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Randal Kolo Muani is waiting for the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino at CHELSEA before making a decision about joining the Blues.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have all been linked with the striker, who has scored over 20 goals in all competitions this season.
It is no secret that incoming boss Mauricio Pochettino knows that he will need to add a striker to that attack this coming transfer windows, as the current front-line has really struggled to score goals this season.
Reports in Germany say that Frankfurt are demanding around €90m (£80m/$100m) for him, but the Germans would be very keen to keep hold aswell.
Manchester United are in the race alongside the Blues and both Premier League clubs have now learnt when a move can be discussed.
“Randal Kolo Muani’s decision will come after the DFB Pokal cup final and France’s upcoming national games (until the 19th June),” Christian Falk exclusively informed CaughtOffside.
“He has time, then, to reach a decision and keep an eye on Manchester United’s ownership situation (which will affect how much they can spend).
“Chelsea are still in the race and he wants to wait and see if there will be talks with Mauricio Pochettino.”
If you believe reporter Iomie Stanley – he would be a good signing for Chelsea – he said: ‘Muani has been very exciting this season guys, he has been special and it is easy to see just why all the big clubs are looking at a possible move.
‘That is alot of money for a lad that has not really done too much in the game – and the fact that CHELSEA need to sign some more established players – they dont need to add Muani to the squad.
‘Pochettino will know what type of player that he needs to get the club challenging once again – but as we said – Chelsea have enough young players with bright futures in the game, butting adding this one could make a difference.
CHELSEA WANT VINICIUS –
Chelsea are ready to splash a club and Premier League-record €150 million to sign Vinicius Junior from Real Madrid this summer.
The Brazilian forward suffered abuse during Madrid’s 1-0 loss to Valencia at the Mestalla last Sunday, which resulted in the arrest of three people at the match in question.
Vinicius was later sent off for violent conduct in added time following an altercation with striker Hugo Duro, and after the game hit out at La Liga for not tackling the racism that the Spanish League has continued to show.
That has led to some stunning reports in the media that he will be open to the idea of leaving Madrid at the end of the season in order to get away from such abuse – and Chelsea are now interested according to a reports from El Nacional.
The reports claimed the Blues want to capitalise on the opportunity and sign one of the world’s best players. Manchester United and PSG are also interested in signing the 22-year-old.
But amid that speculation – boss Carlo Ancelotti has addressed the rumours that the Brazilian could leave Madrid: “I do not think he will leave,” Ancelotti told reporters.
“Because he loves football and he loves Real Madrid. His love for the club is great and he wants to have his career here.
“He has not lost hope, no. We will see the suspension he receives, and we will evaluate giving him more or fewer rest days.
‘If he is suspended for two games, then I will give him a week off, to be ready against Athletic Bilbao. And if he is out for just one game then no, he will play against Sevilla.”
The Racism that has been shown in La Liga over the past few seasons is not good – and the League need to tackle it more and do much more.
But how can he stay in that Spanish League when this is happening? It will be interesting to see what he does over the next few months.
NKUNKU NOW ON WAY –
Italian Journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Mauricio Pochettino’s first signing as CHELSEA boss will be unveiled soon.
Chelsea have one of the worst seasons in recent memory and many fans still cant believe what has happened this season – they have been one of the poorest sides in the League.
However – one good thing that has happened this season is the imminent arrival of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig – who is one of the most highly-rates players in Europe right now.
Nkunku has been impressive this season for Leipzig and recently picked up the Bundesliga golden boot with 16-goals – and he has got many Blues fans excited about his arrival.
Now – Respected Journalist Romano has revealed that the £52 million man will be unveiled as a Blues star very soon…he tweeted:
Christopher Nkunku scores on his last game as RB Leipzig player. 15 goals and 5 assists in 25 Bundesliga games. 🔵🎈 #CFC
Nkunku will be unveiled soon as Chelsea new signing. Medical already completed in September and documents signed in December. pic.twitter.com/b6pE5nr9no
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 27, 2023
This is a massive summer transfer window for CHELSEA – they need to make the right decisions.
The board has splashed some serious amount of money over the last couple of transfer windows on players that have not actually imrpoved the squad.
Nkunku is coming to the club with a massive reputation in the game – and one of the best in Europe – fans will be hoping that he is able to adapt to the pace and the quality of the Premier League.
The Bundesliga is tough – but it is not the Premier League and we have seen some brilliant players come over and totally flop – Nkunku has the potential to do that.
However – he will be welcomed by the fans – they will give him a fair shot in the side – but if he does not get into the habit of scoring goals very quickly – he will struggle to ever get going.
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