VfB Stuttgart sporting director Sven Mislintat has given Chelsea’s transfer plans a blow when they are looking for a new striker this summer.
Since the Blues prioritize Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, they had to think about alternatives if they couldn’t agree on a deal for the 21-year-old.
One of these alternatives is Sasa Kalajdzic from Stuttgartwho scored 16 goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances last season.
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Kalajdzic, who is 6’7 ″, represented Austria at Euro 2020 and scored one goal in four appearances.
The 24-year-old is said to be estimated by the German club at £ 34 million.
Formerly from arsenal, Mislintat ruined any chance of the great Stuttgart striker’s departure this summer.
Speak with KickerHe said: “He feels at home, has been training in VfB clothing all summer. To be honest, I’m not that worried now. “
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has also turned out to be a surprising Chelsea target.
Lewandowski is reportedly “interested” in joining Chelsea after the Blues started talks with his agent.
However, Haaland was the main man linked with a move to Stamford Bridge all summer and will still be Thomas Tuchel’s main target.
The Dortmund star has scored an astonishing 57 goals in 59 games for the Bundesliga club.
It was rumored that Tuchel would like Chelsea to sign the Norwegian international ‘right away’, while the blues supposedly one Player-plus-cash proposal to Dortmund in an attempt to persuade them to sell this summer.
Timo Werner could be used in a barter deal for Haaland, and the German is apparently open to this idea.
Werner scored only six Premier League goals in 35 games and had a barren run between the beginning of November and mid-February.
He ended the season with a goal against West Ham and assists against Fulham and Man City after being trusted by Tuchel, but rumors of exit continue to buzz.
90min have claimed Werner is ready to leave the London club if they manage to sign a high profile striker like Haaland.
He knows the club is openly looking for a new talisman as owner Roman Abramovich set aside £ 150m to land the Norwegian sensation.
For this reason, Werner’s agent touched the base at Borussia Dortmund to let them know that his player would be open to join.