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Takeover, contracts, January transfer window

DerbyshireLive senior football writer Steve Nicholson addresses your top Rams concerns (Author: Gardener)

January10 weeks ago the club went into administration and the search for a new owner continues. There are reports that three or four parties are interested in buying the club and the administrators are hoping to land with a preferred bidder in the next two weeks. Derby was docked with a total of 21 points, so they need something of a football miracle if they don't want to relegate to League One next season. In their last game on Monday evening at Pride Park Stadium they were beaten 2-1 by Queens Park Rangers, despite the good finish from skipper Tom Lawrence. Steve Nicholson, senior football writer for DerbyshireLive, answered your questions about matters on and off the field in Derby County. Thank you for your questions Stuart Forsyth asks: Who are Chris Kirchner's funders? How closely are Wayne Rooney, Paul Stretford & Garry Cook associated with this offering? We, and other media outlets, had the opportunity to ask detailed questions to one of the interested parties, Stuart. In takeover situations, it is unlikely that interested parties will or can discuss too many details about their possible offers. John Carby asks: Derby didn't hold the ball very well last night, why do you think they did? They are usually more neatly owned than we saw them on Monday night. The team must be present in every game to collect points. Chris asks: When can Rooney use some players in the U23? Luke Plange is something we really need right now, another striker. Is this only possible after a takeover? The situation at Luke Plange can be traced back to the contract signed in the summer. The club was under a transfer embargo at the time the player signed for the U23, which made him ineligible to play for the first team. I understand that this is going to be the way things are going for the season. Karl asks: Are we being bought more or less now than we were a few months ago? Probably more of a question for the administrators, Karl. The administrators have been pretty confident throughout the process that a positive outcome can be found. Martin Halls asks: Will the EFL transfer embargo go immediately in the event of a takeover? The embargo would work, I understand, but the club still has to work on an agreed business plan, which probably contains restrictions, asks Martin. Daley: I think everyone wants to know who the bidders are? Who is the first choice or who is closest to a takeover? The administrators suggested three or four, but they will probably never say who is "first choice" or who is in pole position. The club has been in administration for 10 weeks now and such matters always take time to resolve. When last asked, they suggested towards the end of January before things were finalized. Tom Wedd asks: We urgently need a goalscorer. He can't rely on Lawrence in every game because while he's in a purple stain now, the goals will dry up as always. Scoring goals has been an issue for a year and a half, Tom. Derby was the championship's worst scorer last season and is currently the third-lowest this season with just 17 in 20 league games. A lack of goals inevitably creates pressure to stay close defensively. Eamonn Brown asks: will we be forced to sell players as soon as the window opens in order to pay off some debts? When asked, Derby's co-manager Carl Jackson said he was open-minded when it came to selling players in January. “We will remain open-minded about this. Our priority right now is to actually find a preferred buyer, do our deals, if I can call it that, with HMRC and others, and come up with a proposal, ”said Jackson. Manager Wayne Rooney has said there is no pressure on players who are leaving this football club in January and no player is going to leave without giving the green light. Joe asks: to do, and what are we likely to do? (Transfers, contracts)? The administrators have said that players can be signed within the restrictions in January but the club will not be able to pay transfer or loan fees. Wayne Rooney has already announced plans to extend Phil Jagielka's contract beyond the end of this season. Jagielka's current contract expires in mid-January. Some other players will be out of contract this summer and I'm sure the coach will want to sort these out too.

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Antonio Rudiger "intends" to leave Chelsea amid Real Madrid interest

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger intends to leave the club next summer as Real Madrid are reportedly circling his signature in Spain. (Author: Gardener)

Antonio RudigerChelsea defender Antonio Rudiger intends to leave the club next summer as Real Madrid are reportedly circling his signature in Spain. Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger intends to leave the club next summer as Real Madrid are reportedly circling his signature in Spain. The defender's current contract in west London expires at the end of the season, so he can talk to foreign clubs about a transfer next summer as early as January. According to Spanish journalist Mario Coregana speaking to MadridZone, Rudiger intends to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer and Los Blancos will try to sign him on a free transfer. According to other reports, however, Rüdiger wants to stay at Stamford Bridge, but assessed his last contract offer - 8.5 million euros per season - as a "slap in the face". Despite the rumors about his future, Rudiger admitted that he is fully focused on Chelsea as the Blues aim to win as much silver as possible this season. He said, "Right now I'm just focusing on what's happening. We'll see what happens."

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Real Madrid are ready to take advantage of Rudiger's stalemate at Chelsea

The Chelsea and Germany defender is out of contract next summer and could speak to potential applicants as early as January if his situation is not resolved (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaThe Chelsea-Germany defender is out of contract next summer and could speak to potential applicants as early as January if his situation is not resolved to agree to a contract extension. The German has regained his place in the first team under Thomas Tuchel and is almost omnipresent both domestically and in the impressive European campaigns of the blues, but has yet to resolve his contractual situation. Rüdiger will be able to speak to potential applicants after the turn of the year, with Chelsea facing a similar situation with central defender Andreas Christensen. Chelsea could lose Rüdiger's contract for free next summer. According to Goal, Rüdiger wants a "€ 12m per season" deal to move to the Bernabeu, which equates to roughly £ 210,000 a week, with Chelsea allegedly unprepared to go that high. The publication notes that even with a proposed hike to £ 140,000 a week, the 28-year-old would still have less money than Timo Werner and Kepa, despite playing a more prominent role than the couple. Rüdiger has made more than 100 Premier League appearances for Chelsea since moving from Roma in 2017, but fell out of favor during Frank Lampard's tenure. Having played just three league games under Lampard last season, he was much more prominent under fellow countryman Tuchel when the Blues reached the FA Cup final and beat Manchester City in Porto to win the Champions League. He has remained important to the London club this season, no other Chelsea player has accumulated more Premier League minutes than the former Stuttgart. Christensen's contract clause has parallels to Rüdiger's, although the Danish international has only played eight league games this season compared to his teammate's twelfth Brondby almost a decade ago, and he scored his first goal for the club at 4 earlier this season: 0 win in the Champions League group stage against Malmö. With veteran defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva also knocked out in June, Chelsea have some uncertain months ahead of them, although they remain linked with the changes of a number of top center-backs, including Seville's Jules Kounde.

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Antonio Rudiger "intends" to leave Chelsea amid Real Madrid interest

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger intends to leave the club next summer as Real Madrid are reportedly circling his signature in Spain. (Author: Gardener)

Antonio RudigerChelsea defender Antonio Rudiger intends to leave the club next summer as Real Madrid are reportedly circling his signature in Spain. The defender's current contract in west London expires at the end of the season, so he can talk to foreign clubs about a transfer next summer as early as January. According to Spanish journalist Mario Coregana speaking to MadridZone, Rudiger intends to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer and Los Blancos will try to sign him on a free transfer. According to other reports, however, Rüdiger wants to stay at Stamford Bridge, but assessed his last contract offer - 8.5 million euros per season - as a "slap in the face". Despite the rumors about his future, Rudiger admitted that he is fully focused on Chelsea as the Blues aim to win as much silver as possible this season. He said, "Right now I'm just focusing on what's happening. We'll see what happens."

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Real Madrid manager Ancelotti will make decisions on signings in January and won't rule out sales during Hazard and Isco's exit talks

The Italian also revealed how Karim Benzema reacted when he missed the Ballon d'Or in 2021 (Author: Gardener)

Real MadridReal Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has made a final decision on the January signings while refusing to rule out sales on exit talks for Eden Hazard and Isco. Ancelotti's second appearance in charge of Real has got off to a great start. His team is at the top of the La Liga after 14 games and is sure to reach the knockout phase of the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe remains a reported target for Madrid and GOAL has confirmed that Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger has also appeared on their radar. However, Ancelotti has revealed that the Santiago Bernabeu are much more likely to leave in the New Year, as he said at a press conference: "I don't particularly like the January signings. If we have players who are not happy we can think so," but we will not commit anyone. Hazard and Isco are two players who continue to be linked to a Madrid move, as revealed how Karim Benzema reacted to fourth place in the 2021 Ballon d'Or final vote. Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain finally won his record-breaking seventh gong, with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea playmaker Jorginho completing the top 3 "It's an important award, but still individual," said Ancelotti. "Karim Benzema doesn't cry about not winning it. Messi won and is still a great player. "Individual awards are important to players and they are motivating - but if they don't win, it doesn't matter." Year. "

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Ancelotti supports Vinicius in the fight for Ballon d'Or

Carlo Ancelotti said Vinicius Junior had "all the qualities" to fight for the Ballon d'Or after his spectacular start to the season. (Author: Gardener)

BallonDon Hutchison and Jan Age Fjotoft believe Robert Lewandowski should have won the men's Ballon d'Or. Don Hutchison and Jan Age Fjotoft believe Robert Lewandowski should have won the men's Ballon d'Or. Carlo Ancelotti said Vinicius Junior had "all the quality" to fight for the Ballon d'Or after his spectacular start to the season but rejected the idea that his team-mate Karim Benzema would be hit by his fourth place finish in the 2021 edition. Lionel Messi was named the best male player in the world by France Football magazine on Monday and won the award for the seventh time. Robert Lewandowski finished second, Jorginho third, Benzema fourth and N'Golo Kante fifth. "Of course Vinicius has all the qualities to fight, to win one day," Ancelotti told a press conference on Tuesday. - McNamee: Ballon d'Or tainted with a lack of respect for women's football Real Madrid squad has many options. It's difficult for a goalkeeper to win the Ballon d'Or, but it's at a top level. ”Vinicius, 21, has got off to a flying start to the 2021/22 season with 11 goals in 19 games, including one spectacular late winner against Sevilla on Sunday - and is already being discussed as a possible contender for next year’s award. Ancelotti said he was not worried about how the Brazilian winger would handle this win. That’s one of his best qualities. " It's important for the players, but it's an individual prize, "he said." I didn't see Benzema or Courtois cry today because they didn't win it. Messi's victory at the Paris ceremony was criticized, including by Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, who said: "Benzema should have been number one." "Messi is still a great player," said Ancelotti. Courtois third, Casemiro fourth, Kroos fifth ... but I have to be respectful, Messi is still one of the best, maybe the best. Real Madrid are at the top of the La Liga table and will extend their lead over runner-up Atletico Madrid to seven points if they beat Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday at the Bernabeu. Ancelotti said he was happy with the makeup and balance of his squad and didn't expect to be active in the January transfer window. If there are players who are not happy, one could consider [leaving them], but signings: no. "

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Real Madrid Nivea Cool Kick Fresh November Top 10 Power Ranking

Here are your top 10 Los Blancos after their games against Granada, Sheriff FC and Sevilla (Author: Gardener)

Real Madrid Nivea Cool Kick FreshReal Madrid have only had success since the beginning of our Nivea Cool Kick Fresh campaign, scoring nine goals, winning six La Liga points and three key Champions League points. Here we add up the performance values ​​of the entire squad from all three games to find out who is leading our Nivea Cool Kick Fresh Top 10 Power Ranking.

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Chelsea's Mendy: "My best save last season was against Real Madrid's Benzema"

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is satisfied with his save against Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as his best moment for 2021. (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaChelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy voted his superb save last season's best after Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema's shot during the UEFA Champions League game. The 29-year-old Senegalese goalkeeper, who has enjoyed a good career since joining the Rennes Blues in September 2020, crowned a great season by helping Chelsea win the Champions League trophy after beating Manchester City in the final had defeated 1-0. Despite that feat, Mendy believes his save, which prevented the France international from taking Real Madrid into the lead in the semi-finals at Stamford Bridge, was the best he has ever had. The Blues and Los Blanco were tied 0-0 when Mendy reached up to hold off a powerful shot from Benzema that seemed destined for the bottom corner. And three minutes after the parade, Chelsea scored their first goal, beating Real Madrid 2-0 and moving into the final after a 3-1 aggregate result. When asked about his best save in the entire Champions League campaign, Mendy said on the club's official website: “I think it was at home against Madrid in the semi-finals because the result was 0-0 and they did a great job had a chance. "I made the Benzema save to keep us in the game and we scored three minutes later. For me this is the biggest save I've made." “We did an excellent job last year and we're continuing this year. “For football, 2021 is the best year of my life because it was a great season. In my first year in a big club, we won the biggest title in Europe. It's my best year right now, but I hope the next few years will be better or the same. ”Last season Mendy managed to keep 16 to zero in his 31 Premier League games for Chelsea and also recorded nine shutouts in the Champions League.

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Real Madrid are optimistic about Rüdiger transfer as Chelsea star rejects contract extension at Stamford Bridge

The German defender has no interest in extending his stay in the Premier League and is wanted by several top European clubs (Author: Gardener)

Real MadridReal Madrid are optimistic about their chances of signing Antonio Rudiger and are prioritizing a Chelsea player move to improve their defense, GOAL has learned. Chelsea have long had a priority in renewing Rüdiger's contract, even before attempting to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid before joining Manchester United in the final transfer window. Coach Thomas Tuchel has tried to convince the German international of new conditions, but the mission seems impossible. The last offer by the Blues was around 8 million euros net per year, but Rüdiger is aware that he would still be paid less than teammates like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso, Timo Werner, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz and Romelu Lukaku. Madrid have looked at other options in their search for a new center-back but are optimistic about signing Rüdiger despite various obstacles standing in their way. One of them is that Rüdiger is coveted by several top teams in Europe due to his contract situation, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also closely monitoring developments in West London. Another problem Bayern are struggling with is the difficulty of meeting their salary demands, as media in England and Germany claim he wants around € 12m net per season.

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Real Madrid Injury, Blacklist vs. Athletic

Sports Mole is rounding up all of Real Madrid's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the La Liga clash with Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday. (Author: Gardener)

Real Madrid Injury, BlacklistReal Madrid want to extend their lead at the top of the La Liga table when they welcome Athletic Bilbao to the capital on Wednesday evening. Los Blancos are now four points ahead of the summit and will stay there no matter what happens this week, but Ancelotti will be wary of Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad. This is where Sports Mole rounds up all Real Madrid injury and suspension news ahead of the competition. Eden Hazard was unavailable for Seville due to gastroenteritis but hopes he will get fit for the competition. Gareth Bale continues to have a calf problem and is unlikely to be ready for the Athletic Test, but he should return sometime before Christmas. Rodrygo was eliminated from the squad at the last minute due to gastroenteritis at the weekend, so the Brazilian attacker has emerged as a major doubt for this fight.

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