Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Sunday, June 13.
Chelsea told how to get Haaland
German football expert Raphael Honigstein has told Chelsea that they will have to “smash their wage bill” if they want to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
“There is a possibility but it’s unlikely at this point because the price tag is so big,” he told Sky Sports Transfer Centre.
“There is also a huge wage bill implication for whoever gets Haaland. They’d have to smash their wage bill and I think a lot of clubs are wary [of that].
“Haaland is available next season for a fairly reasonable €75million (£64.4million) – that’s not official but it’s a pretty open secret.
“Whatever happens this season, it would really have to force Dortmund’s hand in a way that they can’t say no.
“I think that could be even beyond the wealthiest clubs in Europe this summer.”
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Fabregas Tchouameni verdict
Former Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas is confident Monaco teammate Aurelien Tchouameni will become a complete midfielder but hopes he stays at the Stade Louis.
“He (Tchouameni) has the potential to be the complete midfielder,” Fabregas said on his Twitter account, responding to a fan.
“Modern midfield player, but we need him still… sorry!”
The Frenchman is an extremely versatile midfielder and can perform well in a number of different roles, something Fabregas pointed out when he was asked about the youngster in April.
“I think he can play anywhere in midfield and he will not have a problem,” he told BT Sport.
“He can play as a defensive midfielder, a six as well, he can play as a number eight.
“In (a few) years’ time, I even believe he can become a good number 10 because he has the power to get into the box. His final pass needs to improve a little bit but he…