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Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United interested in Alexander Isak

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Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are on red alert as Real Sociedad prepare themselves for the sale of Alexander Isak this summer.

A recent report from El Gol Digital has shed some light on Alexander Isak’s future at Real Sociedad. It is believed that the forward will be sold by the Spanish outfit this summer, with the player reportedly having a €70 million release clause that would make him the biggest departure in the club’s history.

FC Barcelona are among the clubs keen on securing the services of Isak, but the Catalans could face stiff competition from the Premier League trio in Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool while European giants Bayern Munich are also keeping their eye on the former Borussia Dortmund striker, who has enjoyed stellar success in Spain.

Indeed, the 21-year-old has netted almost 30 goals in 83 competitive matches – since joining Real Sociedad in 2018. This season, in particular, the young Swede has enjoyed tremendous growth, with his 13 goals helping La Real emerge as the best performing outside the top four in Laliga.

The interest surrounding Isak, therefore, is hardly surprising, with Manchester United, in particular, hoping to sign him up as the desired long-term replacement for Edinson Cavani next season.

Picture taken on November 6, 2016 shows Swedish football player Alexander Isak of AIK during a Swedish soccer league match between AIK and Kalmar FF at Friends Arena in Stockholm. Swedish football prodigy Alexander Isak -- dubbed the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic -- is on the verge of signing with German first division Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, snubbing an offer from Real Madrid, Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported on January 21, 2017. / AFP / TT News Agency / Anders WIKLUND / Sweden OUT (Photo credit should read ANDERS WIKLUND/AFP/Getty Images)

A reunion with Tuchel on the cards? (Photo credit should read ANDERS WIKLUND/AFP/Getty Images)

The Red Devils, though, are not the only interested party, as former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel hopes to acquire Isak’s services at Chelsea. It was the German tactician who had initially brought the Swede to Germany, albeit reportedly against his will and it appears he has impressed with the striker’s progress at Real Sociedad.

A product of the AIK youth academy in his native Sweden, Isak could turn out to be a valuable addition to Chelsea as he can not only replace the ageing Olivier Giroud but can also offer an ideal alternative to Timo Werner, who has struggled to live up to the expectations since joining from RB Leipzig last summer.

Werner has even been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, which might make things all the more interesting, although in Liverpool, Isak has another potential, as far as the Premier League is concerned.

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Linked with a move to Atletico Madrid this summer, the Reds are hoping to find a potential alternative or even a replacement for Roberto Firmino while Mohamed Salah, too, is facing an uncertain future at the club. It should pave the way nice for Isak to become an instant at Anfield next season.

However, for an astounding fee of €70 million, it remains to be whether any of these Premier League giants are willing to take that much of a risk, especially in the current financial climate that has ensued growing debt.



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