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Media Watch: Chelsea receive Kane transfer update, Wright backs Werner and Bellingham praises James’ strength

In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, the Blues are reportedly interested in Harry Kane while Ian Wright lauds Timo Werner after his first season in the Premier League.

These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.

Blues keeping tabs on Kane

Chelsea are reportedly still eyeing Tottenham striker Harry Kane for the summer.

According to goal.com, the Blues are continuing to watch the England captain closely as he remains on the Blues' wish list of potential signings.

Kane recently expressed his desire to win trophies at club and international level. Our success in the Champions League could potentially be tempting for the attacker.

‘I want to play in the biggest games,’ the striker told Gary Neville on The Overlap.

‘This season, I’m watching the Champions League and the English teams doing amazing, and they’re the games I want to be involved in.’

Kane has scored 220 goals in all competitions for Tottenham and is ranked second in their all-time scorers’ list.

He has also netted the fourth-most Premier League goals for one club with 165 for Tottenham.

Wright backs Timo Werner

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has come out in praise of Timo Werner after the German's debut season in the Premier League.

Speaking on his podcast Wrighty’s House, the former striker believes that people have been too negative about the Chelsea forward.

‘I had to have a chat with the guys behind the scenes about Werner,’ he said. ‘If we talk about Werner, it’s his first season in the Premier League, in a new country, in a pandemic and with no family.

‘With his goals and his assists and what he does for the team in a new club, it’s a successful season.’

The German attacker ended his debut campaign in England scoring 12 goals and picking up 15 assists and will be looking to improve on that next season.

‘If I was Werner, I would block my misses off, because misses happen,’ Wright added. ‘He will score goals because we’ve seen him do that and he will get on that run again.

‘If I had one season like Werner had and I got what he got, that would be the season I live off of because he won the Champions League.’

Bellingham praises James

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham has labelled Reece James as one of the strongest players alive.

Speaking to the England YouTube channel the 17-year-old also called our right-back the ‘perfect athlete’ because of his skillset.

‘He is one of the best players in his position in the league and maybe in Europe,’ Bellingham said. ‘He is one of the strongest alive.’

James has been influential for the Blues in the season just gone, proving himself to be a threat going forward and being exceptional defensively, shutting down Raheem Sterling in the Champions League final.

‘I got close to him a few times in training, and you just bounce off him,’ Bellingham added about training alongside the 21-year-old with the England squad. ‘He is so strong and fast and powerful.

‘I’m trying to get to that level physically, but I’m quite a way behind.’

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