web analytics

Chelsea linked with late move for Ogbonna

The Daily Express is recycling a rumour this morning that Chelsea will make a late bid for Angelo Ogbonna. They repeat report from Italian journalist  Gianluca Di Marzio who claims Chelsea are ready to make a request to West Ham over Ogbonna in the coming hours.

The report says “Conte is a fan of the centre-half who impressed in his debut season in the Premier League under Slaven Bilic. The Hammers are expected to try and fend off late interest from their London rivals though, and Chelsea have lined up a back-up plan.”  (That backup plan is thought to be David Luiz)

RR Very Low (1)We give this rumour a very low rating, why would Chelsea wait until transfer deadline day to move their move when we would have little time to find a quality centre back replacement? The West Ham board would be extremely resistant to sell the player they bought from Juventus last season for £10m unless a fantastic over valuation bid in excess of £20m came in. Again I don’t see Chelsea doing that!

Conte is a big fan of Ogbonna without a doubt and they have worked together twice before but a transfer deal today is a step too far in my opinion and mostly speculation on the back of an interview Ogbonna gave about his admiration for Conte and what he can achieve at Chelsea.

Click Here for Comments >

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Chelsea linked with late move for Ogbonna

  1. Bony at stoke, another one lost .
    Remy to Palace.
    Are we losing out again?
    Everybody knows we should get a RB and CF.
    Everybody apart from the 2 Davids and Bilic!!!

  2. Why do we need another CF?
    We are also buying a rb ,it has already been mentioned as the signing we want for today.

  3. R/b and a c/h if possible please ?
    We’ve got 48 centre forwards deefers ! 1 more would be overload ? Lol. 🙂

Comments are closed.