first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 3 Oct 2020 12:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.5kShares West Ham want to keep Rice (Picture: Getty Images)Chelsea may look at Arsenal transfer target Thomas Partey as a potential alternative to Declan Rice, according to reports.Frank Lampard wants to add a defensive midfielder to his ranks before the transfer window deadline closes on Monday.The Blues have already invested heavily in their squad this summer, buying the likes of Kai Havertz, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and most recently, goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. Chelsea could look at Arsenal target Thomas Partey as potential Declan Rice alternative Partey is a long-term target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)With Chelsea’s defensive frailties exposed once again in their 3-3 draw with West Bromich Albion last weekend, adding a player in midfield to protect their back line could help matters.ADVERTISEMENTRice is believed to be Lampard’s top target to fill that position, but West Ham have remained insistent that they do not want to lose their star man.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd according to the Guardian, the Blues could view Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey a potential alternative option to Rice.The Telegraph also add that Chelsea scouts have been watching Atletico Madrid over recent months.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalPartey’s contract at the Spanish club includes a £45 million release clause, which Arsenal are yet to activate.The report from the Telegraph states that the Gunners are also interested in Chelsea midfielder Jorginho.MORE: Arsenal’s Houssem Aouar hopes fade as Mikel Arteta targets Chelsea star Jorginho as alternativeMORE: Edouard Mendy speaks out after making Chelsea debut in Tottenham penalty defeatFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s the penultimate matches in the three-game qualifying series for Premier League football and the race for elite football remains wide open.For some, the premiership is their place of belonging though they have barely featured in any of the recent seasons.After getting off to wins on match-day-1 in their quest for top-flight football, Gold Stars, Feyenoord, Great Olympics and Tema Youth will be pushing for victories on Tuesday to boost their qualification chances.However, Gold Stars and Feyenoord will meet in the top-of-the-table clash at the Tema Stadium in Zone II. And the outcome of this fixture could change the the competition completely as Eleven Wise and Dunkwa United, losers on the opening day also try to out-do the other at the Accra Stadium.Coach Samuel Quaye made a big statement, promising to return Olympics to the Premier League before the start of the play-offs.Following their first win in Zone III, the Wonder Club must now beat Okwawu United at the Len Clay Stadium to give them a fair chance of realizing that dream. Tema Youth, also winners on the first day of qualifying campaign need a win against Istanbul to put themselves in a good position to claim the top as the winner of the zone qualifies for next season’s Premier League.Zone II FixturesMatch-day-2: Tuesday, April 29Eleven Wise v Dunkwa – AccraGold Stars v Feyenoord – Tema Zone III FixturesMatch-day-2: Tuesday, April 29Istanbul v Tema Youth – Baba YaraOkwawu v Great Olympics – Len Claylast_img read more