Despite the fact that Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic have established futures, Barcelona may present difficulties for both of them.
Another forward has been sought for by Chelsea throughout the summer transfer window. Raheem Sterling, Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, and Raphinha have all signed with the Blues. It helps that the Blues are quite close to signing Sterling because they are one of the major Premier League teams that have yet to make an impact this summer. As soon as Sterling returns to England from his vacation in Jamaica, expenses are claimed to have been resolved on both individual and club terms, and a clinical is expected to be completed shortly.
Everything is heated up right now, but despite making a bid that Leeds United approves of, there is a delay in marking Raphinha since Barcelona keeps meddling in Chelsea’s affairs. The Catalans have shared interests with Chelsea the entire summer, and they may also be able to acquire Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso from them after luring Andreas Christensen to the Nou Camp. Jules Kounde is also expected to be prepared for the Barcelona call despite being a long-term target for Tuchel’s team.
Dembele and Tuchel had planned to get together, but it now seems like Barcelona wants to keep the Frenchman. The other proposal from Xavi’s side will authorize a 40 percent pay drop for the 25-year-old, and Dembele is reportedly prepared. That the Blues were obviously involved in dealings with the France international is extremely unusual. Raphinha or Dembele are currently Barcelona’s options, but what does that leave Chelsea with?
This summer, Hakim Ziyech appears to be out of the running because AC Milan is willing to give the Moroccan a move. Ziyech, who won the Champions League, hasn’t had the wonderful career at Chelsea that he would have liked, but he’s ready to leave. As said, he will now be speaking to himself and taking responsibility for his actions going forward once he fires his representation. Thomas Tuchel should therefore consider sitting down with the 29-year-old to assess his potential for staying at Chelsea.
The current state of affairs makes it unclear whether Raphinha or Dembele will be a Chelsea player by the time the transfer window closes. There is a line of players who might not be very excited to see any of these transfers move beyond the line given the possibility of having their playing time reduced. Christian Pulisic, for instance, was unimpressed by his lack of playing time the previous season and has been ready to contribute more under Tuchel. In any case, the 22-year-old American is not wanted to be sold by the Blues. Regardless of whether the Blues choose to sign Dembele or Raphinha, it would certainly be counterproductive to let him go as a player and valuable resource.
Thomas Werner Callum Hudson-Odoi has a chance to be picked, in fact. There hasn’t been a lot of speculation about Werner’s future, except from the fact that he was used as a negotiating chip in Chelsea’s pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt. He has recently been predicted to move to Liverpool, but nothing has materialized from that moment on that could help Chelsea. The German forward, known as Ziyech, has some memorable moments with the Blues but appears to be acclimating to the association to a greater and greater level. Eddie Howe at Newcastle again needs Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Prior to allowing another forward to leave the team, Thomas Tuchel must first determine how Raphinha and Dembele will perform. Raphinha’s status with Barcelona may be reviewed if Dembele decides to remain a club member. I think it’s wise for us to keep an eye out.