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Chelsea set to ramp up efforts to complete deal of Lukaku And Sancho
Chelsea have reportedly willing to bringing in Romelu Lukaku and Jando Sancho to Stamford Bridge this summer after boss Thomas Tuchel given green light over the two world-class attackers.
After finish in top-four spot and reach Uefa Champions League final, Roman Abramovich is reportedly ready to back Tuchel to strengthen his squad in upcoming summer transfer window.
However, the German coach is keen on strengthen his attacking options by add a new striker and wide player to his side in bid to challenge for major trophy next season.
And report by Sunday World, claims Tuchel has been identified Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku and Borussia Dortmund winger Jando Sancho as top target and Blues have already ramp up an effort in order to complete the signing of Belgian striker following Antonio Conte’s departure.
The Italian coach announced his departure from Serie A champions on Tuesday after both parts failed to reach agreement concerning upcoming season.
Antonio Conte departure could be huge boost for Chelsea in bid to sign Lukaku, who establish himself as one best striker in world of football.
Sancho, meanwhile, has been heavily linked with move Stamford Bridge in recent weeks, and reports Sunday World furthermore claimed the Blues are step up their efforts to land the wide winger.
The 19-year-old winger, who joined the Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in summer 2017, establish himself as one of the world football’s hottest properties, netting 48 goals and contributing 62 assists across all competitions.
His performance attracted interest from numbers of top European club’s with including Chelsea and Manchester United, who said to be interested in bringing in the 19-year-old back to England.
Early of the month, reports by Goal claimed that Dortmund are set to dropped the England’s transfer fee to £80million, however, reports by Sunday World now claim the Blues ready launch £80m bid as Tuchel admirers of the England winger.
The reports explain in details that the Stamford Bridge outfit will face battle with Manchester United for his signature.
Jando Sancho had a slow start to the season but has turned his fortunes around since the New Year.
His run of form saw him score eight goals with 13 assists as part of a deadly duo with Erling Haaland.
Chelsea Made Final Decision Over Eden Hazard Return To Stamford Bridge
Chelsea have decided to not prioritise a move for evergreen attacker Eden Hazard this summer, according to reports.
Earlier this week, reports in Spain suggested that the Belgian star is looking to leave Santiago Bernabeu at end the end of the season and his preference is to return to Stamford Bridge
Hazard, who establish himself as one of the most ferocious attackers in the Premier League, completed an £83.53m move to Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2012.
Despite the Belgium international enjoying a hugely successful spell at Stamford Bridge, in which made 352 appearances, netted 110 goals and furthermore with 81 assists, he has struggled with injuries during his time in the Spanish capital.
The 30-year-old attacker midfielder was able to start only seven games in La Liga this season, while Madrid ended the campaign without a trophy for the first time since 2010.
Report by Sunday World, claimed that the Blues have been made aware of Hazard’s desire to move back to Stamford Bridge this summer.
But it’s claimed that Hazard’s return is not considered a priority by Chelsea’s hierarchy and the club are exploring the possibility of signing a world-class striker instead.
The reports explain in details that the Stamford Bridge outfit have already ruled themselves out of the race for Erling Haaland this summer due to the high cost of signing the 20-year-old from Bundesliga giant Borussia Dortmund.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are now understood to have made Romelu Lukaku, who establish himself as one best striker in world of football, their top choices ahead of the upcoming window and are monitoring his situation at Inter.
Lukaku, 28, helped guide Inter Milan to their first Serie A title since 2010 this term but the news of Antonio Conte’s departure on Wednesday will come as a major blow as Italian played a key role in convincing him to move to Italy.
The Serie A champions are also looking to reduce their wage bill by 20 per cent and raise €100 million (£86.5m) in player sales by the end of the transfer window.
Hazard, meanwhile, is in a similar position at Santiago Bernabeu as Zinedine Zidane is set to depart from the Spanish capital club.
Like Conte and Lukaku, Hazard has a close relationship with Zidane and the Frenchman’s departure could play a role in his decision to move on this summer.
Real Madrid are looking to bolster their attack with the signings of Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, and the Spanish club are understood to be willing to sell Hazard for a fee in the region of €50m (£43.4m).
Video: Kante And Mendy Take Part In Blues Final Preparations As Tuchel’s Squad For Man City Match Revealed
Chelsea have handed another chance of start both N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy on Saturday evening, as both take major part in Blues final preparations ahead of Uefa Champions League clash with Pep Gardiola’s men.
Both Chelsea star have limped out of recent Premier League matches, with Kante, who back to his scintillating form since arrived of German coach, picking up a minor hamstring against Leicester City.
While goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who establish himself as one of best stopper in the Premier League came off at half-time against Aston Villa on Sunday with a rib problem.
The Blues pair have been vital in the west Londoners’ journey to the European showpiece event, however, both was take part in full training session at Cobham on Wednesday morning.
Furthermore, Kante and Mendy amongst the Blues players that involved in final preparations on Thursday morning and with video share by club official social media account, showcasing the pair are in squad to face Manchester City on Saturday evening.
Even Edouard Mendy was showcasing practicing ahead of mouthwatering clash and it’s now sure that the Senegalese international is likely could be in goal when Chelsea encounter with newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City in the Uefa Champions League final on Saturday evening.
The click also revealed Tuchel’s squad that will available for selection while also share Blues on way to Porto.
Here is official Chelsea’s 24-man squad to face Manchester City in Uefa Champions League Final on Saturday.
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Wilfredo Caballero, Édouard Mendy
Defender: Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Marcos Alonso, Ben Chilwell, Emerson, César Azpilicueta, Reece James
Midfielder: Jorginho, N’Golo Kanté, Mateo Kovačić, Billy Gilmour, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech
Forward: – Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud