Blues told £78 million will get deal done, Tuchel opens up on possible Suarez signing, and Germans issue transfer message to Chelsea
Reports have claimed that Chelsea target Erling Haaland wants a basic wage of around £300,000-a-week in the summer
Over the past few seasons, Haaland has established himself as one of the most deadly strikers in world football and has been breaking all sorts of records in the Bundesliga, and the Champions League.
That has led to alot of reports on the media that the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid are all interested in trying to sign up the hitman in the summer transfer window, as they all seek to add a new striker to their squads.
Reports have suggested that Dortmund would not like to sell Haaland in the transfer window and are hoping to keep the talented young man, but they would be willing to let him leave if that £78 million asking price is met.
And The Daily Star claims he wants a five-year deal that would see him net a basic wage of £300,000 per week.
Look, if the reports are true and that is the amount of money that Dortmund want for a player that already has the ability to bang in over 30 goals a season, and has the ability to play for the next ten years, then a deal should get struck.
He really is a special talent that will play for one of the games biggest clubs, and it will be very interesting to see just what club he decides to join, as they all have the financial ability to pay his asking price and then pay him that high wage.
And Chelsea fans would love to see him at the Bridge every week right?
Thomas Tuchel claims to have no intention of rekindling his interest in Luis Suarez now that he is calling the shots at Chelsea
The South American has thrived in the Premier League before, with an eventful three-and-a-half years spent at Liverpool between January 2011 and the summer of 2014, and during his time at Anfield, Suarez scored 82 goals through 133 appearances.
He opened a new chapter in his career when linking up with Barca and went on to plunder 198 goals for the Liga giants, but A return to England could be made if the money and sporting project was right, but Tuchel is not interested in a deal
Tuchel told reporters when asked about his previous interest in Suarez: “It was a possibility. We heard the rumours he was about to leave Barcelona, and who cannot be interested in signing one of the best strikers in world football history and the present?
“We tried our luck, we did not make it. He decided to stay in Spain, move to Atletico, and has proven his quality.
“He is a natural striker, a born striker, and has the certain mentality that only strikers have. This mentality is to show his will, intensity and anger to score, score and score. He is never satisfied.
“So what a mentality, what a player. I’m not involved in his history with Chelsea and to me it’s never good to look too far in the past. We only look forward.
“We play him tomorrow with Atletico and we know about his qualities. We are aware of them and will try to stop him from scoring.”
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has offered an update on the future of Chelsea target Niklas Sule.
Former PSG boss Thomas Tuchel arrived far too late in the January window to be able to splash a bit of cash to try and add to a squad that is firmly regarded as one of the finest in the Premier League
However, the summer window could be a very different story, as he will know that he will need to add a couple of players to the squad that will help his side reach that next level, with Bayern star Sule on the shopping list
Reports in Germany have claimed that the 25-year-old has been added to Chelsea transfer wishlist along with fellow Bundesliga defenders David Alaba and Dayot Upamecano.
Sule, who is under contract at the Allianz Arena until 2022, has made 20 appearances in all competitions for Bayern this season, but has only started two of the club’s last six Bundesliga fixtures, and he is reportedly not happy with his current situation at the club
But Rummenigge is still hopeful that he will extend his stay with the German champions: “We want the good German national team players at FC Bayern. Niklas still has one year of the contract,” the Bayern chief told ZDF.
“We will hold talks and see where they’ll lead. We will look at the whole thing seriously & calmly by the summer.
“Corona (Covid-19 pandemic) has also caused financial damage to FC Bayern.
“If we find a solution, we are happy to extend the contract, but that will only be possible under certain conditions.”