Chelsea submit record-breaking offer, Arsenal holding talks with Premier League midfielder, and Man United told £150 – cash is price to pay for superstar in news of the day
Chelsea submit Haaland offer, Arsenal told positive Neves talks and Man United told £150m to sign Kane in news of the day…
Chelsea’s reported mega-money offer for Erling Haaland ‘defies sense’, Simon Jordan has declared
The transfer window is just a few weeks from opening and that means that Thomas Tuchel will look to get the players that he believes will help bring that Premier League title to Stamford Bridge
Reports on Monday linked the Blues with a whopping £174million move to sign the Borussia Dortmund sensation as Thomas Tuchel steps up his pursuit of a goalscorer this summer.
Haaland is already one of the most deadly strikers in world football and netted a very impressive 41-goals last season, which means that he has already netted a stunning 170 goals in his career, and he is only 20.
But talkSPORT pundit Jordan believes the proposed transfer is further proving his view that money is killing the game and making it impossible for smaller clubs to compete.
“When you’re talking about players being bought for £60m, £70m or £80m – aren’t we already pushing the envelope?”, said the White and Jordan host.
“When we start to move into the territory of a quarter of a billion pounds, or the best part of 20 per cent of a billion – you’re moving into a territory that is ludicrous.
“It’s ridiculous, and that’s before the idea that he’s going to get £25m, £26m or £27m-a-year.
“It’s not because I’m a football club owner who’s had his head handed to him economically, but because it’s something fundamentally wrong with these numbers.
“They’re not justified, these are football players that are operating in an industry that isn’t awash with money, it isn’t justifying it.
“He’s not like a movie star who carries £150m for a studio. Most football clubs are economically on the cusp of not making money. They may have some capital value if one day someone comes along and spends £3bn on x, y and z – which has has never yet happened, by the way.
“For me, it just feels like it defies logic, it defies sense and there’s no justification behind it.”
He added: “It’s going to need to be a long term investment but like anything, you can’t guarantee the performance of a player or the longevity of how long his career will be.
“We’ve got a player who is operating at a very high level at 20 years or age, but when you get into territory of £150m quid, it’s starting to make football ridiculous.
“Neymar’s PSG transfer was ridiculous, it was obscene. It’s a vulgar spend of money and it’s driving up a wage structure that is insane.”
Tottenham will demand ‘at least’ £150million in a CASH ONLY deal from Manchester United if they want to sign Harry Kane this summer.
Kane is a player that will surely be on the transfer market this summer after reportedly telling Tottenham that he wants to leave the club, and that has opened the door for United to make a move.
But According to The Sun, the Spurs chairman has issued a firm stance over the future of his star man and will not consider any offers that include player swaps or the transfer fee paid in instalments.
It is claimed Levy has been left ‘deeply upset’ by Kane’s bid to leave his boyhood club, after strongly hinting at his desire to leave and even talking up Man City – the favourites to sign him – in an open and honest interview about his future.
Levy has a reputation for playing hardball in the transfer market and it is suggested he will demand cash for the striker this summer, as he looks to give his squad a major facelift if Kane does depart.
United would “send a message” to Premier League and European rivals if they were able to put a deal in place for Harry Kane, Gary Pallister recently claimed.
He told Goal: “He ticks all the boxes. He’s a guarantee of goals, Premier League proven.
“Looking at the way football is at the moment, who can actually afford to buy Harry Kane? What would the price be? It’s going to be a huge fee to bring him to your club and who is going to be able to afford him? I’m hoping that United are at the front of the queue.
“[Edinson] Cavani has been fantastic and he’ll play a big part next season as well. He has proved to everyone that he isn’t here to pick up a few quid at the end of his career.
“If you’re looking into the future, Harry Kane is at the perfect age now, you are going to get the best years out of him. He’s somebody that all of the top clubs in Europe would love to have in their side. It might be about striking early, it might be about a bit of patience.
“Has Harry Kane already made his mind up and set his heart on where he wants to go? He’s said that he’d love to play with De Bruyne, which you can understand.”
Pallister added: “It’s all about the quality. Someone that guarantees you goals like Harry Kane are worth their weight in gold.
“Whether Tottenham have struggled, he has had a consistency of scoring goals. It’s not just that, he’s a very clever player, he can draw fouls, he can hold the ball up, he has a good imagination when he’s on the ball. He ticks a lot of boxes. That’s why he’s the complete forward and everyone is hungry to get him.
“Him and Cavani would be ready-made centre-forwards if he did go there, but it would also be great for someone like Mason Greenwood, who probably wants to play in a more central role as his career goes on, to learn from them. It also sends a bit of a message as well if you were to get him.”
Arsenal are holding talks about a possible deal for Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, as Granit Xhaka looks set for an exit
Xhaka is keen for a new challenge after five years at Arsenal and would like for things to be sorted ahead of the start of the European Championship, so he can focus purely on international matters with Switzerland.
Arsenal have yet to accept an offer from Roma for Xhaka, but sources at the north London club are confident that discussions are now heading in the right direction.
The Gunners want around £20 million ($28m) for the 28-year-old midfielder, who has two years remaining on his contract.
And according to reports in the Daily Express website The Gunners are interested in Neves at Wolves, with talks having taken place about the Portugal international, however, he is not Arsenal’s only target, with his £35m ($49m) price tag a potential sticking point.
Wolves are open to selling Neves, who has two years left on his contract, and talks between the two clubs over a potential deal will accelerate once Xhaka’s exit is finalised.
We believe that Arsenal should definitely let Xhaka leave the club as he does not bring anything to that Arsenal midfield, so the news that he could be leaving will not shock many Gunners fans.
And if they can secure a transfer deal for Neves, he would be a brilliant signing for the club as he has proven to be a very effective Premier League star for Wolves over the past few seasons.