Defender wants £20m-a-season to join Chelsea, Blues ready to pay €90m to sign Atletico Madrid star, as Tuchel reveals perfect Thiago Silva partner..in Chelsea247 roundup news.
According to reports, David Alaba has demanded close to £20 million-a-season to join Chelsea in the summer.
News broke just a few months ago that Alaba is struggling to agree a new contract at Bayer Munich, that they are not prepared to offer him the deal that he wants, and now he is all set to depart the club at the end of the season.
Alaba is out of contract in the summer, and considering he is one of the very best players in the game, there has been alot of clubs linked with the Munich defender, with Real Madrid reportedly the favourites to get a deal done.
However, Chelsea are still one of the clubs that will have the opportunity to sign the defender over the next couple of months and take him to the Bridge on a free contract, although his wage demands may become a problem.
the Telegraph claim he has asked for close to £400,000-a-week in order to move to west London. That would make Alaba Chelsea’s highest paid player by a clear distance, with N’Golo Kante the current top earner on around £295,000-a-week.
Alaba plays central midfield for Austria but he’s transitioned from a left-back to a centre-back for Bayern in recent years, so he would add a bit or versatility to the Chelsea squad.
Alaba is one of the very best defenders in the game, but at the end of the day, he shouldnt price himself out of a move to a big club in a big League, or he could end up having to move to China or the MLS.
It will be very interesting to see just where he ends up, but that is alot of money to pay a player on a weekly basis, and only a handful of clubs could actually do that.
Blues ready to pay €90m to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Jan Oblak
According to report from Spanish outlet Todo Fichajes, Chelsea have held several meetings with the agent of Atletico Madrid superstar Jan Oblak, with the view to a possible summer transfer.
However, Fichajes report that Chelsea are the favoured destination of Oblak, who is considering to draw and end to his time in the Spanish capital depending on how the season pans out, with Atletico currently top.
It’s claimed that the Blues have made two enquiries to Los Rojiblancos for the 28-year-old, as well as holding several meetings with the goalkeeper’s agent.
The report details that Oblak believes his future lies in the Premier League, with a switch possibly seen as sooner rather than later, though the Slovenian is happy with Atleti.
Fichajes suggest that Chelsea would be willing to shatter the record for the world’s most expensive goalkeeper – that they set with a £71.6m fee for Kepa Arrizabalaga (Guardian) – as they’d pay €90m.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel reveals perfect Thiago Silva partner
According to reports, Chelsea new boss Thomas Tuchel has finally identified the perfect the defensive partner for Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva.
According to The Independent, Chelsea are one of the European clubs looking to sign RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate.
The Blues have been previously linked with another RB Leipzig centre-back in Dayot Upamecano but Konate’s displays have attracted the attention of Chelsea boss Tuchel.
The 21-year-old has made 12 appearances for the German side this season and has scored one goal. He is also described as an old school centre-back rather than a ball-playing one.