Chelsea reach agreement to sign German star, Blues to offer £35M plus Emerson to land Italian world class midfielder, Hazard heading back to Chelsea?

Agreement reached: Chelsea strike deal with agent to close in on first signing under Tuchel

Chelsea have reportedly already reached an agreement for their first signing under new manager Thomas Tuchel with a deal for Jerome Boateng.

The Bayern Munich defender is being strongly linked with Chelsea as a report from Todo Fichajes claims the Blues have struck a deal with the player’s agent.

Boateng is a proven and experienced performer at the highest level, having won numerous major honours for club and country down the years.

It seems clear Chelsea need a signing like this in defence, with Tuchel inheriting an unconvincing squad that weren’t doing too well under his predecessor Frank Lampard.

Results and performances have improved since Tuchel replaced Lampard, but the German tactician may understandably still feel he needs more quality in the centre-back department.

Boateng could surely be an upgrade on the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen, while Thiago Silva is also 36 years of age and surely nearing the end of his top-level career.

Chelsea fans will hope Tuchel can lure Boateng to Stamford Bridge and get the best out of him to improve the team’s record at the back.

Chelsea ‘willing’ to offer £35M plus Emerson Palmieri as they look to land Italian midfield maestro

Chelsea ‘willing’ to offer £35M plus Emerson Palmieri as they look to land Italian midfield maestro

According to Calciomercatoweb.it, Chelsea are “willing” to offer €40m (£35m) and Emerson Palmieri in their attempts to sign Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella this summer.

The Italian website report that the Blues value Palmieri at around €15m (£13m) making the total offer worth around €55m (£48m) for the Italian international.

It is believed that Chelsea are looking to take advantage of Inter’s poor financial situation, with the Nerazzurri having lost over €100 million last year due to the impact of the global health crisis.

Barella is, though, one of their prized assets, having scored three goals and provided 10 assists in 30 appearances for Antonio Conte’s title-chasers this campaign.

Whether the Serie A side would accept such a proposal from Chelsea for a key player may well depend on how badly they need to raise funds. The Italian had been on loan at the San Siro, until September, when his move from Cagliari was made permanent for £25m.

Dimitar Berbatov has urged Real Madrid to sell Chelsea linked Eden Hazard in the coming windows

After becoming a superstar at Chelsea and one of the very best players in world football during his stay in the Premier League, Hazard managed to get his dream move to the Spaniards just a few seasons ago.

A whole host of injuries have seen Hazard miss 350 days in just one and a half years with the Spanish giants, and there are question marks over whether he will be able to get fit enough to show the talent that everyone knows he has.

That doubt has led to speculation in the media over the past few days that he could leave the club, with Chelsea named as one club that may seek to try and complete a cut-price deal at the end of the season, and amid the speculation, Madrid have been urged to sell Hazard.

“Real Madrid should consider selling Hazard,” Berbatov explained in an interview with Betfair. He has had a lot of injuries since he arrived in Spain, and that has prevented him from showing the brilliant football that he played at Chelsea.

“If it was something occasional then it would be a different matter, but the fact is that the player is injured again and again and again. That is a sign that there is another problem that is affecting him.”

“Will he be able to regain the form he had and show that the money Real Madrid invested in his was the right decision? Right now, the answer is no,” he added.

“It’s true that Hazard has only just turned 30 and still has a lot of time to contribute a lot, but this question is one which needs to be asked.

“Hazard has yet to prove anything in Madrid, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he left in the summer.”

Hazard has flopped at Madrid, which is sad to see, but Chelsea should not make a move for the player