Stamford Bridge owner to make significant offers for Emirates Stadium and White Hart Lane duo.
CHELSEA look set to beat Real Madrid’s offer for Luka Modric after it was alleged they are preparing a £36m bid for the midfielder.
Roman Abramovich has vowed to dig deep as he wants a replacement for Frank Lampard in midfield and Tottenham’s Modric has come under the spotlight.
SOURCE: Daily Express
Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are set to test Arsenal’s resolve to keep Theo Walcott.
Winger Walcott has one year left to run on his contract and is yet to agree a new deal.
Some senior Arsenal officials are believed to be keen to cash in on Walcott and the club are set to be given the chance to do so.
Chelsea are ready to make an official bid for Walcott, after carefully monitoring his situation, while former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti is also keen to take the 23-year-old to Paris.
Arsenal could be tempted by a bid of around £15million for Walcott, rather than face the threat of losing him for free next year.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Roman Abramovich finally saw his Blues side clinch a much chased Champions League triumph in May but anyone who felt that the Russian billionaire would lose his appetite for the game following tasting success at the Allianz Arena was clearly wide of the mark.
The Chelsea owner brought in Eden Hazard and Marko Marin for a combined fee of around £38m and then handed the permanent manager’s position to Roberto Di Matteo and now the West London side are sizing up bids for further big name signings.
With Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Jose Bosingwa all being released and questions being asked about the long term Chelsea future’s of Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda it seems that Abramovich is looking to plan for the future and the capture of the players named by the sources above would be a step in the right direction in terms of the long term success of the club.
Luka Modric has long been a Chelsea target but it seems that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is now ready to sell the Croatian having seen Gareth Bale put pen to paper on a new long term deal. The 26 year old Croatian has been linked with a move to Real Madrid but Spurs will surely accept the highest bid for the midfield schemer, even if that did come from a local rival.
Di Matteo appears keen on Arsenal winger Theo Walcott and with just a year to run on his current deal a bid of £15m may well do the trick and Arsene Wenger has shown he is willing to sell to Premier League rivals, as displayed by the quartet of talent he sold to Man City in recent seasons, and the North London club may be willing to sell the England man who contract demands seem to rich for the Gunners to cough up.
Wenger has the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ryo Miyaichi, Gervinho and Andrei Arshavin to use on the flanks so may feel he can afford to listen to offers for the 23 year old.