In what could be termed a full stretch, The Express believe the ‘key’ to unlocking Kai Havertz from Chelsea in London will be signing Leon Goretzka from Bayern Munich to play behind Havertz in midfield. But wait … there is more!
The Express also believes Goretzka, whose deal expires in 2022, could be available “at a reduced price this summer, with Bayern facing big changes with a number of players on expiring contracts.”
Yeah … here we go:
This has not gone as planned for Kai Havertz since his £ 70million transfer from Bayer Leverkusen last summer. Lampard and now Tuchel have used the German in a number of positions, with the latter using him more recently as a center-forward.
But Tuchel may have a clue as to how to make Havertz prosper, by looking at him on an international mission. The forward scored in Germany’s 3-0 win over Iceland, with Joachim Low playing him on the sidelines in a forward three. Given the freedom to control Germany’s attack, Havertz looks more expressive and relaxed on the ball.
And a big part of that is due to the role of Leon Goretzka for Germany playing just behind Havertz in midfield. Goretzka’s contractual situation has yet to be resolved with the Bundesliga giants and his current contract expires in 2022.
If Chelsea fail to land Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, the Premier League club will look to Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku as a contingency plan:
All of Europe is chasing Dortmund’s super clipper Erling Haaland (20)! Manchester City, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain or FC Barcelona – hardly any top club is associated with the Norwegian mega-striker. Of course, also there: Chelsea FC! Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s club invested € 220million in new players last season, and now their wallet could be even more open for Haaland.
However, if a Haaland transfer doesn’t work, coach Thomas Tuchel’s club already have a Plan B in their pocket. As the English newspaper “Telegraph” writes, Romelu Lukaku (27) will then be drawn to Stamford Bridge.
I mean … it’s true, right? #STORMTANK:
Aaron Ramsey was linked with Bayern Munich at one point, but now that he’s reportedly close to leaving Juventus, the 30-year-old has quite a few suitors. By Fabrizio Romano, however, Liverpool won’t be one of them:
There is nothing between Liverpool and Aaron Ramsey to date, despite rumors. The former Arsenal midfielder could leave Juventus this summer – but there are no negotiations or contacts with #LFC Advice for the moment. #Liverpool #transfers
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 26, 2021
FC Barcelona are not only fighting Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for La Liga supremacy, nor are they only in a fight against their own financial problems. No, Barça is also fighting … TikTok. Specifically, those who are heavy users (TikTok-ers?):
Barcelona want to step up security at their training ground to prevent players from being harassed, sources told ESPN, with Lionel Messi and other stars targeted by users of the social media platform TikTok. In addition to being constantly filmed up close, they are often insulted in search of a reaction.
Messi lost his temper earlier this month amid provocation from users of the app, a place where people can share and download short video clips. “You’ve done a ton of the same videos already, you can’t spend your whole life making videos of me,” he said.
Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong were targeted, while defender Samuel Umtiti was accosted at a traffic light, briefly exiting his car before heading back, as he left training by a group of screaming youngsters “Go to Barca B”. to him.
Midfielder Pedri has been searched for at his home and several players have found people waiting for them at Barcelona-El Prat airport this week as they departed on international service this week.
Needless to say, FC Barcelona are looking to improve security measures at their training grounds.
Atalanta star and Germany international Robin Gosens could have two powers at Juventus and Manchester City fighting for him:
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus and Manchester City are following German international left winger Robin Gosens (26). The high-scoring powerhouse Atalanta is worth around € 40million.
Andre Silva of Eintracht Frankfurt has had quite a season and now the 25-year-old is catching the attention of some mega-clubs … including FC Barcelona:
At Eintracht Frankfurt, top-level striker André Silva (25) has made himself indispensable. The Portuguese strikes like on the assembly line, has already scored 21 goals this season in the Bundesliga. It goes without saying that some clubs abroad have been interested in it for a long time.
FC Barcelona would also have contacted the attacker. This is reported by the Spanish portal “El Gol Digital”, but at the same time writes that Silva should not be the first choice of those in charge.
Germany used a Lukas Nmecha goal in the 84th minute to win a 1-1 draw with the Dutch: