Thomas Tuchel regime at Chelsea has started on a positive note with one draw and two straight wins. There seems to be a renewed hope at the club about achieving something before the season ends, and plans are already being made for next season.
Tuchel wants to strengthen his squad and it has been reported that he would like to sign a defender first with David Alaba, Dayot Upamecano and Niklas Sule all on his wishlist. There are other transfer targets on his list and here is the Chelsea transfer news roundup according to recent reports.
Latest on Boateng
Along with Bayern Munich defenders like Alaba and Sule, Tuchel is also interested in bringing Jerome Boateng to the Stamford Bridge. The defender's contract with Bayern will expire in the summer and there is still no agreement on a renewal. With no specific partner for Thiago Silva in defence, Chelsea want to sign Boateng to add more stability to the backline.
Source: Football London
Chelsea planning to sign Hazard back
Chelsea are at the moment thinking about bringing Eden Hazard back to the club. The Belgian's spell at Real Madrid continues to be a terrible one and he recently sustained another injury which will keep him out for weeks. Chelsea want to offer him a chance of escaping his current struggles by signing him once again and they have planned to pay around £35 to 43 million (€40-50 million) for him. It's still not known if Madrid will accept that price since they paid double of it to sign him in 2019.
Latest on Sancho
With the effect of Covid-19, Dortmund are now ready to sell Jadon Sancho. The German club have also reduced his transfer price from £108 million which they wanted last year to £80 million. Chelsea are currently aware of this and they will have to compete with Manchester United for the 20-year old winger. However, selling Sancho will affect Chelsea's pursuit of Erling Haaland. This is because Dortmund only want to sell one of them.
Source: Daily Mail
Silva's contract extension
Having impressed the Chelsea board with his outstanding display in defence this season, Thiago Silva's contract at the Stamford Bridge will reportedly be extended by a year. His agents are ready to meet with the club next week along with the player himself to negotiate the extension.
Source: Fabrizio Romano
Some weeks ago, there were reports that David Alaba has agreed personal terms with Real Madrid and will move to the club at the end of the season which literally put an end to Chelsea's pursuit of the 28-year old defender. Things have now changed as latest reports are now revealing that the defender is waiting for offers in the Premier League. Manchester United are once again in Chelsea's way to sign the experienced defender but the Blues could get him if they table an offer first.
Latest on Marquinhos and Hakimi
PSG star Marquinhos has been a long-term Chelsea target, and with Tuchel now at Stamford Bridge, signing the defender could be made easier. Marquinhos was an important player under Tuchel in France and was sometimes used as a midfielder due to his versatility. The Blues are looking for ways to sign him to strengthen Tuchel's squad.
Also, Achraf Hakimi who has been in top form since joining Inter Milan is being chased by Chelsea. With 6 goals and 3 assists for Inter as a right-back this season, Hakimi has been a target for top clubs in Europe. And since Inter are having issues regarding his transfer payment to Real Madrid, Chelsea have the chance to sign him but they will have to battle Manchester City and Arsenal to land him.
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