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.
Chelsea made Harry Kane as primary transfer target
Chelsea have made Harry Kane a ‘primary’ transfer target, with boss Thomas Tuchel is huge admires of the England international, according to reports.
The 28-year-old forward, who bagged 23 goals and clocked up 14 assists in the Premier League last season, attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester City.
It’s understood that Chelsea have made Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland a priority target but the Bundesliga giant reluctance to sell the highly-rated forward who scored 40 goals in 33 appearances across all competitions last season.
As a result, reports by Goal claim the Blues have actually done the same with Kane as well and with Spur scramble in panic to appoint a new manager, they face a huge fight to keep hold of their prized asset.
The reports explain in details that deal for Kane would be ‘complicated’ due to Tottenham’s reluctance to sell, as well as the high wages being demanded.
It’s a similar story with Erling Haaland, too, especially with Borussia Dortmund poised to lose Jadon Sancho to Manchester United.
Chelsea board make decision on paying £150m Erling Haaland transfer fee
Chelsea are unwilling to spend £150million to Erling Haaland in this summer’s transfer window, according to reports.
The highly-rated forward, who scored 40 goals in 34 appearances across all competitions last season, wishlist Thomas Tuchel’s recruitment team as they keen on strengthen their attacking options ahead of next season.
However, while that’s the case, the Evening Standard have now delivered a negative update when it comes to the 20-year-old forward, who also subject interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.
It’s stated that the European champions are unwilling to pay Dortmund’s asking price for Haaland, with the Bundesliga giants wanting £150m to let him go.
That would make the former Red Bull Salzburg star the costliest recruit in the club’s entire history, dwarfing the £72m fees spent on Kai Havertz and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Billy Gilmour Set to Join Norwich City on Season-loan deal.
Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour is on verge to completing a season-long loan move to Norwich City, according to reports.
The Scotland international is due to undergo a medical once his self-isolation period has ended after he tested positive for Covid-19 following the game against England at Euro 2020.
Billy Gilmour has been monitoring by a number of Premier League sides, plus others abroad, but senses a chance to play regularly under Daniel Farke at Norwich, who were promoted after winning the Championship last season.
Daniel Farke has a good relationship with Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel and that is understood to have played a significant part in the European champions’ decision to send the 20-year old to Carrow Road.