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Chelsea star Ian Maatsen has told the club he wants to join Borussia Dortmund permanently this summer, according to reports.

Maatsen has flourished since his move to the Bundesliga and capped off another impressive performance by scoring a goal in Dortmund’s 4-2 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night, securing their place in the Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain .

His performances for the German side have meant they are very keen to make his move permanent – but there is also a section on CHELSEA Fans also want the club to bring him back to Stamford Bridge.

Dortmund have no option to buy Maatsen has part of their loan deal with Chelsea, meaning the two clubs will have to negotiate a fee for the Dutchman this summer.

However, things have now changed and Maatsen now wants to sign for Dortmund permanently, with the Dutchman ‘very comfortable’ with his loan club.

Fresh reports this reports in Germany, who claim that Maatsen has a release clause of 35 to 40 million euros.

Maatsen, who has made 17 appearances for Dortmund so far, looks set to finally move on at the end of the season if a deal is reached with Chelsea.

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There are many CHELSEA Fans want Maatsen to get a chance in the team from next season – he has been brilliant for Dortmund this season.

If the Germans are willing to pay big money for the boy – then they are getting a very good player – but after his impressive season the Blues know they can get top money for the Dutchman.

It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.


Shakhtar Donetsk’s CEO has confirmed that Chelsea target Georgiy Sudakov will “definitely” leave the club this summer.

CHELSEAstill have a few games left in the season in the hope that they can finally get back to Europe, but there has been a lot of speculation in the media that Sudakov is a player the Blues are very interested in.

The Evening standard reports that Shakhtar officials have been in London this week for discussions over a possible transfer and now the club’s CEO Sergei Palkin has confirmed that the midfielder’s time at the Miners is coming to an end.

Palkin, who was involved in Mykhailo Mudryk’s move to Chelsea last year, said: “This summer he has a big chance to move to some big clubs. We have had some contacts with big clubs and some of them are not negotiating directly with us but are getting a feel for the summer environment.

‘He will certainly move to a top European club this summer. When I was at Chelsea against Everton on Monday, a lot of people asked me about Sudakov.”

He added: “I told Napoli in January that they could have him for €50 million plus bonuses, and they offered €40 million, but I told them they had to do the deal now or they would lose this unique opportunity.

‘Now it won’t be fifty million euros. They would no longer have a chance to do that now, because many more clubs are looking. The most interest will come from English clubs. For me he will become one of the best midfielders in Europe and the world.

‘We don’t want clubs looking for discounts because we are at war. An example was for Mudryk. We are quite strong.”

The reports add that if any side are keen to secure his signature, any suitor may have to pay £60 million ($74.7 million) for the Ukraine international.


Long-term target of Chelsea and Bayern Munich star Harry Kane “secretly wants to come home”, says Stan Collymore.

The England captain joined from Tottenham for £100 million this summer after becoming the club’s record goalscorer, but the 30-year-old has been linked with a return to the Premier League.

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It’s no secret that CHELSEA wanted to sign Harry Kane before making the decision to move to Bayern last summer, but was not ready to meet his high asking value, knowing that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is notoriously difficult to do a deal with.

He has plundered 39 goals for the Bundesliga giants but is in danger of major silverware falling painfully out of reach again, and Collymore believes he would like to return to the Premier League.

Former England international Collymore said this Caught offside: “So the curse of Kane continues to strike in Munich as Bayer win the title, leaving the question: will Bayern try to cash in on Harry’s super-individual season, possibly after a good Euro, on various clubs that arguably need his services, or will he not?” Does he stay, pull out next season and wrestle back to the Bundesliga?

‘I think he secretly wants to come home, and if you were Manchester United, possibly with a new manager and under a new owner, signing Kane would be a sign of cachet and intent.

“Chelsea was able to use not only its goals, but also its experience to help the young pups further. I thought earlier this season that he should stay and fight Bayer next season to get the title back, but I’m especially warm for Kane to CHELSEA.

‘They have the money, it’s his city and they desperately need some calm people around, people you can trust. They are no calmer than Kane and the fact that he knows Poch so well could be the focus the manager and owner need to get the Blues back into the top four.”

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That move to Bayern should have brought Kane the title and the cup – and perhaps a Champions League title – but despite all the goals he has scored – he may end up with nothing.

A return to the Premier League will always be in the media spotlight as many believe he still wants Alan Shearer’s record. But he would be foolish to step back once Leverkusen might not have the season he plays in next season.

But many will still be sad to see that his move hasn’t worked out…YET.


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