Paper Talk: Ambitious final Chelsea splurge to put Arsenal on alert

Date published: Saturday 26th September 2020 8:21 - Jonny Whitfield


Chelsea are targeting an ambitious final transfer splurge that could alert Arsenal, while Man Utd want at least two new signings – all in the latest Paper Talk.


Blues targeting ambitious Rice splurge

Chelsea want to make “one last push” to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, which could lead to Jorginho’s exit, according to a report.

The Blues have spent over £200million in recent months, with Edouard Mendy their most recent acquisition.

However, the Daily Mirror claims Frank Lampard has not finished there. The Chelsea boss remains a firm admirer of Rice, who developed in west London as a youth player.

The newspaper says Chelsea will target an ambitious swoop to land their top midfield target. That move, however, could push Jorginho away from Stamford Bridge.

What’s more, the Italian’s exit will alert Arsenal, who are looking to revamp their midfield. Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey are Mikel Arteta’s priorities in midfield but he could look elsewhere.

And, as previously reported, the Daily Mirror says the Spanish boss could be alerted by Jorginho’s availability.

Jorginho endured a mixed debut season at Stamford Bridge, but showed solid form last term. What’s more, he has featured in both his side’s Premier League games so far this campaign.

That may not be enough though with Chelsea likely to need to offload if they push for a move for England international Rice.


And the rest from Paper Talk

Ed Woodward Manchester United TEAMtalk

Manchester United want to bring in at least two more signings before the transfer window closes (The Sun)

Tottenham are unwilling to pay Inter Milan’s £55million asking price for defender Milan Skriniar (The Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain are keen on Antonio Rudiger but are unclear what sort of deal they will pursue (The Telegraph)

Liam Delap could make his Premier League debut this weekend amid a Manchester City injury crisis (The Times)

Meanwhile, Sevilla are ready to receive a second and improved bid from City for defender Jules Kounde (ESPN)

Petr Cech

Petr Cech has returned to the training pitch to help Chelsea find their No 1 goalkeeper (The Telegraph)

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte feels Blues midfielder N’Golo Kante could complete his team (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Leeds want to sign AZ Alkmaar captain Teun Koopmeiners to add to their midfield ranks (The Telegraph)

Burnley have rejected Leicester’s £30million bid for James Tarkowski and want £50million instead (The Telegraph)

England boss Gareth Southgate will delegate his assistant to make checks on defender Harry Maguire (Daily Mail)

Rangers assistant Gary McAllister believes Ryan Kent is close to receiving an England call-up (The Scottish Sun)

Arsenal have lodged a serious bid for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar (RMC Sport)

Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster is keen to move to Sheffield United (Sheffield Star)

But Aston Villa and Brighton have also shown interest in the 20-year-old (Sheffield Star)

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