One of the busiest days for one of the most lucrative transfer sagas of the summer.
One of the biggest sports newspapers in the world, BILD released lots of details about a potential Haaland deal today. Firstly, they mention that Chelsea want to guide Erling Haaland to London with a mega offer of €175m.
Jörg Weiler (reporter for BILD) stopped Haaland and asked “Will you stay with BVB?”, Weiler says that Haaland “thinks about it for a moment, then reacts with a big grin. But says nothing”.
The same German newspaper also claims that Roman Abramovich has already ‘released’ €175m (£150m) for the Blues to use in the Haaland deal.
Not related to Haaland directly, Borussia Dortmund have agreed personal terms with Donyell Malen from PSV. However, Dortmund offered €25m and PSV want €30m. If the €5m difference between these clubs is fixed, it could mean that Haaland becomes slightly more available and Dortmund could want to enter serious negotiations.
According to DailyExpress, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to push the button on a deal for Erling Haaland.
Reports emerged this morning courtesy of Christian Falk who reported that Chelsea asked Juventus for a transfer of Chiesa. Chelsea apparently offered a basis of €100m (£85m) to open negotiations for the Italian and Juve rejected to even open talks.
This transfer will be hard to pull off for any kind of money for a few reasons, Chiesa is still a Fiorentina player legally until 2022 where Juventus will pay €40m for his services. Chiesa is Italian and with many Italian players the dream is to play for Juventus and many top players in Serie A prefer to stay within this league for a majority of their career.
Fabrizio Romano chimed in just a few hours later on the reports of this deal by saying, “Juventus have no intention to open talks with any club for Federico Chiesa. Chelsea, Bayern… there’s no chance. He’s considered untouchable”.
Bate’s contract runs out in June 2022 and has not yet agreed to Chelsea’s offer of a contract renewal.
Football.London shed some light on the Livramento contract renewal troubles by providing us more information on his status. Livramento has not yet agreed to a contract renewal and from January can agree to a pre-contract deal with other clubs. This kind of deal could see Chelsea only recieving £500,000 in compensation at a maximum.
Livramento trained with the U16’s yesterday which only adds fuel to the fire. We can only presume that Livramento thought he would be able to train with the first team and therefore did not travel with the U18’s and U23’s to Scotland. Depending on the mindset of the promising full back, he could see his lack of involvement in the first team as disrespectful.
Football.London also shared that Peart-Harris has not yet signed a contract renewal alongside Bate and Livramento. Peart-Harris has been gaining interest from many clubs and seems to be keeping his options open amid many youth players doubting their chances of finding a pathway to the first team.
According to Calcio Mercato, there are three obstacles in the way of Napoli signing Emerson this summer. Leonardo Spinazzola’s injury which lead to Emerson taking the starting left back spot for Italy has meant Chelsea are not willing to lower the asking price of €20m. Napoli offered €12m – €13m and Chelsea declined this offer and do not wish to entertain Napoli’s maximum offering of €15m.
Chelsea have also reportedly told Napoli that they will extend Emerson’s contract before it runs out in June 2022 to avoid losing him on a free transfer.
Napoli are also interested in the idea of taking Emerson on loan in typical Serie A fashion. Chelsea would expectedly make Napoli pay all or most of the wage for the player if Napoli were to take Emerson on loan.
Agents are said to be talking on this deal constantly and they never stopped speaking throughout Euro 2020.
AC Milan submitted an €8m (£6.8m) bid for the youngster last year but Barcelona turned this offer down. This same source called the left back “modern, powerful and offensive fullback, who would ‘adapt perfectly’ to English football”.
This potential deal comes down to whether Balde signs a new contract with the Catalan side. Yesterday he started training with the first team for pre-season which could provide an extra incentive for the 17-year-old to sign a new deal with Barca and snub the Blues consequently.
Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek
James Robson has reported today that Barkley and Loftus-Cheek are expected to leave Chelsea on loan or in permanent deals if buyers can be found.
Loftus-Cheek, who was praised by Tuchel a few months ago as being similar to Michael Ballack, is going to be assessed throughout pre-season and Tuchel will decide on his future ultimately.
Sports Lens and Fabrizio Romano today have reported that Genk are confident of signing Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo. Besiktas, Feyenoord and PSV approached Chelsea to sign Ugbo but Genk are confident to complete the deal. It seems Ugbo has snubbed any chance of a deal to another English club and looks set for a move abroad. Negotiations are ongoing between Chelsea and Genk and we can expect a deal to be done shortly.
Cercle Brugge had the option of buying Ugbo on a permanent basis for £5m after a successful loan spell where he scored 17 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions.
Chelsea are reportedly looking to step up his price tag as many teams are interested in the striker for around the £5m mark and Chelsea don’t want to let a young, promising striker go for this cheap of a price.
If a swap deal between Antoine Griezmann and Saúl Ñíguez does not solidifiy, Chelsea are ‘keen’ on Saúl. (Fabrizio Romano) Saúl’s name has been heard a few times throughout the last year and it is clear the board are fans of the Spaniard.
Chelsea ‘consider new Declan Rice transfer bid with West Ham ready to sell for £80m’ after Euro 2020 heroics for England. (Sun)
Rice has already rejected two contract offers from West Ham amid rumours of Chelsea looking to submit a bid to ‘test the waters’.
Dean Jones also added to the Declan Rice rumour mill by saying that “Chelsea still see Declan Rice as a prime target and are considering an offer. West Ham’s valuation is thought to be £80m”.
90min have reported that West Ham, Southampton and Crystal Palace have been put off by Chelsea’s asking price for Abraham. Aston Villa, Brighton and Everton are still in the race though, with Rafa Benitez reportedly being a fan of the Englishman.
After an expceptional loan spell at West Brom, Gallagher has been attracting a lot of attention from Premier League sides. The main rumour surrounding Gallagher is that Newcastle have shown interest in him. We believe this would be a loan deal as Gallagher just signed a new long term deal with the Blues which still has another four years remaining. (Telegraph)
Paolo Maldini himself confirmed to DAZN that “Olivier Giroud will arrive tomorrow and he’ll be our new signing.”
Chelsea will receive €1m guaranteed fee + €1m as potential bonus/add on. (Fabrizio Romano)
Written by Frankie