Haaland and Lukaku on Chelsea’s priority list / Kane “disappointed” at Spurs

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Updated: 20th July 2024

With manager Thomas Tuchel stressing the need for a top quality striker, plans are afoot at Stamford Bridge to rope in the likes of Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero while Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud could be on their way out by the end of the season.

Chelsea faces immense competition for the 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland from footballing majors Manchester City, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

While the aging Aguero is an affordable proposition, Inter-Milan striker Romelu Lukaku could come for upwards of £100 million.

Tuchel who replaced the sacked Frank Lampard in January said that he will not be disappointed with the Chelsea board if his priority targets like Haaland or Lukaku do not arrive this summer.

Tammy Abraham, out of favour with Tuchel at Stamford Bridge could find interested suitors in AC Milan.

Tuchel needing funds for a top striker, has put a price tag of £40 million for the English forward which Milan are reportedly interested to pay, though not for the amount Stamford Bridge is seeking.

If the Milan deal goes through, it could deliver a blow to West Ham who were hoping to land 23-year-old Abraham.

Tuchel could possibly get into a tussle with Barcelona at the end of the season to sign a deal that could satisfy N'Golo Kante. The French midfielder has returned to top form after Lampard's departure and Chelsea will be keen retain Kante at all costs.

Tottenham Hotspur's search for a new coach has been dealt a blow with their prime target Julian Nagelsmann opting to join Bayern Munich.

RB Leipzig coach Nagelsmann, 33, was Spurs owner Daniel Levy’s first choice to permanently succeed Jose Mourinho. But a five-year deal with the European and Bundesliga champions Bayern along with a compensation package exceeding £20 million, was a bit hard for the current Leipzig manager to resist.

Harry Kane of Tottenham

Meanwhile, Tottenham's talismanic scorer Harry Kane has reiterated his desire to win trophies following a “disappointing season” for Tottenham even as he continues plundering goals for the club.

April 25th's EFL Cup final loss to Manchester City that followed an ignominious ouster from the Europa League at the hands of an unfancied Dinamo Zagreb and no hopes for a Champions League berth next season, have marked Tottenham’s gross lack of success this season.

In the light of these, Kane’s future with the North London club has been the subject of intense speculation but it would be incredibly difficult for the innumerable clubs interested in him to prise the Englishman away given the £150 million price tag placed on him.
Kane, a Premier League Golden Boot winner for two seasons has scored 31 goals already for Spurs this season in all competitions, complementing the mind-boggling 219 goals he has found in his 11-year tenure with the club, but quite astonishingly not a single trophy.
One can easily sense his frustration with the Spurs.

The Sun has reported that it will cost around £35million to lure the Brighton & Hove defender Ben White away from the Amex Stadium.

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he would like to play alongside the 23-year-old Brighton center-back. White was on the target list of Leeds United last summer but had three bids rejected with the highest being £25 million.

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