Haaland will cost £172m, Kante drops transfer message, Tuchel wants Rice and Courtois addresses Hazard rumours in Chelsea latest…
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante insists he’s happy at the club and wants to experience ‘many’ more moments like winning the Champions League with the Blues
Right now many of the players are still enjoying the fact that they beat Manchester City in that Champions League final and once again became Champions of Europe.
Kante has been a player that struggled to really make an impact under the guidance of Frank Lampard at the start of the season, and there was even talk that the club were ready to sell in the January window, or at the end of the season.
The likes of PSG and Barcelona were reportedly very interested in the player, but under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel, Kante has once again flourished and proven that he deserves to be at the club next season.
His current deal ends at the end of 2023, but there has been many reports in the media over the past few days that Chelsea are opening talks with the Frenchman about a new contract with the club.
Kante is the clubs top earner but he can expect another significant pay-rise should he put pen-to-paper on a contract extension, but amid the speculation, he has just made contract talks with the board very easy.
‘I have been at Chelsea for 5 years, I have enjoyed wonderful seasons,’ said Kante on the GOAL website
‘I hope to experience many others. It is not something that I am focusing on. I have another two years of contract with Chelsea and I feel good.’
Thomas Tuchel has told Roman Abramovic that he would like Declan Rice at Chelsea next season.
After fully establishing himself at the Hammers and at International level, Rice quickly became a transfer target for former manager Frank Lampard last summer, but the board were not willing to part with £80 million.
And their interest in the midfielder seemed to disappear with the arrival of Tuchel, who has a few other targets that he has been eyeing up over the last few months in order to win back that Premier League title next season.
However, The Daily Express has reported that Tuchel has told the board that he would like to see Rice signed in the summer, although his asking price is now closer to £100 million.
Tuchel would have seen little of Rice before replacing Lampard at the start of the year but the Telegraph say he has quickly become a fan of the England international and has recommended him to club chief Marina Granovskaia
However, amid all the speculation that we are once again keen on a transfer deal, Moyes has come out and warned the Blues, and any other club that are interested, that Rice is not for sale
Moyes told Sky Sports: “I don’t think [co-owners] David Sullivan, David Gold or myself have got any intention of losing Declan Rice. We’ve just qualified for Europe, it’s a brilliant achievement. Declan has been a big part of that and we want him to be a big part of what we do next year as well.”
Tuchel will get funds to buy the players that he wants, so it will be interesting to see if Rice is one of the players that he brings to the club to help improve that already impressive squad that he has.
Chelsea have been told that they will need to pay £172 million to acquire the services of Erling Haaland in the transfer window.
Haaland has become one of the most talked about players in world football right now and is being linked with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
It has been claimed on many occasions over the past few seasons that he will leave Dortmund at the end of the season and join one of the big clubs mentioned, if they are prepared to meet his £120 million asking price.
However, that price has gone up after the striker had another amazing season and According to AS, the German giants have slapped a £172million (€200m) price tag on their talismanic forward.
But the reports suggest Should Haaland stay for the upcoming season, a release clause a little under £70m will activate next summer.
amid all the speculation, Haaland has vowed to respect Borussia Dortmund’s wishes when it comes to any decision on his future, and he says he sees no reason to break that agreement after helping his current club secure Champions League qualification.
Haaland has told Viaplay on the speculation surrounding his future: “Borussia Dortmund say I’m 100 per cent staying this summer?
“I have a contract for a couple of years, so I am respectful towards my contract.
“A Champions League spot secured was so important to me, I want to play Champions League football. And I’ve big dreams.
“I just won my first major trophy and it was a great feeling. So I want to win more trophies.”
Thibaut Courtois has insisted that Eden Hazard will “100 per cent” remain at Real Madrid next season, with constant rumours linking him with Chelsea.
Hazard has not had the best time of it over at Madrid since he decided to leave the Bridge and make that mega money move to the Bernabeu, and has constantly been plagued by injuries.
Hazard has been limited to just 43 games across all competitions with Real, contributing a modest tally of five goals and eight assists, and that has led to many reports suggesting that he is very keen on the idea of making that move back to the club.
But amid talk Madrid could look to cut their losses, Hazard’s team-mate for club and country has backed him to remain at the Bernabeu.
“I’m 100% sure he’s staying. He doesn’t want to move. Only the Madrid press writes about the desire to leave,” Courtois said in an interview with Le Soir.
“He wants to continue, play free of injuries and win titles,” the Belgium goalkeeper continued.
“At Real Madrid there is criticism all the time and for everyone. Gareth Bale was criticized, but he won the Champions League and scored a double in the final in Kyiv.
“We all know that in Madrid there is pressure and criticism from the press and the fans. But Eden can handle that. I know him well enough to say it. He can still change everything.
“He still wants to be an important player for Madrid and win titles.”
Hazard should stay at Madrid and prove that he does have the ability to be a superstar there because at the end of the day, he is still one of the clubs most dangerous players.