Chelsea finished the 2020-21 season at its peak by defeating the coveted UEFA Champions League and will be watching the Premier League in the upcoming campaign. The arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge has rejuvenated the club and the German manager is determined to grab the league trophy next season.
Chelsea are ready to improve their already impressive line-up this summer. The Blues want a new number nine before the start of the season, while Tuchel also wants more options in attack. The German manager is also expected to compete with several edge players before the end of August.
In that sense, let’s look at the main news about the transfer of Chelsea from July 26, 2021.
Romelu Lukaku responds to Chelsea’s hit hit
Romelu Lukaku has turned down the opportunity to return to Chelsea this summer, he said Express via Eurosport. The Blues are eager to add world-class number nine to their ranks ahead of the new campaign. Erling Haaland is currently in first place for Thomas Tuchel, but since the completed move for the Norwegian currently looks difficult, the German has turned his attention to the Belgian. Lukaku scored 30 goals from 44 appearances in all competitions last season and was crucial for the Serie A triumph from Milan.
Chelsea have already approached the Belgian with a tempting offer, but the player is currently pleased with the Nerazzurri. Lukaku was not impressed by the departure of Antonio Conte, but decided to perform as best he could under the leadership of new manager Simone Inzaghi. The Belgian is focused on helping Inter defend his Serie A title and feels valued at the club. As such, the player does not want to leave at the moment.
The Blues have to pay 40 million euros for the Serie A star
Chelsea will have to pay 40 million euros to provide services Domenico Berardi, according to Hard accessories via Gazzetta Dello Sport. The Blues are among the clubs impressed by the Italians ’recent performances, including those in his country’s colors at Euro 2020. Thomas Tuchel wants to improve his front over the summer and believes the 26-year-old could be an upgrade to his current options.
However, Sassuolo hit the price of 40 million euros on its prized assets. Berardi has 86 goals and 56 assists from almost 300 appearances for Serie A. Chelsea feel the Italian could replace Hakim Ziyech if the Moroccan leaves the club but will face Liverpool competition for player services.
Newcastle United interested in the Chelsea star
Interested in Newcastle United Ross Barkley, according to Hardware via Athletic. The Magpies see the Chelsea man as a stellar alternative Joe Willock, who returned to Arsenal at the end of the loan. Newcastle are interested in permanently signing Willock, as they are expected to cost a fortune, Steve Bruce has turned his attention to Barkley.
The Blues are ready to disembark the Englishman, as he is not part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans for next season. However, for pigs, his salary of £ 100,000 a week could be a problem.