“I was told on 17th July that Chelsea have lined up a £130M bid for Erling Braut Haaland to ‘test the waters’ of BVB which will be offered imminently. However, it is said that the offer would be kept in secret till BVB finish the transfer of Malen so that PSV don’t take advantage of the bid.
The ‘Team Haaland’ as Jan Aage Fjortoft says are tempted by Chelsea’s offer. They see Chelsea as a significant step in improving Haaland’s game with the chances Tuchel’s team create game after game. They are also excited about the financial package Chelsea offers: Haaland can get his wages tripled (£100k/week to £300k/week) while Alfie and Raiola gets €40M which will be settled from personal cheques by Roman Abramovich (this will be accounted outside Chelsea’s transfer budget).
If the bid does get rejected by Borussia Dortmund, then I’m told Chelsea will go in with another bid which will be £130m + £20m add on bonuses.
The bonuses include:
* £5M for winning PL
* £5M for winning CL
* £5M for fixed number of appearances at Chelsea
* £5M for fixed number of goals scored at Chelsea
The feeling inside CFC is that they are confident they will land Erling Haaland this summer.” (CFCNewspage)
Newcastle also hold an interest in other box-to-box midfielders including Ross Barkley. (The Athletic)
Newcastle also are interested in Conor Gallagher as they search for a new box-to-box midfielder. (The Athletic)
Crystal Palace are ‘optimistic’ of winning the loan race ahead of Leeds United and Newcastle United to sign Conor Gallagher. (Alan Nixon)
Leeds United and Crystal Palace hope to find out next week whether Chelsea are willing to let Conor Gallagher go on loan.
Chelsea view him as part of their long-term plans and are unwilling to sell him permanently, but could sanction a loan to give him more top-flight experience. (Daily Mail)
Chelsea youngster Henry Lawrence is set to complete a loan move to AFC Wimbledon tomorrow.
It will initially be a six month loan but likely be extended in January.
He had offers from Wigan and other teams in the Championship but he will get good playing time at the Dons. (Nizaar Kinsella)
Chelsea are willing to let Abraham go out on loan this summer with a pathway to a permanent deal being on the cards later on.
Arsenal are willing to match the 23-year-old’s wage demands of £125,000 a week as Arteta looks to strengthen his team for the upcoming season. (Daily Express)
Fiorentina are chasing a permanent deal for Davide Zappacosta.
The Viola see Zappacosta as a replacement for Pol Lirola. (Tribal Football)
Written by Frankie