President hints £100m man could be sold, Chelsea submit stunning £174 million offer, Superstar ‘is interested; in Chelsea move, Tuchel asks for £26 million signing
Haaland interested in Chelsea move, Tuchel asks for Lacroix signing, Chelsea submit Haaland offer and Inter open Lukaku door in Chelsea roundup…
Erling Haaland is reportedly interested in a move to Chelsea this summer, according to the latest reports.
The European Championships are just a few days away, but there is alot of transfer speculation in the media about what players Thomas Tuchel will look to bring to the club.
Timo Werner was supposed to be the big goal-scorer that the club needed, but he has struggled in his first season in the Premier League, while Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud could still both leave the club in the transfer window.
And that has led to alot of speculation in the media that Chelsea are very much interested in trying to secure a transfer deal for Borussia Dortmund star Haaland, who is one of the most sought after players in world football.
Haaland scored 41 goals in as many games for Dortmund last term, and that has attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG and Bayern Munich to name just a few clubs.
But The Telegraph claims Haaland would be open to a move to Stamford Bridge if the Blues can broker a deal with Dortmund.
The report says Haaland would also be prepared to wait until next summer before leaving the Bundesliga club.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is exploring the option of signing Haaland when his release clause becomes active at the end of next season if they cannot secure him this summer.
Haaland will cost a massive £172 million to sign in the transfer window but he would be worth all that money as the man is a real goal-machine
Reports have claimed that Thomas Tuchel has asked Roman Abramovic to try and sign Wolfsburg’s Maxence Lacroix on the transfer window.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has done a very fine job at the club since his move to the Premier League and he he has been constantly praised for making this Blues side one of the best defensively in the Premier League.
However, the German knows that he needs to strengthen in that area of the pitch and has been eyeing up a move for a few defenders, but it seems that the Chelsea boss has made up his mind on whom he would like
The likes of Raphael Varane and Jules Kounde are just two players that have been linked with a move to the Bridge, but the Daily Express website has claimed that if the German cannot get his top choices, then he has asked Abramovic to try and sign Lacroix.
Lacroix is widely regarded as one of the finest young defenders in the German top flight and Wolfsburg are reluctant to part with such a key player, but the right amount of money would get a deal done
There is no doubt that Lacroix is a very fine young defender that has a very bright future in the game, and to be honest, if Chelsea do sign him, he will have the opportunity to learn from Thiago Silva before replacing the Great Brazilian.
He will only cost £26 million, which is not alot of money for this Chelsea side, and he add some quality to the side, so many will be hoping that a deal goes through because Chelsea have a serious chance of winning back that Premier League title next season with a dew quality signings.
Inter Milan president Steven Zhang has conceded the club may have to sell star striker Romelu Lukaku in the transfer window
Chelsea are interested in signing Lukaku after the Belgian striker netted 30 goals in 44 appearances last season, as Thomas Tuchel knows that he needs to add another striker to the attack in the transfer window.
Lukaku has publicly stated he intends on staying at Inter after talking to incoming manager Simone Inzaghi, but Chelsea will take confidence from Zhang’s admission of Inter’s perilous financial situation while explaining why Conte decided to leave the club.
“From the first moment we took over Inter we thought that [Antonio] Conte would be the best coach for our project,” Zhang told Gazzetta Dello Sport.
“Two years ago we finally managed to bring him to the Nerazzurri.
“I was and remain convinced that Conte is a winning coach: this is the reason that led us to invest so much in him and in the team in the last two years.
“Last summer the pandemic had greatly affected our revenues but we continued with him, focusing on the season convinced that we could win.
“The decision was right, but now the bill brought by the pandemic is such that we cannot fail to review the situation by looking for savings that lead to a future budget balance.
“We must reduce costs and control risks. This obviously also influences the transfer market strategy. Our different views on the situation led to the separation.
“What wasn’t fundamental for him, was for the club, and vice-versa. Conte is a top coach, but as president, I have to think about the solidity of the club.”
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.”