Rumors about the Chelsea striker: Olivier Giroud, Harry Kane, Alexander Isak, Kingsley Coman last
AC Milan are looking to complete the transfer of Olivier Giroud as soon as possible, after reaching an agreement on personal conditions. According to the Corriere dello Sport (via Sports witness), Gianluca Di Marzio (via Semper Milan) and Gazzetta dello Sport, Giroud’s signing has become even more crucial for Milan in light of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee surgery, but the Rossoneri are still unwilling to pay a transfer fee for his signing.
Milan is banking on Giroud personally approaching the affair with Roman Abramovich, with whom the Frenchman apparently has an excellent relationship, with the contract renewal supposedly being done only to prevent him from going to other Premier League sides. In the event that a deal for Giroud does not come through, Milan will try to sign AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko instead, according to Gianluca Di Marzio (via AC Milan offside).
Manchester City went to great lengths to sign Harry Kane, but that might have little impact on the end result. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is determined to keep the renowned Tottenham Hotspurs player, according to the Telegraph.
“One of the objects that Fabio [Paratici] will have to deal with his arrival is which players will be selected, who will be invited to search for other clubs. There is a market there. What we want and what other clubs want is not always possible to achieve. We will do whatever is right for the club.
-Daniel Lévy; Source: The Guardian
Despite the gentleman’s deal that stipulates a departure for Kane if he wishes to leave, there is no formal agreement for the same, and Spurs are not obligated to sell him. As such, Man City are unwilling to get caught up in an extended transfer saga, and it is understood that City are reluctant to fight until the last days of the summer transfer window to secure a deal.
The latest name to feature in the Chelsea center-forward’s rumor mill is Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak. According to Noticias of Gipuzkoa, Mundo Deportivo and Diario AS, a number of teams have taken a keen interest in Isak’s strong performance at club level, as well as at the Euro, with players like Arsenal, Barcelona, AS Roma, Chelsea and especially Liverpool all interested in signing him. .
Borussia Dortmund had a € 30m buyout option on Isak, but as Sport1, Diario AS, Mundo Deportivo and Marca note, Real Sociedad have now bought out the clause. Sociedad are also working on extending the 21-year-old’s contract from 2024 to 2028 as the La Liga side are aware of the interest in the Sweden international. Either way, Sociedad doesn’t want to sell the youngster and the only way to sign him is to trigger his € 70m release clause.
El Borussia Dortmund has already been sent by Alexander Isak
“Acepta que siga en la Real”, dijo Aperribay, que llega has un acuerdo para eliminar la cláusula de recompra por 30 millones, y será de 70 para todos https://t.co/vwKEqSilxB
– Diario AS (@diarioas) June 19, 2021
Although Kingsley Coman pushed for a move to the Premier League this summer after rejecting all Bayern Munich contract renewal offers, the Bundesliga apparently do not seem willing to sell him. According to the objective, the France international is part of Julian Nagelsmann’s plans for the 2021-22 season.
Bayern are rather relaxed about Coman’s future, although an offer of € 80m or more may convince them to sell. Manchester United and Chelsea are both clubs linked by interest, but as the report notes, the former prioritizes a transfer for Jadon Sancho, and the latter has no concrete interest.
Kingsley Coman’s salary claims (12 million euros net per year) are considered “scandalous” within the club and do not correspond to the player’s performance. Bayern reportedly ready to negotiate if a significant € 80-90million offer arrives for the Frenchman [@SPORTBILD] pic.twitter.com/i986PoqtSe
– Bayern and Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 15, 2021