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Chelsea maintain new discussions over signing £150m striker in final 48 hours

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Chelsea are believed to have held recent discussions over signing a marquee new striker throughout the final 48 hours, as Todd Boehly and the recruitment staff look to again new supervisor Enzo Maresca with a prolific frontman this summer time.

Chelsea concentrating on new striker searching for extra objectives

The west Londoners are believed to be searching for a brand new point of interest up entrance, after being so closely reliant on the likes of Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson for his or her output final season.

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He is been significantly praised.

The attacking pair notched a powerful 42 objectives between them in all competitions for Chelsea, but it surely stays the case that co-sporting administrators Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley are eager to herald a brand new striker.

Chelsea had been believed to be critical contenders for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, as they had been repeatedly linked within the build-up to this summer time window. Nonetheless, stories mentioning the Nigerian have cooled considerably, with the Blues as an alternative concentrating on options.

They’ve since held talks with Aston Villa over a transfer for Jhon Duran (Fabrizio Romano), which once more didn’t materialise, whereas they proceed to be linked with a succession of forwards.

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An fascinating identify to have cropped up within the final week, and backed by dependable media sources, is Newcastle United star Alexander Isak. The Sweden worldwide starred underneath Eddie Howe final season, however Newcastle’s PSR state of affairs means they’re underneath some strain to promote their finest belongings.

Chelsea maintain new discussions with Newcastle over Isak

In line with Sky Sports activities reporter Keith Downie, Chelsea have had new contact with Newcastle over Isak, after making their authentic enquiry earlier this week.

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These recent discussions have come throughout the final 48 hours, occurring on Friday. Downie says Isak is valued at above £100m, whereas ESPN has relayed that he might value as a lot as £150 million – which might be a British report.

It stays to be seen whether or not Boehly and co are prepared to go anyplace close to that top, however Isak definitely has the standard to justify Chelsea’s curiosity.

“His entire sport is de facto, actually top-notch,” mentioned Newcastle legend Alan Shearer to Match of the Day on Isak’s performances final season.

“His runs are very good. For those who simply watch how intelligent he’s when he does not get the primary go performed in, he then goes behind a defender to come back again in and bend his run to ensure that he’s onside, then he could make a extremely intelligent end.

Alexander Isak’s stats for Newcastle final season

Appearances

40

Targets

25

Assists

2

Minutes per purpose

119

Minutes performed

2,973

Complete (through Transfermarkt)

“He may also come deep and drop deep, so he’s asking totally different questions of the defenders by saying: ‘Are you going to come back with me or are you going to drop off?’ For those who drop off, he has bought the power to harm you there. He’s only a fixed menace on a regular basis. His ending is superb and his penalty taking is nearly as good as they arrive. He’s assured and funky and believes in every thing he’s doing.

“We all know that when he will get away excessive, he’s going to trigger you an absolute nightmare. His potential to hyperlink up and his understanding [is brilliant]. All the pieces about his sport is of the best high quality. He has scored 19 objectives in 23 video games – that could be a very, superb report.”