Chelsea: Sensational move for Manchester City star; defender to go on loan; Lampard discusses exit
After being dropped to the bench for the past few games by Pep Guardiola, Spanish news outlet Don Balon claim that Chelsea, alongside Tottenham and Arsenal, are monitoring the situation of Sergio Aguero with a bid possible in January if the Spaniard continues to leave the club icon on the bench in the coming weeks and months despite the 28-year-old’s record of 11 goals in 12 games so far this campaign.
Aguero undoubtedly has the quality for the Premier League, having been one of the league’s top scorers in every season since he joined the club from Atletico Madrid in 2011, but it remains to be seen if he can adjust to Guardiola’s style of play, with the former Barcelona coach having made it clear that any players unable to adapt will be sold. Aguero would not come cheap, but he has already shown that he has the ability to fire a side to the title.
Borussia Monchengladbach remain determined to secure the services of current loanee defender Andreas Christensen, despite the club having told them that the 20-year-old will return to Stamford Bridge where he will play a role in the first team next season. Sporting director Max Eberl said:
“I can’t imagine that Chelsea would sell him to us, but maybe we can loan him for another one or two years? If he was with us for three to four whole years, that would be a great story. Our pledge is that Andreas feels comfortable with us and always reaches his goals. If Chelsea cannot offer him that, we might have a chance to have him with us even longer.”
The Dane is a very popular figure at the club and they are desperate to keep hold of him, but the Blues are also keen to have him back with Antonio Conte believing that he could fit in well with his three at the back system which has been used effectively in the past few fixtures.
Club legend Frank Lampard has also been speaking to the press about his departure from Stamford Bridge as he revealed that he does not regret spending the bulk of his career with the club in London, saying:
“I had a bit of interest from really top clubs in Europe so I think I could have done it in a good way, and tested myself… I would have loved to have challenged myself. I would have loved to have tried to learn a language. But then I flip it and go, well what would that have meant? Leaving Chelsea, not being able to be part of an era and a team that eventually won the Champions League and the Europa League and titles. No.”
Lampard became an iconic figure for the club, scoring 208 goals in 626 appearances. Now at New York City, he has even improved on that goal return, with 15 goals in 29 games as the 38-year-old continues to defy the odds and become a key figure in the MLS despite his age.
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