In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, The Blues are still in the mix for both Erling Haaland and David Alaba and Kai Havertz’s former coach thinks Thomas Tuchel will get the best out of him.
These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.
Chelsea still interested in Haaland and Alaba
The Blues have reportedly highlighted Erling Haaland and David Alaba as the top transfer targets in the summer.
According to Sky Sports, these two Bundesliga signings will be brought in as long-term options for the club.
David Alaba’s contract with Bayern Munich ends in the summer and he is among one of the most sought-after free agents in Europe.
‘On the centre-back situation at Chelsea, one player I would be watching closely is David Alaba,’ Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol said. ‘He will be leaving Bayern Munich in the summer. Lots of clubs want him on a free transfer.
‘Manchester United, Real Madrid, Liverpool have all been mentioned but Chelsea are definitely in the mix.’
Haaland is under contract at Dortmund until 2024 and he has a release clause of £66 million which comes into action in the summer of 2022.
‘What is interesting is what will happen next summer as we know they’ll try and sign a striker as Giroud is 34.
‘When it comes to the striker, the really interesting one is Haaland of Borussia Dortmund.’
Tuchel to get the best out of Havertz
Former Bayer Leverkusen coach Tayfun Korkut believes Thomas Tuchel can bring the best out of Kai Havertz.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, the former Turkey international revealed how the 21-year-old can flourish in England.
‘Havertz is different,’ he said. ‘He needs more, even if he seems cool.’
Korkut believes the appointment of Tuchel as our new head coach will be a great boost for the German attacker.
‘Tuchel should be good for him because of the style of play but also because of the language,’ he added. ‘We can talk about the tactics, but the human being is more than the tactics.
‘Tuchel can help him because he knows him very well and will know how to handle him.
‘Maybe this is the turning point.’
Thiago Silva opens up on Fluminense dream
Thiago Silva has revealed his desire to win silverware with boyhood club Fluminense before retiring.
Speaking in an interview with TNT Sports, the Brazilian believes winning a Copa Libertadores with the club would be the perfect ending to his career.
‘If I told you I don’t think about it, I’d be lying to you,’ the 36-year-old said. ‘It’s something that I think about.
‘When you have a long career in Europe, your children grow up in Europe, this decision is difficult.’
Thiago Silva has won 28 trophies in Europe and continues to set high standards. He believes the decision can be made later as he tries to win more trophies in England.
‘I do have this dream of returning to wear the shirt of Fluminense, everyone knows my desire,’ he said. ‘But it’s something I prefer to leave in the future to see how things are going to happen.’
‘It’s a difficult decision to be made, but I’m really thinking with great affection and suddenly I have this Libertadores mission again.’