Euro Paper Talk: Abramovich dangles enticing carrot to Tuchel over top Chelsea target

Date published: Tuesday 2nd February 2021 12:18 - Jonny Whitfield

Chelsea’s top brass have tempted Thomas Tuchel over landing a top transfer target, while Arsenal made a late Barcelona enquiry on deadline day – both in the latest Euro Paper Talk.

BLUES TEMPT TUCHEL OVER TARGET

Chelsea‘s ownership team have dangled the prospect of bringing Erling Haaland to Stamford Bridge if the Blues can finish in the top four this season, according to a report.

While the Blues have changed managers in recent weeks with Thomas Tuchel‘s arrival, their goal remains the same.

Chelsea have failed to mount a serious title challenge since Antonio Conte’s first season in charge. What’s more, their 2019 Europa League triumph is an indication of their standing in Europe for some time.

Therefore, Tuchel has supposedly identified Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland as one player who can help propel Chelsea to a challenge for top silverware.

According to Todofichajes, however, Chelsea will only be able to sign the Norwegian if they finish in the top four.

Erling Haaland

Owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly already sanctioned the spending, but needs proof that Tuchel is returning his club to the right path.

In any case, Haaland would almost certainly help Chelsea continue on their path to trophies. The 20-year-old has scored 37 goals in 38 games since signing for Dortmund from RB Salzburg in December 2019.

Chelsea, meanwhile, currently sit seventh in the Premier League, six points outside the Champions League places.


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AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

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Arsenal made a late enquiry about Junior Firpo’s availability on deadline day. Therefore, the Barcelona centre-back has become a target for the Gunners in the summer transfer market. (Todofichajes)

Liverpool sent an offer to Braga for defender David Carmo, which the Portuguese club rejected. (O Jogo)

Manchester City and Benfica have scouted Palmeiras midfielder Patrick de Paula. (UOL)

Meanwhile, Fluminense have rejected offers from City for exciting youngsters Metinho and Kayky. (Globo Esporte)

West Ham made a last-minute effort to sign Idrissa Gueye from Paris Saint-Germain on deadline day. (L’Equipe d’Estelle)

LIVERPOOL, CHELSEA EYEING UPAMECANO

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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that Liverpool and Chelsea are also keen on Dayot Upamecano. (Sky Germany)

Indeed, RB Leipzig have reportedly identified a replacement for the in-demand Upamecano. (Goal)

Real Madrid midfielder Isco reportedly pushed for a deadline-day exit from the Spanish capital. (Cuatro)

Okay Yokuslu has thanked Celta Vigo for his “unforgettable” moments with the club, after sealing a loan to West Brom. (Estadio Deportivo)

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has stepped up interest in Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak. (Don Balon)

PSG NEARING BARCA RAID

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But PSG are nearing an agreement to take full-back Emerson Royal from Barca in the summer. Indeed, he is currently serving a loan spell at Real Betis. (Don Balon)

Real Madrid rejected a late offer from Real Betis to sign midfielder William Carvalho. (Don Balon)

Celtic’s Olivier Ntcham listed seventh on Marseille’s dossier in their hunt for a midfield signing. (L’Equipe)

Bayern Munich see Ajax’s Erik Ten Hag as the leading candidate to replace current manager Hansi Flick. (Todofichajes)

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