March 23, 2023

Chelsea have begun to identify new targets in other areas of the field as moves for Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku, and Robert Lewandowski appear to be out of reach. According to reports in Italy, Chelsea are ready to hijack Manchester City’s move for Jack Grealish as Thomas Tuchel looks for new targets. This summer, the Blues have identified a striker as their top priority, with Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku, and Robert Lewandowski all on their shortlist.

Borussia Dortmund’s £160 million asking price is proving a stumbling block in reaching an agreement, especially given that Chelsea could sign the Norwegian striker for a fraction of the price a year from now if his release clause is triggered. Inter Milan, who had an impressive season in Italy, value Lukaku at more than £100 million, while Bayern Munich are unwilling to part ways with Lewandowski unless a massive offer is made. With those players seemingly out of reach, Chelsea have begun to line up new targets in other areas of the field, including Grealish and Domenico Berardi.

Grealish, of Aston Villa, has dominated the Premier League over the last two seasons, with a number of clubs keeping a close eye on the creative midfielder, who can play on the left wing or down the middle as a no.10. Manchester City appeared to be the frontrunners to sign the 25-year-old, with Villa asking £100 million for their prized asset. According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Chelsea have now entered the race for Grealish’s signature and are ready to spoil Pep Guardiola’s party.

Tuchel has also expressed interest in Berardi, who impressed for Italy during Roberto Mancini’s side’s run to the final of Euro 2020. According to reports, Chelsea are interested in the Sassuolo star, who is valued at £35 million, but will face competition from Dortmund and AC Milan if a deal is struck.

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