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Marina Granovskaia picks three Chelsea stars for Haaland’s swap deal as the Blues reach agreement for first summer transfer deal



Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia have reportedly picked three Chelsea stars for Erling Haaland swap deal.

Chelsea are believed to be considering the idea of including Tammy Abraham in a swap deal for Erling Haaland, reports have claimed.

The Blues are now working on the signing of the Norwegian, who they intend to bring to west London this summer.

That will prove difficult though given that Dortmund do not want to sell before the start of next season.

It means it will take a huge offer to twist Dortmund’s arm but Chelsea remain determined to win the race for the goal machine.

Haaland’s £64million release clause does not become active until next year, meaning Dortmund hold all the power when it comes to keeping him.

Any club interested in signing Haaland in the coming months would have to pay well over £100million to change Dortmund’s stance.

That will prove difficult in a market still recovering from the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

However, according to The Telegraph, Chelsea are potentially open to including Abraham in the package.

His future at Stamford Bridge looks bleak after he was excluded from the Chelsea matchday squad on a number of occasions last season – including the Champions League final.

Like Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham, Dortmund could be a chance for Abraham to propel his name into stardom after a difficult season with Chelsea.

Yet as well as including Abraham in the deal, Chelsea would also have to pay a sizeable fee if they were to convince Dortmund to sell.

Given that Tuchel also wants to add a centre-back and central midfielder to his squad, Chelsea are unlikely to blow their entire budget on Haaland.

With that in mind, one way that Chelsea could get around that would be by including more than one player in the deal.

There are a host of players that could be of interest to Dortmund too.

Christian Pulisic, who was signed by Chelsea from Dortmund in January 2019 for £58m is set to consider his future.

The American has had a rough ride this season having been in and out of the team.

He could now look to move on with Chelsea stacked with options in attack.

While Hakim Ziyech does have a future at the club, his first season following his move from Ajax has been a mixed bag.

The Moroccan scored vital goals against Manchester City and Atletico Madrid but was out of favour come the end of the season.

He would certainly be of interest to Dortmund, permitting Chelsea were willing to include him in a deal for Haaland.

Finally, Callum Hudson-Odoi would also be a player that Dortmund would welcome with open arms.

The Englishman was the subject of four bids from Bayern Munich before signing a new deal with Chelsea.

He would be the perfect replacement for Jadon Sancho too and he is expected to leave Dortmund, potentially for Manchester United this summer.

Tuchel remains a fan of Hudson-Odoi, who he used as a wing-back during his first few games in charge, but wants to see more from the academy graduate. 

Chelsea reached agreement for first summer transfer deal.

Chelsea have reportedly reached an agreement with West Ham to sell midfield wonderkid Pierre Ekwah.

Sky Sports report that the 19-year-old’s move to the London Stadium is set to be confirmed on Wednesday when the transfer window officially opens.

The highly-rated France youth international arrived at Stamford Bridge back in 2018 for £1.8 million from Nantes.

Ekwah is primarily a defensive midfielder but can also play at centre-back and has recorded 13 caps for France Under-16’s.

The teenager scored one goal in seven Premier League 2 games last season.

Ekwah scored for West Ham while on trial with the Hammers against Arsenal Under-23’s last month.


Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea set to battle it out for Atletico Madrid forward



Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea are all set to battle it out for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.

Felix has endured a difficult start to the season for Atletico and is yet to score in five starts in the league.

Last season wasn’t much better for Felix, only managing 24 league starts.
With competition up top including French international Antoine Griezmann, Felix is often used as a rotation option under Diego Simeone.

Now, according to Fichajes, a move to the Premier League could be on the cards, with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal all interested in signing the striker.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea will need to find a long-term replacement for their current first-choice strikers.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both reaching the latter stage of their careers for their respective clubs, so bringing a player with a similar age profile to Felix would be a smart move.

A move to Arsenal may not benefit Felix’s development as much, with Gabriel Jesus performing exceptionally well for the North London club and still only 25 years old.


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Manchester United transfer news RECAP plus fixture updates and Cody Gakpo latest




Manchester United and fellow Premier League clubs are counting down the days until they can strike-up further business in the transfer market. Erik ten Hag welcomed six players to Old Trafford during his first window and they have all made their mark in the starting XI.

Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez have all quickly become mainstays, while Antony broke a record set by Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he scored on Sunday night. That 2-1 victory over Everton also saw former Real Madrid player Casemiro handed his first Premier League start for the club.

Martin Dubravka was the other recruit, signing on a season-long loan from Newcastle.

With one eye on January and future windows, meanwhile, United are understood to still have Frenkie de Jong on their radar, while elite clubs from across Europe will be queuing up for Jude Bellingham should he decided to leave Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the near transfer window.
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So good’: Reece James and Carney Chukwuemeka react to display from £135m star Chelsea reportedly want to sign




Jude Bellingham shined yet again last night for Borussia Dortmund on the Champions League stage, which received some interesting reaction from a Chelsea perspective.

England star Bellingham, 19, scored in Dortmund’s 1-1 draw against Sevilla. It means the teenage midfielder has now scored in all four Champions League group stage matches so far this season

Afterwards, Bellingham posted on Instagram “more to do” following Dortmund’s midweek result in Europe.

There were some interesting replies in the comment section, especially from two current Chelsea stars.

“Another day at the office”, Reece James posted.

Carney Chukwuemeka added: “So, so good”.

Bellingham in Champions League

Another Bellingham masterclass in the Champions League highlights why Chelsea, along with other elite teams, are linked with his signature.

German publication Bild report that Chelsea are now favourites to sign Bellingham ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Another Bellingham masterclass in the Champions League highlights why Chelsea, along with other elite teams, are linked with his signature.

German publication Bild report that Chelsea are now favourites to sign Bellingham ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Bellingham plays alongside plenty of Chelsea stars on the international stage with England, so let’s hope they can put in a good word to try tempt him to the Bridge.

He’s an all – action central midfielder that offers so much both offensively and defensively.


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