New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has identified his top two transfer targets after finally taking over from former boss Frank Lampard at Stanford Bridge. Since arriving at the Bridge, the former Borussia Dortmund manager has been keeping close tabs on the players he would like to bring in to the club as he looks to create his own empire of stars at his new club.
According to reports, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss has told Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia that he wants the club to seal the transfers of Dortmund’s young striker ErlingHaaland and Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.
Although Chelsea spent as much as £200 million on new recruits in the summer under recently departed manager Lampard, Tuchel believes the squad is not complete yet and still wishes to make more additions so he can try to win trophies – his main objective prior to signing on the dotted lines for the Blues.
Kai Havertz and Timo Werner were part of the new faces brought in this summer but both Attackers have failed to justify the hefty amounts paid to acquire their services from the Bundesliga – Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig respectively. It is believed that part of Tuchel’s mission is to try and bring out the best in two of his most porous Attackers (on paper) as he wishes to help them end their poor run of form and spring their careers back to life.
Borussia Dortmund will reportedly be under pressure to sell some of their star players in the summer with Manchester United rumored to be interested in a return for winger Jadon Sancho while Chelsea are joined by Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign prolific young striker ErlingHaaland.