Chelsea forward confirms offers to leave Stamford Bridge

Premier League giants Chelsea winger Pedro has admitted he has offers from sides to leave amid a ‘difficult time’ for him at the Blues.

The Spaniard has found himself out of favour under manager Frank Lampard this season, making just nine appearances across all competitions so far.

Only four have those have been in the PL, and he hasn’t finished a game since the 1-1 draw with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City in August.

Frank has instead preferred to focus on the Blues’ young guns, which has resulted in a drastic change in circumstance for the likes of the Spaniard, who was a regular under Maurizio Sarri last term.

There have been talks that Chelsea’s hierarchy will be open to moving him on in the January transfer market, particularly as his existing deal comes to an end next summer.

And he has now confirmed that he has proposals from other clubs should he wish to move, although he insists he is calm about the current situation.

“Yes there are offers, there are always clubs that are interested, and that is a joy,” the former Barcelona man told Radio Club Tenerife, relayed by El Dorsal.

“I am calm because in the club they have always treated me in the best way; also the same with the fans and teammates.

“You have to keep working to take advantage when you have opportunities. Yes, it is a difficult time.

“I still have years to play, but you’re thinking about what things are going on. I’m running out of contract at Chelsea, I’m free, and we’ll see what happens.”

France international likely to remain at Chelsea beyond January window

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud may be forced to wait until the end of the campaign to leave Stamford Bridge as it is thought that no potential buyers are willing to pay a transfer fee for the experienced Frenchman.

Giroud, for whom the Blues paid around £18 million in January 2018, is due to be out of contract at the end of the term and so stands to be available as a free agent in 2020.

It means that there is minimal motivation for interested sides to cough up cash in January and The Sun states that even a £5m asking price has thus far been enough to put suitors off.

There have been talks that a lack of club action may put Olivier, a World Cup winner in 2018, in danger of missing out on a place in the France roster for Euro 2020.

However, it must be noted that it has not hurt him so far. He has played at least some part in every qualifier, featuring in most of them, and has scored four times in his last six matches for his country.

Giroud was an unused substitute for a friendly versus Bolivia in June, making it the first international match he has missed since injury ruled him out of a friendly versus Germany in November 2017.

Moreover, he has never been left out of a France team for anything other than injury since he made his international debut eight years ago.

Chelsea plan to make ex-Man City talent most expensive signing in their history

Chelsea are ready to smash their transfer record to land Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, according to the latest reports.

The Premier League giants are no longer banned from signing any stars. The club have found out on Thursday the appeal to overturn their transfer ban has been successful.

The Blues are given the green light, they will be able to bring in players in the next transfer window.

Goal report the club are ‘confident’ of signing Sancho ahead of Manchester United either in January or next summer.

He is close friends with Chelsea stars Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who the star grew up with in London.

And Jadon is expected to command a much bigger sum than the £72million arrival of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao at Stamford Bridge last year.

The England youngster, who is valued at more than £100 million, has appeared to be unsettled in Germany after a blistering 2018/19 term where he scored 12 goals and registered 14 assists in the German top-flight.

His numbers have been good this campaign, too, with five goals and six assists in 11 games in Bundesliga.

However, Jadon feeling ‘humiliated and scapegoated’ by die Borussen for their inconsistent form this term, which has seen them win only six of their opening 13 matches.

Sancho has also been connected with a big-money move to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid and the Premier League title-chasers Liverpool.