DESPITE Chelsea investing in Timo Werner last year, it appears the club are focusing efforts on signing another new striker this summer.There have been plenty of names linked with making the move, with themost high profile of course being Erling Haaland.
Erling Haaland could be available for £150million this summerCredit: AFP
Chelsea want to bring a natural and ready-made goal scorer to come in anddo the business right away, with it being a position they still think they arelacking in.
Here, Chelsea fan blogger Simon Phillips ranks five of the Blues’ rumoured targets starting with the one they should be prioritising the most.
1. Erling Haaland
There is a reason that every big club in the land are interested in signingErling Haaland sooner rather than later, because he is set to become one ofthe best in the world.
At only 20 years old, Haaland has already proven to be one of the best all-round goal scorers in world football right now, and the scary thing is he isstill developing and improving.
Whilst the fee would reportedly be extortionate, I believe that this is anopportunity Chelsea cannot afford to turn down. If Haaland wants to cometo Chelsea, they simply must go for him.
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2. Romelu Lukaku
There is a valid argument that Lukaku should be sought before Haalandand I can understand that.
He would be a slightly cheaper option, and he is less of a risk due to hisexperience and proof of being a regular goal scorer at all levels for manyyears.
In all honesty I would be more than content with Chelsea signing eitherHaaland or Lukaku, but Haaland must be the priority.
Romelu Lukaku has excelled since leaving ChelseaCredit: Getty
3. Sergio Aguero
Call me greedy, but depending on circumstances I’d be trying to pick upAguero as well as a Haaland, or a Lukaku.
If Chelsea end up losing both Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud – two out-and-out strikers this summer, then I would most certainly be looking toreplace both.
I know Thomas Tuchel has been using Kai Havertz as a false 9 and he haslooked good there, but again, if Chelsea have the chance to sign one of thebest and most experienced Premier League strikers in recent history, thenthey cannot turn that down.
Aguero is not my priority, but if we cannot land Haaland or Lukaku, or wehave to wait until next summer to spend big on our new striker, thenAguero is third-choice option for me.
Sergio Aguero will become a free agent at the end of the seasonCredit: AFP
4. Andre Silva
He didn’t make it at AC Milan, but Silva is a great striker who has reallycome into his own at Eintracht Frankfurt now.
If it is an experienced and proven goal scorer you want, Silva has regularChampions League and international experience, and he is currently on 23goals in 27 appearances this season in Bundesliga.
I believe now he has settled at a club and is doing well as the main man, hewould be a great fourth option for Chelsea.
Andre Silva appears to be finally reaching his potential in GermanyCredit: AP
5. Andrea Belotti
The Tornio striker has been linked with Chelsea, and other big clubs, formany years now. But he is yet to make his big move.
He’s averaged around 15-20 goals a season since 2015 in Serie A, provingthat he can do it consistently. He’s also been a regular goal scorer for Italy.
But he perhaps represents the biggest risk of all five, with his form oftendropping in and out, despite still scoring goals.
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Andrea Belotti has been a Serie A star for a number of seasonsCredit: Getty
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