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Chelsea news: Alternative to Haaland found, Chelsea enter Varane race as defender leaves

Chelsea news: Alternative to Haaland found, Chelsea enter Varane race as defender leaves

In this article, we will cover all of today’s Chelsea transfer news.

Haaland alternative found

Chelsea’s pursuit of Erling Haaland this summer has been one of the worst kept secrets in world football. However, it seems as though a move is not forthcoming, with Chelsea unwilling to cough up the “crazy” amount of money that would tempt the German club into a sale.

As a result, other targets have emerged. 101 reported on a potential bid for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski on Sunday, but he is far from the only option. A more surprising alternative, as per The Athleticis Stuttgart forward Sasa Kalajdzic.

The 24 year old Austrian forward would, at 6ft6 tall, add some much-needed presence to Chelsea’s attack, while he netted 17 goals in 36 appearances last campaign. Another option touted is Southampton’s Danny Ings, who has one year left to run on his current deal and is looking to test himself at a higher level.

Of course, neither striker would excite the fanbase to anything like the level of Haaland’s arrival, but would they do the job for Thomas Tuchel’s side?

Guehi departure confirmed

On the departures front, Marc Guehi is the latest to leave Chelsea’s youth set-up on a permanent basis. The defender impressed on his loan spell at Swansea City last season, helping the Swans into the play-off final and making 43 appearances in the process.

Now, in the search of first-team football, the highly-rated defender has crossed London to join Crystal Palace. While the deal is favourable to Chelsea, with the club having the first refusal on the player in the future, it remains a hefty blow to the Blues.

Chelsea in the race for Varane

Could it be one defender out and one in for Chelsea this summer? Although it seems unlikely given their current crop of centre-backs even without Guehi, Spanish reports suggest that this could well be the case.

As per MarcaThe Blues have entered the race for wantaway Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, who was thought to be heading to Manchester to join the Red Devils.

Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has already spoken of how Varane would “love a Premier League experience”, and while a move to the North of England was seemingly on the cards, could he be tempted to join the European champions instead?

Read more:

Chelsea news- Olivier Giroud and Marc Guehi moving on, bid for Federico Chiesa rejected

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 8 13 19
2 Liverpool FC 8 16 18
3 Manchester City 8 13 17
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 3 15
5 Tottenham Hotspur 8 -3 15
6 Manchester United 8 6 14
7 West Ham United 8 5 14
8 Everton FC 8 4 14
9 Brentford FC 8 3 12
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 0 12
11 Leicester City 8 -1 11
12 Arsenal FC 8 -5 11
13 Aston Villa 8 0 10
14 Crystal Palace 8 -3 8
15 Southampton FC 8 -4 7
16 Watford FC 8 -8 7
17 Leeds United 8 -8 6
18 Burnley FC 8 -8 3
19 Newcastle United 8 -9 3
20 Norwich City 8 -14 2

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Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
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Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
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Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
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Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
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