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Lampard’s big transfer plans
Frank Lampard has been busy ahead of the upcoming transfer window. The Blues have already signed Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech. Leipzig’s Timo Werner has also agreed to join Chelsea. So the incredible 54 m deal is on edge, and Werner will soon head to Stamford Bridge.
Now Lampard is also hoping to lure Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen and Ben Chilwell from Leicester City.
According to The Guardian, Frank Lampard is a big admirer of Leicester’s left-back. So, he is determined to make the transfer happen. Ben Chilwell is also interested in heading to The Blues, but the transfer seems to be challenging, as Chilwell has a contract until 2024. So, Leicester will probably demand at least 60 m euros for him.
Barcelona did not sell Ansu Fati for 100 million euros.
A few weeks ago, the player’s agent asked the club what price they would sell the 17-year-old. In Barcelona, it was said that Fati was not for sale. According to the contract, the ransom of Fati is 170 million euros.
After Manchester United’s $ 100 million offer, the Barcelona leadership still met and discussed the issue: in the end, the club refused to let Fati go.
Balotelli refused to terminate his contract with Brescia.
Brescia striker Mario Balotelli has refused to terminate his contract by mutual agreement, Sky Sports Italia reported.
According to the publication, the club sent an expulsion document from Balotelli’s team. The reason is that he refused the physical training tests that the players had to undergo after a long pause. Mario himself claims that he could not appear in the office due to illness and sent a certificate confirming this.
If the club does not allow him to train and play, Mario will sue.
Forbes named the highest-paid athletes.
The authoritative American publication Forbes named the highest-paid athletes a few weeks ago, headed by a 35-year-old striker.
1) Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – $ 105 million
2) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – $ 104 million
3) Neymar (PSG) – $ 95.5 million
4) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – $ 35.1 million
5) Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – $ 33.8 million