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.
Haaland and Aguero could both be heading to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea are willing to sign two frontmen this summer, with City’s Sergio Aguero and Dortmund’s Erling Haaland reportedly wishlist of their prime target.
Despite recruit of Timo Werner in attacking options last summer, Stamford Bridge outfit season has been hampered by a lack of goals from their strikers, with Abraham, Mount and Jorginho tied on six as their leading scores in the Premier League.
As a result, the west London club are desperate to sign top striker as they aim to complete for honours under Thomas Tuchel after a transitional period.
And reports by 90min, claim Dortmund’s Erling Haaland remains Blues top priority, but discussions have also taken place with Aguero, who will soon be out of contract at Manchester City.
Haaland, who scored 33 goals in 32 appearances for Dortmund this season, subject to plenty of interest from top clubs across Europe while Aguero, who expected to leave Etihad at end of the season when his contract expires, also monitoring by top club’s, so the Blues will face huge battle for their signatures.
Blues keeping eye on Ousmane Dembele
Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on Ousmane Dembele’s situation at Barcelona.
Reports in Spain, claim the Frenchman is yet to sort out his contract situation with the La-liga side and is aware of the sides that are interested in him ahead of summer transfer window.
The left-footed winger made a slow start to life in Barcelona but has shone under Ronald Koeman this season as he playing a more prime role for the Catalan giants and has managed to stay clear of injuries.
And Reports in Spain by publication SPORT, claimed Chelsea have positioned themselves in land the 23-year-old, should contract situation with Catalan giants remains unresolved.
It explains in details that, the Frenchman interest in switch to Stamford Bridge due to his compatriot Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante.
Also played under Thomas Tuchel at Dortmund, in which he scored the opener that led German coach’s first trophy in Bundesliga while also team-mates with Christian Pulisic, who won the penalty for the winner in that final.
Dembele has made 36 appearances for Barcelona this season, scoring 10 goals and contributing four assists.
Chelsea register interest in signing Hakan Calhanoglu
Chelsea have expressed their interest in signing attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu when his contract with Serie A side AC Milan expires in the summer, a report claims.
The 27-year-old, who able to play as an attacking midfielder or winger, spent four years at Milan, in which netted 30 goals and furthermore 47 assists in 163 appearances.
Despite his impressive performances, Rossoneri are unable to offer him contract worth £4.5 per season to renew his deal, with leading to speculation about his potential exit ahead of upcoming window.
Sky Sport Italia, claimed last week that the Blues’ interest in signing the attacking midfielder, however, Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb have now elaborated on their pursuit.
According to the Italian website, Chelsea have not begun negotiations, but have made their interest known. A renewal with Milan is looking increasingly unlikely, so Chelsea could have a chance to sign him.
Meanwhile, Manchester United, Arsenal are also said to be interested in signing the Turkey international.
Chelsea, Man Utd also battling for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde
Chelsea are entering the race of capture the signature of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, who also monitoring by top club’s across the Europe with including Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The 22-year-old has proven to become one of Europe’s rising stars this season, creating a formidable defensive partnership alongside Diego Carlos, in which Sevilla have conceded just 21 goals in 29 matches – second best defensive record in La Liga this season.
The France U21 international has made 40 appearances this season and because of testament to his abilities, Chelsea have entered the battle for his signature, according to La Colina De Nervion, who claimed Manchester United, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG and Bayern Munich also want Sevilla centre-back.
The Blues have identified him as potential replacement of Thiago Silva, who is out of contract at the end of the season, but has impressed and may earn a one-year extension.
Even so, Chelsea will still need to find younger competition for him and they don’t come much better than Jules Kounde.
Chelsea ready to step up their interest in Romelu Lukaku
Chelsea are reportedly willing to offer £86million to tempt Inter Milan into letting Romelu Lukaku return to Stamford Bridge this summer, but only if they miss out on Erling Haaland.
Dortmund frontmen Erling Haaland is understood to be the prime target on Thomas Tuchel’s wishlist, with Belgian striker Lukaku an option if a move for the Norwegian fails to materialise.
According to Italian publication Calcio Mercato, the Blues are “ready to take concrete action” by bidding more than £86 million for the Belgian international, who only made 15 appearances in all competitions during his four years in west London between 2011 and 2014.
Lukaku, 28, has enjoyed a hugely prolific spell with Inter, bagging 61 goals in 87 appearances for the Serie A club and especially this season helping his side’s to the top of Serie A by eight points with a game in hand.