As the 2022-23 Premier Leagues season starts, the pressure is already on for the top teams. As expected, the top 6 teams on the table will be highly competitive to ensure they take the cup this season. Last Year’s winners Manchester City are already confident in winning this season after being EPL champions for four seasons in the past five seasons. Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United, and Arsenal are equally determined to partake in the cup this coming season. Sports bettors will be looking for the best online casino to wager on these top teams’ wins. However, Chelsea has also been lobbying to get good players over this transfer period. Below are some of the transfers that are underway.
Chelsea is Confident in Finalizing Deal for De Jong
Barcelona must decide on a major matter. On Saturday, the opening of the league season, they will have spent nearly £120 million on players they have not yet been allowed to register. The Spanish league is known for its stringent regulations regarding team finances. It has been suggested that selling Frenkie de Jong may help alleviate some of Barcelona’s financial difficulties. Manchester United have negotiated a cost of roughly £72m to sign him, but Chelsea are also extremely eager. It’s crucial to note that Chelsea is willing to negotiate a solution to the pay dispute that De Jong has with Barcelona. He claims he’s entitled £17 million in delayed payments, but Barcelona is unwilling to pay him that much. They want him to accept a wage cut going ahead, but Chelsea can work out a deal to sign him if they can figure that out. The player’s representative is in Barcelona for negotiations.
Chelsea’s Bid to Sign in Fofana
A new offer for Wesley Fofana is in the works at Chelsea, but if that doesn’t work out, they have other options in the central defense position. Two bids from Chelsea for the 21-year-old have been turned down by Leicester City thus far, and according to Sky Sports News, neither bid came close to the Foxes’ asking price. Leicester has no intention of letting Fofana go after he renewed his deal in March for another five years. Possibly later this week, Chelsea will put that commitment to the test.
After losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, Thomas Tuchel is still looking to add to his center defense despite bringing in Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. Attempts to sign Jules Kounde of Sevilla and Nathan Ake of Manchester City have been unsuccessful so far. Leicester’s unwillingness to trade Fofana (and their asking price) will rise as the transfer deadline approaches, leaving less time to reinvest the funds on a defensive replacement. Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester, has said that the club has turned down two offers from Chelsea and that he is unaware of any more proposals.
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