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Four Erling Haaland transfer alternatives for Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea to sign this summer



If Chelsea can’t land Erling Haaland’s signature, who could they target?

Chelsea have ambitions to climb to the top of European football in the near future, and that desire is captured by the club’s recent transfer business.

Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell are just three names who arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer for eye-watering transfer fees, with Erling Haaland linked with a move of late.

The Borussia Dortmund striker has the world at his feet at the moment and has been tipped by many to be the heir to the throne that has been occupied by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the most part of the past decade.

While Chelsea are likely to hold an interest in Haaland’s services, his signature could prove to be incredibly difficult to capture, so who else could the Blues target as a similar alternative to the Norwegian striker?

Let’s take a look at some options.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is one of the players who seems to have made the infamous leap from potential to ability this season, having bagged 13 Premier League goals for Everton so far.

He’s already matched his total from last season in 14 fewer appearances, and he’s generally portrayed himself as a relatively complete striker who is very much in the no.9 mould.

Similar to Haaland, Calvert-Lewin is physically imposing and able to occupy a defensive line single-handedly, but he’s also quick enough across the ground to get on the end of penetrative through balls.

Calvert-Lewin is also English and homegrown, and much like Haaland, he’s significantly improved his ability to convert shots into goals this year, with Carlo Ancelotti stressing the need for him to shoot with his first touch earlier in the campaign.

Only Son Heung-min and Ilkay Gundogan have converted their shots into goals to a better level in the Premier League than the Everton man this season once compared to players who have taken 30 shots or more.

Still just 23 years-old, Calvert-Lewin could lead the line for Chelsea for years to come and he fits the profile of player that Werner prefers to play alongside, with Tuchel stating: “He likes to play next to the guy who is the reference in the middle.”

He would not come cheap, but he’s certainly comparable to Haaland in terms of the profile of both players


Alexander Isak (Real Sociedad)


More of a wildcard option would be Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak, who has bags of potential and possesses similar qualities to Haaland but isn’t quite as good yet.

The Swedish striker is still only 21 years-old and he was deemed as the next big thing when Borussia Dortmund purchased him from AIK in 2017, but he didn’t quite progress as intended in Germany before being sold in the summer of 2019.

Since, he’s shown glimpses of what BVB thought he would become. He’s found the net 12 times in La Liga this season while also registering two assists, average a scoring contribution every 101 minutes.

For non-penalty Expected Goals per 90 this season, Isak ranks 11th in Europe’s top five leagues behind the seasoned performers such as Mauro Icardi, Romelu Lukaku and Kylian Mbappe to name but a few.

Like Haaland and Calvert-Lewin, Isak is taller than most standing over 6-foot-2 but he’s also quite fast and possesses enough skills to act as a lone striker.

He’s not ready just yet to start on a regular basis for a team with the immediate aspirations of Chelsea, but he could become a world beater – like Haaland – once his prime years come around


Andre Silva (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Andre Silva is a different type of striker than Haaland, but this season he’s shown that he’s certainly capable of accumulating a healthy goals total.

Silva is shorter than the Dortmund man and he’s the oldest of the players on the list, while still only aged 25 as of last November.

Since transferring from AC Milan for a cut-price last summer, Silva has scored 19 goals in 21 appearances in the Bundesliga, placing him behind only two players in Europe’s top five leagues in Robert Lewandowski (28) and Cristiano Ronaldo (20).

The Portuguese striker is a keen shooter, even more so than Haaland this season; He’s averaging 3.5 efforts on goal per 90 in the Bundesliga – placing him third in the division – compared to Haaland’s 3.4 in fifth place.

Silva is much of a stellar name just yet, but he could be attainable at the end of the campaign and based on his emergence this season, he looks like the type of big talent who tends to slip under the radar.


Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)

Tammy Abraham is obviously a cheat recommendation, as he’s already contracted to the club. However, there can sometimes be a tendency to overlook what isn’t brand new.

Abraham is well-known at Stamford Bridge and although he’s yet to truly catch fire, he is very comparable to Haaland across a number of different departments.

He’s roughly the same height as the Dortmund striker at 6-foot-3, but while also possessing enough pace to threaten in behind. In addition, he’s inclined to get on the end of chances in good areas, although he doesn’t yet convert his shots to Haaland’s level of efficiency.

Moreover, he remains just 23 years-old which indicates that his peak years are almost certain to lurk around the corner. When that time comes around, he has the potential to explode in front of goal similarly to the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Mohamed Salah.

The Blues allowed both of those superstars to leave the club in search of more game time, and they have to be extremely careful that Abraham doesn’t follow a similar path.

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Arsenal considers transfers link for Moussa Dembele



ARSENAL are putting together a shortlist reportedly including  Moussa Dembele as part of their summer overhaul.

Mikel Arteta has hinted at a very busy transfer window at the Emirates following a disappointing campaign.

Mikel Arteta has hinted at a very busy transfer window at the Emirates following a disappointing campaign.


Moussa Dembele could be available if Atletico Madrid end his loan spellCredit: AFP

Odsonne Edouard is another reportedly being watched by ArsenalCredit: The Sun

Last night, SunSport revealed that Hector Bellerin is among the stars on the chopping block.


And Alexandre Lacazette, Matteo Guendouzi, David Luiz and more are being prepared for a move.


According to the Telegraph, French striker Lacazette could be joined by Eddie Nketiah in leaving this summer, with two stars eyed as replacements.


Lyon forward Dembele, 24, has spent the second half of the season on loan at Atletico Madrid but is yet to score for the LaLiga leaders.


Still yet to start for his new club, the Frenchman can move for a pre-agreed £30million fee in the summer but his poor form and fitness issues make that an increasingly unlikely option.

Dembele remains under contract at Lyon for another two years yet is reportedly available for around £25m should Atleti let him go.

A slightly cheaper option, at around £15m to £20m, is said to be Celtic star Edouard.

The SPFL runners-up may seek to cash in on the 23-year-old ahead of his contract expiring in 2022.

The striker has hit 21 goals in all competitions for the Glasgow outfit this season.


But any Arsenal approach may come up against fierce competition from Leicester, who are also thought to be keen and are set to be able to offer Champions League football next season.


The Gunners maintain an outside shot at a Europa League or Europa Conference League finish and travel to high-flying Chelsea on Wednesday.

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Full list of players that have been put up for sale by Arsenal




Arsenal will be listening to offers for a number of players they have transfer listed.

Arsenal are already making preparations for a busy summer transfer window. The club must sell off some players that are surplus to requirement, makeweight and use the funds to buy new or better players.


The squad also needs to be trimmed since Arsenal are highly unlikely to play European football next season. Quality over quantity will have to be prioritized during the transfer window as the club rebuilds for the next season.


As per here are the players that have been put up for sale;


Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin, Sead Kolasinac, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles.


Many other players also face an uncertain future and could be sold to cut the wage bill or generate funds for transfers, these are;


Alex Runarsson, David Luiz, Joe Willock, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson and Mohamed Elneny.


Arsenal’s budget for the transfer window remains unknown but it is likely to be a low budget that will depend on player sales and revenue earnings from competitions, unless the Kroenke’s finally decide to make some cash available for transfers as a result of pressure from the fanbase,

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Bernd Leno breaks silence concerning Arsenal future amid talk of summer transfer



Bernd Leno has insisted he is still happy at Arsenal despite reports he could leave this summer.

The German goalkeeper has impressed in north London, so much so that Mikel Arteta backed him and sold Emiliano Martinez last summer despite the Argentine impressing last season.


But understands Leno is open to leaving Arsenal this summer with the club willing to sell him for the right price. It comes with a number of young prospects in the wings, including Arthur Okonkwo, who is set for a new deal amid interest from a number of top clubs around Europe.


The Gunners are also looking at signing loan keeper Mat Ryan on a permanent deal with Alex Runarsson likely to leave on a loan deal ahead of next season

Leno is currently the Gunners’ number one, so it’s not clear who would replace him, but it’s understood Arsenal are open to selling him, even if the player himself does not seem keen to depart.


“I am still happy at Arsenal. Arsenal is still a big club, a big name in the world and in the Premier League,” Leno told Sky Sports.

There is nobody in the dressing room who says ‘I want to leave the club, I am not happy here anymore’.

“We still have a good environment at the club and in the dressing room. Of course, at times it was not easy this season, but this is part of football.

It’s not good to feel sorry for ourselves, we need to move forward and change it to a positive as soon as possible.”


Arsenal may just shift a number of players who don’t necessarily want to leave this summer with Mikel Arteta clearly needing to improve his squad on the back of a disappointing campaign which will see the Gunners miss out on European football for the first time in 25 years.


Leno could be part of that list of outgoings, currently valued at £22.5million by Transfermarkt with his contract due to run until 2023

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