Revealed: What it would take for Chelsea to sign a new striker this summer

On top of another central defender, Chelsea’s biggest priority this summer should be signing a striker.

It has been a recurring theme under Thomas Tuchel that Chelsea do not score enough goals.

This was evident again in pre-season, with Tuchel lamenting the Blues’ inability to finish chances following their recent win over Udinese:

“We have a lot of positives to take away from this game and it’s a good performance, a good result. We could and should have scored many more,” said Tuchel.

However, despite it being fairly obvious that Chelsea need a proper goalscorer in their side, the west Londoners haven’t really been linked with a striker of late.

There was some talk of a potential move for Robert Lewandowski earlier this summer, but he has since joined FC Barcelona.

Now, Fabrizio Romano has outlined what it would take for Chelsea to go into the market and sign a new striker this summer:

“I believe Chelsea can be in the market for a new striker if Armando Broja and Timo Werner both leave the club this summer,” Romano said.

“Todd Boehly and Thomas Tuchel are discussing forward options internally, but a lot of top strikers had already moved clubs before Chelsea had a new structure.

“The priority right now is a central defender. Wesley Fofana remains on Chelsea’s list, but Leicester plan to keep him.

“Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard is a possibility and would be keen on a move to Chelsea, but the two clubs are yet to negotiate, and the Frenchman isn’t a priority.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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