Harry Kane: Who could sign the Tottenham striker?
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Chelsea are reportedly interested in three strikers this summer – Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, and Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Despite spending over £150million on attacking options last summer, the Blues’ top scorer this season was defensive midfielder Jorginho, who scored seven goals – all of which were from the penalty spot.
And, according to Sky Sports News, Thomas Tuchel is looking to sign another striker to play alongside the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech next season.
“Chelsea need to sign a striker this summer to address their problems up front,” says Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solheko.
“Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have taken time to adapt to the Premier League and, in any case, they are not the kind of forwards Chelsea need to convert all the chances they have been creating.
“The three forwards they are most interested in signing are Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku, and Harry Kane.
“Considering the bad blood between Chelsea and Tottenham it is difficult to see how Kane could end up at Chelsea.
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“In 2019, Chelsea would not even let Michy Batshuayi join Spurs on loan, so it is highly unlikely Daniel Levy would sell Kane to Chelsea.
“Of course Chelsea have the money to be able to afford Kane even if he costs £150m and they will have no problem raising the necessary funds to sign Haaland or Lukaku.
“As was demonstrated last summer Roman Abramovich has spotted an opportunity in the market to buy some of the world’s best players while Chelsea’s traditional transfer rivals are struggling with the financial impact of the pandemic.
“Last summer Chelsea focused on signing young players who had the potential to become world-class talents and it would be no surprise to see them go all out to try and convince Borussia Dortmund to sell Haaland.
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“If that move does not happen then Lukaku becomes a real option. Chelsea almost signed him in 2017 before made Lukaku’s last-minute decision to join Manchester United and Jose Mourinho famously sold him to Everton in 2014 during his second spell as Chelsea manager.”
Despite being beaten by Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League campaign, Chelsea still secured Champions League football next season, due to Leicester’s failure to overcome Tottenham.
Qualification has now given Chelsea the opportunity to sign the likes of Haaland, Kane, and Lukaku.
This is something that probably wouldn’t have been possible if they were in the Europa League or the Europa Conference League.
Despite being linked with a big-money move for a new striker, Chelsea’s technical and performance advisor and former goalkeeper Petr Cech has suggested the club will not make lots of new signings this summer.
He has said that he backs the current crop of players to “get even better”.
Cech also believes the Blues have “a really balanced team”, with “huge quality but also with the big potential in age”.
Tuchel’s side are set to face Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday and Cech believes that lifting the trophy would “probably kick everybody even higher in terms of their career – and we can really build on that.”
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