40goals+Bayern superstar emerges as a surprise move for Tuchel, Blues receive major boost to sign Ac Milan shot-stopper, as N’Golo Kante send Champions league warning to rivals
According to transfer news from Mirror, Robert Lewandowski has emerged as a surprise target for Chelsea. The Bayern Munich hitman is seen as an alternative to Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku as the Blues look to add a striker.
It’s no secret that Chelsea are in the market for a striker (h/t Mirror). The club have struggled in the absence of a prolific No.9 and had to rely on goals from midfielders and defenders to get the goals. It’s rather peculiar when you realize Chelsea have three strikers and all of them come with their own set of problems.
Timo Werner was signed this season for big money but has failed to replicate his Leipzig form at his new club. For some reason, Thomas Tuchel is reluctant to give Tammy Abraham game time and Olivier Giroud is ageing. That has made Chelsea take the decision of selling the pair.
While the club would have liked to sign Erling Haaland or Romelu Lukaku, the fact is that they are likely to be very expensive and in demand. That has made the Blues switch their attention to Robert Lewandowski. The Polish veteran has taken his game to new heights with each passing year and has a ridiculous scoring record. He has scored 40+ goals in each of the last 6 seasons and was a central part of Bayern’s treble last season.
For a striker, it does not get better than Lewandowski and even at 32, he does not look like he is slowing down. Chelsea’s interest is understandable but it’s honestly very hard to see him leave Bayern at this stage of his career. Nonetheless, it would be a huge statement signing by the Blues if they can persuade him to join.
Blues receive major boost to sign Ac Milan shot-stopper
Chelsea’s extended approach to make a move for AC Milan and Italy shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma could finally bear fruit with the highly-rated goalie stalling his contract talks with AC Milan heading into this summer.
Donnarumma’s current deal with the Serie A giants expires in the forthcoming summer transfer window and the club’s repeated attempts to tie down their first-choice option between the sticks to a new deal has failed to gain ground in recent times.
Reports from Football Italia claim that 22-year-old Donnarumma has now hit the break on the ongoing contractual negotiations with the Italy international understood to be seeking regular Champions League football next season which is not yet a guarantee for the San Siro outfit.
The Blues are believed to be considering a summer swoop for the AC Milan No.1 despite the presence of Eduoard Mendy at Stamford Bridge with the Senegalese having been a perfect fit in the goal since his move to west London last summer from Rennes.
New gaffer Thomas Tuchel is keen to make his mark in the summer window with some big-name arrivals and thus Donnarumma is one such name who can be brought in at a cut-price deal considering his contract saga to shore up Tuchel’s options at the back.
N’Golo Kante send Champions league warning to rivals
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says the squad are feeling confident that they can knock Real Madrid out of the Champions League and reach the final.
The French international and World Cup winner was named Man of the Match on Tuesday night as The Blues drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi final match.
They will now go back to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night with the away goal and feeling like the tie is in their hands.
Chelsea played well on the night and really should have won the game, but Kante says they are ‘happy’ with the result on the whole and feel they can get the job done next week.
Of course it will be a totally different game and Chelsea will need every single player on the top of their game and putting in 100% for the entire match if they are to reach the final of the most prestigious domestic competition around.
“We are happy for the result,” explained Kante to the Chelsea website.
“Coming into this game, we knew we’d be playing against a great team and we wanted to leave with a good result so we would have the momentum ahead of the second leg at home.
“I think overall 1-1 is a fair result. We had many chances that we didn’t score but we can be happy with the draw.
“We are looking forward to playing at home and hopefully qualifying for the final.
“We need to take the positives from this game. Yes, we could have scored more goals from the chances we created, but the main thing is we were creating the opportunities to score and that is a positive sign.
“For sure, reaching the final is a goal and it is possible for us now. We have to be fully focused on the second leg when it comes, because we are playing against a very strong opponent.
“We are confident in our abilities though and we must be confident that we can reach the final.”