With the Blues’ takeover finally completed, Thomas Tuchel can put his plans into action for the summer transfer window. The German coach will be hoping he can reinforce his ranks to go one further than the 2021/22 season.
Several high-profile players have been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge ahead of the market opening in one week’s time. With that in mind, sit back and let football.london keep you posted with all the latest activity from west London.
Liverpool told to sign Kante
Former Liverpool star Dean Saunders has told the club to sign N’Golo Kante this summer as an upgrade to the midfield department.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, he said: “I was looking at players in our league who could make them [Liverpool] better. I think Kante would make them better. I think Kante could slot into that midfield. They are a workman-like midfield. Fabinho, [Jordan] Henderson and Thiago [Alcantara], so I think somebody like Kante.”
Liverpool are monitoring a potential move for Christian Pulisic if they lose Sadio Mane this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent believes that Paul Pogba would be welcomed into the Chelsea dressing room if he made the switch.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, he said: “There will be a real admiration for Paul Pogba amongst other players in the Premier League from the players who have played against him. Other players in that Chelsea squad will think; ‘I would love a player like that to come here’.”
Inter stalling on Lukaku move
If Inter want to complete a move for either Paulo Dybala or Romelu Lukaku, they’ll first have to get rid of Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez.
That’s according to Calciomercato, who state that with the club are trying to find transfers for the duo to free up funds for a big-money move.
Sanchez is said to have already rejected moves to Turkey and Japan, and so the club may have to terminate his deal in order to speed up the process.
Real Madrid close to beating Chelsea to goalkeeper signing
football.london understand that Chelsea had been in the market for the signature of 18-year-old Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina. However, the teenager who has been ever-present in the MLS this season appears to closest to a move to the European Champions.
However, the fee is a current stubling block and with Chelsea’s takeover now resolved it could well mean that Chelsea could well make a late move to convince the teenager to Stamford Bridge.