Chelsea have made contact with £100m striker’s club “today” according to Sky Sports

Sky Sports have really been pushing the Alexander Isak to Chelsea line today, following on from rumours last night.

The Blues have been linked with the Newcastle striker after it became clear that the Magpies are keen to sell players to raise money to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. Links to other strikers have gone a little quiet, and it really seems like there’s a chance (if only a tiny one) that we really do push for Isak.

His price is massive, and may simply be too much for us to bear. But given we’ve spent £100m or more on players twice in the last two years, it’s not impossible.

Reporter Keith Downie explained all on his Twitter account:

“Chelsea have had further contact with Newcastle over striker Alexander Isak today. Newcastle do not want to sell any of their star players but are in a difficult position with PSR deadline looming on July 1. Isak, who scored 25 goals last season despite a recurring groin injury, would be valued upwards of £100m. Chelsea made a tentative enquiry for the Swede earlier this week, and there’s been further contact since.”

Alexander Isak celebrates a goal.

Two differing strategies

As we’ve said all along, there are two ways Chelsea can go this summer.

The first is to back Nicolas Jackson and his potential. He made a lot of progress last season and has a lot of the tools he needs to be a top player. If that’s the plan, you sign a cheap, young backup who plays in a similar style, who expects to be used only when Jackson is rested, injured or suspended.

The alternative is looking for an upgrade on Jackson – that would mean spending serious, serious money. There aren’t many players out there who would be available and a clear upgrade – Isak might just be one of them though. We’ve always loved his style, and now he’s Premier League proven he’s even more tempting.

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    1. He ain’t coming to Chelsea I can garuante. These owners will not pay the money for him since we became Kindergarden fc

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