Chelsea News Summary: Deal Close, Spanish Forward on Radar, Transfer Blow

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Chelsea long-term target on the verge to sign new deal

Reported Chelsea target and Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj is in talks to secure a new contract at Italian giants, according to the Corriere dello Sport.

The defender was rumoured with a move to Chelsea during the January transfer window. However, a move has never been materalised.

There has still been speculation claiming that he could make a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The West London club have suffered a massive blow in their quest to secure the services of the Albanian defender, though, with the news that Italian giants are keen to tie him down with a new deal.

Albania international defender and his agent are set to meet with the club to discuss the new deal this during the international break, with his current deal expiring in 2021.

The 25-year-old is widely regarded as one of best defenders in Serie A, having shone for Napoli since his transfer from Empoli back in 2015.

Hysaj has played 158 games for the Serie A heavyweights, as well as winning 42 caps for his country thus far.

Meanwhile, Chelsea eyeing move for another Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne who has been linked with an exit from Stadio Sao Paolo after the end of the current campaign.

Chelsea told to forget signing of 23-year-old Real Madrid star

Real Madrid head-coach Zinedine Zidane has seemingly decided that Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United long-term target Marco Asensio will spend next season at Santiago Bernabeu.

Spanish winger was once touted as one of the top prospects in world football, however, the midfielder has endured a below-par season for the Los Blancos.

Premier League trio are allegedly monitoring any developments regarding the future of 23-year-old winger. However, Zidane is keen on to keep him at Santiago Bernabeu for the rest of the season.

The manager is quoted by Marca as saying: “I have spoken to him and told him that he will be fundamental to the team, and I want him here with us.”

Spanish winger still has over four years left on his current deal with the Los Blancos.

Chelsea are reportedly in the market for offensive reinforcements ahead of the new season with Eden /Hazard is likely to make the switch to Real Madrid with Zidane is desperate to lure his long-term target at Santiago Bernabeu this summer and Asensio would be an ideal replacement for Belgian superstar if the Madrid club agrees on a swap deal.

Manchester United plan to sell Alexis Sanchez this summer and new forward is needed in order to compete for all possible trophies. next season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are in danger to lose Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah, with both of them linked with an exit from Anfield after the end of the current campaign.

Chelsea in danger to miss out signing of £35m-rated forward

Despite being willing to give up in excess of £35m for his services, it seems as though Premier League giants Chelsea will be unsuccessful in their approach for Mexico International forward Hirving Lozano.

Sky Sports relay a Corriere dello Sport report suggested that Serie A giants Napoli are close to securing a deal for PSV forward, with the Serie A outfit having held multiple rounds of talks with the player’s agent.

Transfer ban aside, it seems that an impressive Mexican winger won’t be making a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

The 23-year-old midfielder made a name for himself at the World Cup tournament earlier last summer, with a series of impressive form in attack for his country – the highlight being his goal against Germany that helped them to win the game 1-0 on the opening day of the tournament.

The West London club will now be forced to explore alternative options, be that other potential signings with the Blues are seeking a replacement for Eden Hazard who is likely to make a move Real Madrid this summer.

Belgian forward has been rumoured with a switch to Santiago Bernabeu in the recent years and after Zinedine Zidane’s return at the Los Blancos is seems more likely to see Hazard wearing famous white Jersey next season.