On Thursday (January 12) in the Premier League, Chelsea lost 2-1 to Fulham at Craven Cottage. Kalidou Koulibaly’s 47th-minute strike briefly brought the visitors back into the game after Willian’s first-half strike. However, the Farmhouses took all three points through Carlos Vinicius’ second-half goal.
Meanwhile, lauded transfer Fabrizio Romano says the Blues are backing Graham Potter despite recent setbacks. Elsewhere, journalist Christian Falk believes the London giants could sign Marcus Thuram for €10m.
On that note, here are the main Chelsea transfer stories until 13 January 2023:
Chelsea support Graham Potter
Chelsea According to Fabrizio Romano, they are now willing to trust Graham Potter.
The Blues have been in poor form of late, winning just two of their last ten games. The situation has put pressure on the England manager, who only took charge of the club last September.
“As of now, Chelsea are still protecting their manager, Graham Potter. There is no change in their position – this was minutes after last night’s loss to Fulham. When Chelsea decided to replace Thomas Tuchel, They have been in contact with both Mauricio Pochettino and Porter, but Porter is the priority,” Romano wrote.
The London Giants have lost their last three games.
Blues could sign Marcus Thuram for €10m
Christian Falk has suggested Chelsea could sign Markus Thuram 10 million euros this month.
The France striker is in the final year of his contract Monchengladbach But unlikely to extend the stay. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this month after impressing. 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“I’ve heard that Gladbach is still waiting for an offer from Chelsea for Marcus Thuram. It’s not the same type of striker, apart from Joao Felix, so they still need one. Sell Thuram for €10m instead of losing him for free in the summer and reinvest that money in a new striker,” Falk wrote.
“Of course, the offers haven’t come in yet, they’re a bit scared of Barcelona, they’ve swept all the available free agents on the market. We’ve heard it’s an interesting solution for Thuram because he doesn’t feel he needs to move now and wants to To win Torjagerkanone (Bundesliga top scorer award). He said he didn’t have to leave, but if Chelsea come up with 10 million euros, you have to leave.”
This season, Thuram has played 17 times on behalf of Monchengladbach, scoring 13 goals and assisting 4 times.
Chelsea face competition from Tottenham for Josko Gvardiol
Tottenham Hotspur have entered the race for Josco Gvardio, according to Christian Falk.
The Croatian defender is a target for Chelsea this year, with Porter keen to add more strength to his backline. With Kalidou Koulibaly failing to impress and Thiago Silva in the final stages of his career, the 20-year-old has emerged as an option for the Englishman. Gwadiol is one of the best defenders in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
in his column offsideFalk said Tottenham could sell Harry Kane this summer to provide transfer funds for the Croatian.
“Harry Kane is still the number one target for the Bayern Munich striker. They know how difficult it is to sign an English player from England, but he hasn’t signed a new contract, which means there is hope. Also, in Munich, they listen Said the rumours, from Leipzig, about Josko Gwadiol,” Falk wrote.
“The club said he would stay in the summer but we heard that Christopher Vivier at Chelsea wanted to let him go in the winter (they said ‘no’) or in the summer. Rumored point of contact: Tottenham are still very keen on Gvardio, so Bayern are banking on some activity there because Spurs need money to buy him.”
“If he doesn’t extend his contract, they will have to sell Kane; if they can reach an agreement with Bayern or Real Madrid, then Gvardio has money.”
This season, Gwadiol has played 19 times on behalf of the Leipzig Red Bull and scored one goal.