Will Chelsea welcome possible Haaland and Sancho signings?, Agent makes Haaland claim, Tuchel makes Chelsea admission and Dybala contract updated handed in Chelsea roundup…
Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia has apparently promised Thomas Tuchel that he will be handed funds to get Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho signed up, but will fans welcome the players?
Tuchel was brought to the club too late in the January transfer window to sign players and put his own stamp on the side, which means that he will have to wait until the end of the season to get the players that he wants and needs.
The likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Edouard Mendy all arrived for substantial fees ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, but Frank Lampard was unable to get the best out of his players, and he was ultimately sacked by the Blues board.
Now, According to the Sunday World, Granovskaia is willing to shell out £172million for Borussia Dortmund duo Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland.
Haaland and Sancho are regarded as two of the most exciting players in world football, and they are heavily tipped to pack their bags and leave the German outfit during the summer transfer window.
Chelsea have been linked with both players for some time now, but have not been able to get deals done, as Dortmund have had no desire to let the players leave, but that could change in the summer.
It is claimed that both players are ready to leave Dortmund in the transfer window and will cash in on their star duo, for the right amount of money.
If the reports are true and Tuchel will get some serious money to splash on new players, how exciting would the attack be if the club managed to secure some transfer deals for the talents.
And it would be brilliant to see them both in the Premier League.
Mino Raiola has claimed that only ten clubs in world football can afford to sign Chelsea target Erling Haaland.
The 20-year-old’s stock has continued to rise since his arrival at the Bundesliga side, having scored 43 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, and the likes of Chelsea have been credited as potential suitors for the young man at the end of the season.
And Haaland’s agent claims he is the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and says every club will want to sign him, but there are only a handful of clubs that have the financial ability to get a transfer deal done
“It is obvious that everybody is looking at Erling as one of those potential new future stars because it’s so difficult to do what he does at his age at his level,” he told the BBC.
“He will be one of the future stars of the next decade because we see that stars such as Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo and Messi are coming to an age where everyone asks themselves: ‘How long can we still enjoy them?’ So everyone is looking for the new generation.
“Only a maximum of 10 clubs can afford to buy Haaland and give the platform you would like after you’ve been in Dortmund, and four of those clubs are in England.
“I don’t think there’s a sports director or trainer in the world who would say ‘not interested’. It’s like saying: ‘Is there a Formula 1 team who would not be interested in having Lewis Hamilton?’”
Juventus director Fabio Paratici has delivered an update on Chelsea’s long-term target Paulo Dybala’s contract situation.
It is no secret that Dybala has been on the shopping list of Chelsea in previous transfer windows, but they have never been able to get a deal done as he had no desire to leave the Italian giants.
However, Dybala has been linked with a summer move away from Allianz Stadium, with it reported that Juve could look to cash in on the forward before he becomes a free agent in 2022, and that has put Chelsea on full alert.
The Bianconeri have not yet offered the Argentine fresh terms in Turin, but Paratici claims that negotiations between the two parties over an extension are now in motion, as they seek to finally end all the speculation regarding one of the clubs biggest players.
Speaking after Juve’s 3-0 Serie A win against Crotone on Monday, Paratici told reporters in Italy: “Paulo still has a few problems – it’s like he’s on a swing. Some days he’s better and others he’s worse. He seemed okay [last week], then he felt some pain again.
“We have spoken [about this contract], we have been speaking and will continue to speak in the next few days and months.”
Dybala is a fantastic player that is one of the best in world football, and it is very easy to see just why Chelsea have been linked with a move for the man for many seasons now.
Thomas Tuchel has opened up and told Chelsea fans that he has trust issues after being offered that 18-month contract by the Blues.
The Blues played out a 0-0 draw with Wolves in their first game with a new coach calling the shots, but They have remained unbeaten since then, taking in a further seven games across all competitions.
Tuchel has only agreed a deal through to the summer of 2022, with the 47-year-old initially concerned by the short-term vision on show there before accepting that anything can happen in an era of limited patience.
He said on his 18-month agreement: “At first I didn’t like it, I thought ‘maybe they don’t trust me?’
“’I have to leave my country, maybe leave my family behind and they are many points behind fourth spot’.
“Maybe we won’t make it which is still possible because it’s a tough race and it will be easy to sack me again.
“But after just a matter of minutes I took the weight off my shoulders. I thought ‘if I’m good, if they like what I’m doing they will make me stay.’
“’If I’m not good, if I don’t have good results they will sack me anyway.’ I can have a five-year contract and they could still sack me so why worry about it?
“Am I convinced about myself? Yes. Am I convinced about this club and team? Yes and yes. So why worry?
“From there on I stepped out of the cycle of thinking and I live a bit easier now. I don’t worry as much.”
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