It’s an incredible end to the season for Chelsea as they lifted the UEFA Champions League for the second time in their history. The Blues defeated Pep Guardiola’ Manchester City in the final at Porto to become European champions once again.
For Chelsea Kai Havertz was the hero as the German international scored the solitary goal of the match. N’Golo Kante put in a magnificent performance once again to guide Chelsea to victory. A new milestone for Thomas Tuchel and the company.
However, for Manchester City, the wait will go on. The CitIzens reached their first-ever European final but lacked the composure to make it all the way. But with Pep Guardiola at the helm, they won’t be waiting long for the elusive prize.
Chelsea will have their eyes set on the transfer window this summer. Thomas Tuchel has clearly stated that he will be needing reinforcements to this current side. If Chelsea want to compete for the Premier League, they need a reliable striker.
Romelu Lukaku has already said that he will be staying at Inter Milan. This means Chelsea will have to look at other options. Erling Haaland is one such target whereas Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is also being looked at.
Moreover, another name that is being linked with Chelsea is none other than Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane. However, that transfer is extremely unlikely to happen. And if it does, will create a huge uproar in the Spurs fans.
Pep Guardiola is all praise for Declan Rice:
One of the major names that Chelsea were associated with last summer was Declan Rice. The West Ham United midfielder is a bright prospect. Frank Lampard was especially keen on bringing him over to Stamford Bridge.
However, that didn’t happen and Chelsea are still working on bringing him in. Mason Mount is a dear friend of Declan Rice and can facilitate the transfer. The Blues will definitely profit from the young talent.
Manchester City and Pep Guardiola are also laying eyes on Declan Rice. Pep Guardiola has made it absolutely clear that he thinks very highly about the English international. The city are currently actively seeking to secure Harry Kane.
Pep Guardiola’s high praise will be enough to ensure Thomas Tuchel that Rice is a brilliant player. “Declan Rice is an excellent young player and he will be a top English player for many years to come.”
Marina Granovskia will be looking to bolster Thomas Tuchel’s midfield options. And Declan Rice is a proven Premier League product who will be perfectly suited. However West Ham United will set a price in the range of £60-80 million.
Now the question remains will Chelsea spend that much on a midfielder? The topmost priority for Thomas Tuchel at the moment remains the need for a striker. If there is money left, Chelsea can pursue after Declan Rice.