'I know for a fact': Reporter says Chelsea have made attempt to sign 33-goal Haaland alternative

Matt Law stated on the London is Blue podcast that Chelsea have attempted again to strike a deal with Tottenham Hotspur for Harry Kane.

Kane’s future at Spurs has been the topic of hot discussion this summer, as it seems he would prefer to depart the London club.

Sky Sports reported in May that the 27-year-old told his current employers he wanted to leave ahead of next season, in order to win silverware.

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Chelsea were one of the teams who attempted to take advantage of this precarious situation.

The Blues need a new centre-forward and there are few better in the industry than Kane.

Last year, he netted 33 goals in all competitions and was handed the Premier League Golden Boot award.

Despite the Stamford Bridge hierarchy’s desire to sign the England captain, an agreement between the two city enemies is highly unlikely.

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However, Law claimed that Chelsea had not let the Spurs striker out of their sight just yet.

He said: “I know that they’ve had another go on Kane, but they are just not going to get Kane.

“But (Thomas) Tuchel is serious about Kane. Tuchel doesn’t care about this rivalry between Chelsea and Tottenham.

“But the board know that it’s 99% impossible.

“But I know for a fact that they’ve again looked at the seen whether they can get any talks going for Kane.”

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Landing Kane would be an incredible coup for Chelsea, not to mention being their most startling transfer story to date.

Yet, their eyes are on sealing another record-breaking transaction in the shape of Erling Haaland.

Borussia Dortmund are yet to budge in relinquishing their terrific no.9, despite the Blues persisted interest.

They might have to move onto other suggested options, such as Romelu Lukaku or Robert Lewandowski.

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The harsh reality for Chelsea is that whoever they try and buy, it certainly won’t come cheap.

There isn’t a soul in football who doesn’t know about their desperation to add another goal scorer to Tuchel’s squad.

That means they can squeeze each and every last penny out of Roman Abramovich’s pocket if they wished.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.