Chelsea Transfer News Roundup: Blues target Premier League striker; star defender plans to step away from the club, and more
Chelsea have been linked with a slew of players, and it looks like the Blues are having a busy summer.
Thomas Tuchel intends to reorganize the squad and should provide some reinforcements to mark his authority in the Premier League. The German could also let the deadwood dump before the start of the new season.
A striker remains Tuchel’s number one priority this summer. But the Blues are also aiming to forge a new defense for next season, which could see some of their current squad leave.
On that note, let’s take a look at the key Chelsea news transfer to June 11, 2021.
Chelsea target Harry Kane
Chelsea made Harry Kane their main target this summer, according to Spurs Web via Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Tottenham Hotspur forward, who has expressed a wish to leave the club in search of trophies, is also wanted by Manchester City. Kane, who won the Premier League Golden Boot as well as the Premier League Playmaker award last season, is one of the most feared strikers in the game.
The Blues have turned their attention to the Englishman, as club owner Roman Abramovich prefers Kane over Erling Haaland.
City tested Tottenham’s resolve by offering Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus as part of their offer for Kane, but Spurs president Daniel Levy refused to budge. Kane could cost Chelsea over £ 150million, so it remains to be seen whether Abramovich would sanction such a massive offer for the player.
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Antonio Rudiger plans to leave Stamford Bridge
Antonio Rudiger plans to move away from Stamford Bridge, according to Athleticism.
The Chelsea defender has refrained from entering negotiations for a new deal, despite his current contract which will expire next summer. Rudiger is currently focusing on the Euro with Germany and is only expected to make a decision on his future after his team’s participation in the tournament ends.
The Premier League giants, however, remain keen to extend Antonio Rudiger’s stay at Stamford Bridge.
The German defender enjoys playing for the Blues and is happy to work with Tuchel. However, Rudiger is also aware that his next contract could be the last big of his career, so he wishes it was worth it.
The Chelsea man reportedly wants a four-year contract and also wants pay equity with the club’s other big employees. If those demands aren’t met, Rudiger likely won’t run out of suitors, especially if he’s available for free next year.
Chelsea set to say goodbye to Fikayo Tomori
Chelsea and AC Milan have reportedly reached an agreement for the transfer of Fikayo Tomori. Young Blues defender set to join Serie A giants, say Chelsea News via CalcioMercato. Tomori enjoyed a brilliant loan with the Rossoneri last season, and Milan are apparently desperate to sign him permanently.
There was an impasse during negotiations between the two parties regarding the payment structure. However, this appears to have been settled amicably, and both parties are happy with the outcome, so the deal for Tomori should be done soon.
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