Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: Gary Cahill, Ethan Ampadu, Elseid Hysaj

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The mid November international break is certainly the perfect time to talk some transfer rumors, as the January window will be here before you know it. In this article we focus on Chelsea FC, and there is a whole lot of ground to cover so let’s dive right in, starting with Napoli right back Elseid Hysaj, a target of both Chelsea and Manchester United.

Yes, we could see another yet another classic transfer market battle between these two giant clubs…or perhaps not. The 24-year-old’s representation claims that talks with the Italian club over a contract extension are moving along.

“His agent Mario Giuffredi confirmed negotiations with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis have been making progress,” reports the Daily Mail. So the obvious connection of current Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri to his former club doesn’t apparently give Stamford Bridge an advantage or opportunity in this case.

Sticking with Chelsea-United connections, the Daily Express reports that a Gary Cahill reunion with Jose Mourinho could potentially be in the works this January. Tony Banks writes that:

“Manchester United, Southampton, West Ham, his boyhood club Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday are all interested in the centre-back, who has been squeezed out by the form of Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz at Chelsea.”

Cahill is currently team captain, and he holds this status despite the fact he’s only made one appearance in the Premier League this season and it was off the bench no less. The long tenured at Stamford Bridge defender said in September that he will have to leave Stamford Bridge if his situation doesn’t change, and right now it appears that more playing time is not in the cards for the English international.

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Finally, Metro reports that 18-year-old Ethan Ampadu “is set to leave the club on loan in January with a number of Championship teams interested.” Both Aston Villa and Derby County have expressed their interests.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

He also contributes sociopolitical essays to Lineups.com and Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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