Chelsea submit ‘very good’ offer for Haaland’s alternative, ‘ready’ for Rice talks, consider Werner sale

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is looking to improve Thomas Tuchel’s playing squad this summer as they eye a Premier League title challenge following Champions League heroics.

After beating Manchester City for their second major European crown last season, focus is now on domestic success with Tuchel recently awarded with a new contract.

Having conceded just 16 goals across 30 games under their new boss following the dismissal of Frank Lampard, they will be looking to improve on their 37 goals they managed during that period.

IduSport have now taken a look at three of the latest transfer stories surrounding proceedings at Stamford Bridge, one that involves an alternative to Erling Haaland.

Chelsea submit ‘very good’ Lukaku offer

Eurosport have reported that Chelsea made a ‘very good personal offer via intermediaries’ for Romelu Lukaku this summer following a fine season with Inter Milan.

The 28-year-old managed three goals at Euro 2020 following another 30 for his club last season, and is said to be one of three players on a Chelsea shortlist.

Another involved is Haaland despite the firm stance of Borussia Dortmund, but Lukaku is said to be open about the chance of going back to Stamford Bridge to prove himself.

Chelsea ‘ready’ for Rice talks

Chelsea are said to be ‘ready to test the water’ with an offer to West Ham for Declan Rice, who starred for England at Euro 2020 alongside Kalvin Phillips.

The 22-year-old has made his name with the Hammers after being released by the Blues, but speculation over a move dried up following the departure of Lampard.

Although there will be plenty of negotiating needed if a deal is to go ahead, the fact that his former club are keen could turn the player’s head this summer.

Chelsea ‘consider’ Werner sale

Chelsea are said to be ‘considering’ the sale of Timo Werner following a rather difficult first season in the Premier League after leaving the Bundesliga.

Interest from Bayern Munich could prove too difficult to turn down, with Football Insider reporting that the giants see him as potential competition for Robert Lewandowski.

Chances could be boosted by the striker’s relationship with new manager Julian Nagelsmann, under whom he managed 34 goals and 14 assists in 45 outings.