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Man City want Chelsea defender Reece James
Manchester City have reportedly expressed their interest in signing Chelsea right-back Reece James this summer.
The England international, who made breakthrough into first-team in 2019/20 campaign, establish himself as pivotal player in Chelsea squad.
His stellar performances in last two campaign especially eye-catching display in Chelsea’s last two encounter with Manchester City, caught the eye of City boss Pep Guardiola, who is a huge admirer of the right wing-back.
And reports by The Athletic, claimed Pep Guardiola is keen on strengthen his defensive unit with the highly-rated England defender, who is ability to play in centre-back and middle of the park.
Aston Villa preparing big-money offer for Chelsea star Tammy Abraham
Aston Villa are prepared to forkout £40million in order to land Tammy Abraham from Chelsea this summer, according to a reports.
The England forward has been told he is free to leave Stamford Bridge as he doesn’t feature in Thomas Tuchel’s long-term plans.
Despite, became the first Englishman to a score a hat-trick for Chelsea in the FA Cup since Frank Lampard in 2007, Abraham’s future at Stamford Bridge remains doubt and is likely to heading to Villa Park this summer.
According To The Mirror, Aston Villa are ready to submit an offer of £40million for England international, who helped Aston Villa secured promotion back to Premier League in 2018/19 campaign, by scoring 25 goals in 37 appearances.
Chelsea See Robert Lewandowski As Erling Haaland Alternative
Chelsea could turn their attention to signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski if they failed to secure the signature of Erling Haaland from Dortmund this summer, according to reports in Germany.
Haaland, who establish himself as one of the exciting attacker in world of football, is the Blues priority this summer but the highly-rated forward is valued at £150million by Borussia Dortmund.
Therefore, Chelsea could turn elsewhere as reports by German Newspaper BILD via Sport Witness, claim Thomas Tuchel’s side want to get serious about Robert Lewandowski.
The west London club have been handed a boost in the transfer as Roman Abramovich has a close relationship with the Poland international’s agent Pini Zahavi, with both living in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The report goes on to admit that Lewandowski’s camps are keen for a move away from Germany and that a quick change could be possible this summer, however the move may prove to be difficult as Bayern Munich have no intention of selling the player.
Lewandowski, who broke Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga record of most goals in a season last campaign with 40 goals, will be major signing for the Blues and help them challenge Manchester City for domestic league in upcoming campaign.
Werner’s Agent Broken Silent On His Client future at Stamford Bridge
Timo Werner’s representative has clarified the German forward will be staying at Stamford Bridge this summer amid rumours of a move to Real Madrid.
The 25-year-old striker joined the Stamford Bridge outfit last summer from RB Leipzig in a region of £47.5million, but only managed six goals in the 35 Premier League appearances for the Blues.
Werner’s current current contract with the club isn’t due to expire until 2025 and his agent, Karlheinz Forsterbe, has reassured Chelsea fans that he isn’t going to leave anytime soon.
Speaking to German news outlet Sport1, he said: ‘You can’t rule out anything, but if I had to assess it at the moment, then I would say very clearly that Timo will stay at Chelsea,
‘He feels comfortable there. A move will not be an issue in the foreseeable future’.
Werner on the other hand, admitted happy to stay and fight for his place in Thomas Tuchel’s squad despite the Blues interest in signing a new centre-forward this summer.
Speaking after the Champions League final, the German international discussed his disappointing season and made it known he wants to stay at Chelsea.
He said: ‘In terms of scoring and missing chances, it was the worst season. But in the end I still have 27 goal contributions.
‘I think I’m the first in our team for that, so it was not everything bad and I don’t think about leaving the club this year, for sure not.
‘And also for the next year because I think we have a very good team and I hope to come back to scoring and that I can do everything that’s expected of me.’