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Thomas Tuchel sends warning message to Chelsea chiefs amid Haaland transfer talks



Thomas Tuchel and Marina Granovoskaia

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly told the club chiefs to end the pursuit of Erling Haaland instead sign record breaking striker.

Thomas Tuchel  has reportedly told Chelsea’s board of directors to try to sign Robert Lewandowski in this transfer window instead of Erling Haaland.

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Chelsea  are keen to sign Haaland, but Borussia Dortmund are playing hard for a fee and it would take around £175 million offer to land the striker, and even then the German club is convinced that he is not for sale.

That has forced Chelsea to return to the drawing board and, according to The Sun, they have now revived their interest in Bundesliga top scorer Lewandowski.

Lewandowski is one of Europe’s elite scorers and unsurprisingly he has attracted the interest of some of the continent’s biggest clubs over the past few seasons as he continues to score goals for fun.

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The 33-year-old forward scored 41 league goals in the 2020/21 season for Bayern to break Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga record, which had stood for 49 years, but there has been much speculation about the players’ futures.

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Robert Lewandowski in action for Bayern Munich. (Photo by Getty Images)

The former Dortmund striker is said to be eager to test himself in the Premier League and would love to move to west London, while Bayern are described as “very understanding” of his desire for a new adventure.

According to the report Tuchel now regards the experienced forward as “his best option” for him in a difficult transfer market and could be the ideal signing to finish the heap of opportunities his team created last season.

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Lewandowski may be coming towards the back-end of his playing days, but he still a goal-scoring machine that will cost upwards of £80 million, so if Chelsea want to sign a striker that can bang in the goals for the next two years, Lewandowski is their man