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Dortmund ‘reject Chelsea’s Erling Haaland transfer bid’ as two players plus cash offered

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Dortmund have reportedly rejected Chelsea’s opening bid for Erling Haaland.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has made the Norway international his top target this summer after Roman Abramovich promised him huge funds to compete for the Premier League this season.

Chelsea are keen to offer players plus cash to sign Haaland.

Tammy Abraham is out of favour at Stamford Bridge, and he is one of the players Chelsea are willing to exchange for the 20-year-old Norwegian, who is rated at £150million.

Dortmund aren’t keen on selling after just agreeing to let Jadon Sancho leave to join Manchester United.

And according to Sky Germany, Dortmund have turned down Chelsea’s initial approach to sign Haaland.

It is claimed the Blues have offered BVB a choice between Abraham and the similar out-of-favour Callum Hudson-Odoi in a part-exchange for the forward.

The amount of money Chelsea have offered alongside either player has not been reported.

But Chelsea rate Abraham at around £50million, suggesting their opening bid to sign Haaland may have been near the £100million mark.

Tuchel drew up a shortlist of strikers after Chelsea won the Champions League against Manchester City last season.

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Chelsea set new EPL record after beating Brentford

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Chelsea on Saturday set a new Premier League record after beating their London rival Brentford 1-0 in an away Premier League tie.

The Blues defeated the newly-promoted Brentford, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s 45th-minute strike.

The win over Brentford means Chelsea have now become the first club from the English capital to win seven consecutive away London derbies in English Football League history.

Chelsea are now on top of the Premier League table with 19 points from eight fixtures.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are one point ahead of second position Liverpool and two points ahead of third-place Manchester City.

Chelsea will tackle Malmo on Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge.

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‘Mohamed Salah now better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo’, Jurgen Klopp insists

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Jurgen Klopp insists Mohamed Salah is now the best player in the world football after his latest moment of magic.

Just two weeks after his breathtaking strike against Manchester City, the Egyptian King scored another wonderful solo effort in a 5-0 demolition of Watford.

The goal left Jermaine Jenas purring on co-commentary with those watching in awe of his magic.

It was Salah’s 10th goal of the season after a stunning run of form whilst he also provided assists for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

After the game, manager Jurgen Klopp was asked where he ranks amongst the best in the world.

And he was in little doubt he deserves the top spot on current form – despite the past performances of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Asked where Salah ranks in his BT Sport interview, Klopp replied: “Top. Come on, we all see it, who’s better than him in this moment?

“That’s clear, there’s always this discussion and all these kinds of things.

“But we don’t have to talk about what Ronaldo and Messi did for world football or how long they were really in the dominant.

“In the moment I think it’s clear there’s nobody better than him. How it is, it’s not only since yesterday, he’s been in that shape for a while.

“He’s young enough to keep the shape a little bit longer.”

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Leicester 4-2 Man Utd: Foxes add to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s misery

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Leicester City ended Manchester United’s 29-game unbeaten run away from home at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Reds Devils took an early lead through a stunning Mason Greenwood goal but Youri Tielemans’ spectacular equaliser made it 1-1 just after the half-hour mark.

A faltering and lethargic United had David De Gea to thank for some late interventions in the hope of ensuring United came away from the match with a point.
But Caglar Soyuncu’s late strike appeared to have snatched the Foxes all three points before Marcus Rashford swiftly equalised on his return to action.

Jamie Vardy had other ideas, however, scoring a superb volley within 60 seconds of the restart as the pressure ramps up on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose side have gone three top-flight games without a win.

Patson Saka then wrapped it up in the dying minutes.

The two teams came into the match winless from their past two Premier League outings and were aiming to recover quickly following the international break.

Leicester went unbeaten against United last season in three league and FA Cup meetings to end a run of three successive Red Devils victories since Solskjaer took charge.

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