Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Thursday, June 17.
Blues “agree personal terms” with Haaland
Chelsea have seemingly found a breakthrough in the race for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland having reportedly agreed personal terms with the striker.
That is according to journalist Ian McGarry on the Transfer Window Podcast.
Whilst that is a major step as the Blues attempt to sign the frontman this summer, a fee now needs to be agreed between both clubs which could be easier said than done.
Find out more on the future of the Norwegian hitman here.
Pogba has his say on Rudiger ‘bite’
In other headlines, current Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has found himself at the centre of somewhat of a storm having appeared to bite Paul Pogba.
The incident occurred during the France vs Germany clash at Euro 2020 on Tuesday evening.
Manchester United man Pogba has now admitted that he was “nibbled” by the defender but does not want to see him punished going forwards.
Read more of the Frenchman’s comments here.
Chelsea handed tough Premier League start
Elsewhere, Chelsea were told of a tough start to the 2021/22 Premier League season after fixtures were released on Wednesday morning.
The summer window is officially open and now the Blues can look to build on European glory and bolster the squad to push for Premier League supremacy.
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The reigning European champions have an extremely difficult start to the campaign and are scheduled to play four of the traditional ‘big six’ in the opening six fixtures of the season.
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel opens his first full season in charge at Stamford Bridge against Crystal Palace.
See the full fixture list in full here.