Alexander Isak to Chelsea transfer truth is clear amid blockbuster £115m reality and FFP worry

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Alexander Isak? Chelsea? Where did that come from?

I mean, it makes sense. Isak is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and with Newcastle United's underwhelming 2023/24 season, clubs may be trying to test the waters - so to speak - this summer.

It is no secret that Chelsea are after a new striker this summer. They have held talks with the likes of Jonathan David, Jhon Duran, Samu Omorodion - and they are only the ones we know about.

That is why the name Isak has surprised me. He is a step up, two steps up even, to all of the aforementioned strikers. The price Newcastle would demand represents that as well.

Chelsea would have to smash the British transfer record, the one they set when they signed Moises Caicedo for £115million last summer. It would put them under huge financial pressure should they follow through with this move, as first reported by the Daily Mail.

Isak, though, would be the ideal striker for Chelsea. His finishing is perhaps the best in the Premier League. He is absolutely deadly in front of goal.

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A tall, powerful and fast striker, who can operate as a target man when needed and also play on the last defender's shoulder when necessary. Chelsea could pick and choose how they play with a No.9 like Isak leading the line under Enzo Maresca.

Any striker that comes to Stamford Bridge; there will inevitably be doubts and worries whether or not he will adapt to the way the team will play under Maresca. But for some reason, and I could be made to look stupid, it feels like this won't be the case for Isak.

You know when a striker is that good that you just know they will be that good for their new club? Like Erling Haaland to Manchester City. Yeah. That.

In this current market, however, with the Premier League's Profitability and Sustainability Rules as strict as they are, spending over £115million does not seem feasible. Especially because Chelsea are not able to amortise contracts for the length of periods they were doing so before.

It would surely put the club under huge financial pressure for the rest of the transfer window. Saying that, wouldn't it be the most Todd Boehly thing to do?