Unique – Chelsea are open to the thought of signing two strikers this summer time – with each Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Manchester Metropolis’s Sergio Aguero each into consideration at Stamford Bridge.
90min revealed again in December that Chelsea had joined the race for Haaland, with proprietor Roman Abramovich infatuated with the Norway worldwide and able to break the financial institution to make Haaland his newest celebrity signing.
Signing Haaland stays Chelsea’s focus for the summer time, however the thought of bringing in one other new striker to play alongside the Dortmund man has additionally been mentioned. Aguero, given his standing as a quickly to be free agent, is without doubt one of the candidates into consideration.
Chelsea have met with Aguero’s representatives and have gone so far as to debate private phrases, however with the Argentine additionally attracting curiosity from elsewhere, the Blues are eager to think about different choices.
Abramovich might find yourself solely pursuing one striker, notably given the price of bringing in major targets like Haaland or Inter’s Romelu Lukaku, each of whom are anticipated to value round or in extra of £100m, however there’s an consciousness that Chelsea might have to re-jig their attacking choices this summer time.
Olivier Giroud’s contract is expiring and Tammy Abraham is hesitant to increase his present deal, which has two years left to run, whereas Chelsea wish to make a giant splash on one other new striker.
Thomas Tuchel does have Timo Werner and Kai Havertz at his disposal, however neither are seen as out-and-out strikers, and 90min understands that membership officers really feel as if their title push has been harmed by a scarcity of objectives from their strikers.
Signing Haaland is seen as an apparent repair to these woes, however the likelihood to usher in Aguero, who’s a confirmed celebrity at Premier League stage, is one which Chelsea really feel as if they need to think about significantly.
Aguero has confirmed his intentions to depart Metropolis this summer time however is but to decide about his future. His preliminary plan was to take his skills to both Main League Soccer or his native Argentina, however the extent of the curiosity in him from round Europe has seen him re-evaluate.
Each Inter and AC Milan have expressed an curiosity in Aguero, whereas French giants Paris Saint-Germain are eager, and it’s understood that Aguero has held talks with former employers Atletico Madrid a couple of attainable return to the Spanish capital.
However Chelsea see themselves as real contenders to signal each Haaland and Aguero this summer time, with Abramovich eager to lastly construct the dominant entrance line he has been searching for.
For extra from Tom Gott, observe him on Twitter!