Madrid hand Chelsea £100 million transfer boost, Tuchel wants money to land world class free agent, as Tuchel blames Chelsea player for Thiago Silva’s red card
Real Madrid will not make an offer for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, which will give Chelsea a massive boost in their quest to add the goal-scoring machine to that attack in the summer.
There are few more sought-after players in world football than the dynamic 20-year-old, who has scored 21 goals in 21 appearances in the Bundesliga this season.
Haaland spurned the Premier League giants advances to join Dortmund from RB Salzburg in December 2019, but speculation has continued about the Norway international leaving the German side in the coming transfer window, with Chelsea just one club linked with the player.
The Norway international’s agent is in talks with his top suitors in an attempt to start a bidding war, and reports on AS have claimed Haaland’s first choice destination is Madrid, but the Santiago Bernabeu club will not be making an offer.
With Covid-19 hitting the club very hard, it has been claimed that they will only be able to make on big transfer signing in the summer and would much prefer to add the exciting PSG star Kylian Mbappe to the attack.
Thomas Tuchel believes Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola is “creating a race” to sign the prolific Borussia Dortmund striker and insists we are in no rush over any summer transfers.
Asked if the club will meet with Raiola and Haaland’s ex-Manchester City midfielder father, Blues boss Tuchel replied: “I will not answer that, out of respect for the player and for Borussia Dortmund.
“He’s a Borussia Dortmund player, and of course there’s big news around him and his agent. “And it seems like they are creating a race for the player.
“But still everybody needs to accept, and I will fully accept, that he is a Borussia Dortmund player. A very promising player of course, but with respect to the situation he’s not in our squad, he’s not in our club so there’s no comment on anything else regarding him.”
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will want summer transfer backing from Marina Granovskaia in his bid to land a more long-term replacement for the ageing Brazilian icon Thiago Silva.
Silva has been outstanding for the club since his move from PSG during the summer transfer window and has been the big reason why the club have been so defensively quality under Tuchel over the past couple of months.
However, we saw Thiago Silva dismissed before the half hour in their defeat to West Brom, at the weekend and And that’s made it clear the Blues require a long-term replacement for the Brazil international, who is evidently reaching the end of his long and successful career.
And that has led to constant speculation in the media that Alaba, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, is high up on the shopping list of the German boss Tuchel.
We are blessed with financial power and although the club has been hit by Covid-19, Abramovic is still reportedly willing to offer Alaba that £300,000-a-week wages that he reportedly wants.
Again, Alaba is a brilliant defender that has the ability to play in a number of positions, but at the end of the day, he is more of a left-back and not the ideal man to come in and replace Silva.
However, he would still be a very good addition to this side if they do manage to get a deal done, and it will be interesting to see just where he ends up.
Tuchel blames Chelsea player for Thiago Silva’s red card
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has blamed Jorginho’s poor passes for Thiago Silva’s red card against West Brom which cost Chelsea.
The Blues were leading 1-0 before Silva was sent off in the first half.
Jorginho’s poor passes were responsible for both yellow cards received by Silva.
Jorginho gifted possession to Pereira which led to Silva’s first yellow card and he also gifted possession again to West Brom which led to Silva’s sending off.
Asked about the sending off, Tuchel told BT Sport: “I didn’t see the red card, I saw the two big mistakes in our own half before the yellow cards.
“That is not typical for us, we were rusty. We made easy mistakes and were punished. It was totally our fault.”
He added: “We did big mistakes before the two yellow cards. There were too many easy ball losses.”