Brazilian confirms he wants Chelsea move, Fans told Tuchel wants £66m goal monster signed, Varne to be signed? and Granovskaia wo work magic to get defender signed
Real Madrid star Raphael Varane could be a man that Thomas Tuchel wants signed by Chelsea
Regarded as one of the finest defenders in the game right now, the Frenchman has won three La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies among other honours since arriving in 2011.
However, there has been some shock speculation in the media over the past few days which have suggested that Madrid would be open to the idea of letting Varane leave the club in the coming windows in order to raise some funds.
It is no secret that the COVID-19 has affected this finances of clubs around the world, and with this Madrid side aging, there is reportedly a need to replenish the ranks at the Bernabeu and bring in some fresh meat, both defensively and in attack.
And with Thomas Tuchel now in charge of the Blues and looking to add a bit more world class quality to that back-line, he may try and get the board to sanction a move to try and sign Varane
Recent reports on Sport have claimed that the defender has told the club that he wants to leave, and with his contract expiring in the next couple of season, Madrid are open to the idea
Look, if the reports are true and Varane has told the Spanish giants that he wants to leave the club in the coming windows, then Chelsea should be one of the clubs that try to get a deal done.
Marina Granovskaia may look to work her magic and get Dayot Upamecano signed up for Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel only arrived at the club a few days ago after replacing Frank Lampard, but there is a big feeling in the media that the former PSG coach would like to see a new defender signed this transfer window.
Kurt Zouma has been brilliant, but is not a reliable source at the back without Thiago Silva, and the Brazilian is coming towards the back end of his career, meaning that he is unable to play at the level he would like every week.
According to SportBild, the 22-year-old is on Tuchel’s wishlist in the next couple of windows having established himself as one of the most sought after young defenders in the game right now
TalkSPORT’s transfer expert Alex Crook recently claimed that there is definite interest from Chelsea: “We’ve talked about this guy a lot over the course of the last year or so, he’s a really highly-rated defender.
“He plays for RB Leipzig, he helped them do great things in the Champions League last season. “Manchester United have watched him, Liverpool have watched him, Arsenal have been linked in the past.
“Now we’re hearing Chelsea are showing a definite interest, along with Bayern Munich. I don’t know if this is a deal that can necessarily happen this month because he’s got a release clause of of €42million that kicks into gear in the summer.
“But if those clubs I’ve mentioned are going to go toe-to-toe, this could be a really fascinating saga to watch and see exactly which club he picks. He’s a top player.”
Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol has told Chelsea fans that Thomas Tuchel wants Erling Haaland at the Bridge.
Tuchel was brought to the club just a few days ago after owner Roman Abramovic went with his head and decided that he needed to get rid of club legend Frank Lampard, who failed to drive the club forward like many had hoped at the beginning of the season.
Tuchel has joined Chelsea at a time that not many transfers will take place, meaning that he will have to cope with the squad that he has at his disposal this season, but that has not meant he isnt looking towards the future.
Haaland is a player that has been linked many times with Chelsea over the past few seasons, especially as the man cannot stop scoring, and in the summer transfer window, the Blues will reportedly try and break the club record to get a deal done
Solhekol told Sky Sports: “I think in the summer Chelsea will be looking to sign a striker and another centre-back because we know that Olivier Giroud and Thiago Silva are not getting any younger.
“When it comes to a striker, l think their main target is going to be Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmund.
“We know how good he has been since he moved there and he has a release clause of 75 million euros, but that release clause is in the summer of 2022.
“Because of the pandemic, most clubs will not have money to spend in the summer, but of course we saw last summer that as far as Chelsea are concerned, they view that as an opportunity.
Brazilian midfielder Oscar has opened up and revealed his desire to make a move back to Chelsea
Oscar originally featured for the Blues from 2012 to 2017 after making the move to England from Brazilian side Internacional, and The midfielder won two Premier League titles during his time with the club while also claiming a Carabao Cup title and a Europa League triumph.
Oscar made 203 appearances for the Blues, scoring 38 goals, before heading to China to join Shanghai SIPG for a reported £60 million ($82m), but he had to leave the club in order to take more care of his family, ending his love affair with the Blues
But when the time is right, he hopes to return to Chelsea:
“I don’t think about leaving China,” the 29-year-old midfielder told Yellow and Green Football. “There is a great project for me here – but, to end my career, I would like to return to Chelsea.
“I built a beautiful story there and went to the Premier League very young, at a time when fans did not trust Brazilian players that much. I helped change that. I’ll be a bit older when I try this move again but, as I am playing very well, with good stats, I feel there is still a place for me at Chelsea.”
He added: “I could take up all this interview talking about the good moments and memories I enjoyed at Chelsea, but I have two others that I appreciate the most: my first hat-trick, against MK Dons, and a game against Arsenal where I did not score but did eight slide tackles. The fans applauded me when I got subbed off and it felt as if I’d scored a hat-trick then too.”
Oscar was brilliant at times for Chelsea back in the day and many fans do have fond memories of the man, but it would be a massive shock to ever see him back at the Bridge