Euro Paper Talk: Dominos to fall in Germany and steer big signing towards Chelsea

Date published: Thursday 4th March 2021 12:25 - Jonny Whitfield

Chelsea could benefit from transfer dominos in Germany with a big signing, while Barcelona keep watch on a West Ham star – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.

BLUES COULD BENEFIT FROM BAYERN DOMINOS

Chelsea could get the perfect chance to land Bayern Munich centre-back Niklas Sule following a transfer domino effect at the club this summer, a report claims.

The Blues have reportedly identified the German as a strong target to add to their squad ahead of next season.

Sule’s contract runs out next summer and Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted that an extension will only be possible under “certain conditions”, amid the cost of the pandemic.

As such, there remains doubt over whether the 25-year-old will stay in Bavaria. Indeed, should he decide to move on, Bayern would want to sell this summer to get the most value.

According to Abendzeitung, a domino effect will soon happen at Bayern which could push Sule towards an exit.

The German champions will sign Omari Richards from Reading, who will serve as back-up to left-back Alphonso Davies.

As such, Lucas Hernandez will move from left-back to centre-back to cover for David Alaba’s departure.

Bayern have also agreed a deal with RB Leipzig to sign Dayot Upamecano, who they want to partner Hernandez. Therefore, Sule will move down the pecking order and could seriously ponder a move away.

As for Chelsea‘s interest, Sule’s fellow German Thomas Tuchel has strong interest and the Blues have reportedly already sent an ‘attractive enquiry’.

But while other clubs remain in the race, Chelsea hope their proposal will suit the player best.


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AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek has emerged as a target for Barcelona. (Todofichajes)

Sampdoria’s Manuel Locatelli remains Juventus’ top target for a summer midfield swoop. However, the Turin club will turn to Chelsea’s Jorginho as a Plan B. (Calciomercato)

Meanwhile, AC Milan sporting director Frederic Massara says he feels “convinced” of Blues loanee Fikayo Tomori’s quality. As such, the Italian club will “evaluate” a permanent deal in the summer. (DAZN)

Man City striker Gabriel Jesus says manager Pep Guardiola has “changed” this season amid the club’s surge to another Premier League title. (ESPN)

TUSSLE ON FOR FRENCH STAR

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Man City have shown initial interest in a deal for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. (Calciomercato)

Juventus are also keen and are willing to offer Mattia De Sciglio or Federico Bernardeschi in exchange. Indeed, Aouar has become Juve boss Andrea Pirlo’s ‘favourite’ target. (Calciomercato)

Leeds have been touted as a potential destination for Juventus winger Douglas Costa this summer. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United and West Ham both have Eintracht Frankfurt director of football Fredi Bobic earmarked as a candidate for a similar role in England. (Bild)

KOEMAN LAUDS BARCELONA DISPLAY

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Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman hailed his side for fighting “to the point of exhaustion” as they beat Sevilla to reach the Copa del Rey final. (Marca)

Real Madrid plan to make a final offer to Sergio Ramos to tie the 34-year-old down to a new contract. (Mundo Deportivo)

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is planning to drop Joao Felix to the bench for Sunday’s Madrid derby. (Marca)

Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne shouted an expletive about his team after they drew 3-3 with Sassuolo. (Football Italia)

LEIPZIG SET LOOKMAN STALL OUT

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RB Leipzig will demand more than €17million from Fulham to make Ademola Lookman‘s move permanent. However, the winger also has suitors across England. (Bild)

Meanwhile, Real Madrid could step up initial interest in Fulham’s Andre Zambo Anguissa. Los Blancos have identified the Cameroonian as potential back-up to Casemiro. (Don Balon)

Strasbourg manager Thierry Laurey says he has been impressed by Frederic Guilbert’s displays since moving on loan from Aston Villa in January. (L’Equipe)

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