The Athletic reported earlier within the week that Chelsea were plotting a possible raid on Mislintat’s Stuttgart, with giant striker Sasa Kalajdzic being lined up as an alternate to Erling Haaland.
Kalajdzic, who stands at a whopping 6 ft 7in tall, netted 16 goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances last campaign, which was clearly enough to earn him admirers in Chelsea.
However, albeit Chelsea were to miss out on Haaland, there doesn’t appear to be any possibility of Kalajdzic making the move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Or so claims Stuttgart director Mislintat, who is quoted by German publication Kicker saying:
“He feels right reception , has been training in VfB clothes all summer. I’m not so worried now, to be honest.”
Obviously, Mislintat isn’t getting to begin and say publicly that his club are hospitable offers for the striker, so Chelsea firming up their interest with a bid could change Stuttgart’s position.
Publicly, though, they’ve been told to steer clear.