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The four players that must be sold for Chelsea to fund Erling Haaland transfer



Chelsea are keen on landing Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and are looking to raise £86 million to seal the deal ahead of other suitors.

This means the Blues have to sell some players to be able to raise cash for the swoop before the end of the summer transfer window.

With about 86million (€100m) needed, it is understood that four players needed to be offloaded as manager Thomas Tuchel wants to strengthen for a Premier League title push.

Chelsea’s biggest summer objective appears to be the acquisition of a new centre-forward with Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland the most attractive proposition for them.

The 20-year-old boasts of 41 goals in 41 games for Dortmund last season. In addition, he had 12 assists, helping the German giants to win the DFB Pokal and qualify for Champions League football.

He has become the hottest player in Europe at the moment and Chelsea must act fast to secure the service of the Norway international, who becomes available for around £64m next summer.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona are all among the player’s many admirers.

However, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Ross Barkley and Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud have all been named as possible names that could be used to raise funds.

Arrizabalaga is only the second choice goalkeeper to Edouard Mendy after falling down the pecking order, following strings of blunders. He costs the Blues a lot to bring him and keeping him as well.

For midfielder Ross Barkley, who spent last season out on loan at Aston Villa, his time might be off at Chelsea. No doubt a deal would be sanctioned if the offers are attractive enough to the Blues.

However, Tammy Abraham fell by the wayside once Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard midway through the campaign and Giroud has never been a regular starter.

Should these four players leave, Chelsea should be able to raise about £68 million from their sales.

Unless Thomas Tuchel will continue to bank on the likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz to give him the goals that will help him compete with Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Tuchel led Chelsea to a Champions League win last season. He is looking to consolidate with a Premier League title in the coming season.


Chelsea player that is “a killer” revealed



Romelu Lukaku

Former prolific midfielder, Joe Cole, has revealed that in Romelu Lukaku, The blues now have a “killer” in their squad who will score more goal.

Romelu Lukaku scored the only goal as Chelsea began their Champions League campaign with a slim 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday.

That was Romelu Lukaku fourth goal in four matches since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £98million deal from Inter Milan this summer.

Joe Cole has accepted the fact that Romelu Lukaku was not at his best against Zenit, but said his powerful nature makes him the perfect man to lead the team under Thomas Tuchel.

“I’m going to throw this out there, I think he’ll be top scorer in the Champions League this season.

“Lukaku didn’t even have one of his better games, he was a little bit scruffy but he’s a finisher now, a killer. Once that ball was delivered there was only going to be one winner, he’s a great finisher,” Cole said on BT Sport.

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Legend ignores Man Utd, names six teams that can win champions league



Danny Murphy

Experienced legend, Danny Murphy has listed the six clubs he thinks can win the Champions League this season.

His list include title holders Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. However, Manchester United was not mentioned.

Danny Murphy predicts English clubs could be a dominant force in Europe this campaign, with Chelsea hoping to defend the title they won after beating Manchester City in last season’s champions league final.

For Liverpool, they reached successive Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019 and would be eager to challenge for another this seasonn.

Danny Murphy insists Manchester City are one of the favorites as with Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, PSG and Atletico Madrid.

Asked which teams he expects to challenge for the Champions League title, Murphy told MailSport:

“I personally think the winners will come from one of six – Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSG.

“Atletico are an outsider because Diego Simeone has matchwinners in Luis Suarez and Griezmann in addition to the remarkable team spirit he’s fostered.”

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Tammy Abraham ‘fits the bill’ as an Arsenal signing, says Winterburn




With Arsenal interested in the signature of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, they have been told by their hero, Nigel Winterburn that the England international fits the profile of a potential signing for the club.

Tammy Abraham looks set to leave Chelsea this summer as the Blues continue their pursuit of Erling Haaland. He is also out of favour at the club with lack of playing time. He earned 22 Premier League appearances last term, scoring six goals which is not enough for him.

Reacting to the news, Winterburn said (via Goal): “He certainly would fit the bill of recent Arsenal signings, young with a point to prove.

“People will question his consistency but what you want is for these young players to get a run in the team.

“Is he going to get a run in a team if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is playing well? Probably not unless Aubameyang can be switched to the left-hand side – although you then need to leave out either Nicolas Pepe or Bukayo Saka.

“With Abraham, there’s potential there and development for a young, young player. So, I think it’s an option [for] Arsenal, although with Alexandre Lacazette being linked with a move away, it could be just a name that has been thrown into a hat.”

He will replace French striker, Alexandre Lacazette who is also opened to leaving the Emirates Stadium for £15 million after scoring 17 goals in all competitions last season.

When asked about Lacazette, Winterburn continued: “Arsenal shouldn’t sell Lacazette unless they’ve got an upgrade in place. I wouldn’t let him go until we have secured another striker. I’ve said that all along.

“Lacazette is a different striker to anything Arsenal have at the club. When he’s in top form, he holds the ball up well, his link-up play is good.

“I suppose his strike rate is not the very, very best of what you want, but then we are not at the very, very top of the league either at the moment as well.

“So personally, at the moment, I don’t want to see him go, unless we’ve got someone coming in that’s going to excite me.

“I wouldn’t let him go and then we haven’t got anybody else to bring in. For me, that’s just way too risky.”

He’s been linked with a surprise move across London. Reports have suggested Arsenal are monitoring his situation and could make an offer if Chelsea decide to leave him leave.

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