Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha rejected the offer from Chelsea as he prefered to stay in the club for the next season. Ivory Coast international was the primary target for the Blues in this transfer window but finally, the deal failed. Chelsea were in real danger of losing their stars Eden Hazard and Willian and Sarri started to search for a new high-class forward.
Wilfried had a fantastic season and despite an injury, he played 29 games, scored 9 goals and made 3 assists in all competition. The 25-year-old joined the Eagles from Man United in 2015 with a £4m deal. He is contracted with the club until 2022 and his release clause is around £70m. Blues also offered Drinkwater plus £40m to Crystal Palace but they rejected this proposal too.
Now Chelsea have to use existing resource for the next season. Hazard, Willian, Barkley, Pedro are enough to achieve success and win titles. Maurizio Sarri have new visions and plans about the club. Premier League already started and Chelsea won his first game 3-0 against Huddersfield. Blues next opponent is Arsenal and there will appear how works Italian manager tactics.
Chelsea prepared to add Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak in this summer but Atletico Madrid rejected the offer. Thibaut Courtois joined Real Madrid and Blues wanted to add high-class replacement and their primary target was Jan Oblak but the deal failed. Finally, Maurizio Sarri signed Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga with a €80m deal.
Oblak had an excellent season as he made many clean sheets and played 53 games in all competition. He won the Europa League with the club and preparing for the next campaign. Besides Chelsea, many big clubs also interested to sign him but Atletico will do everything to keep the shot-stopper. Wanda Metropolitano hosts the Champions League final next season and Simeone especially wants to win this competition. He made several fantastic transfers as he added Thomas Lemar and Gelson Martins in this summer.
Jan is contracted with Los Rojiblancos until 2021 and his release clause is nearly €80m. Now Chelsea have to use Kepa for the next season as the transfer window closed and the Blues aren’t able to add another shot-stopper. Arrizabalaga is also a very talented keeper and he is only 23-year-old.
Real Madrid planning £200m offer for Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in this transfer window. Los Blancos lost their key player Cristiano Ronaldo who joined Juventus in this summer and new manager Julien Lopotegui started to search for his replacement. Belgian forward is a long-term target for the Spanish club and Blues rejected several offers from the Los Blancos.
Eden had one more excellent season as he won the bronze medal with Belgium in World Cup. He had impressive performances in the Mundial and Real Madrid started negotiations with the player more actively. Hazard joined the Blues from Lille in 2012 with a £32m deal. In this season 27-year-old played 58 games, scored 20 goals and made 9 assists in all competition. He is contracted with the London club until 2020 and his release clause is around £100m.
Los Blancos slowly increases the offer to add him but Chelsea will do everything to keep the player as they want to return in Premier League top 4 this season. Blues already won their first game against Huddersfield 3-0 and Belgian winger came from the bench. Real Madrid will try to sign Hazard until the deadline.