Chelsea news round-up: club in battle, Spaniard to leave, club on red alert

Chelsea in battle with European giants for £75,000-a-week star

Toby Alderweireld is being tracked by Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris-Saint-Germain as the lack of certainty around his Tottenham Hotspur future rumbles on.

Belgium international has struggled to get back into Mauricio Pochettino’s starting eleven after returning from injury current season.

And it is understood the deal dispute is causing disharmony to his relationship with Tottenham Hotspur. He has two years left on his contract but has a £25m buy-out clause which can be activated in 2019 – and negotiations over a new contract have stalled.

As reported by The Daily Mirror, Chelsea, Manchester United and the French giants Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to make their moves. The 29-year-old Toby has been one of the top central defenders in England over the last three campaigns and would make better any of those defences.

Mauricio Pochettino appears prepared to ship him out upcoming summer as he looks to embark on a squad rebuild. Tottenham Hotspur boss wants £100m to spend on new faces before sales as he looks to reshape his team.

Express Sport understands Toby Alderweireld will be among those let go, with Spurs hopeful of gaining £40m this summer.

Chelsea £120,000-a-week star wants to join UCL giants

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata is pressing for a return to one-team club Juventus, according to Italian website Calciomercato.

Alvaro moved to the Blues previous summer for a £60 million but has failed to make an impression and has become more customary to the bench rather than the pitch in the latest weeks.

15 goals in all competitions from 46 matches have failed to impress the Blues fans, with only three of those coming in 2018 following a powerful start to the campaign.

Spain international signed for the Italian giants Juventus from Real Madrid back in 2014 but after two campaigns, Madrid used a release clause for him to return to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Throughout his time in Serie A Alvaro Morata had lots of success, winning the trophy twice and reaching the Champions League final, where he netted the equaliser in an eventual 3-1 defeat to Barcelona.

Morata has previously claimed he was reluctant to depart from Italy two years ago, so a return there would make sense for Spanish player.

The Blues would want to regain as much of the fee club’s hierarchy paid as possible, allowing them to reinvest on a new forward this summer transfer market.

Chelsea on alert as Serie A key man could leave club

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri is set to meet Serie A giants owner Aurelio De Laurentiis this week following states he is leaving for the Premier League giants Chelsea.

The Blues have had Maurizio on their radar with reports speculating Chelsea will part company with Antonio Conte at the end of the campaign.

And according to the local free newspaper The London  Evening Standard, tensions are getting bigger between De Laurentiis and Sarri following states from the owner that the boss should have rotated his team more throughout their title push.

Sarri could depart from Naples team if a club triggers the £7 million release (buy-out) clause in his contract.

Partenopei maintained their Serie A trophy challenge throughout the campaign but a disappointing end to campaign allowed Juventus to clinch their seventh successive title with a 0-0 draw against Roma on Sunday.

Maurizio still has a year left on his current deal but with negotiations expected to happen this week, it is understood that Sarri would like a £3.5 million-per-year deal, trebling his present-day £1.3m salary.

It is also believed that Maurizio will want to rule transfers but owner De Laurentiis favours up-and-coming talent.