Borussia Dortmund had great success taking Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea in January, and you might expect them to want him permanently in the summer.
But they also apparently want to try out another striker flop from Stamford Bridge: Alvaro Morata.
This comes from Borussia Dortmund fan blog BVBBUZZ, citing reports in German paper BILD of an €80m spending spree by the German club.
With that money they apparently want a top striker, a midfielder and THREE defenders.
Now we all know how good Dortmund are at playing the transfer market, but that still seems pretty ambitious.
Four players for €80m is going to be very difficult for them to pull off, especially when Morata alone cost Chelsea that much last summer.
It’s feasible that the club will accept a loss on their record signing this summer, but not a big one. Unless Dortmund are going to spend €1m each on those other three players, they might be being a bit too hopeful here.
Gary Cahill admits his old teammate is a “top player” thanks to Chelsea departure
Romelu Lukaku is one of the gang of Chelsea “ones who got away”, having joined the club as a youngster but never breaking into the first team. But now he’s a Manchester United player, and one of their biggest threats in the FA Cup final this weekend.
It’s still not entirely clear if Lukaku will be fit this weekend, per this report in the Daily Star, given he’s missed United’s recent games, but if he does start, there’s one man who knows exactly what he’ll be up against.
Gary Cahill was at Chelsea with Lukaku, and speaking to Goal.com, the defender has admitted that the forward is a terror to deal with.
“It’ll be difficult, I’ve played against him and trained against him loads of times… he’s gone on to be a top player.”
Cahill had his best run in the team of the whole season before being taken out for the Huddersfield game, and he will almost certainly return to the heart of Antonio Conte’s defence for Saturday’s game.
Whether or not he will find himself battling his old teammate depends entirely on Lukaku’s ankle. As it stands he looks doubtful – but Jose Mourinho won’t be letting anyone know that till the teamsheets come out.