What Happened Last Summer?
The coronavirus pandemic crippled the football world forcing actions come to a dead stop in 2020.
These woes were preceded by unconditional business losses in various clubs. Notably, Arsenal fall victim to declaring redundant 55 workers and the Gunnersaurus.
The Gunnersaurus who entertains fans during home matches [Photo Credits]
Consequently, clubs had a frugal budget to work with therefore, the virus misfortune paralyzed the spending norm.
Despite uncertainty in the resumption of the leagues across the world, the premier league resumed in June in order to determine the league winners.
On the contrary, Chelsea of all English clubs raised the bar and set unimaginable spending standards amid a pandemic.
Fresh from a transfer ban by FIFA, was a club with motivation in the bank splashing a whooping £224.5m
Interestingly, Chelsea had not spent £130m plus £58m on sales of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid respectively.
Morata (Left) and Hazard (Right) [Photo Credits]
Apparently, the acquisitions of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, and Edouard Mendy marked a memorable spending spree for the north London club after a long while.
Whilst those arrivals, there was sanctioning of free transfers of Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
What is Expected This Summer?
Frank Lampard’s sacking marked a new beginning for Chelsea in the month of January. Thomas Tuchel took over a team broken into pieces.
Since his takeover, Tuchel has instilled a different style of play. Moreover, he has tried to accommodate every player to separate the chaff from the wheat.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel [Photo Credits]
Frozen and underprivileged players in the previous regime like Alonso and Rudiger have regularly featured for the club under Tuchel.
Nonetheless, the 47-year-old German has shown disappointment for the likes of Werner, Giroud, and Tammy who have lacked concentration and sharpness in front of the goal.
Werner-in-blue has not stood up to be the talismanic RB Leipzig-Werner who netted 34 last season.
Timo Werner [Photo Credits]
Despite boasting a good defensive record, the Chelsea boss wants an experienced center back and a prolific striker to compete for titles next season as priority summer signings.
Niklas Sule, David Alaba, Ibrahima Konate, Jose Gimenez, and Erling Haaland are the names reportedly linked to Chelsea to fit this criterion.
Why Would Erling Haaland Deal be Tricky?
Dortmund’s talisman Erling Haaland [Photo Credits]
SoccerHabari digs deep.
Tuchel is known to be unapologetic in nature. He antagonizes boards over transfer policies especially to those who focus on his duties neglecting theirs.
His relationship with Dortmund broke down as a result of this. For this reason, he resigned as manager for Dortmund.
However, for the sake of business, none knows what will happen.
It is understood, there is a strained relationship between the German and BVB. Consequently, getting the Erling Haaland deal over the line would be hectic.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United join Chelsea in the search for his services.
Haaland’s release clause is £65m but Dortmund is not ready to release him this summer. Dortmund Sporting Director Michael Zorc has a strong stance to the admirers of the 20-year-old Norwegian.
Marina Granovskaia snapped Kai Havertz last season with a mouthwatering deal. Chelsea faithfuls are ready to wait and see if she will close the deal in actual time when the summer opens.