€60million man to Chelsea deal on, Kane could end up at Chelsea after latest decision, as stunning Haaland boost given
Tottenham striker Harry Kane could be a realistic transfer target for Chelsea as he looks fed up with life under Spurs manager Jose Mourinho, according to Blues legend Alan Hudson.
Kane’s future is the subject of much speculation at the moment after another frustrating season at Tottenham, with the north London outfit losing 3-1 at home to Manchester United yesterday to further dent their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Despite showing some promise earlier on in the campaign, Tottenham are on a poor run of form right now, winning just one of their last five games in all competitions, with three of those being defeats.
Spurs still have the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City to look forward to, but they’ll be major underdogs in that game as another trophyless season seems likely.
Chelsea could do with a new striker this summer, and Hudson has told CaughtOffside he thinks there could be something in the Blues moving for Kane, rather than soon-to-be free agent Sergio Aguero.
“I see Aguero as having had the best time of his life, and, with his injury problems, I think it’s really not worth the risk for Chelsea,” Hudson told CaughtOffside.
“Whereas Kane needs new challenge as he knows Spurs are going nowhere. After the defeat to Manchester United, he would have realised he has to leave, no matter how much he loves the club.
“He looked like he has had enough of the Mourinho way of playing.”
Hudson was impressed with what he saw of Kai Havertz as he played up front in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace, but made it clear he still thinks someone like Kane or Borussia Dortmund hit-man Erling Haaland is needed at Stamford Bridge.
“Havertz is going to be Chelsea’s new star,” the ex-Blue said. “Although they didn’t need an out and out striker against Palace, they won’t play them every week.
“They most certainly need a 25-goal-a-season man like Kane or Haaland. If you had that player it takes the pressure off the others, and Havertz, Pulisic and Mount can concentrate on creating chances.”
Hudson also spoke about the current state of Chelsea’s midfield and made it clear he’d rather see a signing like Aston Villa attacker Jack Grealish over the more defensive-minded Declan Rice.
“Mount and Grealish would complement each other brilliantly,” Hudson said.
“Mount really is coming into his own. He’s being taught about composure. He has become stronger through slowing down.
“I think if Tuchel can get Kante back to his best he has enough riches in midfield. Although I would still make room for Grealish. If he can play so brilliantly at Villa, Chelsea wouldn’t need Declan Rice.
“If we look back at Barcelona at their best they didn’t need that big midfield holding player and I think Tuchel is looking along those lines also.”
AC Milan are reportedly struggling to make progress on Gianluigi Donnarumma’s contract situation – opening the door for Chelsea to swoop in and try to get a transfer deal done in the summer.
With ex-boss Frank Lampard interested in adding a new stopper to the squad over the summer transfer window, there was alot of speculation in the media which suggested that Chelsea were very interested in signing Donarumma.
Regarded as one of the finest young stoppers in the game right now, and the man to be the next Gianluigi Buffon, Donnarumma is making a real name for himself in the game and has been in the headlines alot over his future, as he simply could not agree a new contract.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper’s deal expires in the summer and negotiations are said to be moving slowly, and although Thomas Tuchel has not made signing a new stopper his main priority, the chance to sign the Italian on a free contract has been talked about alot over the past few months
And while Milan have spoken calmly about the situation in previous months, technical director Paolo Maldini was described as frustrated when referring to the situation in the week.
He said: “These are choices everyone has to make.
“I am not here to judge, I am here to do what is best for the club. I also know that you need two parties to be happy in order to strike a deal.”
A pay increase from his net salary of £100,000-a-week to a £133,000-a-week wage is on the table but no deal has been signed.
Chelsea have been handed a real boost in their pursuit to try and sign Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland in the summer transfer window by Gunnar Halle.
Haaland is a player that has been in the headlines alot of the past few weeks, with all the games biggest clubs now looking to pay his £100 million asking price in the summer to possibly get a deal done.
It is no secret that Chelsea will be in the market for a new striker in the summer, because despite all their quality in attack, they do not have a striker that is able to score 30-goals a season like Haaland can
Big-money bids for the hottest of prospects are now being mooted with Premier League sides seemingly leading the chase, and Halle – who is a coach in Norway’s youth set-up – concedes the Leeds-born starlet may be considering a return to England.
What has Helle told the likes of Chelsea?
Helle told the Daily Star when quizzed on the speculation: “It’s difficult to say, with the Spanish and English interest there are so many things now that have to be considered with his agent and everything, and the money of course will be quite a lot!
“I think a little bit of his heart will be in England because his dad was playing there with Leeds and City, but also his connection with Ole Gunnar, so I think his Dad will maybe play a part.”
Could Chelsea sign the striker?
There is no doubt that Chelsea have the financial power and the fact they are one of the biggest clubs in world football to tempt the player to Stamford Bridge, and if Roman Abramovic really wants the striker, he will make a deal happen.
It will come down to where Haaland believes he will develop best, he will have options, but Chelsea will certainly have a great chance.
Jorginho “wants to return to Italy”, according to his agent Joao Santos, who says the Chelsea star is interested in Juventus, Inter and Milan
Jorginho has been at Stamford Bridge for the last few seasons now and has fully established himself as one of the most important players at the club, although there are many fans out there that believe he does not produce the numbers to warrant a regular start.
However, he has constantly been in the headlines over a possible move away from the club in the next couple of windows with a return to Italian football high up on his agenda, but he has always played down speculation that he wants to leave.
But the Italian midfielder has been tipped to make his way back to Serie A this summer, with his agent now claiming that he would welcome the chance to embark on the next chapter of his career in his homeland.
HIS AGENT TOLD CHELSEA FANS….
He told RADIO KISS KISS: “He wants to return to Italy: if Napoli will have the will to bring him back to the squad, we will be well disposed.
“He costs 50 million euros and still has a two-year contract. I think [Roman] Abramovich will propose a renewal shortly anyway.
“Juve? [Fabio] Paratici knows football. He is not interested only in the Bianconeri, but also in Inter and Milan.”