English striker reluctant to commit his long-term future to Chelsea

Tammy Abraham is reportedly unwilling to discuss a fresh contract with Chelsea while the club continue to be mentioned with a move for Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.

The Norway international’s entourage Mino Raiola revealed in an interview with BBC Sport that there are four English clubs who could compete for the attacker’s signature.

Manchester United attempted to land the 20-year-old prior to his move to BVB with Manchester City and Chelsea now touted with keen interest.

Reports have suggested manager Thomas Tuchel has made Erling a top target ahead of the summer market but according to The Athletic, reported interest could have an impact on contract extension negotiations with Abraham.

The academy product is Chelsea’s top scorer this campaign with 12 goals but has often been rotated out of the side by Thomas who has substituted him at half-time in both of his two top-flight starts since the German’s arrival at Stamford Bridge.

The France international Olivier Giroud was also preferred to lead the line versus the La Liga giants Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

The Athletic state Abraham is not keen on entering into contract extension discussions while Haaland’s arrival in West London remains a possibility given the doubts it’d raise over his first-team chances.

The 22-year-old forward has two years left on his existing deal with the club. Mino meanwhile says up to 10 teams are in the running to land Haaland, who has a buy-out clause of £68m that becomes active in the summer of 2022.

Chelsea will have to pay £100m to bring back talented midfielder

TalkSPORT host Simon Jordan is adamant there will be potential buyers for West Ham’s Declan Rice this summer, but they will have to pay more than £100 million for him.

The English midfielder has played every minute of the Premier League campaign so far with David Moyes’ team fourth in the table.

Declan has been linked with big-money transfers to Chelsea and Manchester United in recent months – and ex-Crystal Palace owner Jordan thinks question marks over his West Ham future will intensify this summer.

Simon told talkSPORT: “It would be interesting to see what happens with Declan Rice at the end of the season.

“His performances have been so good that there will be suitors. There will be suitors with money.”

TalkSPORT host Jim White claims the Hammers’ owners value the highly-regarded player in excess of £100m.

Jim added: “Sullivan has already told me it’s got to be north of £100m or they won’t entertain it. We’ll wait and see what happens with that.”

The Hammers’ chances of keeping the Blues midfield target will increase if they secure UEFA Champions League football this term.

They are two points above Thomas Tuchel’s men ahead of a tough run of matches against Manchester City, Leeds United, Manchester United and Arsenal.

Meantime, Chelsea are expected to land a new centre-back this summer but the club’s first choice target is not Bayern Munich star Niklas Sule.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a switch to the Blues with recent reports suggesting that Thomas Tuchel is keen on the Germany international.

But as the west Londoners go in search of bolstering their defence this summer, Suli is not the priority for the Blues, as per BILD’s Christian Falk.

Liverpool urged to clinch shock transfer for Chelsea veteran

Liverpool have been told to make a swoop for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

The French star is out of contract at the end of the campaign, and it is unclear whether he’ll extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

Olivier highlighted his quality with a brilliant goal against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, taking his tally to 11 this campaign in all competitions.

Former Blues attacker Tony Cascarino is a big admirer of Olivier and believes he’d be a shrewd signing for the Anfield side.

“I think there are very few players that can do the Roberto Firmino role,” Tony told talkSPORT. “Look, at 35-years-old, he’d do a great job.

“I still think there is a year or two left in him. He doesn’t rely on pace. He reminds me a little bit of Teddy Sheringham at times.

“I know Teddy played a slightly different role, but he’s got that in him where he can play that No.10 or No.9 role.”

In spite of reaching the veteran stage of his professional career, the former Arsenal man remains in excellent physical shape.

However, with the Blues linked with the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland, his time at the club may well be coming to an end.

While returning to his homeland is a more likely option, the attacker could probably still do a solid job in the English top-flight.

Despite this, it is unlikely that Jurgen Klopp’s side would move for Giroud, with the Reds tending to target players further down the age scale.