Thomas Tuchel has confirms his first double signing after Chelsea reportedly link with Jadon Sancho and Robert Lewandowski form German club side this summer.
Chelsea are reportedly getting ready to launch an offer for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
According to The Sun, the England international is set to leave the German giants this summer, with the Blues being one of the most interested sides.
Sancho has had another impressive season for Dortmund, scoring 16 goals and picking up 21 assists so far, as well as winning the DFB-Pokal for the first time in Germany.
The report also states that Thomas Tuchel is a huge fan of the 21-year-old and that he’ll look to further strengthen his side with the winger, as the Blues look to challenge Manchester City and others next season.
The winger is a player that is sure to be in demand, especially over at Old Trafford. Manchester United were very close to signing Sancho last summer but missed the deadline Dortmund set for clubs to complete the move.
The Blues are likely to fight it out with the Red Devils to land the 21-year-old, should he become available.
Chelsea are reportedly keeping an eye on Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
According to Sky Germany, the Blues have made contact with the Polish striker as Thomas Tuchel looks to further strengthen his side’s attack.
Chelsea have been linked with a couple of strikers for the upcoming transfer window including Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku and recently Harry Kane.
Lewandowski has been prolific again in front of goal this season, scoring 47 times in 39 games in all competitions for the German giants.
The report states that the 32-year-old is considering his future in the Bundesliga after having a record-breaking season at Bayern.
His hat-trick against Freiburg made him the first player to reach 40 goals in a single season in one of Europe’s top five leagues since Luis Suarez five years ago.
He also equalled Gerd Muller’s record of 40 Bundesliga goals in a season, averaging one every 58 minutes. The Polish international has a chance to break the record in the last game of the season.
If the Blues are interested in Lewandowski, they will have to compete with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain for his signature.
Hargreaves backs Werner
Owen Hargreaves believes Timo Werner has been unfairly criticised in his first season in the Premier League.
Speaking on Optus Sport, the former Bayern Munich midfielder praised the German attacker for his contributions in other areas of the pitch.
‘I think he’s done better than people say,’ Hargreaves said. ‘He’s had a productive season in terms of six goals and eight assists and that’s just the Premier League.
‘That’s pretty good for a player in their first season in the Premier League.’
In our 2-1 win against Leicester, the German kept putting himself in scoring positions and had two goals disallowed. His desire to keep going and not let his head drop is something that Hargreaves has praised.
‘Werner gives you so much stuff in terms of pressing and Thomas Tuchel is huge on that and winning the ball,’ he continued.
‘He runs the channels, he can play off the left, he can play down the middle and he’s more versatile.’
Sarri linked with Premier League return
Former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has been tipped for a return to the Premier League.
According to journalist Raffaele Auriemma, the Italian manager could go to one of the two London clubs Arsenal or Tottenham in the summer.
Sarri has been out of work since leaving Juventus last season. However, the former Napoli head coach is tipped to be back in management soon.
‘The coach has asked for a four-year contract and to have carte blanche on the market,’ said Auriemma. ‘This is his will, and he would prefer to go to the Premier League.’
Sarri spent one year at Stamford Bridge and won the Europa League, the first piece of major silverware in his coaching career.
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