CHELSEA DEFENDER REJECTS MASSIVE OFFER

Chelsea transfer ban by FIFA has seen the Blues currently hampered by their inability to proceed with transfers despite the club lodging an appeal to the decision.

It has become apparent that the club has to keep all their star players ahead of next season but reports from the media reveal that some players have been offered massive contracts to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Chief among this news is that Brazillian defender David Luiz has rejected a contract worth €40 million to move to Qatar. According to Yahoo news, Luiz was offered athree-year contract worth €220,000 a week to make a move to Qatar. The 31-year-old defender is in the final months of his contract and has been locked in negotiations with the Blues this season.

Chelsea have a policy of not issuing contracts of more than a year to players over the age of 30 and Luiz reportedly wants a two-year deal. The Brazilian has looked rejuvenated under the stewardship of manager Maurizio Sarri after falling out of favour with former coach Antonio Conte last season.

It is understood that Luiz feels that he is too young to leave the top European leagues as he wants to feature in the 2022 World Cup for Brazil. It was also reported that he had rejected an offer from Brazillian side Palmeiras who want to bring the player back to his native Brazil.

Luiz is a fans favourite at Chelsea due to his trophy-laden time at the club over two stints.  Sarri has been able to pair the flamboyant defender with tough tackling German Antonio Rudiger this season.

It remains to be seen if both parties would agree on a new contract before the end of the season. If a deal is not reached by then we could get more rumours of the player moving to another club in the summer.

Salomon Kalou Says He Loves to Play Against Borussia Dortmund

Hertha Berlin’s Salomon Kalou in an interview that he relishes the prospect of adding more to his 4 goals in 7 Bundesliga matches against Borussia Dortmund. Kalou has scored twice as Dortmund was held by Hertha to a draw of 2-2 on 9th match day. He is confident enough that he will be able to help his side out for claiming a prize scalp. They are also known to have taken down Bayern Munich, the defending champions in 2018-2019 at Olympic Stadium.

While discussing the clash with Dortmund, he said it is always great to play against them. Dortmund is playing under Favre and thus, there are making a lot of chances while scoring many goals. He says that the match is going to be an open one. Kalou says that they like that kind of game as they are also able to score. Both these teams can score goals and thus, he feels that it is going to be a good game.

He goes on to say that there aren’t any easy matches when it comes to Bundesliga. It can be seen that Bayern lost against Hertha and Dortmund lost against Augsburg. Players have to give in their 100% in each and every game. He says that they are not going to focus on Borussia Dortmund going through a difficult time at present. They will have to concentrate on their own game and try to play well. According to him, if they approach the game in this manner then they will be able to win against Dortmund.

Kalou has scored the first 2 goals of the season in their first game against Borussia Dortmund. He says that Dortmund is a team that is never going to sit back and will defend all through the game. Given an opportunity, they will attack.