Cassano has advised Barcelona against signing Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker has struggled since joining Stamford Bridge last summer. The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Camp Nou, with the Blaugrana looking to add more teeth to their attack.
Speaker on Bobo TV, relayed by Soccer ItalyCassano says Lukaku won’t fit Barcelona’s style of play.
“I’m in love with Barca’s philosophy, but if they sign Lukaku I won’t watch any more games. He can’t play three assists with Chelsea, where he has no competition; in Barcelona they play 55 before to get to the point, how could he do that?” said Cassano.
Lukaku struggled on his return to Chelsea last summer, scoring just 12 times in all competitions.