Chelsea make Hofmann contact, Milan star addresses rumours, Haaland message sent in Chelsea latest news…
Chelsea have inquired about the availability of midfielder Jonas Hofmann.
Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has enjoyed a stunning start to life in the Stamford Bridge hot-seat considering they languished in tenth upon his arrival., and he is on the verge of getting the club Champions League football next season.
But he knows that he still has work to do to get this side good enough to dominate both Europe and the English game, and according to reports on the BILD website, he is looking into trying to acquire the services of Hofmann.
The report claims that we are one of a number of English clubs to enquire about the German international, who is rumoured to be open to the idea of playing abroad.
Given Hofmann’s contract does not expire until 2023, his current side are hardly in a position where they are forced to sell and as a result the club may have to part ways with a considerable amount of cash to sign the talent, who has no release clause in his current deal
It is believed that we would have to part with a massive £60 million to get a deal done for the young man.
Look, we all know that we have one of the best squads in Europe right now and only need a few players to turn them into real contenders next season, so if they do get Hofmann, he would be a very good addition to the squad.
Hakan Calhanoglu is heading towards free agency, with Chelsea said to be among his many suitors, and he has given an update on is current situation.
AC Milan remain in the hunt for Champions League qualification, which could go a long way towards determining whether key men agree to stay put, and Calhanoglu is a player that has been linked with a move to the Premier Legaue.
We have one of the very best squads in the Premier League and have quality all over the pitch, but Thomas Tuchel is a man that knows he needs to add to his squad this summer in order to win that Premier League title off Manchester City.
But amid all the speculation, Calhanoglu insists European competition will have no impact on his decision, and says no definitive call on his next move will be made until the 2020-21 campaign comes to a close.
Asked about his plans by Sky Sport Italia, with Milan hanging onto fourth place in Serie A, Calhanoglu has said: “I am very happy that we reached this point. We’re fired up and want to book our spot in the Champions League.
“I always said that I wanted to get into the Champions League with Milan.
“However, my future does not depend on the Champions League. I am very happy to be here playing for Milan.
“At the end of the season, I will sit down with Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara to discuss my future. They are the ones in charge and I respect them.”
It will be interesting to see just where the player ends up if he does actually decide to leave the Italian giants guys.
Borussia Dortmund have reiterated their transfer stance on Chelsea target Erling Haaland: he will not leave the club this summer.
We have one of the very best squads in the Premier League and have quality all over the pitch, but Thomas Tuchel is a man that knows he needs to add a proven striker to the attack in order to win some big trophies next season.
And that has led to constant speculation in the media that the boss is very keen on landing the services of Haaland, who is one of the most deadly and sought after players in world football right now
However, in the aftermath of Dortmund securing Champions League football next season, sporting director Michael Zorc has once again stated that Haaland is not for sale.
Speaking to Sky, Zorc simply said: “He will play for us next season.”
The 20-year-old Norway international has, indeed, enjoyed a remarkable season. In 40 matches in all competitions, he has scored 39 goals and created another 12.
we are a club that is able to offer silly money and give him the kind of wages that he would demand, so even though Dortmund have a desire to keep hold of Haaland in the transfer window, the right offer will get a deal done.
It will come down to the player himself and if he wants to actually leave a club that he is flourishing at right now, we would love to see him in the Premier League, but we would also understand if he decided to stay for another season.