Chelsea news and gossip is coming in thick and fast and Sportarena is on hand to bring you all the very latest from Stamford Bridge.
Blues handed Erling Haaland transfer boost after explosive Florentino Perez interview
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has seemingly ruled his side out of making a move for highly-rated forward Erling Haaland this summer after the collapse of the European Super League, handing a boost to Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and City.
The Dortmund striker has been scouted by several Europe’s most top club’s after scoring 35 goals and contributing 11 assists across all competitions for Bundesliga club this season.
Chelsea have made the Norwegian star their priority signing for the summer but face heavily competitions from Premier League trio Liverpool Man United and City while Barcelona and Real Madrid also said to be interested in signing in the prolific goalscorer.
The Spanish champions hoping of land the highly-rated forward doubt since European Super League collapsed after English top-six club’s pull out of the competition on Tuesday night before the Italian trio of teams bid farewell on Wednesday, as did Atletico Madrid, leaving just Real Madrid and Barcelona as the two teams yet to confirm their withdrawal.
Florentino Perez has confirmed the Spanish champions loss a lot of money because of pandemic and due to the ESL not going ahead and won’t be making any marquee signings this summer as a result.
‘It’s impossible to make signings like [Kylian] Mbappe and Haaland, in general, not just for Real Madrid, without the Super League.
‘This is a pyramid, and the money runs down, there would be money for everyone. The English clubs tried to do something, but they were being told they were killing football. But there is no other solution, than the Super League. Or somebody invents something else.’
Meanwhile, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly ready to back Thomas Tuchel in market, especially in complete the signing of Erling Haaland, who available for £180million this summer.
Blues remains interested in bringing AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu to Stamford Bridge this summer
Chelsea are remains interested in bringing in AC Milan attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The 27-year-old, whose current deal with the Rossoneri expires at the end of the season, yet to commit his future at the club by signs a new deal.
However, several club’s across the European, with including Arsenal and Chelsea are monitoring his situation at the Italian giants and they want to bring him in as a free agent.
And according to Il Milanista, claim Chelsea are plotting an end-of-season move for Hakan Calhanoglu, who scored eight goals and provided 11 assists in 37 appearances for the Serie A outfit in all competitions.
Chelsea eye move for Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak
Chelsea have reportedly positioned themselves in bids to land Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, in case he decides to leave the club this summer.
The Blues are in market for a new shot-stopper aim Kepa Arrizabalaga’s future at Stamford Bridge doubt while Willy Caballero also pushing for exit this summer.
Chelsea have been tipped to swoop for AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is due to become a free agent this summer, but they supposedly have other priorities in between the sticks.
According to Fichajes.net, Chelsea are set to do battle with French champions PSG for Oblak’s signature if he decides to leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer, and Diego Simeone is already eyeing up replacements.
My one wish for Chelsea is for us to buy Jan Oblak, here’s an example of why. pic.twitter.com/7FOWI9cb4g— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) July 23, 2020
The reports explain in details that Atletico will move for former Arsenal and current Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez if Oblak does head for Stamford Bridge, with the Argentine impressing his compatriot Simeone this season.
Chelsea to battle Paris Saint-Germain for Saint-Etienne starlet Lucas Gourna-Douath
Chelsea are reportedly preparing to battle Paris Saint-Germain and other top European clubs for the signature of Saint-Etienne starlet Lucas Gourna-Douath.
Gourna-Douath, 17, established himself as one of prolific young after made breakthrough into first-team under Claude Puel this term, making 25 appearances in the 2020-21 Ligue 1 campaign and starting 10 of those top-flight matches.
The central midfielder has earned plenty of plaudits for his performances in the middle of the park, and with Saint-Etienne needing to raise funds as they search for new owners, the youngster could be on the market this summer.
According to Goal, Gourna-Douath could follow in the footsteps of former Verts youngsters Kurt Zouma, William Saliba and Wesley Fofana by moving to the Premier League, and Chelsea could sign him for a fee of £22million this summer.
However, the report adds that RB Leipzig and AC Milan are also keeping tabs on the Saint-Etienne academy graduate, who has already made four appearances for the France Under-17 team.
Chelsea set competing the signing of Palmeiras midfielder Gabriel Menino
Chelsea have made huge step towards the signature of Palmeiras midfielder Gabriel Menino, who also monitoring by Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan and Juventus.
The 20-year-old midfielder has established himself as one of best prolific since making his debut in January 2020 for Brazilian club.
Menino, who scored four goals and contributed seven assists in 62 appearances for Palmeiras, will heading to Stamford Bridge, according to Italian publication Calciomercato.
The reports explain in details that Juventus, AC Milan and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested but Blues remains favourite to secure Menino signature.