Chelsea ahead in signing €60m-rated world-class striker

Chelsea are reportedly in the lead in the race to sign a world-class player who will help Thomas Tuchel in his quest to solve the attacking problem of the Blues.

Chelsea reportedly have an interest in rivalling Tottenham for the signing of Paulo Dybala, while the German coach is given a glimpse of what can unlock Kai Havertz’s potential and Christian Pulisic comments on his future amid links with Liverpool. If there is one area Thomas Tuchel knows he must address it is in the goalscoring department.

Since replacing Frank Lampard in winter he has used a variety of striking options, with none grabbing the position for themselves. Olivier Giroud has arguably been the most impressive, but his advancing years mean a transfer could be a priority this summer.

Argentina international has scored only three times for Juventus this campaign, but comes with a big reputation and would offer an instant upgrade at London club. The club’s sporting director Pavel Nedved recently opened the door for Paulo to leave, claiming they ‘will evaluate every business chance.

With just one year left on his deal at the end of the campaign, the Blues could get a cut-price deal, and Chelsea and the Spurs are both willing to pay up to €45m for his services. It hasn’t gone to plan for Kai Havertz since his £70m move from Bayer Leverkusen last summer.

Lampard, and now Thomas Tuchel have used the German in several positions, with the latter most recently using him as a striker. But Thomas Tuchel may be given an indication on how to get Havertz thriving, by watching him on international duty. Kai netted during Germany’s 3-0 win over Iceland, with Joachim Low playing him out wide in a front-three.

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