Chelsea news live: Hazard’s return, Haaland boost, Aguero, Sarr, Werner & Menino latest

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.

Eden Hazard set for Stamford Bridge return?

Real Madrid are preparing to sell six superstars this summer in order to raise funds for a sensational bid for highly-rated forward Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

The Spanish champions are keen on bolster their attacking lineup ahead of next season with Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland wishlist their top target.

But to sign the two most prolific goalscorers , they would need to massively reduce their current wage bill and clear out the current squad.

And according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, claimed six current Real players are for the chop, in which ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard amongst first two names on the list.

Hazard, who regarded as one of best attacker in football world, plagued by injury troubles since joining Real Madrid in summer 2019. As a result the Belgian’s value dropping significantly in recent months and could available around £42million in summer.

His return back to Stamford Bridge in upcoming summer transfer window possible as reports in Spain suggested that Blues positioned themselves in bids to bringing in back to London club.

How Chelsea can complete Sergio Aguero transfer

Sergio Aguero has confirmed his departure from Manchester City at the end of the season, with numbers of top Europeans club interest in signing the superstar striker.

The Argentine, who win several major titles with Manchester City over the last tenth years, monitoring by Chelsea, who reportedly in market for a new striker.

Erling Haaland remains Blues top target but they identified Aguero alongside Romelu Lukaku as alternative to Dortmund’s star, in case the Norwegian star choose others top European club’s.

Aguero has been wanted by Chelsea since 2010, before he joined Manchester City, and it appears that the veterans forward hinting that he would like a move to London.

As a result, the Blues will face competition from six other clubs with including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Timo Werner decision

Chelsea striker Timo Werner has reportedly refuse a potential swap deal involving Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.

Recent reports from Sport have indicated that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel would be willing to let the German hitman leave this summer, so long as Haaland is recruited.

But German newspaper Bild claim Werner, who struggling in front of goal in recent months is not interested in heading back to the Bundesliga as part of any deal with Borussia Dortmund.

The 25-year-old forward arrived in west London from RB Leipzig last summer, but his first season in England has been anything but smooth sailing.

Werner has notched 10 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions this season and has netted just once in the Premier League since November.

Malang Sarr ‘to return to Stamford Bridge after Porto turn down permanent deal’

Malang Sarr is reportedly expected to return to Stamford Bridge in the summer after his loan period with Porto.

After signing the defender on a free transfer in 2020, Chelsea allowed the 22-year-old to spend the campaign in Portugal in order to gain regular first-team football.

However, the 22-year-old left-footed defender has endured a mixed spell away from Stamford Bridge, making just 14 starts and five substitute appearances in all competitions.

And according to Portuguese outlet Record, claim neither Porto or Malang Sarr have any desire to turn the loan agreement in a permanent deal, subsequently resulting in the player being due back in West London later in the year.

Chelsea chasing £13m signing of Palmeiras star Gabriel Menino

Premier League giant Chelsea have joined the race among European clubs to sign Palmeiras highly-rated midfielder Gabriel Menino, according to reports in Spain.

The Brazilian club are keen to cash in on the 20-year-old – dubbed the Brazilian Yaya Toure – to help relieve the club of financial problems resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

And according to Mundo Deportivo, the Blues are very interested in signing the box-to-box midfielder, but are set to cause a transfer scramble if they follow up their interest with Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Tottenham also keen on freshening up their squads with his energy.

The report claims Menino has a £51million release clause in his contract, but that due to the pandemic Brazilian club would be willing to take a £38million hit and let him leave for just £13million.

Bluea receive Haaland boost as Mino Raiola reveals key factor in transfer decision

Chelsea have received huge boost in pursuit of Erling Haaland, with his agent Mino Raiola insists money will not be the determining factor in which club his client join when he leaves Borussia Dortmund.

The highly-rated forward has been scouted by several Europe’s most top club’s after scoring 49 goals in 49 appearances for the Bundesliga club that he joined in January 2019 from Red Bull Salzburg.

Chelsea have made the Norwegian star their priority signing for the summer but face reported competitions from Premier League duo United and City while Barcelona and Real Madrid also said to be interested in signing in the prolific goalscorer.

According to ESPN, Borussia Dortmund have set Haaland’s asking price at around £150million, a fee which would make him the most-expensive signing in Premier League history were he to move to England.

‘This boy — I’m 100% convinced and everybody’s convinced — can move to any club, wherever he wants, already on this level,’ Raiola said in an interview with The Athletic.

‘And he could have done that last year. But maybe last year there were still teams (saying), ‘Oh, he was in Red Bull, can he do it in another club?’. He is quicker than his own prediction. So yeah, Haaland is the talk of the town.’

Mino Raiola has instigated several of football’s biggest transfers over the past two decades. It was the Dutch-Italian who brokered Paul Pogba’s £89million return to Manchester United from Juventus in 2016 and he also moved Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Barcelona in 2009 from Inter Milan for £57million.

Those deals – and several others overseen by the super-agent – were lucrative for both Raiola and his clients. However, he says that the financial package offered to Erling Haaland by potential suitors will not be the key factor in the decision as to which club he will join.

‘I have the advantage of 25 years in the business at this level. I have changed the game, from an economical side, more than once. I don’t get excited anymore about that kind of thing. I know to wait.

‘This is a moment of waiting and seeing what is in the best interest of the player. Sometimes the best interest of the player is not to move when everybody says he has to move. And sometimes it is in the best interest of the player to move when everybody says he has to stay. So we will see what happens.’

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