Chelsea ‘weighing up move’ for Sweden star Alexander Isak with the Blues ‘interested’ in the Real Sociedad striker as an alternative to Erling Haaland
- Chelsea’s top target Erling Haaland looks set to stay at Borussia Dortmund
- Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Sweden star Alexander Isak
- Isak has a buyout clause of £60m and Real Sociedad say they wont sell for less
- Blues boss Thomas Tuchel briefly worked with Isak at former club Dortmund
Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a move for Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak as a potential alternative to Erling Haaland, with boss Thomas Tuchel having previously worked with the Swedish star at Borussia Dortmund.
The Blues are desperate to sign a prolific striker this summer after Timo Werner struggled for goals and confidence during his first season at Stamford Bridge. However, they are set to miss out on Haaland who looks set to remain at Dortmund for another season.
According to AS, Isak is among a number of targets that Chelsea could pursue instead, the 21-year-old who has previously been linked with Arsenal is one of the continents most sought after forwards and has impressed for Sweden at Euro 2020.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak
Chelsea’s top target Erling Haaland looks set to stay with Borussia Dortmund next season
The Sociedad star has a buyout clause of £60million and the LaLiga side insist he will not be sold for less, former club Dortmund did have the option to re-sign Isak for £25m but that agreement was subsequently bought out.
Chelsea boss Tuchel briefly worked with Isak during their time together in Germany, however his arrival from AIK in 2017 was a contentious issue between the manager and the board.
Tuchel had reportedly not been informed that Isak had been signed and left Dortmund a few months later, although he did recognise the Swede’s raw talent.
Isak (right) was awarded the star of the match award following Sweden’s 1-0 win over Slovakia
‘Alex is a very strong striker, who can play with his back toward goal and is strong in the combination,’ Tuchel said at the time. ‘He scores a lot of goals, so it is great to have him here.
‘The signing of Isak makes perfect sense. This gives the club a long-term solution for the position of striker. Isak is a very talented player.’
The 21-year-old has thrived at Sociedad after a disappointing spell at Dortmund and scored 17 goals last season, he was also named Star of the Match in Sweden’s Euro 2020 victory over Slovakia.