Blues told to pay £88m to land long-term target, Madrid ready to accept £50m deal for Chelsea top target, as club ready to pay £28m for impressive Chelsea Chelsea247 roundup news

Chelsea told they can seal the deal Jadon Sancho for £88m

According to Mirror, Chelsea can look to sign Jadon Sancho in a cut-price deal next season. Subtle hints have come from Borussia Dortmund CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke that the star forward could be allowed to leave.

With the effects of the pandemic still being felt by most clubs across Europe, Watzke has spoken about how he intends to keep the club and its financial state in balance.

“In the midst of a pandemic, I no longer rule anything out. But it is not necessarily aspired to. Above all, there is the financial balance: that we have a strong team on the field and are economically stable at the same time. Asking banks for credit lines at the drop of a hat just to avoid selling a player will not be our way.”

Due to cost-cutting measures, it is being said that the German club could accept a transfer fee of around £88m. Despite Manchester United being constantly linked to the youngster, Chelsea could steal a march on their rivals.

It has been said that Chelsea transfer supremo Marina Granovskaia is ready to sanction a whopping £172m deal for Sancho as well as his teammate Erling Haaland to bring the pair to Stamford Bridge. Now with Dortmund hinting at a sale, it wouldn’t be the worst idea to slip in and take advantage of the situation ahead of Manchester United.

Real Madrid to listen to offers for long-serving star this summer as Man United and Chelsea circle

According to Spanish publication AS, Real Madrid are willing to listen to transfer offers for Raphael Varane this summer, given that the world-class defender is no closer to agreeing a new contract.

AS report that Los Blancos are aware that the upcoming summer transfer window marks the last opportunity to net a ‘good figure’ for Varane, whose contract expires at the end of 2021/22.

That’s of course a stance that Madrid are open to taking should Varane maintain his apparent reluctance to negotiate a new deal come the end of the season.

AS add that with a lack of quality centre-backs available for an affordable amount on the market, Madrid are confident that Varane would have suitors this summer.

Marca reported recently that Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in the Frenchman, as well as Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. The club estimate a possible sale of around €50m would be fair.

Varane has also overcome some a slight recurring injury problem this season, ensuring that the 27-year-old still has what it takes to shine at the top level.

AS add that Varane had some doubts at Madrid back in 2019, though these went away when Zinedine Zidane returned, the man who helped him become world-class and personally launched a late swoop to bring the defender to the club in 2011 from Lyon.

Varane’s exit would be a massive blow to the team considering the key role he’s played for around a decade now, but Los Blancos could fine some consolation in the fact that they’d part with the ace for much more than the €10m it took to bring him over from France.

Euro giants considering paying €28m for transfer of impressive Chelsea ace

AC Milan are reportedly very happy with how Fikayo Tomori has performed so far since joining on loan from Chelsea, according to Fabrizio Romano in his column for Benchwarmers.

The 23-year-old defender joined Milan on loan from Chelsea in January after struggling for playing time at Stamford Bridge, but he’s showing his potential now after a strong start at the San Siro.

Romano claims this has impressed Milan and they’re now considering paying the €28million required to sign him permanently, though a final decision seems set to come at the end of the season.

It remains to be seen if Chelsea will perhaps change their minds about letting Tomori go after his fine displays in Serie A, as the west London giants could arguably do with more defensive options.

Even if Tomori hasn’t always been that convincing in a Chelsea shirt, this loan could do him the world of good and see him return to the Blues a better player.

The England international could well end up being a much-needed upgrade on unconvincing performers like Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.