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Chelsea handed double injury boost ahead of Champions League showdown with Porto
Thomas Tuchel & co. have received a major injury boost ahead of tomorrow’s Uefa Champions League quarter-final clash against FC Porto as both N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic appeared at Cobham training base on Tuesday morning.
Kante, 29, sustained a hamstring injury while on international duty with France, and it’s was being reported that he will missed Chelsea’s next two matches, with one of them was 5-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at weekend.
The tireless French midfielder expected to miss trip to the Estadio do Dragao, where Chelsea will look to take a big step towards the semi-finals of Uefa Champions League but the World winner made return to first-team training on Tuesday morning ahead of FC Porto clash.
Pulisic, meanwhile, suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday’s game which forced him to be replaced at half-time.
The 22-year-old, who opened the scoring for Chelsea by capitalize Marcos Alonso brilliant free-kick, forced to come off for Mason Mount after hurting his hamstring.
The winger were originally doubts for the trip to the Estadio do Dragao, but the American back on the training field at Cobham less than three days since he picked up a hamstring problem against West Brom.
Erling Haaland blow
According to the Daily Star, Manchester City are made a significant effort in bids to land Erling Haaland this summer.
The highly-rated forward, who scored 33 goals in 32 appearances this season for Borussia Dortmund, attracted interest from top club’s across the Europe with including Chelsea and Barcelona.
And following his agent included his father held talks with representative of six club’s top interest in signing the Norwegian star, Daily Star, claime Man City are looking to take over as the frontrunners.
The reports explain in details that Pep Guardiola’s side have mammoth funds and are able to match and beat any bid Chelsea can offer and that will come as a big blow to west London club, who had plans of their own to land the Norway international.
Chelsea made move for AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu
Chelsea have reportedly positioned themselves in bids to land AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu, who yet to sign a new contract with the Serie A side.
The 27-year-old playmaker netted two goals and furthermore eight assists in 24 Serie A appearances this season, and despite his impressive performances for Italian club, they to find an agreement about extend his stay beyond this season.
Did someone say Hakan Calhanoglu? pic.twitter.com/P0coiIXFKI— Arsenal Presser (@ArsenalPresser) April 5, 2021
His current deal expires at the end of the season and is now looking likely to leave and according to Sky Italia claimedz Chelsea are ready to land the Turkey international on a free transfer while Arsenal and Juventus are also in the hunt for the playmaker, who is famed for his set-pieces.
Declan Rice bids considered
West Ham manger David Moyes has admitted that offers will be considered for Chelsea target Declan Rice.
The Blues have been linked with a big-money swoop for the West Ham midfielder for nearly 18 months now, and ahead of summer transfer window boss Moyes has confirmed the club could accept offer for ex-Blues academy player.
‘Yes, any club can make offers for players but we’ve not had any big offers,’ he said when asked about the player.
‘I hope we don’t get any but if we do, like any other club, we would consider them.
‘I don’t know where the Bank of England is for Tomas Soucek but I’ve said with Declan, it would take the Bank of England and the Royal Bank of Scotland to get him.
‘It will have to be the Bank of Czech as well for Tomas!’