Chelsea told to back off from Haaland chase due to high wage demand
Interested clubs in Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland have been made aware of his reported wage demands should a transfer materialise this summer.
Chelsea, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid have all been strongly linked with a move for the 20-year-old.
Haaland has risen to the top of the game and is one of the most prolific forwards in the game which has see him attract interest from across Europe.
He will be available for £68 million next summer when his release clause becomes valid, however reports suggest Dortmund would consider offers of over £150 million despite their sporting director, Michael Zorc stating they don’t want to sell him this summer.
Any deal to bring Haaland is going to cost clubs a fortune particularly due to his agent being none other than Mino Raiola.
And the Mirror are now reporting Raiola’s plans for his client, claiming that Raiola wants to make Haaland the first £1 million-a-week player.
Raiola believes Haaland deserves to be the first player to hit that landmark, labelled as a ‘generational talent’ and all clubs have been warned they will have to pay top prices if they want to acquire the Norwegian.
Chelsea top Aguero pursuit
Chelsea are leading the race to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on a free transfer this summer, according to reports.
The 32-year-old will be available this summer after his exit from Manchester City at the end of the season was confirmed.
Aguero has attracted interest from a whole host of clubs including from the likes of Chelsea, Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
And according to TyC Sports, Chelsea are currently winning the race for the Argentine who ‘seem to be a clear leader’ in the race.
Aguero is ‘very comfortable and at ease’ in England which has put Chelsea at the front of the pack.
It has been claimed that Aguero will demand £250,000-a-week in wages when he negotiates with interested parties this summer.
He is reportedly willing to consider offers from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur even if they miss out on Champions League football due to wanting to stay in England.
Chelsea handed boost over Dembélé pursuit as contract extensions is pending
Ousmane Dembele has revealed that talks over a potential new contract with Barcelona are yet to begin.
The 23-year-old’s future at Camp Nou is currently the subject of much speculation, with his current deal due to expire in the summer of 2022.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Juventus are said to be keeping a close eye on the developments surrounding the France international, who has scored 10 times and registered four assists in 37 outings at club level this term.
A recent report claimed that Dembele was prepared to reject the chance to move to Man United in order to extend his stay at Barca, but the World Cup winner has said that contract discussions have not yet started.
“My future? I still have a year of contract left. There hasn’t been a discussion with the club yet, I’m happy, and I feel good,” Dembele told beIN SPORTS. “Then there is the new president who has arrived and whom I do not know too well, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes.
“I always kept a smile, even after an injury. I told myself this is life. There are trials in life, you have to overcome them. Healthy living is just people talking. The injuries aren’t because of that. You don’t stay at Barca for four years with a poor lifestyle.”