Chelsea ‘concrete interest in German – Blues hold talks to sign striker – Spaniard wants big wage to join

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Chelsea are reportedly interested in Hoffenheim forward Maximilian Beier but are not in pole position to sign him, football.london writes.

The 21-year-old enjoyed a stellar campaign in the Bundesliga last term, scoring 16 goals and providing three assists for the German club. Beier’s performances have seen him called up to Julian Nagelsmann’s Germany squad for Euro 2024.

And Sky reporter Florian Plettenberg has provided the latest on Beier’s future, claiming that the board are now very interested in trying to sign the yong striker at some point this transfer window, probably after the European Championships are over.

The centre-forward, who can also play as a winger, has a €30million (£25m) release clause in his Hoffenheim contract: “CHELSEA with a concrete interest in Maximilian #Beier,” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “#CFC have gathered information about the 21 y/o top striker from Hoffenheim in recent days!

“Beier, with a release clause of around €30m + salary and signing fees. 16 goals and 3 assists this Bundesliga season. Several teams from the Premier League are pushing for him.

“Leverkusen also have him on their list. He only wants to leave Hoffenheim if everything truly fits perfectly. Understand, that Chelsea is not in the pole position at the moment.”

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The lad had a very good season at Hoffeinheim last season –  he is not ready for a move to the Bridge.

NICO WILLIAMS WAGE – 

It has been claimed that CHELSEA target Nico Williams would ask for a really big wage to leave Athletic Bilbao this summer transfer window.

The club have already been busy this transfer window and have added Toby Adarabioy and Estevao Willian to the side – although the Brazilian will not be coming to Stamford Bridge until 2025 because he is only 17-years of age.

But the board are expected to keep on spending over the next few months – and have been linked with a move for the impressive Nico Williams – who is now regarded as one of the most  exciting young attackers in the game and a player that has been tipped for a big move.

Here’s everything being said right now. Ben Jacobs says that the situation with him is still the same. “His release clause, understood to be over just over £45m, is viewed as good value by potential suitors.

“However, total cost, including high wages, makes a deal difficult. Barcelona, Arsenal, CHELSEA and Liverpool have all looked at Williams. He’s been excellent at Euro 2024 but may still need to lower his wage if a move is to happen.”

Romano has since added: “The transfer fee would be over £50.7 million with taxes, and Nico Williams is already on a big wage and would ask for a ‘really important salary’ to leave.

“Chelsea won’t do ‘anything crazy’ for Nico Williams.”

JONATHAN DAVID TALKS HELD – 

David Ornstein has dropped another transfer bomb after claiming CHELSEA have held talks with Lille striker Jonathan David over a possible move.

The Canadian forward has emerged as a potential transfer target for the club over the past few months, as the club will be desperate to add a new striker to that attack when the summer transfer window opens up.

Lille recently admitted they are preparing for the 24-year-old to leave, as Club president Olivier Letang has admitted that the striker is free to leave this transfer window, alongside defender Leny Yoro, who is also linked with a move to United.

He said: “Leny Yoro and Jonathan David can leave the club this summer. Both have the ‘exit voucher’ due to their contract situation”

Now Ornsetin has taken to Twitter and claimed that we have held talks with the speedy striker about a move to Stamford Bridge – His contract is up next summer and relations between the clubs are said to be good.

Nothing is close yet though.

David recently provided an update on his future during his latest interview with French media lavoixdunord.

“I have a year left in my contract and frankly, I am not thinking about it. There were rumours in the past, but I will stay at Lille until I sign for another club,” said the Canadian striker.

His contract with Lille runs out in June 2025 but the striker is not aware of negotiations between his agent and the club.

“I don’t know if the club has spoken to my agent,” he said.

“Surely we’ll do it at the end of the season. There are important games remaining, and I want to focus on the pitch.”

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