Here are your Chelsea morning headlines on Monday, August 2.
Chelsea dealt double transfer blow
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano believes that it’ll be extremely difficult to sign Erling Haaland this summer with Borussia Dortmund so determined not to sell. Meanwhile, there’s ‘no chance’ of any potential deal for Robert Lewandowski
“For this summer, there is no chance to sign Robert Lewandowski for Chelsea. Inter define Romelu Lukaku as non-transferable and untouchable, another very complicated affair,” he wrote in his Benchwarmers column.
“That’s why the dream remains Erling Haaland, but from Borussia Dortmund the club’s version is clear: there is no offer on the table, not even an official approach. It will take madness to sell Haaland, not even €150million (£128million) would be accepted.”
You can keep up to date with all the latest on a possible deal for Haaland, here.
Sevilla hold talks with potential Kounde replacement
Sevilla may have dropped the biggest clue that Jules Kounde is set to become a Chelsea player having held talks with Davinson Sanchez.
It was reported a few weeks ago that the Colombian could have been included in a deal to take Kounde to Spurs . However, with Chelsea now in pole position to land Kounde, and with Sevilla planning a possible replacement in Sanchez, a move could soon materialise.
Read the full story here.
Guehi gives Gallagher verdict after on-loan Chelsea man makes Palace debut
On loan Chelsea midfielder, Conor Gallagher, has already received praise from former Blue, Marc Guehi, after making his first appearance for Crystal Palace in a 3-1 victory over Championship outfit, Reading.
Speaking to Palace’s official website after the game, Guehi said: “Conor’s a good lad, a good boy.
“He’s a very good player, and can bring loads of energy going forwards. He’s a very creative midfielder, and likes a bit of tackling as well, so hopefully he can bring us a lot of success this season.
“When you’re pinned back with 10 men, you need someone to drive with the ball. That’s what he did today.”
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