Maldini opens door for Chelsea to sign Italian, £105m powerhouse makes Chelsea transfer decision, Blues close in on £97m signing, Chelsea target Lewandowski heading to Prem League?

Chelsea handed Donnarumma boost, Lewandowski heading to Premier League? Lukaku makes Milan decision in Chelsea roundup…

Polo Maldini has told the likes of Chelsea that they have paused contract talks with stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma

Regarded as one of the finest young stoppers in world football right now, Donnarumma has fully-established himself over in Italy as a man that has the ability to go on and become one of the best goal-keepers ever to grace the game.

However, there has been alot of rumours in the media over the past few months about his future, as he is out of contract at the end of the season and is free to leave Milan and join Chelsea, or anybody else who is interested in a potential deal.

But with many Milan fans hoping a deal can be struck sooner rather than later, Maldini has now admitted that any contract talks for his top players will be put on hold until the end of the season, giving a clear indication that Donnarumma is leaving the club

“It is important to reiterate firmly that no one outside Milan can decide who plays and who renews,” the 52-year-old told ANSA. “Choices regarding the pitch are down to the coach, while the club is in charge of contractual issues.

“From this moment, every single negotiations for new contract extension is on hold until the end of the season so that the team can focus on the pitch. Meantime, we’ll continue to protect our players as we have always done.”

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Look, we are massive fans of the young Italian and firmly believe he could add 20 points to Chelsea next season, so if he is on his way out of Milan, Chelsea should make sure that they are the ones to complete a deal.

Romelu Lukaku does not plan to leave Inter Milan this summer after the club’s Serie A title victory, Fabrizio Romano has told chasing Chelsea.

With reports suggesting that Thomas Tuchel has told the Chelsea board that he wants to add a stopper, defender and striker to his attack in the summer transfer window, there has been many reports linking the club for Lukaku.

Despite being a relative flop in the Premier League during his time at Chelsea and Manchester United, Lukaku has gone on to become the most deadly striker in Seria A over the past few seasons and has netted an impressive 61-goals in just 92 appearances for the Italians.

Those kind of numbers has led to reports that Chelsea have targeted him as a player that could be their main man next season, with reports also suggesting that they are willing to pay his massive £105 million asking price.

However, Romano has come out and told Chelsea that Lukaku has no intention of Leaving Inter Milan in the summer, especially after helping the club nail down their first Serie A title in more than 10 years, and break the dominance of Juventus.

The striker told Sky Sport on Sunday that “he’s really proud to be an Inter player” – and Romano said the Belgium international will stick around for next season amid reported interest from clubs outside Italy.

Look, Lukaku has been brilliant over at Inter and it has been a shock to see Chelsea linked with a move, but this was going to be a deal that the Blues were never going to get done, he is very happy over in Italian football.

If Chelsea do sign a striker in the summer, it will be an interesting watch to see just who they buy

If Bayern Munich sell striker Robert Lewandowski this summer, it would be to a Premier League club, which will alert the likes of Chelsea.

It is no secret that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is lacking a goal-scorer up top that has the ability to find the net on a regular basis, as Timo Werner has not scored the goals that many had hoped for.

And with reports suggesting that Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud may depart the club at the end of the season, there has been a whole list of players already linked with a move to the Premier League giants, and Lewandowksi is one of them.

The 32-year-old remains one of the deadliest goalscorers in the world, netting 36 goals in the Bundesliga in just 26 appearances this campaign while also carrying a heavy workload in the Champions League.

Lewandowski’s current Bayern contract runs until 2023, but his agent is pushing for a renewal to be agreed for him to stay at Bayern for the next few seasons, but no deal has been sorted just yet.

But despite the speculation that he could end up in France or La Liga, Lewandowski’s next destination might be in England, as SportBild claims the striker’s agent will apply pressure on Bayern Munich to either put together a lucrative contract extension or sell him to a team that can afford his wages, likely in the Premier League.

There are only a handful of clubs in world football that would be able to pay his wages right now, most of them in the Premier League, so if he does leave Bayern in the summer, there will surely be a big scramble to get his services signed.

Barcelona forward has revealed Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been his favourite manager to play under to date.

The French winger has failed to light up LaLiga as many expected following a £97million move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, as he has been constantly injured and in and out of that Barcelona side.

That has led to alot of speculation in the media that Barcelona may look to offload the Frenchman in the coming transfer window, especially as there are many reports that they need to pay off a £900 million debt.

And it appears Dembele would be keen to link up once again with his former Dortmund boss Tuchel, who has been tipped to make a transfer move for the speedy winger when the transfer window opens up in just a few months time

Dembele remembers the season they had together very fondly and still holds the current Chelsea manager in high regard, Speaking to BeIN sports, Dembele said: ‘Thomas Tuchel really convinced me, he is my favourite manager.’

He continued: ‘With Thomas Tuchel I played a bit more on the right side at the beginning of the season, and then I was moved more centrally, in the 10 position, sometimes even in the midfield three you see.

‘And he told me to stay a bit more central, have an espresso as he used to say to me, the ball will come to you and then you will go. ‘It would have been hard to leave Dortmund if Tuchel had stayed.’

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