All the latest Chelsea news with updates on Stamford Bridge redevelopment plans, Jonathan David and Leandro Trossard.
Stamford Bridge redevelopment plans in full swing.
Chelsea co-owner Jonathan Goldstein has confirmed that the Blues will kickstart their plan to redevelop Stamford Bridge ‘within the next year’. Plans to revamp the stadium have been in the pipeline for some time now, stretching back to Roman Abramovich’s tenure.
The west Londoners have faced a handful of setbacks in recent months but, now that the consortium have got their feet under the table, the first domino has fallen. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Goldstein admitted that Chelsea are seeking planning permission to renovate Stamford Bridge ‘as fast and as hard’ as possible.
The British entrepreneur’s announcement follows after having called the United Kingdom ‘uninvestable’ under Conservative Prime Minister Liz Truss. Goldstein said: “We are looking very heavily at redevelopment…”
Potter’s striker plan
Chelsea are said to be targeting the arrival of a striker in the upcoming transfer window as Graham Potter looks to bolster his frontline, according to reports. The former Brighton boss has enjoyed an unbeaten start to life at Stamford Bridge and he’s now looking to mould the squad to his philosophy.
Despite having scored 13 goals in his first six games as Blues head coach, Potter wants to sign a striker in January, according to French outlet Jeunes Footeux. The report states that former Arsenal target Jonathan David has been shortlisted and is being considered as an heir to 33-year-old Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Lille striker, who sees his deal at Stade Pierre-Mauroy expire in 2025, has featured 11 times for Paulo Fonseca’s side in Ligue 1 this season, directly contributing towards 11 goals. His impressive displays once courted the interest of Mikel Arteta before the Gunners opted to sign Gabriel Jesus instead.
Trossard reveals transfer plans
Leandro Trossard has revealed that talk of an exit from Brighton and Hove Albion will be put on hold until after the World Cup. The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to both Chelsea and Arsenal lately amid a handful of impressive displays for Roberto De Zerbi’s side.
When asked again about a move to Chelsea, Trossard said that he’ll be putting talk of a move away from the south coast on hold until after the World Cup. The final of the international competition is on December 18, with the January transfer window to open just under two weeks later.
“It’s very difficult to answer that,” Trossard told Play Sports. “That will have to wait until after the World Cup. I’m not on it at all right now. Brighton and the World Cup are the next goals. Afterwards, we’ll see where it ends.”