Chelsea close in on Madrid superstar signing, giants told to sell global icon and Haaland wants €35 million-a-year (£30m/$42m) contract

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Madrid expect Ramos exit, Juve told to sell Ronaldo and Haaland demands big wage in latest Chelsea news…

Real Madrid expect captain Sergio Ramos to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, with Chelsea reportedly interested in a transfer deal

There is no doubt that Ramos has been one of the very best central defenders for well over 10 years now, and looked like that he was going to retire at the Spanish giants.

However, that may not be the case after news broke that he has not agreed a new contract at the club, which means that he may have to leave the club at the end of the season with a move to the Premier League possibly on the agenda.

A new contract offer has been on the table for five months but Ramos’ failure to respond has led Los Blancos to believe he is ready to accept a better offer elsewhere.

Real’s offer is believed to include a 10% reduction in wages as they look to cut costs across the board – something Ramos seemingly isn’t prepared to accept.

The news comes a few weeks after Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has admitted he is unsure what the future holds for the club captain, Speaking at a press conference earlier in the season, Zidane said: “I want to be honest and I have to say I don’t know what’s going to happen with him.

“We want him to stay here. He’s always going to be an important player and I want him to remain here, that’s what I’ll say as a coach.

“Will Ramos play until he’s 40? That is what Sergio has said. He is a special player. His intention is already good because he wants to continue playing.

“Every year he will know if he is in good shape and, if he is like he is now, of course he can play until he is 40, if he wants.”

Chelsea target Erling Haaland is demanding wages of €35 million-a-year (£30m/$42m) to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

With the likes of Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud all failing to impress in front of goal this season, It is pretty clear that the German coach wants to add a premium striker to the attack.

And that has led to alot of speculation in the media that Tuchel is hoping to get enough funds together in the transfer window in order to try and beat the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United to the signature of Haaland.

Dortmund have made their position clear that they do not want to sell Haaland this summer, and the player’s reported release clause does not come into play until the following year, but it if firmly believed that he will leave the German side in the summer.

However, if  the club wish to secure a transfer deal for Haaland, reports on the GOAL website have claimed that he is demanding wages of €35 million-a-year (£30m/$42m).

The news comes just a few days after super-agent Mino Raiola declared that he is not at war with Dortmund over Haaland.

“I can confirm that I was in Dortmund for talks,” Raiola told SPORT1. “Michael Zorc (Dortmund’s sporting director) made it clear to us that BVB do not want to sell Erling this summer.

“I respect this opinion, but that does not automatically mean that I also agree.

“BVB were very clear in their views. We are okay with that.

“There is no war between us and BVB – absolutely not!

“The relationship with Zorc, Aki (Hans-Joachim Watzke, Dortmund CEO) and [Sebastian] Kehl (Dortmund director) is still good.”

Rumours are rife in the media once again that Juventus may seek to offload Chelsea target Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer transfer window.

Despite the fact that he is the clubs main man, there has been some speculation in the media that a move back to the Premier League may be on the agenda, with reports the Italians may have to sell the Portuguese superstar.

That has been played down by the Italians in recent weeks, who have defiantly suggested that they have no intention of letting the superstar depart the club at the end of the season.

But as we said, rumours are still rife and if you believe Reports on Goal, Juve are still struggling, both from a financial and sporting perspective, prompting many pundits to claim that the ‘CR7 project’ has failed and should, therefore, be abandoned

Ronaldo has hit an impressive 25-goals in 27 Serie A games this season, but the Italians are out of the Champions League and are on the verge of losing that League title that they have dominated for the last ten seasons.

Plus the forward’s €31 million-per-annum salary is something that they would like to offload, especially as they are now in debt because of the Covid outbreak.

Look, Ronaldo has been a superstar for many seasons, but he cannot produce in every game and needs his team-mates to chip in, which they have not been doing. But if they do get rid, it would be a massive shock to see him come to the Premier League, he has won everything in England and has nothing else to prove.

Maybe a move to Germany or France may be on the agenda for the great man.

JAMIE

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Author: Jamie