Chelsea look to have been dealt a major blow to potentially strengthening up front this summer with the news that Erling Haaland doesn’t see them as a big enough club.
The Norway international has been on fire for Borussia Dortmund this season and should have a host of top sides chasing him at the end of the season.
Chelsea have unsurprisingly been named as one of those teams, alongside the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, but it seems he doesn’t particularly fancy a potential move to Stamford Bridge, according to latest reports.
With Timo Werner struggling so far and Tammy Abraham seemingly falling out of favour, it’s surely a top priority for the Blues to bring in a new top forward for next season.
Here are some alternative options for Chelsea to consider for that problem position – who would you put money on? That is, if you fancy a go at football gambling as well as visiting horse racing betting sites 2021.
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)
Could Chelsea try to bring Romelu Lukaku back for a second spell at Stamford Bridge? The Belgium international never really got the chance he deserved when he was at the club as a youngster, and he’s since become one of the finest centre-forwards in the world.
Lukaku shone in a spell at Everton before struggling slightly at Manchester United, but he now looks back to his best in Italy.
Haaland may be one of the most in-form strikers in Europe at the moment, but Lukaku isn’t far behind and he could be a perfect fit for Chelsea.
Lukaku has even spoken before of having unfinished business at Chelsea after almost returning to them in 2017.
One of the best finishers in the game, Harry Kane continues to shine for Tottenham and it’s a minor miracle he hasn’t left for a bigger club yet.
If Chelsea aren’t big enough for Haaland, they could surely be a tempting destination for Kane, with Spurs currently looking like struggling to finish in the top four and secure that all-important place in the Champions League next season.
Werner may have looked impressive in the Bundesliga, but his struggles in England show Chelsea could perhaps do with someone who’s proven in the Premier League, and Kane is certainly that, having twice won the Golden Boot award.
Another fine young striker enjoying his football at the moment is Everton front-man Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The England international has been on fire in the Premier League in recent times and if he carries on playing like this it’s surely going to be hard for the Toffees to stop him attracting big-name suitors.
Chelsea might have some slightly more glamorous names in mind to strengthen up front, but they could do a lot worse than bringing in Calvert-Lewin for that role.