Declan Rice – European champions Chelsea are planning to include striker Tammy Abraham as part of a deal to sign West Ham United midfielder Rice this summer.
Rice has turned down two contract offers from West Ham and wants to be informed of any bids amid interest from Chelsea.
Sasa Kalajdzic – Stuttgart striker Kalajdzic has emerged as a possible target for Chelsea should they miss out on other options this summer.
Kingsley Coman – Chelsea have offered England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich in a swap deal for the French winger Kingsley Coman
Robert Lewandowski – Chelsea will make an ambitious £50m bid to sign the Pole from Bayern Munich after failing in their attempts to land Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund
Erling Haaland – Chelsea will have to make Haaland the highest-paid player at the club if he were to join from Dortmund (Mail, July 18); Dortmund are ready to miss out on millions to keep Haaland amid interest from Chelsea, with the Premier League club willing to pay big money to sign the striker this summer before his £65m transfer clause becomes active in 2022 ;
Dortmund have turned down Chelsea’s informal player-plus-cash proposal for the striker; Chelsea want to offer Tammy Abraham to Dortmund as part of their monster bid to land Haaland; Chelsea have been warned they are facing “mission impossible” as they step up their efforts to sign the Dortmund and Norway striker
A source close to the discussions says Dortmund do not want to sell Haaland, especially because they are already letting Jadon Sancho join Manchester United this month in a £73m deal ; Chelsea are preparing a big Haaland offer but Dortmund are holding out on £150m, claims former Norway international Jan Aage Fjortoft.
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